Dead But Dreaming
Newsletter #6 - January 2000
First of all, thanks go out to those of you who listened to KISW late
enough on Jan 14th to hear them play a DBD song! There wasn't time to
send an announcement to everyone via postal mail, but those of you
checking your e-mail inboxes got a little bit of warning that KISW was
going to play a song ("Torn") by DBD as part of their annual charity
Radiothon. DBD gave a charitable donation (proceeds go to benefit
Ronald McDonald House) in exchange for a little airtime. As the radio
station's schedule does get shuffled out of control on their Radiothon
days, we were originally to be played at 9:30 pm but ended up being
played at 12:45 am. Many of Seattle's local groups were also played
that night, and a few of them will be playing with us on Friday, January
28th at Planet Hot Rod (7403 Pacific Highway in Fife). Show starts at
8:30, we will be on at 9:30. This is a 9-band jam night which always
brings something fresh, interesting, and new to the stage.
We'll be heading into the studio at the end of February to record a new
demo, the release of which should be in March. Keep watching for a
special gig announcement where you might obtain a copy for yourself!
Also, upon completion of this new recording, we will begin preparing for
doing our first album! Songs and recording studios have yet to be
chosen, but it's looking like it might happen as soon as this summer! So
keep checking the web page and watching your in-box (or mailbox) for
updates on gigs and album information.
Oh, by the way: you can now check us out on the web at
www.deadbutdreaming.com - an address that is certainly easier to
remember than the previous one! The site has been updated recently and
is worth checking out if you have not visited in a while. If you don't
have a copy of 'Give' from the demo, you can listen to it and obtain the
MP3 by following a link from our page to MP3.com. Keep in mind in this
new era of digital music and free internet distribution that it is
important to support your local artists, so if there is a band you've
heard around and really like, check 'em out online (most bands are online
now, and many of them with MP3.com) and please don't illegally post
copies of their music on a site to be downloaded by others. Bands love
it when you tell your friends about them, play their album for other
people, and put links to their website on your own. Spreading music
around for free that wasn't intended by the band however is a bad
idea - make sure you stress to someone how important it is to actually
purchase a copy for yourself if you have MP3's illegally from a group.
After all, the only way this indie thing works is if people actually
support their favorite artists by buying the music from the musicians
directly (cheaper than from a major label - cut out all those middlemen
expenses!) and going to their shows. Although our own album isn't out
for sale yet, we do feel for other groups struggling with this issue
right now. It's your music scene, make it something you can live with -
and actually enjoy.
Talk at 'ya later, hope to see you at the show!