hi jon, great couple of podcasts these last two! especially todays.
all the best for 2006 and thanks for all the music in 2005. I recall
listening to your podcasts for the first time (in their entirety) on
my iPod flying over the north atlantic to toronto july 2005,
realising that podcasts were going to change my (music) life forever!
sounds dramatic I know, but it has proven to be true. I've
'discovered/ been introduced to' over fifty new artists (if one only
counts them by CD purchases that is, since that epic flight of
Thanks for listening. I can tell by looking at server logs
how many people are downloading the Podcast but I can't tell who's
actually listening. Thanks for the note and I'm glad at least one
person takes the time to write!
After reading your great article last week on the dire state of the music
industry in relation to the consumer I came across this :
The BBC have got together 4 supposed "experts" on the industry in relation to
digital media and are going to get them to answer questions submitted by
readers. I thought it would be interesting to get as many people as possible
asking them the real hard questions which you brought up in your article.
Already they are getting a lot of questions about DRM, artist's royalties and
copyright extentions. I believe the question submission ends on the 24th.
Thanks for the note, but looking at the panelists is disturbing. Once
again the media only recognizes the major labels as being "the music
industry." They're gravely mistaken and complete assholes for
feeding the fallacy. The thing that irritates me most is the fact
that the major labels and their lawyers are writing the laws that
effect the bands and businesses they have NO REIGN over. These
assholes will all be out of work soon with any luck.
The returns are in, and, according to this article from Reuters,
the music industry has hit an eight year low for sales. Among
corporate labels, there is much fretting and wringing of hands.
however, fail to recognize the non-major label music industry, who
don't seem to be pissing and moaning.
Major labels are a dying breed due to their own avarice, and nobody's
gonna cry when they die.
hey guys, it's now i dunno how many months since the brainwashed
restyling and i still don't like it. Some of the new features are nice
but what i liked most about the old brainwashed is that it was just 1
page and you could read everything in 1 go. Now there's just too many
back-and-forth clicking. Also the site is way too slow to enjoy. I
don't want to sound too negative - the reviews and the eye are still
great - but this last year the overall brainwashed experience just
wasn't as enjoyable as other years.
We're really sorry you feel like this but the old system couldn't
work any more. We're a site built from volunteers who make no
money and have no time to pull off making a publication once per week
any more. The little amount of money that comes in through sales,
sponsorships, and donations helps pay for operating expenses.
We like it like this however, as we don't have to flood the site with
tons of ads OR tiptoe around or favor advertisers, which, always
compromises the quality of any publication. News happens every
day and reviews happen every day and this new format was the best
solution we found to keep the content alive and rich.
Unfortunately for you, while there might be some tweaks in the future,
we're gonna leave it in this format for the foreseeable future.
I am a director from Sweden, educated at the
National Film School of Denmark. I am a big fan of Antony and the Johnsons, and
i want to send him some of the stuff i have made; and if he is interested i
would love to make a video for one of his songs, since i am also planning a
trip to the U.S. I don't know if this is the right channel to go through,
please let me know.
Thank you for your interest but please contact bands through
their labels or the addresses they print in their CDs.
Brainwashed isn't not anybody's secretary and doesn't provide access
more than the artists do.
Thank you very much for your track by track analyses of Coils 'Ape of Naples'
cd. I just wandered if you really listened to the album....it's really
heartbreakenly beautiful. Something you can't drily explain track by track, but
has to be listened to and experienced as a whole. For me, it's already a
timeless masterpiece, no matter what the tracksources are for the record. Just
The album has indeed been listened to many times. Perhaps
you don't understand that because the album is wrapped in pain, it
doesn't make it any less beautiful. This could be something "lost
in the translation" if English is not your native tongue. Thanks
I've been coming to the site for just over a year now and I thought it was about time to just give a little thanks to YOU (whoever it may be), the person who runs the site. The dedication put into the site is evident, I think in particular the artwork collected of and by the band is amazing. Cheers for making such a great site.
P.S. Any word on the wherabouts of the lost band (GY!BE)?
There's a lot of people who run the site. Once there's word on Godspeed, we'll be happy to post it. For now, check out plenty of the other bands all the members are involved in.
is that shirt jon whitney wears here
somehow, somewhere still available? And if it is, how much would it be, incl.
p&p to germany.
Best from Berlin
The Big Breasted Brainwashed Bondage Bitch shirt was available for a
limited time only. We have an announcement list if you don't want
to miss the next one.
I am looking to buy any available brainwashed samplers especially the sampler
with Jessica Bailliffs 'shadow'/windy and carl tracks on. i'm unclear-is there
a way of getting a set of them, are they on cd, i don't have an mp3 player-
what can i gat from you? I also am interested in the printed items.
All of the brainwashed releases we have for sale are at
brainwashed.com/recordings. Windy & Carl and Jessica Bailiff
have a number of releases on Kranky and other labels and we do not have
CD samplers of their stuff. Sorry.
some months ago, I've bought the new great Mimir 7". Unfortunately, I just read
the comments on your site, saying pre-orders came with a DVD-R...
F***!!! If I only have read this earlier...!
I guess, you don't have a copy with this DVD-R left, don't you?!
Sorry for my late request...
Looking forward to hear from you!
Thanks, all the best
Sorry, but those who pay attention reap the rewards. There is an
email announcement list to sign up on to not miss any future releases
and limited editions.
HOW DARE YOU USE JESUS CHRIST'S NAME IN VEIN...GO TO BAND NAMES AND ERASE THE NAME ''JESUS F* CHRIST THAT'S A DISGRACE WHAT IDIOT WOULD PUT THAT REMOVE IT WHAT IDIOT ALLOWED THAT WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THIS SITE WHAT EGG DID YOU HATCH FROM DO U WANT TO GO TO HELL WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM I DEMAND YOU REMOVE THAT BAND NAME THATS JUST BULL* PEOPLE WHO GO ON THIS SITE MIGHT EVEN CHOOSE THAT NAME NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT IT MEANS TO ME IT MEANS YOU HAV NO RESPECT FOR THE ONE WHO DIED ON THE CROSS SO YOU COULD LIVE IS THAT ANYWAY TO REPAY HIM DO YOU THINK ITS A JOKE DO ME A FAVOUR AND GET LOST NEVER USE THE GODS NAME IN VEIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh piss off you nutjob.
Recently brought to my attention by a Brainwashed colleague, the online-based "PLUG Independent Music Awards"
touts itself as representing a "community coming together to recognize
its own." Yet, judging by the choices on the ballot, the "plug" of its
namesake apparently serves instead as a tool to keep both the
organizers' and participants' heads securely buried within their own
A friend has just contacted me about your Podcasts that are kept on Podcast.net.
Neither of us can get any of the old Brainwashed Podcasts only the current one.
We have both tried to grab the ones listed here :
with no luck. The RSS feed only lists two Podcasts, Kranky and the most recent
Do you know if there a problem with their site? Do we both need ipodder
software to get them? iTunes only gets the most recent one
We only host one Podcast at a time usually for a number of reasons:
server space and traffic being probably the biggest. If you miss
one, then subscribe and you won't miss another.