I’m going to be gone this weekend, and I didn’t want my last post to be that rambling conspiracy theory about Cypress Hill, so I decided to give you guys another post, but as I type it, I’m not sure exactly where it’s going. I guess I wanted to bring up the “big picture” to you guys and see if the weekend brings back any good feedback. As Pigeons and Planes gets more popular (thank you so much for that), and as resources and connections start to come through, I really would like to take it to new places. If you don’t know about me personally, my goal is to work in the music industry, and I’m feeling the pressure of actually making that shit happen instead of just wishing. Things are lining up, but I’m still far from where I want to be.
I also think the industry is changing, and I want to be a part of that. As cool as it is to read a review about an album that came out last month in a magazine, I think it’s cooler that today’s technology allows you to hear a song that was just released this week – by artist that still doesn’t have a label. And to hear it from a person who has no motivation other than sharing some good shit with people who have similar tastes. And to be able to talk about it. Shit, I can’t tell you how much the comments on this blog have made me think about things. Although most of you guys are shit for brains, there are some really insightful comments that lead to great discussion. You don’t get that kind of stuff in the “letters to the editor” section of your favorite music magazine. Hopefully you’ve gotten to know me and Ramz a little just through reading.
So I guess where I’m going with this comes down to a few things – I want to reach as many people as I can with Pigeons and Planes. Eventually, I’d like to represent artists, hold events, get a fucking festival going, and distribute digital releases. Those goals are important to me, but I also want to stay grounded. If I get excited and hear a song I love, I want to be able to come post it on P&P and say “Yo, check this shit out!”. I want to be honest on here. I think sometimes I might come across as a sarcastic dick, and that’s okay, but I want to be able to open up as well. It’s something I don’t see very often on blogs, something that I think sets P&P apart, and something that I hope to continue.
To make it happen, I need you guys on board. So let me know. If this blog gets boring, if we’re missing something, if you want something else from us, let us know. Get involved. Help P&P out. I don’t have money to put into a major marketing campaign, so I need support from the ground up. That’s why I’m constantly asking people to write “Pigeons and Planes” on a local street sign or send harassing emails to celebrities asking them to check it out. To date, I have seen no measurable results, although Spencer Pratt is following me on Twitter. I’ll take it. But more than anything else, just let me know what’s up. More than ever, guerrilla style marketing can really make a dent, and all it takes is some people who stand for something. I know P&P is just a fucking music blog and this sounds like some kind of call to arms, but I hope the future of P&P in the music business will be a brand that people stand behind – a representation of music as more than a product. I feel more passionate about that than I can possibly blog about.
Alright, I’m starting to feel too sensitive. I just wanted to take a time-out and let you know what was on my mind. I’ve been going through some personal shit lately, and more than anything, it’s made me want to get focused like a motherfucker. This might look like a clumsy late night post right now, but I promise – give me a couple years. Pigeons and Planes.
Have a good weekend.
Oh fuck. Forgot no one reads posts without any MP3’s. Here are a couple new songs to check out. These two go well together.
Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed | YouSendIt
Harlem – Friendly Ghost | YouSendIt