Listen to me, and listen good. There is nothing more important, and no bigger challenge in music right now that the ability for artists and their fans to communicate. This takes effort on everybody’s part. Lessons must be learned from the death of MySpace on how to navigate the destruction of a social network without losing the network itself.
As anti-Nashville and neo-traditionalist music was finding support in a grassroots audience on MySpace, many new bands and artists were beginning to jump on this bandwagon. I had heard of some of these new bands before, but when I went onto this Section 08 MySpace site, that is when it dawned on me, that there was massive movement of music brewing that had not been there a few years before.
.357 String Band, Bloodshot Bill, Bob Wayne, Dale Watson, Darren Dorlarque, Farmageddon Records, Hank III, James Hunnicutt, Jayke Orvis, JB Beverley & The Wayward Drifters, MySpace, Rachel Brooke, The Goddamn Gallows, Wayne Hancock
First off thanks to the few, but vocal readers that reached out to me in the past few days, wondering if I was passed out in a ditch or something after a week elapsed without any new articles. No, I was not on a vacation. Truth is I’ve been working as hard as ever to […]
About a year ago a guy named Elvis Proctor started a record label called Pint of Happiness. The idea was simple: a record label for the masses; a way for underground artists to get their music to their fans without going through the hassles of dealing with traditional music labels. The idea was great. Execution […]
This is going to be a long one, so read what you wish. So forces that are completely out of my control have made necessary to shake up the social networking situation that I use to communicate with you, my sweet and loyal readers. This is not something I want to do, but I must […]
If you’re like me, you hate MySpace . . . BUT. There is possibly nothing better for checking out bands, staying in tune with what your favorite bands are doing, and finding whatever information you desire about a band. It is all right there: a media player with sample songs, tour dates, band members, influences, […]
I have great news! The other day, a little birdie flew up to me a whispered this in my ear: “All of this great push for this album (Damn Right Rebel Proud) has come from the people who really care and love the music here on MYSPACE. This in turn has made it possible for […]
I’m happy to announce that the GREAT .357 String Band has a new MySpace profile. PLEASE everyone gets your ass over there and add them. Their other profile was irrevocably infected with spambot crap, and has to be 86’d. I’ve been trying to help them with this because I think this is one of the […]
Freehank3.org had correspondents crawling all over the place at the Metal Farm Release Party this last Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cathy’s Reinstate Hank Bandwagon and her Hubby Wayne, Donnie Cash from the Hank III Coalition, and the very lovely Sugar were there shaking it at Shake It Records. If you want to see some pics, […]
Blake Judd, Dale Watson, freehank3.org, IBWIP, It Burns When I Pee, Judd Films, Keith Neltner, Metal Farm, MySpace, Reinstate Hank, savingcountrymusic.com, Shake It Records, straw boss, the kentucky struts
You seriously gotta love Curb Records. Not only because they are blowing thousands of dollars on a protracted lawsuit so they don’t have to release the great Shelton Hank III’s new album, when the could be SELLING it and MAKING money, but they’re also such a big bloated business bureaucracy they have no friggin’ clue […]
This is a way you can let Curb Records know that you want them to free Hank III. Go to their myspace site at www.myspace.com/curbrecordspr, request them as a friend, and as soon as they accept your friend request, leave a comment telling them you want to Free Hank III. Then leave another one. If […]