Tuesday, July 6, 2010
News From Jesse Dayton!
From the man himself, Jesse Dayton:
"Massive mutli-taskin' goin on round here. Producing the new Michael Des Barres record, filming "The Sinner" in Austin (we're doing green-screen filming at the crack of dawn tomorrow w/ the 50 Merc that Charlie Sexton's letting us use. Filming is lots of work, but also a lot of hurry up and wait for actors) and then we're working on scoring the film in the studio as well."
AND there was JD music in the June 27th episode of TRUE BLOOD on HBO. "Yep, that's a biggie for us considering how underground we are and how indie we approach everything."
"Obviously, it's not just me doing all this stuff. None of this would be possible without my team of peeps who keep all this goin. It's a full time job dealing with all the business and still trying to be creative. BUT I do love what I do and I'm lucky to be on the crest of a new business model run by musicians that doesn't require all the same old gatekeepers and politics...we create it, we make it, we print it, we sell it. The 80's & 90's are over folks, and recorded music is no longer a commodity like it once was. Hence the reason all these big corporate music companies are closing their doors. Most kids under 15 have NEVER EVEN bought a CD because they download it for free, or spend .99 cents on it directly from the artist, and slowly but surely, older people are learning this too. Me? I like it! And, now that CD's are goin by the wayside, people are actually buying WAX again. That's right, micro-groove 33 old school records baby. I heard on NPR that turn-tables sales have gone through the roof!"