Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Goodness, do we ever have a slow news day???

So much going on it's hard to keep track of it. This is why it's so important to stay in “Da Loop”

Still #27 on the Philadelphia Folk Artist Charts

This might not seem like much, but the fact is we are battling the insidious forces of Entropy. Our fan base is not growing and while extremely active it has reached a point where it's hard to move forward.

However, reaching up to #27 is a massive accomplishment for the few, the loyal, and the active friends that support our efforts.

I'm mentioning this so if we start to slip you don't feel all is lost. Please continue to do as you have in the past, and if you can place a widget, or a banner, or get a friend to join our fan roster that would be great too.

If I may put this in RPG terms, it's simple to get from Level 1 to Level 2. Getting from Level 15- 16 is much harder, and up at the epic levels it becomes a real grind.

You have brought Kinagree-Smith into the epic level of an aggressively contested chart. So don't lose heart if we slip. Time is on our side and someday, we'll all be #1 on the charts.

Thank you again for your amazing support. You are the best.

Strum, Lexie, Zorch and 47 other unnamed voices

Lexie got a Email from our good buddy Strum Diesel and he's got an EPIC project in the works. It's a recording of his song, “It All Belongs” and while a new Strum recording is EPIC in itself, this has a bit of a twist to it.

Strum is planning to have a virtual choir of 50 voices singing along during the course of the song. No, this is not the product of some massive face to face meeting, or even multiple streaming voodoo. Strum is sending a template mix to those involved and having those involved overdub their voice and export just their singing parts, and email them back to him.

I don't know if he'll get 50 voices, but that was the plan. Hell if he gets just 10 that would be impressive. This is a fun, cool project and I can't wait till it is finished. Lexie and I are both pleased to be part of it.

Have you ever noticed that Strum and fun kind of rhyme?

Here's a 30 second sample with Lexie and Zorch singing along.

*Strumtastic foot note. When I contacted Strum for permission he informed me there are already 10 people involved and he's going for the full 50 voices.

Let's all chant, "GO 50,GO 50, GO 50"

Party across the void

Okay, sometimes people get fixated on the whole “In world/Real life” thing. Personally, I don't see such a gap. Tonight we had a visit from Uncle Al (not a real Uncle and I'm not sure how he would feel about me calling him Uncle Al... but he is like an Uncle to Lexie and I) and he brought his friend, Drummer, Sound man, Engineer, Chris along to check out the “Really Big House”.

We started talking about our Musical adventures on Second Life, and then logged in world to show them how it all works. Al and Chris were both fascinated by what they saw.

So... we start talking. Start thinking way outside the box, and here is what we are planning to do. We are going to collect some of our musical friends from Philly, and invite some of our supporters from the area, and have a jam/party at the REALLY BIG HOUSE, in our Little room. We are going to cram as many people inside as we can, and then add our online friends in the mix to create.....(Drum-roll please)...

The Party Across the void.

We'll be partying both in Real life, and online with our friends in Second Life. There will be Live music at some yet unnamed venue, a live stream on the zorchboom web site for non-Second Life people that want to listen in, and a Live video feed of the party in action.

This is still in the planning stage, but all involved seem really stoked about it. If you are anywhere near the Philadelphia area and wish to attend, but send me an Email (zorchboomhauer@gmail.com) and I'll keep you in the party Loop. If you aren't in the Philadelphia area, but are interested in attending the part online, just keep up with the blog and all relevant links will be posted.

Is the REALLY BIG HOUSE ready for it's close up???

Other news from Uncle Al, seem a big wig Hollywood director is going to use the Warehouse Lexie and I stream from as a setting in a movie. What is the movie about? I don't know. But maybe it's about two mature, and gifted musicians that refused to quit. I think that would make an amazingly wicked cool movie. I wonder who Lexie will be wearing at the Oscar awards?

Pre-production starts on the Kinagree-Smith debut CD

Lexie and I are both as busy as one legged folk dancers, but we are finally getting ourselves mentally ready to record again. A bit of sad news, it seem Ira Norman Segall will not be involved with the project, but that is cool and okay. The good news is, whomever is involved will no doubt be part of the VH1 Classic Album TV show featuring our upcoming mega hit. I predict it will be the first really independent recording to sell one bazillion copies.

Keep in mind, my Mother is dead, and in Heaven with Jesus, so that is going to make it a little tricky to sell one bazillion copies. But what I lack in.... well... almost everything, I make up for with confidence.

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