Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Other Side of Nashville

Yes, my office is littered with dozens of marked-up pages from The Other Side of Nashville laying around here and there in small piles, and my computer's hard drive is swollen with a 620-page PageMaker layout for the book as well as hundreds of digital graphics files. CDs and vinyl record albums that were referred to in the writing of the book are scattered around haphazardly, but after six and a half years and thousands of hours of work, the book is done! The final tally is 500+ artists/bands listed and around 540 photos of bands, CD and LP covers, posters, and such in this profusely-illustrated volume.

Copies of this monster 8.5" x 11" paperback are sitting on my desk for shipping by USPS Media Mail to YOU! The mailers have already been purchased, which means I just need to stuff them with copies of The Other Side of Nashville.

So, here's the deal...cost of the 620-page trade paperback book is $33.00 with shipping at the Media Mail rate (slower than Priority, but still pretty fast!). As previously promised, 5% of the $29.95 cover price, or $1.50 per book sold, will be donated to various Kickstarter projects to pass along the love shown me by those good folks that helped fund completion of the book through Kickstarter.

Copies of The Other Side of Nashville are also now available through Amazon.com (click here), but copies you purchase directly from me through the PayPal link below will be autographed by the Reverend. This PayPal link is only good for U.S. orders only -- if you're in Canada or England, please email me at reverendk-at-mondogordo-dot-com and I'll return a quote on the cost of sending you a copy directly from the printer. Thanks!


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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Sound Exchange Is Looking For You!



On August 15, 2012 music industry organization Sound Exchange released its updated database of over 50,000 recording artist and record label names that are owed millions of dollars in unclaimed digital performance royalty payments. Those artists and labels included on the list are currently owed better than $30 million in accumulated unclaimed royalties. Sound Exchange has been authorized by the Library of Congress to collect royalties from such outlets as XM Sirius satellite radio; from cable and satellite television (Muzak or MusicChoice channels); and from Internet radio stations like Pandora.

The Reverend spent the better part of a weekend digging through the 50,000+ names that Sound Exchange shows as "unregistered" artists for which they're holding unclaimed digital performance royalties. From the extensive Sound Exchange database, I've compiled a list of Nashville-based artists and record labels that the organization hasn't been able to find. The list is shown below exactly as I cut-n-pasted from the Sound Exchange website – any mistakes, spelling or otherwise, are entirely their mistakes. An asterisk beside a band's name means that one or more members have registered already, others have not.

If your name is on this list of blues artists that Sound Exchange is looking for, get over to the organization's website to register and claim whatever money they may be holding, as well as any future royalties that may come your way. Your music is being played on the Internet and via satellite, and while this cash may not add up to much, it's your money and you deserve it! Even if your name isn't listed below, if you haven't registered, you should do so and ensure that you get paid in the future. If you know somebody on this list, let them know that there may be cash available for them…

Nashville Artists on the Sound Exchange list:

APOLLO UP!
ATTICUS FAULT
BAREFOOT JERRY
BEDLAM
BIS-QUITS *
BOMBSHELL CRUSH
CACTUS BROTHERS*
CHAGALL GUEVARA
CLOCKHAMMER
CORTELIA CLARK
DE NOVO DAHL *
ESSRA MOHAWK
FISK JUBILEE SINGERS
FLUID OUNCES
GHOSTFINGER
GLOSSARY
GREEN RODE SHOTGUN
JAMIE HOUSTON
JASON & THE SCORCHERS *
JOHN HAITT
LONE OFFICIAL
LONESOME BOB
LUST
NED MASSEY
NED VAN GO
PACO SHIPP
PAT MCLAUGHLIN
RAYBEATS
SOUTHERN ROCK ALLSTARS
SWAG *
TEEN IDOLS
THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION
THE CLUTTERS
THE DYNAMITES
THE FOXYMORONS
THE KATIES
THE NOBILITY
TIM KREKEL
WHITE ANIMALS

Nashville Record labels

DREAD BEAT RECORDS
E SQUARED
SPONGEBATH



 

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One More Book Project Update!

OK, this is the final update for The Other Side of Nashville book project! I have a couple more interviews to line up that I really want to get in the book, and I'll be doing those over the next week or so. My proofreading wife will take another spin through the finished pages, I'm contacting a couple of people to get last-minute photos to include, and we'll be wrapping up the project by the end of September.

Pre-sales for the paperback version of The Other Side of Nashville will begin on Tuesday, September 18th and run through the end of the month. With a little luck from the printer, we'll have finished copies to ship out to people the second week of October. On 09/18/12 we'll put a PayPal link up for folks to order the book in advance. Pre-sale price of the book will be $29.95 with free postage, after 10/02/12 the price will be $34.95 with shipping and handling.

As previously promised, 5% of the $29.95 cover price of the paperback book ($1.50) will be donated to other Kickstarter projects with a focus on books and music. We may even have some t-shirts to offer with Tim Shawl's cool cover artwork, but we'll see how it goes. In the meantime, circle the 09/18/12 date on your calendars!

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The Bluefields CD review

Nashville has a brand new rock 'n' roll supergroup, and it's the Bluefields!  Heck, rather than bore y'all with a lot of introductory blather, I'll just use my own words from the CD review I wrote for Blurt magazine back in July:

"Probably the closest that the Nashville rock scene has ever come to the birth of a bona fide "supergroup," the Bluefields comprise former Georgia Satellites' frontman Dan Baird (who, more recently, fronts his own Dan Baird and Homemade Sin band); Jason & the Scorchers' charismatic guitarslinger Warner E. Hodges (also a Homemade Sin band member); and singer/songwriter Joe Blanton, formerly of such beloved Music City rock 'n' roll institutions as the Enemy and Royal Court of China. All three men have a lot of miles under their belts, all three have experienced the fragile joys of a major label record deal, and all three have pursued solo careers with varying degrees of success. Nevertheless, their individual pedigrees are impeccable..."

Check out the rest of the review on the Blurt magazine website...

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