New Day-New Name and Soon a New Site
Well last week I witnessed the abrupt end of the Wild West. Not the worst thing to happen. Not the best either. Three years of work largely gone. In a certain sense, I have been dealing with that for last few months. In February I flew over to London and checked out GMT doing the Clive Aid show. Show rocked and had a good time, but there was an uneasy undercurrent for myself.
Such a trip was always plan b, and going to plan b was basically to concede that I could not figure out a way to make plan a-getting Bernie Torme and his mates over to the States. The fact that I am writing this now just illustrates it is still stuck in my craw. (Is that the phrase?) In short I am still annoyed and pissed at the series of botched attempts at plan a.
Enough said on that front, was not intending to go there anyway. No, the theme of this writing was the question of where to go from here, what to do with no history and just a desire to do somethng now. A few basic items to factor in. 1) I want to do something with music promotion and 2) It will mainly be in the NY metro area. Those two items are it.
Just figuring out a name for the new entity has been the task for the last week or so. Wild West was done. The only people who appreciate Wild West are those who know Torme’s Electric Gypsies album. The rest of the world and certainly most all of NY and NJ rockers have no bloomin clue and think I am talking cowboys, rodeos and six guns. And then when I say I promote rock n roll the next image is probably Bon Jovi, and the song Dead or Alive. That was never what the Wild West was about.
So a new name. My mood these days is perhaps a shade dark. Names I am came up with included dead end promotions, crash promotions, train wreck promotions, white trash promotions. I still like those, in part it is just my sense of humor. The first one I thought of was WMD Promotions, but I think that is already dated. In short, I was looking for a cute name indicating a bit of chaos and destruction that was available for a website.
Well I kicked around names for the past week and Crash Promotions looked like it. I was about to go to go-daddy and register it. It did not happen though, I just did not see myself representing Crash Promotions, just did not see myself introducing myself as Bob Schaffer of Crash Promotions. So I here I sat last night plugging in various names and variations.
At the end of the night I ended up with something, and signed on the dotted line. the new domain is feastofnoise.com. A name is a name I guess. This morning no one was impressed, including myself, but I am going to run with it. Enough time spent on it. The goal is a site that folks will come to regarding new music in the region and occasionally even outside of the region. I want to use as much automation as possible, meaning RSS feeds and XML to various sites and sources. Want to offer a blend of music, video, a dash of news and of course the Wild West Blog, which will continue unchanged. The goal tis time is a website that people come to, primarily in the NY region.
Stay tuned for further developments.
June 9th, 2007