Saturday, August 09, 2014
Maybe I Shoulda Called it Landfill Records
The inability of my Kickstarter VocalJazz project to catch fire after nearly its thirty-day run finds me becoming increasingly and realistically resigned to its failure. I'm profoundly perplexed. How to account for such Apathy (?), Disregard (?) Resignation (?) on the part of those hundreds upon hundreds (thousands, actually) of seeming devotees of non-brain-rot musique to whom I've pitched the project. The official Kickstarter page advises that even a dollar contribution will sufficeth, so the numerous private "begging off" emails I've received mewling and whining over "hard times" don't quite parse. (Sincere thanks to the handful of backers who HAVE chipped in.) Maybe Tony Bennett is wrong; maybe the Great American Songbook ISN'T the classical music of the 21st Century. And Max Roach was RIGHT (!) when he said that: "Those who voted for defunding of music education in public schools are getting what they paid for," i.e. alleged music totally devoid of the three necessary concomitants of the art form: harmony, melody and rhythm. Oh well. . .as Saint Bernard of Clairvaux once so wisely observed, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
Posted by Bill Reed at 7:07 PM