We have CHANGED the FOCUS of the D.I.Y. News page... from now on, please do NOT send show announcements! Please DO SEND any/all announcements about new CD releases... th' "twist"? Please do NOT send us an announcement unless you have downloadable samples available on the web! I want to see if we can use the D.I.Y. page to more accurately reflect what's happening DIGITALLY in "underground/D.I.Y." music in the 21st century! So, SEND those links to your sample pages as SOON as you CAN, ok?
We WANT your announcements/links about your NEW RELEASES & .mp3's, for D.I.Y.'er's... SEND us your links... e-mail to email@example.com
OK - here's what I'm doing... I visit a site (that's been advertised with .mp3's for free download... the ones I really LIKE will be listed here for you to check out; (artists, you're welcome to SUBMIT me links for listening - but do NOT EVER send me .mp3 files!!!); here's th' first one:
Just listened to SPOONPHASE - the track "Hugs" is th' one that was advertised... a really nice mood piece... 2 other tracks that are sweet, as well!
For those who enJOY a lil' dash o' Ry Cooder, try VESA's track "Carolena". It truly transported me back to thee isles... feelin' like I had a cuba libre in hand, & saw all thee colors of th' rainbows!
Henry Tarnecky has a really high-energy piece called "The King Of Vocal Wind" posted... I thought it was th' cat's meow!
So, you want a lil' "dark undercurrent", EH? Check out HIDDEN SCARS!
Here's another great lil' trak (freshly posted) from our "rummin'" friend, VESA! Check out th' trak called "Yzzaj ekat"!!!! Kewl stuff!
Volkz -- this is Zzaj tellin' yah ta' BE HERE or BE IN FEAR!
CLICK th' PIC to GO THERE!
One of the strangest THINGS about D.I.Y. on the web is that (in the last four to five years) there are FEW places left for the truly indie musician (or LISTENER, for that matter)... many of th' zines have died, .mp3 sites have (often) gone commercial, & it seems (to me, anyway) to be EVER MORE DIFFICULT to find those artists who are recording THEIR OWN music.
For that reason, the "tone" of the D.I.Y. news page at IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION will change... we will ONLY post announcements about NEW CD's by indie artists - it does NOT matter what genre... SEND US the link to your new release catalog page (e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org )... ALSO (if you have it), the link(s) for where listeners can download your .mp3's! Do NOT (like EVER, people) send ME your .mp3 files... if you do, you will be BLACKLISTED at Zzaj Productions! We hope you'll spread the word FAR & WIDE... tell EVERY independent musician you KNOW... we WANT TO KNOW where all those "real" indie CD's & .MP3's are! We will post your link(s) in the most current issue's D.I.Y. news page!!! Rotcod Zzaj
Feel free to spread it to OTHER 'ZINES & radio stations you know, too, 'k?