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Remember this, as well: that Reznor is already an established and hugely popular artist is one part of the equation, but there's another big factor. Reznor is different from many other mainstream artists in that he's clearly spent a lot of time and effort over the last few years figuring out ways to engage with his fans and offer them something more than an album every year or two. He blogs, he dreamed up an immersive online/offline game tied in with an album, he's made songs available in GarageBand format for remix -- he's pretty clearly interested in figuring out ways to do interesting things that his fans will enjoy. While you, Wil, don't have the existing fan base that Reznor does, you've definitely got the second part of the equation. You (like Jonathan Coulton) are showing people the good things that can happen when an artist pays attention to building relationships and a community rather than a fan club. Regardless of what 2008 brings, you are moving in a great direction and should be proud. And I may not be a True Fan yet, but I'll still happily stand you to a few Arrogant Bastard ales at your request. :)
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Remember this, as well: that Reznor is already an established and hugely popular artist is one part of the equation, but there's another big factor. Reznor is different from many other mainstream artists in that he's clearly spent a lot of time and effort over the last few years figuring out ways to engage with his fans and offer them something more than an album every year or two. He blogs, he dreamed up an immersive online/offline game tied in with an album, he's made songs available in GarageBand format for remix -- he's pretty clearly interested in figuring out ways to do interesting things that his fans will enjoy. While you, Wil, don't have the existing fan base that Reznor does, you've definitely got the second part of the equation. You (like Jonathan Coulton) are showing people the good things that can happen when an artist pays attention to building relationships and a community rather than a fan club. Regardless of what 2008 brings, you are moving in a great direction and should be proud. And I may not be a True Fan yet, but I'll still happily stand you to a few Arrogant Bastard ales at your request. :)
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You know, when you combine the words "game room" with the words "I built a new building to make room for my," you're moving into radical redefinition territory. Granted, that's the jealousy talking, but still.
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You know, when you combine the words "game room" with the words "I built a new building to make room for my," you're moving into radical redefinition territory. Granted, that's the jealousy talking, but still.
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I'd recommend "One Night at Birdland" -- he's playing with Bud Powell, Art Blakey, and Fats Navarro, somewhere around 1950. Absolutely great album, afraid that I don't have iTunes access at the moment so I can't confirm whether it's available on iTunes. - Whit
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2006 on question for Charlie Parker fans at WWdN: In Exile
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I'd recommend "One Night at Birdland" -- he's playing with Bud Powell, Art Blakey, and Fats Navarro, somewhere around 1950. Absolutely great album, afraid that I don't have iTunes access at the moment so I can't confirm whether it's available on iTunes. - Whit
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2006 on question for Charlie Parker fans at WWdN: In Exile
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