Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie

Bang Tango Psycho CafeI had a night off on my tour last night and heard that Drew Fortier’s Bang Tango movie is available to watch on YouTube.  Heard about it maybe a year ago and was really interested in seeing it.

Why? Because there aren’t a lot of documentaries about bands that only sort of did well.  Especially when they’re still out there slugging away in one form or another.

Full disclosure: I was/am a Bang Tango fan.  Saw them play at least a couple times both on the way up and the way down. Their first two albums still get regular rotation in my collection.  But I honest wasn’t familiar with their later stuff.  Thank goodness for Spotify and YouTube.

Stuff You Should Have Easily Accessible Online – An EPK That Works

Digital EPK for Musicians and ComediansHow’s your EPK looking?  Is it working for you?  Or do you still need to go hunt up links to different assets when bookers or journalists ask for them?

What’s An EPK?

Let’s back up a little bit.  Maybe you’re not sure what an EPK is.  EPK stands for Electronic Press Kit.  It’s the modern version of the old “jam some stuff in a fancy folder and a manila envelope” press kit of yore and the artist profiles in a binder of more recent yore.

The #1 Thing I’ve Learned Recently – Contacting Famous People

1280px-Afktv_interviewIn working on my new podcast, Under the Crossbones​, over the last few months, I’ve learned something important.

And yes, I know I need to write a post on how the show’s been developing. Trying to come up with 3 or 4 hours to do that. 🙂

The #1 thing I’ve learned is that if you want to talk to someone, just contact them and see what happens. I talked to the painter that invented the Captain Morgan Rum character for an hour.

WordPress Security Tips from Matthew Woodward

wordpress-588494_1280If you’ve never had your site hacked by some dopey spammer or script kiddie then you don’t know what you’re missing.  And you’re missing some really bad shit that nobody should have to deal with.  I’ve been hacked more than once and have spent hundreds of dollars getting my sites unhacked.

So I’m always on the lookout for good security tips.  And Matthew Woodward recently posted a killer list of Wordpress security tips for your sites.

Read Matthew’s List Here.