a new song! this is just carrie playing it for a preview, but wait till you hear the WHOLE band. title is up in the air, any one have any ideas?

Shamelessss Self Promotion…

What’s with this line?  Is it meant to make people who are promoting themselves feel bad? 

Isn’t all promotion done by oneself? 

Ok, so when it comes to music, if you are signed to a label, then they will promote for you.  And they will do an amazing job of it.  But my focus is on the bands who are promoting for themselves.  The ones who are actually putting the blood, sweat and tears in every show that they play so that just one more person may hear their music. 

How about we call it ‘Promotions.’  I promote my bands because I know that if I don’t, nobody else will, maybe Carrie, Craig, Ben, Michael and a few other friends will…  But that’s it.  The word ‘shameless’ makes me feel that some people may feel shame for promoting themselves.  Why would you feel shame for putting hard work into the thing that you love to do most?  And this label always seems to be applied to musicians when they plug themselves.  Why don’t you just say “Shameful Self Promotion” and really make us feel the heat. 

Here’s a quote from an article I found online:  “The shameless part is the total disregard for others. In other words, Shameless Self-Promoters see only the game — not the relationship or the other person’s needs. Shameless self-promoters are focused on getting, not giving. Just now, a friend on the phone said that he had quit hanging around with a guy who became an affiliate marketer, because the guy couldn’t quit selling.” 

I don’t feel that we disregard others, as a matter of fact, we try to lift other bands up.  And usually when I hear people say that they are shamelessly self promoting themselves, I don’t think they are disregarding what others are saying or doing either.  Maybe this term is just over-used or used incorrectly…

In all reality, I’d like to say I am promoting my band, that’s it. 

 

Check out some of our friends:

Soup:  http://www.reverbnation.com/soupband?kick=890528

The Organics:  http://www.theorganicsband.com/

Guns of Navaronne:  http://gonavarone.com/

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you like? G.I.G. in San Antonio! any place with disco lights and comfy couches = our favey venue….

happy trails

you like? G.I.G. in San Antonio! any place with disco lights and comfy couches = our favey venue….

happy trails

bea arthur mountains pizza (click me)

dear calliope boys (and myself),

i’ve found a tumblr that far exceeds our own. that right there is the taste of defeat.

happy trails, carrie

Alexander

Great new song called ‘truth’ by the lead vocalist of edward sharpe, check it out, his solo album is coming out soon

poodle dog lounge. a little story about how we found mikey.
Finally the Fantastic Four became five (which makes the comic book reference irrelevant) when they discovered Mike Fargnolli, who had formerly been the most talented pasta maker in Spaghettio Land. People of the land came from miles around not only to eat his tasty noodles, but to listen to the rhythmic stylings of Flam-Bam Fargnolli. Apparently after cooking, Flam-Bam himself would repurpose his pasta pots into a drum set and play along with an old Rush tape, blowing listeners’ minds (and ear drums, alike) with his dynamite drumming. The Musicals, being the avid pasta eaters (and Rush fans) that they are, kidnapped Flam-Bam from his noodle-y nook and recruited him as drummer extraordinaire, making them once again, a noodle band!

poodle dog lounge. a little story about how we found mikey.

Finally the Fantastic Four became five (which makes the comic book reference irrelevant) when they discovered Mike Fargnolli, who had formerly been the most talented pasta maker in Spaghettio Land. People of the land came from miles around not only to eat his tasty noodles, but to listen to the rhythmic stylings of Flam-Bam Fargnolli. Apparently after cooking, Flam-Bam himself would repurpose his pasta pots into a drum set and play along with an old Rush tape, blowing listeners’ minds (and ear drums, alike) with his dynamite drumming. The Musicals, being the avid pasta eaters (and Rush fans) that they are, kidnapped Flam-Bam from his noodle-y nook and recruited him as drummer extraordinaire, making them once again, a noodle band!

Calliope Musicals would like to wish you a Very, Merry Christmas Spectacular with our version of “Rockin around the Christmas Tree.” 

Hope you enjoy! 

(we tried doing a video, but it didn’t work out, sorry :)  we think most of you know what we look like anyways.)

word of the day (this one is good enough to be word of the year. convenient since the year is almost over.) so yes, this is the WORD OF THE YEAR.

(listen closely)

Pantywaist

try to use it in a sentence today (or this year, which gives you approximately 15 days)

like:

Tom couldn’t even lift up his Mad Dog forty. What a pantywaist.

or

Tom couldn’t even finish his Mad Dog forty. Damn pantywaist.

Inspirations

one of our biggest inspirations will be on tv tonight, guess who…