continue with a BETTY focus this month. Towards the end of the interview
we posted last month, the discussion started towards BETTY, and how she
hovers above us, a goddess to serve. That sounded like a new interview,
which we publish today in words
and audio. Every time seems
to be a different anarchic entertainment. Perhaps we should make it an occasional
Our new free download (mp3 format, which can be played in QuickTime and sounds better there than through WinAmp etc) is James Rosenthals debut club mix, of Jungle Jane. It was a pity to have the racket of the tom-toms only at the beginning of the chorus, so we fixed that. Good to see that some of you are downloading DJ samples. Well have some more up in a couple of days.
To complement the story of producing BETTYs first CD, Hello BETTY! Mike Thorne adds the story of Carnival. This one is different. First, the story is not shrouded in the mists of antiquity and second, the action is still going on. Unfortunately, other people can still remember the details, so if he gets it wrong, hell get yelled at.
The happy holiday snaps from the March 1, 2000 Bowery Ballroom concert came out nicely. We have video in the can but its not ready yet, due to the key man putting his back out. JR, please get well soon. He has another BETTY video in the processing lab, and well let you know when its dry.
The marketing and promotion channels of big budget music (which has to fall into recognizable categories) are not available to us. We rely on the occasional observation from outside for people to discover our storefront. Many of you arrived thanks to the inspired journalism of NPR, a teeming (but well-behaved) throng of 3080 visitors on Saturday March 5. Thanks to you. And thanks to our stereosociety.com founder-supporters. We were in a state of shock to see Carnival in the top 10 of the Amazon sales ratings for all of that blissful Saturday. Not to mention the kind CD review on an issue of The Washington Post.
Thank you for support. Thank you for purchasing. But, above all, thank you for appreciating our musical risk-taking. Its outside conventional categories, but seems to work for people once they hear it. If you have further thoughts (which can be abusive and controversial if you so desire) please post them on the review section of the Amazon Carnival page. Fill them up. Less publicly, tell us.
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