Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Angie Coiro (angie-aaron) Thu 16 Nov 00 18:35
Ooh, no, answer here, I'm sure I'm not the only one interested in hearing. In fact, it raises another question - the whole conflict between wanting to get your name out there, raise awareness of SD, but not give the store away. What conversations have you guys had about this?
Alan Thornton (sd) Fri 17 Nov 00 11:39
Since some of our work has a short self-life, we're all for getting it out there. If our CD's end up in the newsgroups or on Napster we'd take that as a good sign at the moment. I admit to useing photocopy machines instead of buying every piece of paper that I want to read so I don't think I'm a good source to ask about the re- use of copywritten materials. I do think that it is interesting that music and video are causing us to rethink the wild west attitude on the 'net when graphics and text have been being reused freely for years. It probably says something about what we think has actual value.
Alan Friedman (brooklynite) Fri 17 Nov 00 13:18
I see the conversation has generated some interesting comments. Been out of pocket, busy getting my visa for Canada, regardless of who wins. Angie, that's a good question about how we figure out what topics are good for songs. As Alan T. said, we deal with that issue often. Generally were are uncomfortable with trying generate humor out of tragic situations, especially where these has been loss of life. We're also uncomfortable with off-color humor. That's not to say we don't tackle subjects related to things like sex. However, I like to think we handle such subjects cleverly and humorously enough so that we can present them to almost any audience. As to getting our material out there, I agree with Alan T. that right now it's preferable to provide recent topical songs free on our website as a means of publicizing ourselves. I figure if we can show up often enough with topical material that people like, eventually our name will catch on. I'd rather we share our songs on the net for free than have them become old news without a chance for a public airing.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Fri 17 Nov 00 13:21
(In my mind I'm hearing "The Hanging Chad" sung to the tune of "The Hanging Tree"...)
Linda Castellani (castle) Fri 17 Nov 00 17:19
Alan, I'm so glad that you showed up for one last post before we have to say goodbye. I loved having you and I thank you for making me laugh, both of youse Alans, and Angie, thanks for such great questions. It's been terrific. I hope that you will hang around as long as you like.
Gail Williams (gail) Fri 17 Nov 00 17:35
Yes, thanks for the visit! Looking forward to a pointer to those songs when they go up.
Angie Coiro (angie-aaron) Fri 17 Nov 00 18:08
And I add my thanks as well, to the two Alans, Linda, and all who contributed. It's been fun! While today's our last "official" day, I'll still be checking in here just as Gail will, to watch for new material and info. Best of luck, guys!
Alan Friedman (brooklynite) Fri 17 Nov 00 19:10
Hey, thanks for having us. It's been great meeting everyone. I haven't been asked this many questions since my wife brought me home to meet her mother for the first time. And these questions were a whole lot more pleasant. We're working away furiously on new stuf as we speak. We will keep you posted. Thanks again.
Alan Thornton (sd) Fri 17 Nov 00 23:57
Thanks to all the folks who made this happen, cdb, castle, jonl, gail, all the excellent posters (dwaite!) and especially the lovely and talented Angie Corio. Angie, you're one of the most excellent folks I know. Hugs all around. We'll always be avaialable at www.southerndiscomfort.com where there is a low traffic announcements only mailing list and where our CDs are for salw sorry sale and where we out Napster Napster by giving our new stuff away before you even have a CHANCE to buy it! If any of you haven't been over to the other topic, Help Southern Discomfort Write a song, please go over there and see how clever all of our SD's Little Helpers have been. xoxox, alan thornton
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Sun 19 Nov 00 08:48
It's been a treat having you, Alan. You too, Alan! :-) And thanks, Angie, for being such an excellent conversational leader.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 22 Nov 00 10:58
I'm planning to play some of the Gore/Bush stuff from the CD on Dead to the World tonight, some time between 9 and 10 PST. www.kpfa.org
Alan Thornton (sd) Wed 22 Nov 00 22:25
thanks David! I have to say that being inbetween the Band's "The Shape I'm In" and Dylan's "Idiot Wind" (heh) is something like a dream come true for me. You are such a great performer, I sometimes forget what an amazing radio guy you are. Everyone should keep up with David at http://www.trufun.com. He may be comin' to your town!
Gail Williams (gail) Mon 11 Dec 00 16:27
Any word on new songs?
alans psychedelic breakfast (sd) Sun 31 Dec 00 00:09
sorry to say we didn't have extra studio time for them as predicted. we will be debuting a few new numbers at the sold out NYE show tomorrow night. hope to get them recorded soon. Happy New Year everyone!
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Sun 31 Dec 00 08:31
And a happy new year to you too, Alan T!
gazorinblat (dwaite) Sun 31 Dec 00 11:20
happy new millenium folks. now that the hype is over, it's time ofr a new one :-)
depresso doppio (sd) Wed 7 Feb 01 23:37
Dear Friends of Southern Discomfort: We are excited to report we'll soon be making our New York debut! We will be performing at the Triad Theatre, 158 W.72nd Street (near Broadway) on Monday, March 19, at 8:30 p.m. The Triad is one of the larger theatre/cabaret venues in the city. It was the birthplace of the long running N.Y. show "Forbidden Broadway." If you know anyone in the N.Y. area, pass this news along. We'd love to see them (and you) there!
David Gans (tnf) Thu 8 Feb 01 08:59
Wow, that's great!!
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 8 Feb 01 13:19
Break a string, Alan!
Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 8 Feb 01 14:06
depresso doppio (sd) Thu 8 Feb 01 17:43
thanks! we're pretty happy about it. ny theater festival in july is a good shot, too. we've talked to the producer and he likes the cd. 9 venues over a two week period! some of the folks involved are coming to the show mentioned above.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 8 Feb 01 18:12
Are you working on another CD yet?
police riots (dwaite) Fri 9 Feb 01 05:43
depresso doppio (sd) Sat 17 Feb 01 16:20
new material and cast changes are in place but the up front funding for a cd is not there just now. It won't be too much longer though. By late spring I hope.
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