Monday, September 04, 2006

In Anticipation of Becoming Ancient.

I know it's only September. However, I'm putting this out there because in the world of music, people are slow. You want to get a show booked, it sometimes takes a month to get everyone on the same page, make sure the venue is available, etc. So, because of all those things, I'm putting the word out about a show that I, Leah, will be putting together to celebrate...myself. I know, it's completely self-serving, but if I really gave a shit, then I wouldn't do it, eh?

My birthday is December 29th. That's a Friday. I'll be 27. I had this idea long ago to put together a show of my favorite local acts and call it a "Confessions of a Music Addict" showcase. Of course, I never ended up doing it, so I figured the best way to insure a good show on my birthday that'll give me and whoever else wants to celebrate something fun to do, I should put it together myself, as a showcase for the blog that just happens to fall on my birthday.

I have secured one band, League of Evil. Essentially, I would like 2 or 3 others to go along with that on the bill. Preferably bands I've spoken nicely about, which would indicate that I enjoy their music.

If anyone would like to volunteer for one of those remaining spots, please let me know. It would make my life easier than having to deal with your manager or booking person, or whatever. It's a hassle to go through so many people just to book a band. It actually pisses me off because I'm prompt and like to have things done when I think about them, while anyone behind the scenes of the band likes to take their sweet ass time, and won't get back to me until the last minute. (I'll interject that I did talk to one manager...and SHE got back to me the same week, so she's excluded from that.)

I want to heavily promote this, therefore, I'd like to have it in stone by October so I can alert print publications about it and create some buzz. Then, everyone wins! Ideally, I'd like for the bands and venue to make money, and for me to be drunk and happy on my birthday, as I get closer to age 3-0.

In conclusion, if there's anything anyone would like to do to help, if you'd like to play on the blog showcase/birthday blowout, contact me and we'll work something out. Word.
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