Wednesday, August 16, 2006

our space is strictly limited!

I really took a laugh the other day reading this fine spam email about a hot new website called onemillionbands. It is the next NY Times cover story, the next playground to network with "multi-platinum selling artists." Though "space is strictly limited!" And only costs $0.10 per pixel.

Anyhow, no real need to read further about it, thought the message is reprinted below. Instead, just take a view of this YouTube wonderful bop jam from Ornette Coleman Quartet in 1974, Roma, with James "Blood" Ulmer twisting his scales in a perfectly, chopped dimension. Fine. Fine. This is right before he formed Prime Time. Shame this quartet didn't cut an album, or a duet with Blood and Ornette on violin.

Ornette Coleman Quartet - Roma 1974 #1

From: James Napier []
Date: Aug 13, 2006 10:58 PM
Subject: Promotional opportunity from OMB - not spam

Hello all,

Here’s a unique opportunity to promote your artists and your label. One Million Bands is a brand new musical project aimed at creating extremely affordable advertising and maximum publicity.

Along with multi-platinum selling artists around the world, we’re also networking through the huge MySpace community, providing unsigned bands with an exciting place to promote themselves.

Unlike other advertising mediums (magazines, radio etc) which only host your information for a limited time, One Million Bands will be around as long as the Internet is, giving your bands and your label a permanent advert and a
permanent place in history.

We’re also negotiating advertising slots with major festivals around the world, including but not limited to: Leeds & Reading festivals, Download festival, V festival, Isle of White festival and T in the Park festival in the UK, Summerfest, Ozzfest, Chicago Blues Festival, Aspen Music Festival, CMA Music Festival to name but a few in the USA. Can you imagine the

Many other festivals around the world will be subject to our attention for 2007/2008.

‘Our revenues have increased 40-50% since placing online adverts this way.’
- James Callaway, President, DS Laboratories, USA 2006

Sold a million records?

Haven’t sold any?

Doesn’t matter. Be a part of history at One Million Bands. Pop over to the site and have a look at our FAQ, or drop me a line at for a chat.

Best Wishes,

James Napier
Founder & musician, OMB

P.S Our space is strictly limited!


At 2:58 AM, Anonymous Billy Kess said...

Jesus Christ... that video was horrible. That was a 'song'? It sounded like a bunch of 5 year olds who snuck into the music teacher's room and started playing with his instruments.

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Chad said...

I just randomly came across this post, there was a recent thread about free jazz on Stille Post... not too common a thing to run into by chance!


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