Monday, October 16, 2006

i finished mixing my record on friday. finished. friday the thirteen even. i know metaphors like this are over used but it really feels like a re-emergence from being underground. and that being said, as i come back up, my head clears and my eyes adjust, the landscape looks really unfamiliar. unfamiliar is, generally speaking, a good word in my opinion. especially in this case because the unfamiliar landscape im referring to here is the music business. i remember years ago, when people first started complaining about the illegal/legal downloading and all that it was doing to the music industry, i was not convinced that it was all a bad thing. i thought then, and i still think now, that the music business needed a shakeup. things had to change. with change there are inevitably pains and victims. granted. life is always like that isnt it? things needed changing. things have been changed. things are still dramatically changing. i find it interesting. the change that i have always thought is the most important is that an artist no longer needs to convince a man in a suit that people who dont wear suits will be interested in hearing the artists work. that was one of the biggest walls in the old system. now i understand that these days getting your work to those that care is a little like writing a poem on a piece of paper, folding it into a paper airplane and sending it out over a demilitarized zone. but when that does land in the right persons hand, they then share it with others and a special relationship has been created. this might not apply to the mega stars, who can only complain about diminished cd sales. but for the rest of us, especially those like me in the musical middle class, this is much more attractive than hoping to be one of a handful of bands chosen by a handful of corporations. so i begin to take and make phone calls and meetings to figure out how best to navigate these new waters, stay interested in what i do, and get my delinquent work into the hands of those it might mean something to. bell rings. bout begins.

8 comments:

andy said...

i cant wait to hear it

avrum68 said...

There are many metal heads that have been turned onto Joy Division, Bauhaus (due to reading your quotes from ol' Jane interviews), put down the guitar, picked up a bass to compose songs (due to LA Song), and most importantly, your stubborness to not join Jane's 200? and avoid the embarassing circus they morphed into. All of these things and many more have created an Avery fan base that anxiously awaits your new material. Please release it soon.

shawn said...

beatiful Eric. As always, I'm sure you will surprise. Excellent blog.

Chris (C. Brian) said...

Thanks for your vision and integrity, EA. Looking forward to experiencing (once again) your originality and creativity.

Chris (C. Brian) said...

"I would put you to sleep you know I would to the shit they play on the radio" - - EA

We all shall wake up from the dead and rise once your new work is released!

fretzero said...

Eric,
Check out this site:
http://www.MySongStore.com

You can sell your downloads right from your website, and completely bypass those suited people. Someone would google Eric Avery and be able to buy your music all in the span of a minute. You'd get like 75% of the money, too, instead of the peanuts you got thrown as being "11.25%" of that other band . . .

Yours in bass,
Aaron

http://www.myspace.com/fretzero

pablo said...
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pablo said...

Look forward to hearing your new work. I'm sure it's going to be great. Check out myspace (the music part) and type in juanderlust and tell me what you think of my music. thanx and keep doing what your doing.
pablo