GORGEOUS GIRL NEWSLETTER Volume 1, Number 4 (December 15, 2000)
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"Little Drummer Boy"
Since some of you celebrate Christmas (or at least like to listen to
Christmas songs during the holiday season), I'd very much appreciate
it if you could check out my latest song, a remake of the holiday
classic "Little Drummer Boy." If you like, please use the Email to
Friends function within MP3.com to email this song to your friends!
Patrick Adams, a legendary music producer who was given the title
of "best string and brass arranger in the world," likes this song. He
has had it on his radio station, BOOM BOOM BOOM ROOM, ever
since I started on MP3.com, so please check out his music at
This is a very different song from the rest of my page. It's a little
experimental. See if you like it. If you don't, please tell me why
you don't like it.
"Sex in the City"
This song was #4 for a good week before hitting #2 for more than
a week. Now it's fallen to #3. Apparently, the artists who sent me
nasty emails about why I shouldn't be invading their genre have not
continued sending me anymore nasty emails. For a sort time, "Sex
in the City" was in the Top 20 in the overall Techno Radio chart and
#412 overall on MP3.com, a very significant achievement! The thing
that strikes me as odd is, among all of the songs I've produced so
far, this song required the least amount of effort to complete and it
has reaped me the greatest rewards. I cannot explain it. Sometimes I
take an objective listen to the song and wonder why 300+ people are
downloading/playing the song each day. It boggles my mind.
However, I am glad it has reached the audience it has and it does
help bring me one step closer to the coveted overall Top 40 list on
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE WEEK
For some strange reason, "Ascension" has recently seen a resurgence
in popularity even before I put some promotional resources behind it
last week. It was awarded a Top 40 spot in Progressive Trance a few
days ago, which is a very tough chart to succeed in nowadays.
"Planet Rave" has peaked to as high as #13 in the past week on the
Rave chart. Due to a reordering of my song list, the song has been
dropping little by little each day. I thought "Pulsar" would have
blown "Planet Rave" right out of the water in terms of popularity,
but it's sinking, too, for reasons unknown to me. Scholarly types on
MP3.com's bulletin boards say that the onslaught of holiday songs is
lowering the average MP3.com artist's daily plays. Pretty soon we'll
be seeing Valentine's Day and Easter songs. Gack!
VOTE FOR "U.F.O."!
If you like my song "U.F.O.," please vote for it on the "New
Electronic Top 100" station! Here's the station URL. Just email the
station's creator and tell him you're voting for "U.F.O. by Gorgeous
VOTE FOR THE SONG ON MY PAGE THAT YOU DON'T LIKE!
That's right. Knowing what you don't like is every bit as important
as knowing what you do like. Please take a listen to my music and if
there is a song or two (or more) that you don't like, please tell me
which song and why you don't like it. Maybe it's a melody that you
feel could be better or a percussion sound that should be added or
removed. You be the judge! If we use your tip to create an improved
version, we will include your name in the credits (optional).
Recently, I removed "Funky Booty" from my song list after a bit of
soul searching. The good points of the song included clean production
and crisp beats, but the song was missing a certain element that
prevented it from sounding a little robotic. One reviewer noted that
it sounded like I strung together canned MIDI beat loops (I actually
programmed all of the beat loops by hand). Another said the beats were
fine, but he didn't like the rave pads in it.
This brings up the point of popularity of a song. A song will be
popular if it touches the heart and minds of a large variety of
people. The most famous artists (with the help of their talented
engineers) produce music that crosses boundaries so whether you are
young or old, of whatever racial background or cultural group, you
will enjoy a popular song... or at least tolerate it... the exception
being Britney Spears.
"WILD RIDE" ALBUM NEWS
"Wild Ride" has sold a couple more copies since the last newsletter.
The album contains mostly the dance-oriented songs I've created in
the past few months, including "U.F.O.," "The Raven," "Planet Rave,"
"Pulsar," and "Sex in the City." These are all of my killer trance
and techno tunes compiled onto one great CD with some sexy cover art
that I've spent hours designing. I've done some extensive studies
and removed all of the songs from my page and my CDs that I feel are
"has-beens" or "losers." All of the remaining songs have had some
chart success in recent months. If you feel there is a song on "Wild
Ride" that doesn't fit with the vibe of the album, please tell me. My
policy is to be open to all suggestions.
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