A couple of years ago, Ringo Starr announced that he would no longer be signing any autographs on items that were sent in the mail to him. Now, another drummer has made the same decision.
John Densmore of the Doors has taken to the forum on his site to say that he will no longer be fulfilling autograph requests that are sent to him.
My Dear Fans:
This is a hard paragraph for me to write, but necessary. It is about autographs. The last several years I have been so flooded with requests that it is interfering with my personal life, and I am going to have to stop. Fans (or opportunists from ebay) track me when I land at any airport, follow me into the bathroom, and hang around my hotel, looking for my John Henry. It is unfortunate, but I have to draw the line. I will still do the occasional autograph, and of course at any ‘official’ signing I will oblige, but I must say no to the stacks of letters and photos that are sent to me personally, as I must retrieve my privacy. If anyone requests an autograph in the future, they should send the request to The Doors offices, and they will hold them there until we can go through them on a semi-regular basis. Anything else will not be answered. Thanks very much for understanding, jd. As was the case with Ringo, Densmore has pointed out the very active market for autographs on eBay and other sites. There was a day when an autograph was truly a keepsake for the person who sought it out. Unfortunately, greed has taken over and ruined it for the real fan.
Pennsylvanian independent artist finds enormous support for his music on his latest social networking presence.
With his blend of folk, country, and psychadelic rock, US singer songwriter David Louthan has wowed the fans at his latest social network destination He is currently at #14 in his local chart for Palmyra on the Reverbnation site, and is enjoying the journey of discovery social networks are offering to him as an independent artist. Commenting on his latest social media project, David said today, “I really love the Reverbnation site, its great for the widgets for blogger and facebook which is helping me build a loyal fanbase. I’m tracking a lot of hits through it already after just a few weeks”. Simon Adams, of leading music promotion site MyMusicSuccess.Com also commented on the determination and hard work that David Louthan puts into his social networking efforts as an independent musician. “David Louthan must be by far the most prolific social networking artist I have come across. David has fast tracked a loyal following of fans across all the social networks and with his recent addition of Reverbnation viral widgets, I can only see his following continue to grow at a tremendous speed. It takes determination and real effort to succeed with your music online, and David Louthan is a shining example of combining great music, hard work, and new technology to build his music career fan by fan.”
About David Louthan
Growing up in Darlington Pennsylvania, David Louthan started out developing his musical skills by picking up a guitar at age 13, and this self produced singer songwriter has never looked back. David cites a diverse range of influences on his MySpace page, from the retro sounds of Tom petty, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jim Hendrix, The Doors, to the slightly later sound of bands like The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
eHarmony’s Perfect Mixtape Challenge has identified Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex On Fire’ as Britain’s favourite love song. The online challenge, helping to breathe fresh life into the art of the ‘mixtape’, today reveals the ultimate mixtape collection based on user downloads. From love ballad classics to modern-day favourites, the ultimate mixtape is compiled from over 400 mixtapes created at perfectmixtape.co.uk. The final playlist begins with the Kings of Leon, but transitions quickly in to smoother grooves, with the top three love songs completed by ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye and Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’. Created to launch eHarmony’s relationship service within the UK, the Perfect Continue reading
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