RE: [podcasters] Re: Receive new releases, directly available for airplay
- Thank you very much! I'm actually relieved my fairly arrogant reaction got a
positive response. I was in a crappy mood when I got that release and had
this sorta "I'll show you" attitude. But as a DJ I get amateurishly written
press releases from music labels all the time, and I'd be amused if it
weren't so pathetic to see that they clearly don't understand how much this
detracts from their credibility instead of spreading their message. I don't
think it's a coincidence that the only band I ever featured based on a press
release (Techno Squirrels) also had the most polished release I've received.
I also think that one of the reasons Podrunner and Groovelectric have been
able to stand out from a plethora of DJ mixes out there is because of my
years, professional and otherwise, of writing larcenously exploitative promo
copy. (Hell, in a certain sense fiction itself, which I've published a bunch
of, can be viewed as larcenously exploitative promo copy.) Podcasters tend
to focus on audio and video -- even to the extent that the written word is
no longer automatically lumped in with the horribly balkanized word "media"
-- but I think it's a mistake to disregard the persuasive value of the good
writing, even if it is intended only as a way to lead someone to your
Podcasts: "Groovelectric" / "Podrunner"
From: Wade Rockett [mailto:wade@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:49 AM
Subject: [podcasters] Re: Receive new releases, directly available for
I read the first few lines of the original version and moved on, not
sure what it was about and assuming that it wasn't for me.
Then I read the opening sentence of Steve's draft and thought, Hey!
That sounds kind of cool - maybe I should read the rest, and check out
Good copyediting is a thing of beauty.
--- In podcasters@yahoogro <mailto:podcasters%40yahoogroups.com> ups.com,
"Steven R. Boyett" <steve@...> wrote:
> Some corrections. The hazards of editing via cut & paste.
> Dear Podcast owner (Willem here, no spammer!):
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