Moving forward. Is it one step forward, two steps back or is it two steps forward and one step back. I’m not sure. I’ve already been wondering about the death of Myspace. Ever since they really started cracking down on being able to freely communicate on there it’s really started to go downhill. That was about a year ago. Which is why, I’ve essentially spent less and less time there. It’s to the point where I pretty much answer comments and post a little “update” thing, usually in the morning.
In the past two months I’ve seen other “top” music forums and consultants declare that Myspace is already gasping it’s death rattle, at least for non-signed artists. The sad thing is that most of these services do everything they can to become hip then they make it as hard as they can to take your clan to the next hip venture. Which is why I’ve always kept my jodywhitesides.com domain and yes the website is still there and gets updates now and then. Heck one page gets a daily update – the blog page.
Other sites have started to crop up, Ourstage, Facebook, etc. But even Facebook is getting long in the tooth and there are issues about how the “apps” share your personal information. That’s potentially very scary. Another new one that you may have heard of is Twitter. As of this morning, I’m a new Twitterer. I’ve even added a little widget over to the right in the column that has my latest tweets. I’ve got a buddy, Grant Baciocco, who has been Twittering since the beginning. I’m going to have to hit him up for things to watch out for, but it seems like micro blogging is sorta cool.
As for my own website, I think I’m going to start envisioning the web 2.0 version of the jodywhitesides.com thing. I think it’s likely wiser to create a social experience around the brand that is Jody Whitesides. Thus it’s probably the next step in branding for artists. Beyond that of facebook, or myspace or whatever. I do see the potential in Twitter though. It’s a very quick way to stay up-to-the-moment with people or even a website.
It’s funny cause with all this stuff of trying to run around the web to keep up it can leave ya feeling like a mouse. Speaking of mice and running. I’ve got the perfect song. It sums up the frantic nature of our current state of being. Welcome to Fletcher the Mouse by Electrocution 250. If you’re a long time reader/listener of Single of the Day, then you’ve heard some of them in the past. It’s frenetic. It’s uptempo. It’s cool. It’s certainly fun. Most definitely cartoon music from hell!
Go get it now as a soundtrack to your frantic life!