Well, we’re back at it. Simon and I are guessing that the new full-length long play record (yup, vinyl) will be out sometime this fall. We need ideas for publicity, people.
By now many of you heard of our sordid stunt involving Playgirl Magazine. Nope, while I was never the Playgirl centerfold of the month, I did manage to write erudite, scintillating, entertaining and informative music reviews for Playgirl online. I think Playgirl as a print magazine is a thing of the past. While they maintain an Internet presence, I think a question its management should ask itself is “why bother?”
I think Playgirl’s replacement is a UK publication called “Filament,” which calls itself the “Thinking Woman’s Trumpet.” I guess its a musical magazine, and since I played the trumpet in high school, well, I like it already. But seriously folks, here’s a link: (http://www.filamentmagazine.com). From what I can tell, Filament is sort of like Playgirl except that it actually has interesting articles in addition to the photos of naked people. Okay, well naked men, mostly, but there’s is an occasional naked women in the mix. (Don’t ask me how I know. I don’t read magazines that have photos of naked people in them!)
As it happens, Emma Jane Richards, the singer who sang Winter Moon in Welsh on our Darkness / Fire / Dancing CD, did a photo shoot for Filament featuring a naked guy taking a shower. Emma is multi talented.
So, how does this relate to anything we’re doing? Not sure. Maybe tell Filament that they need some bitter, chronically depressed, moody, sardonic, sarcastic smart-ass musician writing thoughtful reviews of new musicians that are too cool for anyone else to know about. Send them an e-mail here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell them you demand Fiskum. Tell them I have a Master’s Degree in ethnomusicology. Tell them I’m just like Jim Morrison except that I’m not dead and I don’t take drugs and I’m mostly a nice guy, and well… I know you’ll think of the right thing to say.