For those who might not have seen Nez’s last-minute announcement on FB, he briefly popped into VR3D earlier today while giving a demo to some folks. Happily, some kind soul recorded the proceedings and posted it on Youtube for us all to enjoy, so here it is!
Special Awesome BONUS: Nez playing/singing “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” in preparation for the forthcoming Monkees tour!!
We are in the middle of getting Videoranch ready for the Holidays so
things are a little wobbly in there now. We are making sure that it is
stays the secure site that it is while we add some more features. We
have a lot of stuff sitting around on the floor right now while we pull
stuff apart and put stuff togetther. Like the Holiday meals that are at
Christian and Circe played a show at VR2D yesterday – and
unfortunately had to do it with a lot of the parts not working – like
chat – and most unfortunately the tip jar. Thank heavens the video and
sound stream worked well – they sound and look great – and so they did
I’m spending most of my time these days on setting up
online facilities at Videoranch for concerts next year in VR3D and VR2D,
The old music business paradigm has gotten so tattered that it no
longer works for real artists and live music from the likes of C&C
– so I am trying to build and offer a way to get live music back in our
Spotify and Apple Music and Pandora, etc. have all done
real damage to the life and welfare of artists – especially musical
performances. Its not a new story – people who don’t make music
exploiting people who do – but its still just as sad and IMO just as
I was glad to see Taylor Swift, and now Adele shut out
Spotify, from their latest recordings – and of course The Ocean is not
available for those streaming services either – but I don’t think that
is a long term solution. Streaming is not the problem. Fair wage is —
just like in the working community everywhere. Think of that if you
subscribe to these services, Your money is not getting to the people
that deserve and need it the most.
As an artist I struggle along.
If I had not inherited some money from my family I would not be able to
maintain my pursuit – and these last few years all aritist royalties
have just fallen off a cliff. The big money you hear about comes from
touring – live shows. My last royalty statement from Warner Brothers
Publishing was $1.71, They didn’t send the money – just the statement.
There have always been good people in the music “business” as well as
bad – but the music itself is under the care and production of
musicians who support it. So VR2D and VR3D are going to venture forth
more in 2016 to bring a system of access to the net for artists directly
– so the money falls into the hands of the creators first and not just
Thanks to all who showed up to C&C’s show –
and apologies for the lousy tech from our side. We’re working on it –
better things ahead – for all. The tip jar will back up and running for
the next shows – whenever they may be – and that will be a good way
to make a direct payment to the artist for good value received.
More news to come about this in the next few months.
Thursday, February 25, starting at 9ET, 8CT, 7MT & 6PT, at Michael Nesmith’s Videoranch3D, join us for an Evening with Todd Dillingham. Todd has long been the master of modern psychedelia; music that is different and unique with every song. Hailing from England, Todd is a huge fan of all music from both sides of the pond. He will be talking about some of his songs while we play them. Promises to be a fun and informative evening! Share, Share, Share….we’ll see you there!
So, for the second time this week, I seem to be experiencing motion sickness…not from being in a car or other vehicle, but from looking at a screen. I got a new computer recently (desktop, very hi res), and I experienced this feeling after going into Videoranch3D last Sunday, and again tonight after Circe and Christian’s concert. I never felt this with my old laptop, so I think it must be the new computer. Has anyone else ever gotten computer-related motion sickness? And how do I fix it, cause damn does the dizziness suck. Help me out, folks!
OK – I agreed to play three solo shows in the UK. October 26 in Glasgow; October 28th in London; and October 29th in Manchester. I’ll put the schedule up at Videoranch. :) I’m looking forward to it. I think it will be fun.