Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sacre Bleu!

Oops, we did it again. Condolences to the AB's, I thought we played ok, recriminations are useless now. I've avoided the media so far as I don't want to get involved in the blame game which I have no doubt our infantile media commentator's have already started. It was just bad luck, nothinng else. A couple of bad calls, the ball not bouncing our way & then we're out. Bad luck, it's over, get on with it. At least the Aussie's lost as well..

In other news though, on Friday night I was offered a gig up at Blend bar on Wakefield street. The bar manager has offered to pay for whatever we need to hire and pay us well. It's a great step forward for us as we've never had to play this type of bar or crowd before. These types of bars are traditionally covers bars, with a drunken corporate crowd more interested in scoring than listening to music. If we do this well, I'm going to try to turn it into a regular monthly gig, maybe first Wed of each month. Looking forward I'd like to get the night so popular that they end up turning people away from the door because we're packing the place out. It holds about 100-150 people so it's definately acheivable if we play good shows. If we can win over this type of crowd then it'll be a great step for us.

I've been having a lot of discussions with people about marketing. Most people are of the opinion that we need a myspace page or website (which I'm sure we'll get in time) but I'd like to avoid it for the time being. I want this band to be grassroots from the beginning. I want people to feel they've found something that is their secret, something that isn't a mass produced consumer generated product for mass consumption. There has to be intimacy & subtlety & I don't think you get that appealing to us many people as possible without discretion. As the band grows so will our audience, let them follow something which isn't for sale for a change.

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