In the mad world of the musician that is out there on the indie route it’s often that they have to take multiple matters into their own hands. Oddly I have the feeling that there has a come a tipping point in the whole indie thing (or as I prefer to call it: non-signed). There’s an inkling of a backlash starting to happen with signed bands which I think will start to spill over to bands/artists that are not signed. Labels are wanting their bands be highly active on social network sites and on Twitter. However, there are bands that are now starting to say no way.
The idea of being constantly connected is intoxicating. When a person can reached by any one of a multitude of ways it could very well be overbearing. Do I understand it? You betcha. A whole lot of my friends love to call me “Dot Com” as a joke. I’m usually on the first of any friend to be exploring a new service or idea. Like those bands I’ve been hearing about though, I’m starting to feel too much like a slave to the social services. Hell, I’m even a slave to this blog – and yes there are times when I consider dropping the concept of doing it daily, and therein it would mean either passing the reigns or shuttering it until further notice.
There are studies being done about services like twitter. One such now says that the average Twitter account is only following about 10 people and has about 10 followers and has only made about 10 tweets. Whole lotta 10’s there. What it doesn’t add up to is a perfect 10. The hoopla that occurred in the past two years has died on it and now the only thing that seems to drive that one is if something newsy happens – maybe it could also be truthyness. I know that I’ve tapered off on it a bit, to the point where some of my fellow tweeters started asking me what was up.
I didn’t have an answer at that time, but I’m coming to the conclusion that it’s because I’m not looking to be constantly juggling everything. Why? Because the music started to get neglected. Which led me to start thinking about something once said to me. It was about knowing what you love to do and what you hate to do. That’s very black and white, but there’s areas of grey that fall and social services are one of those things that are fun in spurts, but get a little draining when done all the time.
Back to the music. I’m thinking about all this I’m gonna roll with Too Much Too Little Too Late by the Jellyfish. I make it no secret that they are one of my favorite bands of all time and wrote some very amazing music. This song is specifically geared for a marriage that went bad, but it can be a good metaphor for anything where there’s too much that leads to too little that eventually goes nowhere.
Amazing vocals, killer instrument sounds, with an arrangement to die for. That’s the beauty of a band taking the right time to get the rights sounds for a great song. It’s a level of perfection to shoot for. It’s a bar that I like to shoot for and I seem to feel like I reach more often when I’m not focusing on the Internet.
If you haven’t got any Jellyfish, you need to change you life and get it now.