Get Set Go six is complete. It’s in the can, if you will. All we are waiting on is artwork. And with its completion, I have been doing a lot of soul-searching, in the hopes of identifying exactly why I keep putting out records. Because, we don’t make money on them. Not at all. And I’m not making money on our music. And unfortunately, this is the only thing that I love to do. I have worn many hats over my lifetime and the only hat that fits, the only hat that is comfortable resting on my head, is that of a songwriter.
So, I spent some time contemplating exactly why I keep putting myself through this process of writing an album only to throw it off of the cliff of indifference and watch it thud, thousands of feet below, on the shores of we-just-don’t-care. And I realized that, I need to stop worrying about the world at large. I don’t want to turn on the entire planet. I’ve never wanted to be a huge band and have millions of fans. I’ve always wanted to be a small band, with a close-knit, hard-core fanbase that we correspond with, get to know, and grow old with. And I really want to do it making just enough money to get by. To pay my bills, sock a little away for a retirement or a house someday, and maybe a little bit extra to think about things like marriage and a family. You know, the same thing that everyone else wants and very often gets. The thing that, to me, seemed like an impossibility. A pipe dream. Something that happened to other people.
Okay, so that said, I think I figured out a solution. And first, the key thing is to reconnect with our fans. And to do this, I don’t want to use Facebook. I don’t want to spend hours out of every day working to build something, like I did on MySpace, only to have it disappear or have it be owned by someone else. And so, to that end, I am putting together a master e-mail list. You can sign up for it here…
www.getsetgomusic.com (Right there in the center!)
It’s called Get Set Go’s Glorious List of Genuine Geniuses. I know, I know, a bit hyperbolic. But I’ve always been one for over-the-top titles. Additionally, I do feel that way about our fans. If you’re a bonafide Get Set Go fan, then there is something seriously wrong with you. In the best possible way. And I love you for it. So, I’m gonna be doing all of my serious, Get Set Go communication through this mailing list. I promise you I will not spam you. And most of it will be entertainment. I decided that I”m going to combine new blog entries with old, classic MySpace blog entries. That is, until I get a feel for the tenor and flavor of the new blog entries, at which point they’ll all be new entries. ‘
Oh, and if you want to buy our sixth album, this mailing list will be the only way to get it. For the foreseeable future. I’m gonna see if we can circumvent the torrent sites by only selling to our friends, fans, and family. We’ll see how well that works.
So please sign up. I will be posting more about our plans over the next few days. I will be using Facebook, this blog, and our other traditional sites to let everyone know about these changes but I intend to start phasing out these sites and moving everything over to our mailing list. I might start a private Facebook page over the next few days to act as a forum. I’ll keep you posted.