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Devo Spice Update for 8/18/2010
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 2:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Devo Spice Update for 8/18/2010

Hey folks,

Just a couple quick updates while I’m getting ready for Pi-Con...


This weekend I’ll be returning to the state where I grew up for a small, quirky, and fun little convention called Pi-Con.  The con takes place in Enfield, CT at the Holiday Inn (which apparently was a Crowne Plaza up until just a few days ago).

I’ll be performing along with Tom Smith, Rob Balder, and Worm Quartet.  My concert is Saturday at 4:00.  Worm Quartet is at 4:30.  Tom Smith is Saturday at 2:00, and at 3:00 there is a FuMP concert that will feature all 4 of us.  Rob doesn’t have a solo concert this year but he’ll be rocking at the FuMP show.

FYI, this is not your run of the mill convention.  Last year this con had a lot of panels on polyamory, bondage, and other stuff like that.  There appears to be slightly less of that this year just judging from the posted schedule, but for those of you coming I just wanted to give you a heads up so you to know what you’re getting yourself into.  There’s also a burlesque performance Friday night at 10 which I believe Madison will be a part of.

Jango is a music service similar to Rhapsody where you as a listener enter the names of bands that you like and the service plays those bands along with other artists who they think you will like.  Then you tell it whether you like those picks and it refines its playlist for you.

I got a free trial of the artist side of Jango and decided I like it a lot.  The way it works is I tell the service who I think will like my music (ie., fans of Weird Al, Eminem, etc.) and they put me in the mix for people who like those artists.  Then they tell me who likes my music, and who else they are fans of, and I can further refine my choices from there in order to find people who will like my music.

It’s been an interesting experiment.  Apparently fans of my music are also fans of The Doors, Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, Queen, blink-182, Metallica, Guns ‘N Roses, and Usher.  And therein lies the problem with marketing a comedy-rap act.  I have a very eclectic fan base, which is cool, but it makes it infinitely harder to track down potential new fans.  So far Jango is the best tool I’ve found and a lot of new people are discovering and liking my music.  So I’m going to stick with it.

So if you’re a Jango user please enter me in as an artist who you like to hear.  I think that’ll get me more organic plays.

That’s all for now!  Hope to see a few of you at Pi-Con!


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