• Sign of the Times

    Abr 30 2010, 19h50

    I'm not into pimping my wares everywhere I go. However, I've been a little linking machine this morning here on last.fm. I'm sure people will show up and gripe about how I'm spamming. It's understandable.

    However, I'm doing whatever I can to get my music out there. I used to abhor going on pages and forums and scream "Look at me! Here's my stuff! Check it out". However, I need to sell some CDs (doesn't everybody). so...

    I don't want to get into a moaning contest about how hard it is for an artist these days. It's hard for everyone. All I ask is for empathy, feedback, and love. Should you choose to give it.

    Thanks all! and..uh...check out Helen Sventitsky. Thanks!
  • Damn...

    Out 20 2009, 5h00

    I scrobbled a ringtone.

    That is all.
  • OK...this made my day

    Out 2 2009, 21h32

    Steven Perez over at FriendFeed sent me this link. Just the headline for this turned my frown upside down. Too bad I'm still at work or else I'd be even more into the LOLz!

    Glenn Beck Praises Muse, Muse Demand a Retraction

    *Update* It was all a hoax. Have I mentioned here how much I hate Glenn Beck? Let me count the ways...
  • Muse fans on last.fm and the new CD

    Set 28 2009, 14h48

    An open letter to the Muse fans on last.fm.

    What in the hell is wrong with you people?

    It used to be that a discourse among you bunch was civilized and respectful, even when you all disagreed with each other.

    All of sudden the band gets one of their songs on the sound track of a bad, but popular, vampire film, they release a CD that's apparently not up to some standards, and then you set yourselves upon each other like wolves at Armageddon.

    Granted, Twilight ruined Supermassive Black Hole for me, as well (and I wasn't even a fan of it when it was first released, although it did grow on me after a few listens). However, I don't really see the point of getting on someone's case because they discovered your favorite band later than you did. Who is to say, in the end, who is the real fan and who isn't? At the end of the day, it's enthusiasm that counts.

    Do I think The Resistance is their best CD? No. Do I think it's better than Black Holes and Revelations? Hell, yes. I'll even forgive them their Timbaland and Bon Jovi moments, as well as that rather dull first single of theirs (which, surprise surprise, is being played to death on American radio) to revel in the lunacy that is United States of Eurasia, the intensity of Unnatural Selection andMK Ultra, the music hall looniness of I Belong to You, and that awkward but ultimately gorgeous ExoGenesis "Symphony" tacked on at the end.

    I can understand why some people are not into the new CD. Some of the lunacy does come off a little calculated. A lot of the lyrics leave a little to be desired. It also doesn't help matters that Glenn Beck likes them.

    But still, people. Lighten up on each other. You're all good in the hood. :)
  • So, I joined a bunch of groups this morning on last.fm

    Jul 26 2008, 17h54

    I've been really out of it in terms of the social networking aspect of "promoting" myself and my music (well, I'm trying to be subtle about it - noone likes spam, nor do they like disingenuous users). However...I can't "shout" in the groups? Seriously?

    Is it something for which I would have to subscribe to do? Hmmm?

    UPDATE: Never mind: I"m able to post in them after all. I guess it takes the system a while to figure out whether I'm real or a spambot. :/
  • You and the Smiths are now in a relationship...

    Jul 15 2008, 2h17

    Huh? I think three of them are now married and one of them is gay. If it WERE a relationship, I think it'd be quite a complicated one. :p
  • I"m trying to get myself out of my top ten artists

    Jul 8 2008, 3h00

    I'm sorry, but this is just embarrassing. I also put my full name on there, which I"m not happy about. That's the last time I test masters using Winamp. I honestly don't love myself THAT much.

    Is there any way to get an artist removed from their faves on Last.fm?

    Anyone? Bueller?
  • Also like that...

    Jul 4 2008, 3h30

    I don't have to wait 7 days for my songs/stats to update. It's, like, a day or two. One day, it may even be automatic! Like Twitter.

    No, wait...
  • Me likes...to a point

    Jul 1 2008, 5h27

    I'd like to thank the staff for allowing me to be one of the few, the elite, the first to check out their new digs. Unlike some of the others here, I'm not going to whine in the forum about fixing whatever I broke (or was broken). I love the look. I love the huge artist images. Everything looks clean. There are, as I believe some mentioned in the forum, some functionality issues. Apparently, the first song I play in any of the artist pages, even if it's only 10 seconds, shows up as being scrobbled, yet the two full songs I listened to afterward (Time Is Running Out by Muse and The What If's by Jaguar Wright) don't get scrobbled. BTW, I pumped up my winamp, and the song I scrobbled from there ended up on my profile as recently listened, so that part I guess is no longer a "known issue".

    I like the fact that you can now embed Google and You Tube Videos in your journal entries. Just to test it out, here's one I did of my cats (stupid, I know, but whatever...)

    I also like the friends and neighbors not cluttering up the page. I'm frankly kind of over the whole social media hype. Noone needs to know how many friends I have.

    More observations as they come in...
  • I"m sorry, but there's something wrong here...

    Jun 26 2008, 1h59

    I don't like Annie THAT much!