Newsletter March 2000

We continue with a BETTY focus this month. Towards the end of the interview we posted last month, the discussion started towards BETTY, and how she hovers above us, a goddess to serve. That sounded like a new interview, which we publish today in words and audio. Every time seems to be a different anarchic entertainment. Perhaps we should make it an occasional feature.

Our new free download (mp3 format, which can be played in QuickTime and sounds better there than through WinAmp etc) is James Rosenthal’s debut club mix, of Jungle Jane. It was a pity to have the racket of the tom-toms only at the beginning of the chorus, so we fixed that. Good to see that some of you are downloading DJ samples. We’ll have some more up in a couple of days.

To complement the story of producing BETTY’s first CD, Hello BETTY! Mike Thorne adds the story of Carnival. This one is different. First, the story is not shrouded in the mists of antiquity and second, the action is still going on. Unfortunately, other people can still remember the details, so if he gets it wrong, he’ll get yelled at.

The happy holiday snaps from the March 1, 2000 Bowery Ballroom concert came out nicely. We have video in the can but it’s not ready yet, due to the key man putting his back out. JR, please get well soon. He has another BETTY video in the processing lab, and we’ll let you know when it’s dry.

The marketing and promotion channels of big budget music (which has to fall into recognizable categories) are not available to us. We rely on the occasional observation from outside for people to discover our storefront. Many of you arrived thanks to the inspired journalism of NPR, a teeming (but well-behaved) throng of 3080 visitors on Saturday March 5. Thanks to you. And thanks to our stereosociety.com founder-supporters. We were in a state of shock to see Carnival in the top 10 of the Amazon sales ratings for all of that blissful Saturday. Not to mention the kind CD review on an issue of The Washington Post.

Thank you for support. Thank you for purchasing. But, above all, thank you for appreciating our musical risk-taking. It’s outside conventional categories, but seems to work for people once they hear it. If you have further thoughts (which can be abusive and controversial if you so desire) please post them on the review section of the Amazon Carnival page. Fill them up. Less publicly, tell us.

Newsletter Archive
June 1999 | July 1999
August 1999 | September 1999 | October 1999 | November 1999 | December 1999

January 2000 | February 2000 | March 2000 | April 2000 | May 2000 | June 2000
August 2000 | September 2000 | October 2000 | November 2000 | December 2000

January 2001 | April 2001 | May 2001 | June 2001 | July 2001 | September 2001
November 2001

January 2002 | March 2002 | June 2002 | September 2002 | October 2002
November 2002 | December 2002

January 2003 | February 2003 | March 2003 | April 2003 | May 2003 | June 2003
July 2003 | September 2003 | October 2003 | November 2003 | December2003

February/March 2004 | April 2004 | May/June 2004 | July 2004 | August 2004
September 2004 | November 2004 | December 2004

February/March 2005 | April/May 2005 | June 2005 | July 2005 | August 2005
September/October 2005 | November 2005 | December 2005

January 2006 | March 2006 | May 2006 | June 2006 | July 2006 | September 2006
October 2006 | November 2006 (1) | November 2006 (2)
| December 2006

March 2007 | May 2007 | July 2007 | September 2007 | December 2007

January 2012 | March 2012

October 2013

March 2014