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April 13, 2013
Hello again, internets! If you've been following my Twitter feed then some of this update will be old news to you. If not, then what the hell is wrong with you?
Just kidding. Seriously though, it has come to my attention that in order to help me build a fan base I have to do something I thought I would never have to do... I set up a bandcamp page. I know, I know, you're all thinking "Sell out! Corporate bastard! Teen Mom!" and while I can't quite understand why you would compare me to the people on eMpTV, I can understand your confusion based on this decision.
I have been giving music away for free on my website for nearly three years without asking anything back from the people who have come to appreciate it. Believe me, it thrills me to no end that you like my music and I'm always excited to know that you will take the time out of your busy day to download my songs! But, I have come to the point where I need to start building what they call in the business a "mailing list".
This basically means, that when you download my songs from the bandcamp page, I won't charge you any money. All I ask in return is that you sign up for my mailing list so I can build a following outside of my hometown. Seems fair, right?
With this in mind, I will be taking down many of the free songs on my website and putting them on the bandcamp page to encourage people to get the songs there. They'll still be free, and I promise not to give you guys updates every time I write a song or toast the perfect pop-tart.
There will of course be added benefits to being on the mailing list. Free music, free concert admission, free bird er, wait no. But still you get the idea, I am making you a promise that signing up for my mailing list to get my songs will be worth your while! So check out my bandcampe page here:
So, now that the unpleasantries are out of the way here is what you really wanted to know about by checking my website. Six of the ten songs off of M.E.O.W. have passed the final mix stage and are ready to be mastered! The four remaining songs are in the process of being mixed as we speak.
So thank you again to all of my fans for your continued support and thank you to anyone and everyone I have ever performed in front of, shared a stage with, or otherwise crossed paths with in this crazy world of music! I hope to see you all at the upcoming CD release party!
March 5, 2013
Hello, internet. Did you miss me?
Okay, some news. No, I'm not dead. And no, I haven't given up performing. Still in the process of mixing and mastering M.E.O.W. I hope to return to the stage real soon, but I have discovered that performing every month is a major distraction when you're working a full time job and trying to mix an album. Excuses, excuses. I hope to return to performing next month so keep your eyes peeled!
The other thing that is eating up a great deal of my time is the followup to M.E.O.W. Entitled NEXT, this album will be a complete multimedia experience. Make sure to pickup a copy of M.E.O.W. so that you can participate in the fun leading up to it's release!
I'm also going to be branching out in the near future. M.E.O.W. will be available online - iTunes, Napster, etc. So if you can't make it out to NW-Ohio or SE-Michigan to pickup your copy, you can still enjoy all the jaded rock goodness in the lo-res format of your choice!
November 25, 2012
Congratulations America, you reelected Barack Obama for another four years. I gotta give you credit for voting for a semi-liberal candidate. My cats were reacting disapprovingliny to the whole thing. As for me, I voted for Jill Stein. I'm pretty far to the left.
That being said, I didn't vote for Barack because, quite frankly, I'm disappointed with what he has accomplished as a DEMOCRAT in the White House. I expected more of him and I didn't get it. I wanted him to get universal health care passed; I wanted him to close Guantanamo Bay; I wanted him to bring ALL of the troops home from over seas; I wanted him to raise his voice when the governor of Minnesota started acting like a nazi douchebag - and he didn't do any of those things. Congress stood in his way a little bit, but I still expected better of the man who won the 2008 election.
Okay, rant over. Song of the month is over and M.E.O.W. is on its way! Now I'm depending on your input here: I have decided to make one of the song of the month available as a free download on evbpmusic.com - so what song would you like? Head over to my facebook page and vote! If you missed out on the whole SoTM promotion, you can check out all 7 tracks on my youtube page! The song that gets the most votes will be available to anyone with an internet connection from now until the end of my time... or at least the end of my hosting subscription!
That being said, thanks to all of you who have come out to my shows; thanks to all of you have supported me with your talented instrumentation on one or more of my tracks; thanks to all of you who have talked up my music to friends, family, and random passerby - I'm sure they thought you were nuts! I'm going to be taking some time off from performing. If not for all my supportive fans I would probably not be saying this. But I really want to finish hammering the nails into the coffin that is M.E.O.W. Time to start writing some new material for my next album!
Thank you everyone! I'm looking forward to bringing new material to you in the next year!
September 9, 2012
...or how I learned to stop worrying and love college towns. So, I was in Bowling Green yesterday for the Black Swamp Art Festival. If you've never been, I suggest attending next year. Lots of fun! While I was there I stopped into Finders Records - an audiophiles dream made reality. Used, new, old, recent, obscure, popular - they've got it! And now, you can find The X Of Art EP there too! Salivating yet?
I also stopped into an excellent pizza shop called Campus Pollyeyes. I know, I know: what does pizza have to do with music? Well, for starters name me one musician who hasn't at one time or another made pizza a staple of their diet. For another thing, as an independent musician, I know what its like to be overlooked because of an unfamiliar name brand. Independent business spiel, blah blah blah... THE PIZZA IS AMAZING! If you're in Bowling Green and you don't stop into this place, you should regret it.
And finally, the big news: The mystery rapper just emailed me their parts for the record! This means that Song of The Month will be drawing to a close soon. If you missed the opportunity to get free mp3s, I feel bad for you son. Maybe I'll do SoTM again in the future. But for now, I will be wrapped up in the mixing and mastering of M.E.O.W.
Stay tuned for some youtube vids, more show announcements and an official release date for M.E.O.W... Also more weirdness!
May 5, 2012
First off, I've got to address a tragic loss to the music community. Adam Yauch, better known to most of us as MCA of the Beastie Boys, lost his battle with cancer. While I can't say I was a hardcore Beasties fan, I would be an idiot if I didn't acknowledge the impact they had on popular music.
I remember when I turned 11 and suddenly rap music was the enemy (I was going through a metal phase), The Beastie Boys were a shining light for me. Rap music didn't have to be about how many times you could say the N-word! Rap music did not have to be about how many ho's you were fucking! While the Beastie Boys were not above rapping about girls, drugs, and swear words they were not defined by it. I always found that to be refreshing. While I appreciate west coast G-Funk now, at the time it was stifling and difficult to relate to for a white kid growing up in the middle class. So thank you to The Beastie Boys for giving me a relatable link to rap music. We'll miss you, MCA.
If you haven't been following me on Twitter, you should totally do that because I have, like, next to no followers. Also, I post funny stuff there. Oh yeah, and if I'm playing a show soon, you will see it on there. So gosh, doesn't this Twitter thing sound just super awesome and fun? Follow me already! twitter.com/_evbp.
Oh yeah, and if you're letting these free tracks that I'm posting each month pass you by, I should warn you that they will not be made available again. Once they're gone, they're gone. So don't miss out, download them and consider signing up for the mailing list to keep posted on promotions and exclusive content! Stay weird!