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TLP s01e05: With Our Apologies

by on Jul.31, 2007, under Podcast, TLP Show

Featured Interviews:

Ekotren
Sudden Death

Featured Songs:

Musicbed:

  • Luminous Flesh Giants – ZnieczulajÄ…ce dziaÅ‚anie codziennoÅ›ci (Insensibility of common day)

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Why we chose:

Military Junior – I will state to the public that I made a mistake. I thought that Military Junior sounded like the rest of the bill when I went to their show. Far from it. They were very melodic compared to the hxc lineup. Not having time to listen to their submitted track, I continued to think they were heavy for most of the night. I asked them for a lighter track for the TLP, and Eric gave me Dwell. Now I just have to figure out where to stick Anodyne.

Dolt – Here we have a prime example of what an active manager can do for his bands. He was actually the first person to contact me with a song. Their manager gave me a song from A Moment Alone, and then he asked if I wanted Dolt too. I was besides myself when I found out he represented these line-ups. With his choice in bands, I’ll play whatever he wants to promote. Thank you Todd, and keep them coming.

Paradigm – “It’s all in a name.” That should be TLP David’s motto for when he decides to listen to an artist when they use the submission page. I’m keeping track too. If he likes your band name, he’ll listen to your song. Once he likes you, your song will definitely appear in the TLP. That leaves me no choice but to ask the band for a second song. David, this summer might be poaching season for Insomnia Radio, but that just means that Paradigm makes out in the long run. Look for Broken on the Brutal Backhand.

Doll Sex – Quite honestly, we both love this band’s music. The music is something that rips you off the back of your chair, throws you up against the wall, and guts you with a butcher knife. That sentence being said, we both were scared to play it on the TLP since the song is a bit heavier than most we play. The compromise was to put the song in a heavy episode at the end.

Luminous Flesh Giants – This song captured a lot of the feelings expressed in this episode. It was used as a musicbed, but we will feature another song from them in the future.

 

Noted Links:
SoundExchange
Locomotive Artists

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Day the Earth Stood Still for Miguel

by on Jul.27, 2007, under Miguel Sighting

 

Ever present in popular Cinema, witness Miguel’s portrayal of Gort.

“Klattu Barada Nikto, baby!”

 

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Sharing the Hate, Spreading the Pain: Engage Your Audience

by on Jul.26, 2007, under Articles, Sharing the Hate

The following passage is an excerpt from a four piece series on Stage Presence. From time to time, I will post one of the pieces.

To sum up all the pieces in one sentence: Your audience is WATCHING you while you play, and the local scene is friends play to friends.

Stage Presence:

1. Engage your audience
2. Stage Theatrics
3. Lighting and Effects
4. The Posse

Engage Your Audience:

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miniTLP’s in the Wild

by on Jul.25, 2007, under miniTLP

wildmiguel.jpgFor those of you who just can’t get enough, there are a few more miniTLP’s in the wild.

Hunt for them in Southern California, Baltimore, Orlando and Detroit.

Details can be found on our miniTLP Tracking page.

…and for some good music and big laughs, check out IR: New Zealand #2. I nearly fell off my bicycle while listening to this, I was laughing so hard. Hosted by Wally B. and Ken Garu

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The TLP: More than Meets Miguel

by on Jul.25, 2007, under Miguel Sighting

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TLP s01e04: Did you just say ‘Rockness Monster’

by on Jul.24, 2007, under Podcast, TLP Show

Featured Interviews:Crusher

Featured Songs:

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Why we chose:

Fight From Above – Brought to us by Charles at IR:SoCal. If he likes it, we like it.

Tears in the Sahara – Flashy dressing will only get you so far in life. Music is important too. Then, when you combine flashy dressing with music, the end result is you can’t get into Canada. I figure they dress really bad up North, because the music I hear is really good. Down here in Florida we get the best of all worlds. Drew, thank you for brining me Tears in the Sahara courtesy of Peru.

Thoreau – It’s July 24th in more ways than one. Here we have a band that has a CD release that coincides with one of our show dates. The song kicks major ass, and is representative of the rest of the album. Go ahead and buy it, you might be one of the first for this high energy group. Steve, thank you for telling the Sheawns I was coming. Some might even say we rejumbed content around just to make some room for this group to appear in this episode.

Stand Back – Everybody’s doing it so why don’t you? That’s what I sometimes tell the bill of a venue when I show up. When Joel didn’t hesitate to give us permission to use a song I didn’t hesitate to slot it instantly in this episode. Two weeks later when I listened to the song, I realized that we both made the right decision.

Pound Salt – Welcome to the lair of the beast. When you try to book a show in a venue you’ve never been inside of before, I might be there lurking and waiting. When I see the manager swarmed with press kits and bios, I swoop into attack. Brett consider yourself tagged, and your demo became my meal for the day. Did you ever end up booking a gig?

Typhoid Mary – Being on a superduper fantastic mega popularity bookfriend system is a great way to meet new people for a band. Sometimes this happens by bot, and sometimes this happens by people wanting to chat with us. The fastest way to get our attention is still the Artist Submission Page. I’m still of the camp of listening to the demo from the page of every request. I get sad when I hear a great demo I can’t play. After about two weeks of hounding, David figured out that as much as we really wanted to Take Shelter, we still needed his permission via our website form.

Noted Links:
IR: SoCal
TLPShow Artists Submission
US Air Guitar

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Sneak Preview Episode #4

by on Jul.23, 2007, under Geek Out

tlp-supersneakpreviewep4.jpgOnce I learned about the “split” command in Audacity, I decided I didn’t need to break each segment into its own track. Now, I keep Leo and my tracks on their own, and will do something similar for interviews. Such convenience!

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Another Work Related Sighting

by on Jul.20, 2007, under Miguel Sighting

Cleverly spotted by Tim of Lip Smakin’ Spice

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Sharing the Hate, Spreading the Pain: On “Friends”

by on Jul.19, 2007, under Articles, Sharing the Hate

Some weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing the bill of a band that had over 250,000 ‘friends’ through one of those online systems.

Thank you venue websites for posting your line-ups in advance (I rely heavily on venues to keep me informed since bands typically do not).

Relevant statistics:

  • 250,000+ Friends
  • 3,000,000+ Profile View
  • 5,000,000+ Plays
  • 9 total paid Audience Members on a Wednesday Night

After a casual chat with the band about getting a media kit, they told me to contact them through the online friend system. I am still waiting for them to ‘read’ my message, let alone answer it.

Maybe it was an off night.
Maybe 250,000 people were busy.
Maybe with 5,000,000 Plays, everyone on the planet already owns their CD.
Maybe handing someone with press credentials a demo is too much trouble.
Maybe the message in their inbox, which says, “TLP Media Inquiry,” for a title is not worth opening.

What went wrong?

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