Thursday, December 22, 2005

2 Quick Shout-outs to Kenny & David!!!

A few shout outs!!


 


Kenny Little of Hollow Horse! Thank you for that email! It really brightened my day!! If you haven’t heard of them, check them out!! My personal fav? “Littledove Hill.” Wow!!


 


Also, David Begnaud!! Shaw-boy, you moved from South Louisiana! You’re up in my territory now! Not mention Ed’s!! Hee, hee!! (David and Ed Walsh emceed Miss LA last summer! And are sweethearts!!) David you are just TOO adorable, but I’ve told you that!!


 


More to come…I’m feeling better and will probably have to back-blog. Click below to see Davin in action!!


 















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Christmas eCard, The Queen of Eban's Royal Court, The Big Show interview, RadioIOjazz & RedJazz Radio

Merry Christmas!


 


I hope everyone is having a terrific holiday! I’ve been battling a cold off and on, one with a mean desire to keep my ears stuffed up!! My head feels like a balloon and it sounds like I’m listening to cotton move around in my ears all day long! Without having cotton in them! Actually it sounds like I’m in a silent classroom when all you hear is the soft buzz of the overhead lights…only through cotton! ARG! At the bottom is a quirky card I made to send out and for the parentals to send out. The funny thing about making it was finding the “best” picture of Annie!! J Mom, a.k.a. “Nana” to the dog, wanted a cute picture of the baby! SO after futzing trying to take several pictures, Nana finally caught the baby being cute AND looking at the camera! (Oye! my dog’s a genius!)


 


Two things:


 


1. Eban (Reaching For Lucidity) emailed me the coolest news! I’m like the queen of his Royal music Court! How cool is that! THANK YOU!!! Click here for a list of everyone.


My personal favs? Brother Love! and Adrina Thorpe! Awesome artists!! I’m very honored! I joke with him about the B-slap saying that I hope I never have to have one! Maybe I’ll have immunity for awhile! (hee, hee!) I’m sure my mother…and sister for that matter have both thought I deserved one or two or three….! J (Listen to the podcast if you don’t understand! Not suitable for younger audiences…unless supervised…even then…probably not suitable.)


 


2. On the interview with Aaron (The Big Show), I mentioned that podcasts have been more receptive to indie artist than any radio stations. Which is true, but I meant traditional radio stations. Internet radio stations (i.e. RedJazz and RadioIOJazz) have been and just ARE AWESOME!! And some traditional stations do play indie artists. It’s just harder to get traditional radio airplay because the playlists are pretty much dictated to the DJs and not by the DJs. Of course request hours are great! Anyway, I just wanted to clarify that.


 


Well MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKAH and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


 


PS – Enjoy the LIGHT!!!


 


Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Still too sleepy! Christmas, Podsafe for Peace, Radio Gets WIld Interview, C-Dawg...and colonics?

Man have I ever been sick!! Today is the first day I felt almost 100%! PTL! The Christmas play is this weekend and being sick…is NOT an option!  (Thank you cuz for the getting better “hook-up” I’m cured!) ;) BTW - The play is going to be SO cool!! Click here and go to calendar to find out more info.


 


OKAY!! Podsafe for Peace is out!! Yeah!! Okay, how AWESOME was it to be apart of that!?!? Oh my gosh, you have NO idea!! Okay, if you are a Pod-musician, you have some clue. Anywho! It’s being played on loads of Podcasts!! C.C. Chapman – Accident Hash; Adam Curry - Daily Source Code…you name it they are playing it!! And the song is REALLY great!!  Slau is an awesome writer and musician! Kudos to you for doing the really hard work…getting it together!! 96 different artists contributed to it!! Can you imagine the mixing!!! ARG!!! Website hopefully coming soon!


 


Okay, so the Radio Gets Wild interview happened…I was sick as a dog, but going back listening to it, I didn’t sound that hoarse. Although I felt like I sounded like a 90 year old Camel smokin’ grandma from the Bronx! Oye!! It was SO weird using Yahoo! We did the…click and talk thing. I SO talk with my hands….arg! I was have MAJOR withdraws!  But Dee said it went fine. My mother said….well she said I was stiff at first and then began to loosen up. When I explained the hand thing…she completely understood! Then the interview with C-dogg…I always want to type out “C-Dawg”….didn’t work for some reason. Ah well, I think he was using ODEO. I’m not completely sure, but hopefully we can do it again sometime. I need to check that ODEO thing out. 


 


Anywho…it’s late and after listening to Dan’s…uh Tug’s….(hee, hee) booger songs, (HA!!) I need to unwind, blow my nose and go to bed!!  Dan you BETTER bring me that CD of yours tomorrow!!! Oh and Todd, M.D.…sorry to bring up the colonics thing! Dad said you’d be the man to know that department! As I heard you say once before…I’m just the plumber! Speaking of…Larich Plumbing! You guys ROCK!!! And to the dude whose dad went to school with my mom…you SO rock!! Thank you for fixing my bathtub!! I can FINALLY take those long bubble baths again! Yippee!


 

I'm WAY to sleepy to typing ANYTHING!!!

This is random….if you know me, you find out that “random” usually always means the “that’s really stupid, Karmyn; you need to get some sleep and/or seek professional help” category….well….RANDOM:


 


Okay, so I bought a paper cutter the other day…it works fine…it’s not industrial grade or anything…you know to trim up photos, paper, blah, blah, blah. Well, I was getting ready to put the packaging away…not throw it away in case something happens and I need to take it back. But while I grabbed the packaging, I saw something…interesting. On the box it had…quite ‘pridefully’ indicated…that this product has a “limited lifetime warranty.” Hmmm…what kind of oxymoron is THAT!? So, I read it and it’s for random things that go wrong with it from the manufacturing side; not for the “out of the ordinary” things that happen. I guess they just had one too many guys who took a blow torch to it in hopes that the warranty would kick in. (Can ya imagine?) Or for those folks who were trying to cut things other than those listed…paper, photos, cardstock, plastic…..oh wait….it specifically says…”AND MORE.”  … paper, photos, cardstock, plastic, AND MORE!!! So I wonder what “and more” could be? Would they be objects with the same chemical make up as the former or could they include…MORE…like cheese? Could I cut cheese on it…the blade get gummy therefore messing it up…could I then get to make use of that limited lifetime warranty? It says “paper cutter” so you would assume paper, but plastic is also mentioned….so what thickness or toughness (there’s gotta be a better word for ‘toughness’) but at what level would one know to or not to use plastic in this paper cutter? Hmmmm….thank goodness for lawyers who sort all of those things out of everyone. They can even make the biggest idiot look and feel like they are justified in what EVER they have CHOSEN to do. Hmmm…I’m going to sleep! 

Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Passion of...Karmyn??? Eek!!! The interview on The Big Show w/Aaron!!

WHOA! I had my first Pod-interview yesterday!! It was on the BIG SHOW with Aaron Bates!! I think he told me it will air on Podcast #51. If the number changes, I’ll fix the banner. Any way, I’m SO hoping I didn’t sound like a complete idiot!!  ARG!! He did his homework and we covered a lot of ground. Seriously, we talked about music, or course, acting, pageants, speaking Spanish, and The Passion of Christ…you name it! Oye! We did the interview, via Skype, and I have to admit, I’ve had a better time with Yahoo Messenger than Skype. In fact, Tim, from RadioGetsWild, told me as much, and man, you were right! By the way, here’s a little plug for RGW: I have an interview with them this Wednesday. I think it’s my interview week, because I have an interview scheduled with C-Dogg on Tuesday. It’s kind of fallen that way. The first interview with RGW was delayed because of technical issues, so the reschedule happened to fall this week.


 


Ya know I remember my first official on-camera interview on the Shreveport station KSLA-12 when I was 11. I got the lead vocals in a PSA music video called “For Kids’ Sake.” Of course my mom recorded it and I was mortified!! I didn’t really say anything stupid; it was just that my East Texas accent was horribly T-H-I-C-K!!!  Man is that ever blackmail material!! Anywho, I decided right then and there that public perception was powerful and started listening to “The Sound of Music” and “My Fair Lady” over, and over and over thinking that it would help round out my strong dialect!! (Hey, I was just a kid!!)  Even then I was fascinated with the voice and why it worked and why some people liked the sound of certain voices and others were annoying.


 


Ah, well, RANDOM: This is SO old news, but Nalbandian beat Federer at the Masters!!! WHOA!!!  Ya know of all the 50 some odd sports channels I get with Dish, ya’d think I’d be able to watch the match....but NO!!!  This is one, though, I will watch even though I know the outcome. I just want to see the how, why, and wow of the whole thing!! I was listening to the Podcast For What it’s Worth with Steven and Dawn and Steve mentioned that iTunes lets you download shows that you’ve missed on TV! I wonder if I could get the Master’s final!!! Hmmm…I will definitely try!!!!


 


Way too long & way too late for me at the moment….going to sleep now!!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

(I'll Be There) On Christmas Day...lyrics...Slau...& Pilotdrift

Yes, it’s 2:30am and I’m up!  But there is good reason!! First I am SO grateful to Kelly Carr of Pilotdrift!!! Kelly you SO rock!! He allowed me to use his home studio to rush some dry vocals to Slau for the PMN Holiday song!! It’s pretty cool! Slau wrote the song and it’s really AWESOME! A bunch of people were asked to sing on it and I found out about it pretty late in the game. Oh well, I am very honored to be asked and am excited about the song. All of the proceeds will go to UNICEF. I was a bit tired so the vocals may not be the best, but hopefully he can find something to put in.  


 


BTW – If you haven’t heard Pilotdrift? You are SO missing out!!!!


And another thing...this is an awesome website for uploads: http://www.yousendit.com


 


 


Okay, here’s the lyrics to (I’ll Be There) On Christmas Day:


 


Oh, it's Christmas time again


How I miss you


I wish I hadn't been so far away


I'll be coming home


how my heart so longs to see your face


Yuletide carols reminding me


of lovers wistful, bliss


so while you're patiently waiting


do remember this


 


I'll be there I'll be there


Though it seems I'm far away


I'll be there I'll be there


I'll be there in your heart on Christmas Day


 


How I love this time of year


joy and laughter


the holidays are here and I know


as this season now begins


You’ll see lovers underneath the mistletoe


Children snuggling in their beds


Are waiting for the time


to hear Santa's reindeer


from their window right outside


 


I'll be there I'll be there


Though it seems I'm far away


I'll be there I'll be there


I'll be there in your heart on Christmas Day


 


So here's to you on this holiday


may your every wish come true though


I'm far away my heart will be with you


 


I'll be there I'll be there


Though it seems I'm far away


I'll be there I'll be there


I'll be there in your heart on Christmas Day


I'll be there in your heart on Christmas Day

Friday, November 25, 2005

C.C. Chapman's U-Turn Cafe-Holiday Show!

Well, writing a Christmas holiday song has got to be listed as one of the toughest things to do.  I wanted to write a song…like a carol…that you could hear Bing Crosby or Rosemary Clooney sing. I toiled and toiled over every detail. I think I honestly irritated my mom. She’s a pianist and knows how much of a perfectionist I am and probably got sick of my melody, chord and lyric variations. She’s my mother, but also my second worst critic. I had to let it sit for days at a time while I “stepped away” and worked on non-holiday songs.


 


Well, last weekend, Chris heard it, put in the “Chris factor” and that was it! I guess one thing that made me really happy is that Chris really liked it…and he’s a HARD man to please musically. We drove around in the car to hear the levels from a typical car stereo and he commented on how he honestly liked the song. (PTL!!)


 


Now, to C.C. and the U-Turn Café. C.C. was the first podcaster to play the song and he is AWESOME.  Not only that, I am so honored to be on the #5 show because the other people on the cast are F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!  Matthew Ebel, Chaz, and Allison Crowe…WOW! They rock! So, even if you don’t like my song, please listen to the podcast for the other artists. THEY ROCK vocally and musically!!! I am truly honored and humbled!!!


 


Here’s a link to the U-Turn Cafe. It's podcst show #5:


http://u-turncafe.podshow.com/


 


Be blessed and safe on your return travels home!


 


Oh and C.C., my eyes change colors with what I wear…so sometimes they are blue and sometimes they are green! (Ya have to listen to the podcast to get it...)  

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


 


I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving! I spent most of the “off” day I had today trying to hook up my JX-10 to my computer! ARG! What a headache!  (…may ask for help on this one!!) Anyway, I have a new page on the website: http://www.karmyntyler.com/music1.html. I’ve been getting quite a bit of response for Drifting and am honored! Hopefully this way, Chris and I can put a little more food on the table! We have also recorded a Christmas song (DEMO-ed) that will be put on the PMN after Thanksgiving. I’ll blog more on that later…THAT was an experience!  (hee, hee!!) It’s not like Drifting; I really wanted it to feel like an old traditional holiday song, but always allowing the “Chris-factor” to make it extra special. (Yeah!!) So, grab your cocoa, snuggle by the fireplace with the one you love and enjoy!


 


Thank you again for enjoying our music! And I’m SO sorry for the blog maintenance scheduled tomorrow! (Sorry ‘bout that Jeff!!)  But, everyone will be spending time with their friends and family anyway! Enjoy!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Poor Rafa!

Poor Rafa! He had to bow out of the Shanghai Tennis Masters Cup because of an injury! You’re still adorable!  Take care of yourself so we can watch you…and Federer play at the Masters…and let us NOT forget Andre!

Monday, November 7, 2005

RadioIOJazz Shout-out!!

I have to give a shout-out to Dr. Mike of RadioIOJazz!


 



 


You are SO awesome! He featured our album all last week! And now...they are playing Drifting! Whoa!! Thank you SO much!!! He was also kind enough to put the Drifting single artwork (made my Debbie) on the page. It's toward the bottom!  


 


I can honestly say that the music on RadioIOJazz is great!!! AND go ahead and invest in SoundPass!! It's worth it!! The sound is a zillion times richer!!

Friday, November 4, 2005

Drifting...

Okay, a word about my song Drifting. In response to the Podcast issue, I wrote a smooth jazz song, had Chris arrange it and put it on the PMN. Well, Bill heard it, really liked it, and wanted to start another album with some original music. (Eek! No pressure!) Well, with Chris and I having day music jobs, it may take awhile…such is life. But, I did want to go ahead and blog about it because I’ve been getting a pretty good response from the PMN! (Shout out to Adam Curry, C.C., the PMC Top Ten, The Big Show with Aaron Bates, and all you guys playing the tune!) It’s so surreal!! Also, blogging gives the platform to share like this…


 


The inspiration for the song? That’s easy, heartache. We’ve all had it and it’s usually difficult to put in words or song. I tried…and here are the words:


 


Drifting


Words/music Karmyn Tyler (BMI)


Arrangement Chris Meeks (ASCAP)


© 2005


 


The rain trickles down the corners of my mind


Heaven was not so distant a find


Your sweet melody


Playing close to me


Is gone


Now all I have in me


Are all those memories


of song


 


Drifting far away from you


Drifting, what am I supposed to do


My heart is still entwined


Oh yes, my love was blind


But now I realize


We’re through


 


Clouds roll in my mind so mistily


You said you would remain close to me


We said our last goodbyes


With tears in my eyes


No more


It can’t be a mistake


Oh how my heart does break


Non amour


 


Click here to hear a clip.
Or…visit the PMC (Podmusic Music Countdown) for October 29th! Drifting is #8 on the countdown. (Wow! Thank you Podcasters!!) My last name’s spelled wrong…but who cares!

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

A Quickie!

I literally just talked to Dee and the (European) interview has been changed to November 30th.


 


Check out Radio Gets Wild! They are really awesome!! (And not just because they play my stuff! I’d listen even if they didn’t!!)


 


Going to teach! (la, la, la!!)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wicked - Most Awesome!!

I have SO been meaning to blog this! For my birthday (thanks to you Momsie and Popsicle!) I went to see Wicked! The Musical! I have for quite some time been listening to the 2003 Original Broadway Cast Recording. I also watched Menzel and Chenoweth at the 2004 Tony’s with amazement and cheered when Menzel won the award for best female in a musical! Her voice is just fantastic!!


 


SO! I was, of course, excited to go and finally make sense of the musical and all of its idiosyncrasies. Stephanie Block was AMAZING!! Her voice was perfect!! She did not, however…at the performance I saw…hit the F in Defying Gravity, but I DID NOT CARE!!! She was STILL amazing! Her acting….practically perfect!! The control in her voice blew me away!!!  Equally Kandra Kassebaum was as good as Chenoweth!! She was too perky and too “good!” FANTASTIC!! “Loathing” was in a word was: HILARIOUS!! And “For Good” …I teared-up!! AND! I do have to say that the “Flying Monkey” actor during “For Good” was SO sweet!! His reaction to them was just right! Yes, monkey boy…or girl, I saw you and thank you!!!!! AWE!!! Also, Derrick Williams as “Fiyero”? H-E-L-L-O!!! (Can I just take you home with me??) The only voice I wasn’t excited about was an understudy for Nessa. She just didn’t do it for me. I’m sure she has a fine voice, but…maybe she had a cold or allergies? The state fair was going on and maybe it was the cattle dander? MY allergies were even going crazy!!


 


Ah-well! All in all, it was MAGNIFICENT!! Go see the tour!! You will NOT be disappointed!! You leave completely satisfied in EVERY area!! Even with that stupid girl from Kansas and her little dog…”Dough-dough”!! (HA!!!!)


 


Here are some photos of “zee group”!! Thank you Debbie and Jac for the pics!


 



 


Me & Jac:


 



 


Mom & Deb


 



 


Me being stupid:


 


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Connection Probs....

Well, misfortune seems to be the lot for me today. Oh well, these things do happen! RGW has some connection problem, so we are rescheduling the interview to November sometime. I’ve already canceled other appointments today so I thought…hmm…I’ll blog.


 


I’m actually watching the movie of Phantom of the Opera. I received it from a student, (Shannon…thank you!!!!) I meant to watch it when it was on the big screen, but didn’t get to. I’ve heard good and bad and having seen it on B-way was, I confess, skeptical. I saw it when I was in 8th grade and was blown away!! I knew I wanted to sing for the rest of my life! Thank you ALW!! I even loved Aspects! (Actually Michael Ball! Just ask Shane….huh…Alex Rain!) HA!! Anywho, it really does lose a lot, but if you didn’t have the live performance to compare it’s not bad at all!!! Personally, I think…gotta look at the DVD… Emmy Rossum has a pretty little voice. She’s what 17, 18? I can’t wait to hear her when she’s in her late 20’s. The phantom, Gerald Butler, brings a sexiness to the part that is….WHOA!! I had the same feeling I did watching “Titanic” (movie not musical). Was Billy Zane’s character THAT bad! He’s gorgeous!! Back to Phantom: The guy’s voice isn’t bad; in fact, “Pass the Point of No Return” is deadly!! Jai-kees!! (Had to repent after that one!!) Minnie Driver, although using someone else’s voice, is HILARIOUS!! I went to college with a few divas like her! (hee, hee!)


 


Ah-well! I saw the stage production of Wicked two weeks ago! That’s a blog for itself!! All I’ll say at the moment is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Calling London.....

This is SO cool! Technology is amazing. This Wednesday I’m going to be interviewed by a radio station in Europe via the internet. (Eek!) I talked with Dee, who will be interviewing me on her indie show, today and man it was strange! I’m thinking, here I am thousands of miles away in Texas talking over the internet to someone in London. Pretty freaky and COOL!


 


Well, if you want to know more about the show and the times, click here! Let’s all hope I don’t sound like an idiot! Yikes!!


 


Radio Gets Wild!!


 



 


One more thing, check out the time zones!

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

The Karmyn Kontroversy...eek!

First off, I’m up waaaay too early! Gotta love having a domestic pet…especially on trash day! ARG! So, I gotta an email from my mom. My mom who googles me about 50 times a day, (I guess that’s what mom’s are for!) found some interesting info on the curry.com comment posts that goes along with yesterday’s blog that…uh…sorta cleared a few things up on the …cover tune thing. So I wanted to share. Here’s that link: http://www.curry.com/comments?u=gurry&p=49624&link=http://www.curry.com%2F2005%2F09%2F26%23a49624


 


I think it’s about 8 or so cells down on the controversy on playing my album tunes on Podcasts. It’s a bit weird that’s I’m having any type of “controversy.” I’m such a Libra!! “Make love not war!!” blah, blah, blah. But thank you Michael for the clarification. I am grateful that you explained “it” and that you played my tunes. God bless, man!!  


 


Okay, I’m going to have my 4th cup of coffee, now!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

ASCAP/BMI "2 cents"

I tried to post this on DSC wiki....but unsure if I did it right. Anywho, here's an idea:


 


Just a thought on the ASCAP and BMI thing: Perhaps some type of usage…rights…I don’t know the technical term…can be compromised for Podcasters and ASCAP/BMI similar to a nonprofit organization (where its $$ is all donations and free to the public). ASACAP/BMI can “donate” 15 licensed music tracks per month or 100 per year (…something like that). That way Podcasters can choose a certain number of licensed music tracks to play and still have the better percentage of their music from indie artists who need listeners. A company that has an interesting feature is Rhapsody where you can sign up to stream 25 tracks completely for free that reloads every month. You can listen to the entire song, but you don’t pay for it. So I guess there must be a difference with licensure between streaming and full fledged downloading. I’m still getting to listen to the song/piece in its entirety for free. WHAT IF, I had a digital recorder recording my favorite radio show everyday? I could upload it to a CD and listen to it in my car whenever I choose. Maybe I’m slow in this area, but I don’t understand the difference….


 


I’m sure this has all been covered before but wanted to put my 2 cents in.


 


Also, the “automatic” enrollment for artists to either ASCAP/BMI could work especially for BMI because it’s free to join. And, no, you can’t be a member of both.


 


I digress…

Monday, October 3, 2005

Daily Source Code (Part 2)

Wow, two blogs in one day. (See part 1 for more explanation.) Explanation 2: I was boring myself and thought…you would be too! ARG! So, on other things about the October 2nd Daily Source Code Pod. (hee, hee.) Thank you Patricia for enjoying my voice. You, by the way, are fantastic! Adam, thank you for putting me in her category. I’m honored, but Patricia has a sound all to herself that rocks!


 


The song “Make Believe” was chosen by the producer, and Chris and I wanted to make it…a little more...smooth. Bill (the producer) loves musicals (as do I) so most of the tracks on the album were from TV or stage musicals from the 1920’s. But, hey if you have any suggestions on song choices?….I’m ALL EARS!! I am working on the original stuff; I hope to get that out a-sap.


 


Oh, and yes, I have done plenty of lounge singing and the smoke…bad, bad; Adam…does take its toll on your voice. I’ve taken a hiatus...at least from the ones that allow smoking. (Plus my day job has been keeping me pretty busy.)


 


Country music? Hmm, well being from Texas I have sung at plenty of O’pry Houses especially when I was younger...and yes, I sang country music…usually along the lines of Reba, Juice Newton, and Roseanna Cash. Hey, I had fun! I had to stick to “clean country” (hee, hee) my parents wouldn’t allow me to sing, “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed” when I was 10.


 


Now, I really will shut-up!

Daily Source Code (Part 1)

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Hmmm…a lot has happened since my first Daily Source Code “airing” I guess you could say. And this blog is really geared toward that show and the October 2nd, DSC on which Adam and Patricia (Adam’s amazingly talented and beautiful…I might add…wife) aired “Make Believe” off of my album. They were gracious enough to list me on their “It” list. (way cool!) and…wow…what can I say?! It’s an honor.


 


There’s been a bit of a controversy about my album being played on Pods. First off if you’re unsure about what that is, please visit Adam Curry’s site and check that out. I am for it 100% I think it’s the greatest thing since network television! So much potential!! Anyway, the Podsafe network: I joined it pretty much because I’m an indie artist and, like any other indie artist, I wanted to get my voice out there. I was blessed in having a wonderful man, produce an album for me after he heard me sing “Big Time.” He wanted me to sing songs that his mother played and sang to him as a child. And he thought that it would be a great avenue for me and for Chris…basically to allow us to be heard. He told us that he knew how hard it was for “unknowns” to be heard and thought that doing an all cover tune album was the way to go. (The original stuff would hopefully come later.) Anyway, long story short, it’s been hard, getting it out “there.” And I, at first thinking that Podcasts were licensed like radio stations, added some tracks to the Network. Well, I was thrilled, as in the Sept. 17th blog, that people were playing the tunes and, of course, was overwhelmed that I was played on DSC. When I listened and heard Adam say something about the tune “Summertime” not being Podsafe…an obvious red flag went up. Then, Podsafe took the track off and through a couple of emails I found out the sad, sad, news.


 


Now if I understand correctly SOME Podcasts are licensed with ASCAP and BMI and CAN play cover tunes. Of course why would they play me, an unknown, compared to other well known artist…well they probably wouldn’t. Most radio stations can’t play tunes unless it’s charted and you have to have a tune played to get charted…go figure!!! I have had success with JazzFM, an internet radio station, who can play covers and…the last time we checked (actually my mom’s the only one who has time to do all that…I really have a great mom!) the song “Guilty” was in the top ten on their play list. So, there is hope out there for “unknowns.” If you are one of them…DON’T GIVE UP!! Be encouraged!


 


I really wish ASCAP and BMI would waive the fees or lower them for Podders. I understand the dilemma, but there HAS to be a compromise. I’m actually a member of BMI and should take that up with them. If I understand, all of the tunes that I’ve registered can’t be Podded at the moment…which sorta sucks! I wonder if I didn’t resister some of my others, got them played on a Podcast, if I would be kicked out. Hmmm…another question to ask them.


 


Anywho, I think C.C. took me off of the Podsafe site for now and I’m working on original stuff and actually some royalty free stuff that I’ve grown up with that…should be fun. We’ll see.


 


Okay, I’m going to shut-up now and sign off for the moment.


 


Small aside: I have to forgo the “letting anonymous bloggers comment.” I was getting loads of Viagra-crap blammed (Blam: Blog-Spam) on the site. Oh well, it only takes a few to screw it up for everyone else!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Adam Curry!!!

Okay! One of the coolest things happened to me last night!!  I came home from a meeting and I was getting ready to go to bed. Well my mom calls me and says, “Hey a new Podcast played one of your songs.” To which I say, “cool!”


 


Well, mom was listening to it, and thought to myself, “I know that voice.” So I asked mom who it was and she said, “…uuuhhh, some guy named Adam Curry…”  My brain did a jilt and I thought…THE Adam Curry? Then, I thought, okay so maybe it’s not the guy I’m thinking of….so I did the google thing and found the link to the site and saw my name listed on Adam Curry’s weblog. The whole time pulsating the words, “Oh – my – gosh!” in my mother’s ear to which she was VERY confused!


 


“Who is this guy?”


 


“Mom, I watched Adam Curry on Mtv when when I was little!”


 


“When did you watch Mtv?”


 


“When you weren’t at home…latch-key kid mom, remember!”


 


“Oooohh….should have had a babysitter!”


 


“I turned out fine, mom!”


 


Well, long story short, the service I’m on emails me about the Podcasts, so I always email the caster and thank them for playing our music! So, I emailed Adam Curry…like a blubbering idiot…and thanked him from the bottom of my groveling heart! WOW ADAM CURRY!! He’s just beyond COOL!!!!!!


 


Here's the link:


http://radio.weblogs.com/0001014/categories/dailySourceCode/


(September 15th)


 


Getting the RSS feed to put on the blog too!


 


I wonder if his coolness relates to his awesome hair...i.e. Agassi's former do?!