Thursday, March 22, 2007

MySpace is weird...
So I still haven't really figured out how to use it, exactly. I've only been signed up for a couple of weeks, and I'm lazy.
Anyway, I logged in today and found a friends request from the My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult's official MySpace. I hadn't tried to contact them in any way, or even looked at their page, I think I may have had them listed as what I was listening to on one post or something, or they may be on my profile under "stuff I like". And yet there was a little request sitting in my inbox.
I just think that's kind of funny. Used to be that bands expected fans to approach them like supplicants at a temple. Maybe social networking sites are changing the dynamics?

4 comments:

Veronica said...

They got the bots.

Cassandra Says said...

V- Indeed they do. I just find it funny that they're actually looking for fans rather than waiting for the fans to come to them. Didn't used to be that way.
Sometimes I wish I'd paid more attention to the search engine/spidering end of tech and gotten in early.

Victoria Marinelli said...

The number of band friend requests I get (based on some of the friends I already have, etc.) is staggering. You can, btw, specifically block those kinds of friend requests (coming from bands) if it gets to be too much.

Speaking of myspace though, I believe there's a certain piece of correspondence in my myspace mail (*grits teeth at the grammatical goofiness of a phrase like my myspace*) to which I should reply before the Lunesta I took* awhile ago really starts to kick in.

Though if I don't make it, let me just issue a quick drive-by recommendation: YES, by all means, get thee to Ozzfest. And as long as Lamb of God remains on the 2007 tour (woo, they've graduated from second stage! I'm so proud of my boys!), I can possibly hook you up with will-call tickets depending on the city.

I don't know any of the other bands in the lineup as presently available (these things, of course, can change from minute to minute, and at this point Ozzfest is months off), but if Arch Enemy or OTEP end up on the final bill, you've really got to go. Both Angela from AE and Otep Shamaya of OTEP are some of the most amazing of all the women you may ever encounter in metal, fo' real.

*The Lunesta disclaimer may end up applying to other comments posted today, here and elsewhere. (So if I seem a bit off - well, I am off. Some people blog while drinking, I blog after taking sleep medication which may or may not beat back the manic part of bipolar... Ah well, at least it's better than all this last week's horrific depression.)

[tmi, i know, tmi...]

Cassandra Says said...

Victoria - If you can hook me up with tickets I'm definately going. The nearest city would probably be Sacramento, since big shows rarely come to San Francisco itself. The only reason I'm humming and hawing is that the process for getting tickets sounds like it's going to be a pain this year.
Metal with female musicians? That alone would be worth making the effort to go, frankly. I miss Skunk Anansie. I loved her voice.

About the Lunesta - It makes you sound sort of - happy, the way people sound after one or two drinks. It doesn't make you sound sleepy at all, which is off if that's what it's supposed to do.

I hope you're feeling a bit better, btw. I feel like giving you a hug but the internet is rather inadequate for that kind of thing.

This was the first band spam, so I wasn't aware it was a big problem. If it gets to be I can probably tweak my profile to make it go away. As long as it's bands that I LIKE I probably won't mind.