UPDATE: I just learned, via myspace, from fellow art hop entrepreneur anaii that she called seven days about listing the show shes putting on and they said they'd only advertise the art hop as a whole, smaller shows be damned. i know for a fact that casey rae-hunter wrote about the green doors show last year in the sound bites column, and maybe even the year before...i'm trying to find it online but may not be able to.
so just to show that i'm a good sport i re-emailed seven days and asked them to ignore the letter i sent. but here it is anyway:
got local music news? email dan bolles at ______
this is the header of each weeks 'sound bites' column.
i recently emailed dan about a show i was involved in, the annual art hop night celebration at a local studio. he responded positively, and so i waited for at least some mention in this weeks seven days. so i was a little confused today when i read the paper: the 'sound bites' column, which i believe should cover mostly local music news, was basically filled with a lazy attempt at a humorous review of the ray price/willie nelson/merle haggard show at the fair (haggard sounded haggard? give me a break) and a regurgitation of who's playing this month at higher ground (information that could be found on the very next page, where the higher ground schedule always is!) the ten local bands playing at either the green door studio or speaking volumes friday night were left unmentioned (including the first performance of 'rock n roll sherpa' in several years, a big deal to some people [me])
anyway, i dont want to sound bitter or point fingers, but if the information local musicians/promoters/whatevers email to dan dont get mentioned eventually people will stop sending them. and that would be bad for people more interested in local music than george clinton and parliment/funkadelics 147th stop at higher ground.
ps. if this information was in the paper and i missed it, please ignore!