What a great guy!
While Spotify has been useful in listening to new artists/music before making a decision to buy, I don't like (a) the necessity of having a wifi hookup to listen and (b) not actually "owning" a copy of the song. What can I say, I'm old school. The ads don't bother me so much--I grew up on AM radio!--but my concern is for the artists getting their due (which is why file-sharing is something I don't do).
Thanks for the inclusion of CD Baby in your article! We are very excited that independent artist are included in the US release of Spotify. It's going to be interesting to see what impact the arrival of Spotify has on the music industry in the US.
Kevin at CD Baby
I have seen Godsmack so many times and can't get enough. People who talk smack about Godsmack cannot appreciate Real musical talent. Sully is the ultimate musician who can play every instrument and write and compose great music as he showed with Avalon. Will be seeing them tomorrow at Mayhem Fest....cannot wait!!!!
I have been to every godsmack concert in Colorado since 1998 and have never been let down. They are one of the best bands to see live and would'nt miss one their shows for anything. Long Live the Smack!
I've seen a lot of shows. Godsmack truly is one of the best that I have ever seen. From opening for Metallica to an unplugged show in Jackson Hole, WY, they put on one AMAZING show. I would see Godsmack a hundred times before I saw Megadeth again. Don't get me wrong, Megadeth is a great band and puts on a great show. But for overall showmanship? Godsmack wins every time!
"I don't see enough people moving outside of those organizations to create their own thing."
True enough brother... I've been playing here for a couple of decades and it is VERY hard to find jazz gigs that actually-P-A-Y more than 50-75 bucks a night here in C/S. I catch much more work in Denver and even Pueblo. That means working 100 nights a year and NOT pulling in 8K- hardly a wage to live on for a single person, let alone a family. I've found it exceedingly difficult to create your own thing when few C/S venues will take a chance on jazz. Perhaps worst of all, we now have some guys playing for FREE...FREE!...on Wednesdays around town. Hard to say its a "profession" if everybody thinks they can be a player and clubs keep hiring the wannabees...
...an amazing article for an amazing musician/human being! Ricky, Julie and family will be truly missed in Colorado Springs....oh, but what an adventure!
I had a couple of years of lessons at the store off 8th st in the late sixties... (in my tweens).. i'm afraid to say i haven't improved a lot since then... but do remember it well. thanks Johnny...
This is a nicely written piece about this rising band. Chamberlin formed just last summer and is already booked for Wakarusa. They are headlining a show at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont's best venue, so they'll be well-known in their home state soon. Thanks for being ahead of the curve and taking notice of them. "Bitter Blood" is a fine debut album and why Grace Potter called them the "band to watch for in 2011".
Hacienda played here a couple years back, either the Rocket Room or the Black Sheep. Good to see they are still working at it
Hi Johnny. Just wanted to say thank you. And....... uhh... ummm.... no, that's all I can think of and I think it says it all.
Why is Lilith in my life, I'm male?
Hello, Johnny, Happy Birthday.
Thank you for having Howard at your first seminar. Was it 1968? I think so. He looked at me (I was 22) and said "I know you." We had met when I worked at United Recording in the summer of 1967, 20 years old, in heaven with my heroes.
The memories have served me well.
He was the best,
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If you can find this song I will love you forever. I have spent 3 months looking for this song and still havent found it....dont know the name but know some lyrics.
The people in the town are wailing and weeping oh no here we go...extra extra read all about it the reapers in town everyones shouting please mister reaper dont take my soul theres so much in the world i have left to know. hey mister dont take me away i said youve got the wrong guy todays not my dad so when you come back your not taking me i wont give up that easily
I think when People Magazine did a photo shoot of him n put him on one of their sexiest or eligible bachelor list i think thats when he was recognized. He did that PS when he was on DWTS n dating Julianne at the same time. I think if he did not have exposure on DWTS and dating Julianne, he wouldn't have made that MSN list. That photo shoot on the beach made him look real hot, I can still picture it in my mind. They wouldn't have asked him to b on DWTS if it wasn't for Julianne, but they wanted a couple....to test the waters.
Awesome, very good interview! This band is one of the originators of this genre and although I'm not a big fan of Abrahadabra-- Dimmu is still and will always be heads above so many of the other black metal bands. Saw them for the first time last Saturday at The Gothic and they were everything I thought they'd be and more!!! EPIC!!!! This band will not be ignored!!!!
Obviously Dean Spunt doesn't watch Craig's show. I find it rather ironic that Dean would judge Craig as a racist by one comment he said about one of the stipulations to appear on the CBS network. Craig has rules to follow and if anyone knows how to "get one by" it would be Craig himself.
It sounds more like you're a tad bit miffed that you didn't get to make a statement about your support for a cause. Your anger is completely misdirected.
You might want to rethink your decision to stand on principle, I think you just shot yourself in the foot. Craig may not have the largest audience but he definitely has the most loyal audience! Have you ever heard of The Robot Skeleton Army??? I think probably not.
Sorry, I just think it was a really stupid move on your part. Craig has more positive comments on YouTube than almost any other. You didn't do your homework Dean.
What was the name of your band again? See if you would have gone on his show all we would have to search for is Craig Ferguson Late Late Show.
pattismack was spot on with that comment.
billy bragg is the best folk /protest singer out there right now....i mean besides you guys
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