:: Thursday, July 03, 2003
gettin' live gigs is a mysterious art..
especially for such weird electronic chaos nuttas such as ourselves..
never understand exactly wot the hell goes on..
you throw demo's around at various cool venues.. and they vanish without a trace..
you hear half heard promises.. which vaporize..
crazy rumours about huuuuge warehouse raves..
which dissappear, only to relocate to some tin shed in the middle of nowhere..
you try anything pro-active..
try chasin' shit up.. and doing the whole "job search" thing..
begging.. pleading.. throwing demo's at them..
yelling.. "LET US FUCKING PLAY YA VENUE!! WE'RE SO FUNKY!! PLEAAAAAAAAASE!!??"
and likely, it goes nowhere..
one big honkin' goose-chase..
you badger people relentlessly.. and it always falls on deaf ears..
I've noticed.. the best ways to get gigs..
is to just be EVERYWHERE..
you don't really need to do anything..
just be around the place.. woopin' it up.. hootin' like a monkey.. drinkin' shitloads of beers..
and generally makin' a total public spectacle of y'self..
half mention - "yeah, I'm in an electronic freak funk act - called "SUBWOOFER"
and sooner or later things fly your way..
it's amazin' how many gigs.. (most / if not all of 'em in fact) we've gotten..
just by me being drunk at the right place at the right time..
which, I've discovered.. why PROMO seems to work..
you don't even need to be GOOD.. just be everywhere.. makin' a noise..
if people know your name.. it seems to work..
you have a fullpage article in ONION magazine..
you're on 3D-RADIO and COAST FM talkin' all sorts of dumbarse shit..
you do a reasonably high-profile gig at the AUSTRAL..
and before ya know it.. freaks you don't even know.. are OFFERIN' YA STUFF!!
how cool is that? ;)
I can just kick back, write crazy arse tunes..
be a drunken twit in public..
do the occassional promo..
and people gimme gigs..
thus giving me the excuse to play crazy arse tunes..
to drunken twits in public!
it sounds so simple!
yup.. gettin' live gigs is a mysterious art.. ;)
:: Spoz 5:55 PM |