inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #76 of 99: 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?
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #77 of 99: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #78 of 99: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #79 of 99: 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"...)
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #80 of 99: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #81 of 99: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #82 of 99: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #83 of 99: 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. 
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #84 of 99: 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
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #85 of 99: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #86 of 99: 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
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #87 of 99: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #88 of 99: Gail Williams (gail) Mon 11 Dec 00 16:27
    

Any word on new songs?
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #89 of 99: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #90 of 99: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Sun 31 Dec 00 08:31
    
And a happy new year to you too, Alan T!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #91 of 99: 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  :-)
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #92 of 99: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #93 of 99: David Gans (tnf) Thu 8 Feb 01 08:59
    
Wow, that's great!!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #94 of 99: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 8 Feb 01 13:19
    

Break a string, Alan!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #95 of 99: Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 8 Feb 01 14:06
    

Excellent!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #96 of 99: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #97 of 99: Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 8 Feb 01 18:12
    
Are you working on another CD yet?
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #98 of 99: police riots (dwaite) Fri 9 Feb 01 05:43
    
congrads!!!!
  
inkwell.vue.92 : Alan Thornton and Alan Friedman - Struggling Like Hell To Be Moderately Amusing
permalink #99 of 99: 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.
  



Members: Enter the conference to participate

Non-members: How to participate


Non-members: Please enter your comment or question:
All non-member comments are read before posting. All spam is discarded.

Your email address:
We will only use this email address to contact you for clarification.

Your real name:
Your name will be used to identify your comment if it is posted.



Subscribe to an RSS 2.0 feed of new responses in this topic RSS feed of new responses

 
   Join Us
 
Home | Learn About | Conferences | Member Pages | Mail | Store | Services & Help | Password | Join Us