Saturday, September 13, 2008

911 I Can't Breathe

I heard that Deepa Soul a.k.a. Diedre Meredith was releasing a video on 9-11 called "911 I Can't Breath". It was supposed to launch on Logo, and I looked on the website and couldn't find it.

Now there are many ways to go about finding something on the internet, so my next stop was to Google the video. It came up but the link didn't work. So now I went to the website where the video was supposed to be listed and found another link there on the front page. Whew!!! You have to be persistent sometimes to find what you want on the net.

The video is great! and a break from the usual House music releases of this wonderful artist who hails from New Orleans and is now the Director of OutMusic.

I just wish that people would remember how lazy the 'click through' generation can be. The post I first read about the video should have had the link right there so I'd only have to click on it and...voila. Instant gratification.

Sometimes you have to think of your audience, especially on the internet, as wanting to be fed things directly. If I were just passing by the post and did not know Deepa personally, I probably would not have bothered to take the 5 minutes it took for me to go on a full-out search mission to find it.

Oh! In case you wanted to check it out, here's the link.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Learn Some Cover Tunes

Everyone should learn a few covers, even as an original artist. Find out why in this video. On my shows, I tend to open with a cover if I'm doing more than 3 songs. It really breaks the ice.