That whole looks vs. musicianship thing
Posted by: Dany ()
Date: January 06, 2001 06:14PM

...after looking back a bit...I felt like I had a little more to say..

Unfortunately, there are all too many times that looks ended up counting for why a band got signed, say...several years ago. I remember one of my exes, who was a booking agent, telling me that one of the reason that they'd consider looks in the equation when booking gigs for bands was because when the girls would show up at the bar to oogle the band, guys would come to oogle the girls. It's an interesting equation, but oddly enough, it sometimes worked...it brought people into the venue, and the people would by drinks. Drinks bring in money, which could pay the band and the club at the end of the night.

Notice, however...that a lot of the bands that were signed more on looks than musical talent don't exist anymore....and you occasionally find their CDs in the 99 cent rack at the used shop..if you're lucky. Sometimes it got chewed by the neighbor's dog cause someone threw it out the window because the musicianship reeked so bad.

The record labels, sadly, still tend to go with that old formula. Especially the big ones...I mean...why do you think stuff like the "boy bands" and the multitudes of "Britney Spears" stuff sells so much? The advertising, emphasizing on those "pretty people". But looks will only last for a short while. It's what music is out there in their names that will be remembered, or quickly forgotten.

Heh..it's why a lot of melodic rock is still out there, playing away..even if it's in smaller places.

Dany
-hopes my rambling made sense to somebody.

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Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 159 Jason 01/03/2001 08:37AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 122 coco 01/03/2001 09:56AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 117 DantheCDman 01/03/2001 09:57AM
You forgot 1981!! 136 koogles 01/03/2001 10:11AM
RE: You forgot 1981!! 120 Jason 01/03/2001 10:48AM
Shadow King blows 117 koogles 01/03/2001 01:40PM
Shadow King: Great Band..... 123Kris01/03/2001 01:44PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band, NOT. 126 mike 01/03/2001 02:38PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band, 98 Tahir Bise 10/07/2002 12:27AM
Yeah, so good they only made one CD! 139 koogles 01/03/2001 02:46PM
Are you serious? I hope not.... 104Kris01/03/2001 03:19PM
You need some quality control, buddy!! 118 koogles 01/03/2001 11:48PM
Come back to reality 103Kris01/04/2001 12:24AM
I'm back to reality... and only Mike is here! 107 koogles 01/04/2001 08:58AM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band..... 106John Q01/03/2001 06:57PM
RE: Shadow King: Great Band..... 83 DantheCDman 01/03/2001 07:41PM
Well I like it! 109 Andrew 01/03/2001 09:10PM
And I love it ! 117 Sven 01/03/2001 11:02PM
No wonder, you're listening to Loverboy's VI! 114 koogles 01/03/2001 11:56PM
Koogles opinion...... 105Captain Chaos01/04/2001 12:33AM
Why don't you take a side for once, Chaos? 111 koogles 01/04/2001 09:14AM
I'm always on the side of "truth and justice& 100Captain Chaos01/05/2001 05:12AM
Loverboy VI 91 Sven 01/04/2001 01:32AM
Wait till you hear "Get Lucky", "LE 121 koogles 01/04/2001 09:22AM
RE: Wait till you hear "Get Lucky", &quo 106 Jason 01/04/2001 11:50AM
Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 101 koogles 01/04/2001 11:50PM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 118 Jason 01/05/2001 01:20AM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 120Captain Chaos01/05/2001 06:05AM
RE: Blue Tears vs. Shadow King 123 DantheCDman 01/05/2001 09:30AM
RE: No wonder, you're listening to Loverboy's VI! 114 DantheCDman 01/04/2001 10:18AM
Looks DO Matter 100Kris01/04/2001 12:07AM
Me & HOL 104John Q01/04/2001 06:30AM
RE: Me & HOL 107 Dany 01/06/2001 05:58PM
That whole looks vs. musicianship thing124 Dany 01/06/2001 06:14PM
RE: Shadow King blows 108 Mister Pomp 01/04/2001 07:18AM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 120richie01/03/2001 07:24PM
RE: Best years for AOR/Melodic rock? 115 Mister Pomp 01/04/2001 07:16AM


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