Saturday, 16 February 2008

I've cancelled our page.. here's why

wearedust and 500 other bands were down with a chance to play at the gurtenfestival, here in CH in the summer
here's the link
I decided to take our page off for a few reasons.
1. I know this is Switzerland and no one takes us seriously, but 95% of the stuff that's there is crap. I can remember an email sent to us by the organizer of the festival in 2001, telling us our demo CD was the best thing his office had received in months. This is the same guy who has now fallen into the "trial by voting" mentality that seems to have pervaded life a bit.
2. I just don't want to be associated with all that crap. What we're doing IS BETTER THAN THAT
3. I don't want to feel that I am "competing" with 499 other bands, (good or crap) I still do have a bit of the "we're all in this together" mentality
Anyway, blah blah blah, rant rant, etc etc


Geoffrey said...

Yugh, yeah, the tyranny of democracy, but not even a meritocracy. The measure is who can roll out the most friends, or design the best software to garner votes right... ? The music business as such has even less to do with music every year it goes by anyway, I'm over it. I keep manufacturing my little sounds and uploading my files and strutting the occasional stage.. you know, these days I am really grateful for all that musical activity I tarted via Laban all those years ago as it's afforded me a whole other avenue of musical life... Good luck with all!

Geoffrey said...

'tarted'? Now that's an apt typo...