|#8 ("Mare"), "Totem #9", continued declined, RLM + Geronimo-ooooooooo||
12/21/2020> No 9 ladies dancing neither... we already blogged liner notes for the 9th track ("Totem #9") when we released it as a single, tho we didn't inkloot the lyrics:
we found a blue hatchet buried in dandelion weeds
we let it slip further down in the folds
even if a tree never even falls
please sir, kin we have back our yellow ball?
we beseech u police not to be besieged
kin u look past your uniform
badge or flag don't mean u kin beat us black + blue
when the bruise heals it shines yellow + green
same wood used for axe or baton
police sir, kin we have back our yellow ball?
we'll play your game if u level the field
wood u hear the shot herd round the whirled
> Sum folks out there probly wonder why we bother @ all if no 1 listens to our music (or reads this blog). Or perhaps sum wonder if instead of whining about it if we're making a concerted effort to promote our selves + the answer is yes, we send our album around best as we know how, to music mags or blogs... we know about that submithub site + have sent various tracks from Herd of Birds to a 100 or more places + receive nothing but rejections... "declined to share," w/ the exception of 1 or 2 shout-outs from minor places. Then again, we go to the popular sites + look @ what they're promoting + are glad we ain't associated w/ this auto-tune pop crap that 99% of the world listens to these days. 1 reviewer even said they liked our music + that it was a diffrent+ fresh relief from the same ol' boring crap they keep receiving, but nevertheless they seem to have an obligation to promote the same ol' boring crap cuz that's what's expected. The only site we'd even want to be reviewed by is The Quietus but we don't know nobody there + our emails to them probly just disappear into the ether. Sure there's millions of musicians out there in the same boat (or maybe it's just us being truly bad?). We sent out physical (vinyl) copies of our album to a few dozen ppl + even our friends don't even bother to acknowledge they even received them... we'd think maybe the USPS wasn't delivering them but 1 or 2 ppl did say they got a package but hadn't had time to open it or don't have a record player. So now we just give out our album free in those little book boxes around town (the digital albums are also available free, just put $0 when bandcamp asks u to name the price). If we could we'd put a negative amount (pay folks for the time + trouble of listening to our music) we would. We ain't a stranger to failure (see post #619), been dealing w/ rejection our entire lives, w/ our music + our writing.
30 years ago (when we had thinner skin) we stopped making tapes cuz of it, but now we figure (or justify) that it frees us up to just make music how we want to make music cuz no 1 else cares what we do anyway.
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