I came to the realization this last week that I’m starting to really resent Youtube. Thanks to Youtube we have the Biebs, I’m having nightmares about that Gotye song, and now my Facebook newsfeed has been littered with people covering songs. What does it say about the music biz when musicians are spending more time with iMovie than with bandmates in a sweaty rehearsal space?
Maybe it’s a sign of the times. Communication via email, texts, and social media sites have become the preference. Maybe it was only a matter of time before people realized they could sit on Youtube to see music instead of heading out to a show. And then in turn musicians started caring more about the number of followers or views they had.
This is not to say that I don’t play the internet game with music. I’ve put up videos of myself singing and singing other people’s songs. I’ve spent countless hours promoting my band on Facebook. I get it. These things are all necessary.
The irony is that the only reason I noticed any of this or let it bug me is because I spend way too much time on the damn internet. Womp womp. Color me hypocritical.
My band had the wonderful opportunity to play for The Good Music Club a little while ago.
The Good Music Club is the brainchild of Laurie Gallardo, a KUT radio personality and overall bad ass of a woman. Her goal is to showcase Austin’s up and coming bands on the interwebs and through various media outlets, all in the name of promoting good new music. God I love this city. Check us out ya’ll. And maybe repost it on facebook. Too soon?