Archive for February, 2014

The Proliferation of Crap

Posted by on February 28th, 2014

As the Internet has evolved, it’s been exciting to watch all the new avenues for artistic self-expression open up.  The gatekeepers are being swept away, and literally anyone can present their music, writing, painting, poetry, photography, journalism, etc. to the world.  You don’t need a record company, or a publisher, or an agent anymore.  How wonderful!  Except that, it’s not always so wonderful.  It seems like these days we are awash in crap.  Bad music, bad photography, you name it–it’s out there, often invading our Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever Web 2.0 app is popular at the moment.  And generally, only those creative types who are great a marketing are able to grab your interest.  But great marketers are not always great creators.  Now don’t get me wrong–there is good, even great stuff out there, too.  But it’s often buried in the sheer volume of the mediocre to bad, and buried under the strident voices of the tireless self-promoters.  I believe that eventually new gatekeepers will emerge–with all the good and bad that entails.  But until then, we are left to our own devices; once in a while we even find some life-changing work of art among the garbage.  If you do find something worthwhile, please share it with the rest of the world; we may never find it otherwise!

Bob Dylan Sings “Charles In Charge”

Posted by on February 21st, 2014

Well, not really.  It’s Jimmy Fallon doing a very good impression of mid-70’s Dylan.  I enjoy a well-done (and silly) impression.

Random News

Posted by on February 14th, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here’s a little of what’s going on in Chameleon Red land right now.Skeleton Crew Video Still

  • We got a good initial response the the “Skeleton Crew” video, including several Facebook shares.  That’s encouraging!  What?  You haven’t seen it yet?  Watch it now, before it’s too late!
  • We have hit #6 on the local rock charts on ReverbNation (though we’ve slipped back to #10 now).  Don’t know what that means, really, but it sounds cool.
  • We’re getting airplay on Jango radio.  Don’t know what that means, either, except that people from across the globe are listening to us.
  • We have signed on for a four-month radio promotion campaign, targeting independent and college radio stations across the U.S.
  • We have another live show scheduled for the near future.
  • The video for “Impatience” is in the works.
  • We’re starting to write some new material.

Whew!  Who knew we had that much energy?  Seriously, though, it’s exciting to see things happening.  Thanks to all who listen to and support us!