Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Only 13 people downloaded my new album. 13! It took a good two weeks to make, cost around $2000, I'm giving it away free and I emailed it out to 6301 'fans' of which 1134 opened the email and yet only 13 downloaded it. 13! How disappointing. I mean.... 13. That's very low. Just 13. Jeez. 13? Do I need to write better music or better emails?
Be the 14th.... http://thejackstaffordfoundation.com/fr_music.cfm
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Svavar Knutur was a fantastic performer. The best I've seen. He showed
me around his homeland with such enthusiasm. It ended on a sad note
with a visit to his village and I saw where his father died in an
avalanche. I got a real insight into a truly genuine guy.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
The local equivalent of the Arcade Fire. The singer looks like a
young Christopher Walken which is never a bad thing. That's not makeup
baby, that's life. On the whole I've been disappointed with the
appearance. I expected everyone to look like Bjork but they just look
Danish. I'm heading up North today. Maybe that's where the pixies hide.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
flight that I didn't sleep on, but today was too full to sleep. Myrra
Ros, a local artist, took me around the bars and I got shows on Friday
and Sunday to add to Thursdays show, all in bars within a stones
throw. Everyone knows everyone in Reykjavik. If only all towns were
like this, booking would be a weekly walk.
to pick a defining image so I'll just go for this Viking that
overlooks the city. They're big on Vikings here. Vikings and pixies.
It's smaller and less grand than I thought it would be. Refreshing
after Toronto and it's G20 preparations. That was a living breathing
police state. Surreal with it's huge fence cutting up downtown and
windows boarded up and sculptures covered with wood and everything not
tied down taken away, like they're preparing for civil war. I'm off to
the thermal baths to forget all about it.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
singing about diaorrea, hating Danes and Leipzig. Hate songs are the
He can get me a show in Reijkavik on Wednesday and then drive to see
the Western Fjords at the weekend. I didn't even know there were
fjords. So suddenly my week is sorted at the last minute.
I also met someone from Hawaii for a show in May.
And at my showcase there were some well-known Canadian journalists.
All good stuff.