Monday, September 1, 2014

There Is Nothing Social About Social Media...

There is nothing "social" about social media...

No matter your platform of choice, social media for musicians is little more than the cyber island of misfit toys. Perhaps the greatest marketing tool at a musicians fingers and in the last 24 hours I have seen disgusting pictures from PETA (Eat More Chicken), Those that feel compelled to remind you they go to church - despite the fact real Christians don't need to advertise, political grandstanding and more cyber bullying than I have ever seen on the news. While I engage in some off the beaten path political thoughts please remember that opinions are what I do. I am not attempting to grow an audience to sell records. I am like a NASCAR race, some of you just read to see if there will be a crash - comes with the job.

The common denominator - virtually every one of these artists is without a record deal of any kind. I don't take political advise from bass players any more than I ask my oncologist what the latest fall fashion trends are. I don't need to be politically correct to be cool. I think for myself. Considering experimentation on rabbits saved my cousin's life for seventeen years, I don't care what the researchers do. I don't need some liberal do-gooder telling me Michael Brown was killed because he was black. The legal system will decide that and with a video showing him stealing and committing assault it would seem to me he got smoked because he was stupid more so than anything else. I don't need to be told Israel is evil by someone that votes a straight liberal party line. An individual that will scream bloody murder at the death of a future suicide bomber but not say two words when an American journalist gets his head cut off...

Believe in something, have a cause, but don't bitch because you can't sell any records when you don't have the slightest clue as to the possibilities that are FREE and literally at your fingertips. If you truly believe that whatever fan base you might have needs to know you went to church than maybe Nicholas Payton was right, jazz just might be dead...