contact and submissions

This blog is in semi-hiatus. This means that I blog occasionally and that I don’t spend much time reading emails or writing up every musical thought I have. I am no longer in San Francisco; I live in Boston these days. You can still email me, but unfortunately there’s a pretty good likelihood I won’t read it. Thanks for your time.

Did you read that? If yes, read on. If no, read the above.

Hi. I’m Adrian.

You can contact me. Tell me about concerts or bands or whatever.

My email is this:

picker @/ [at] ipickmynose . / [dot] com

Just mash that all together. You can figure that out, right?

[For technical problems with the site, please direct them to tech@. That helps me keep track of things better.]

for bands:
I love getting CDs but you shouldn’t waste your money if I’m not going to like it. The best thing to do is to email me a place where I can listen to your tunes online. If a CD is available, tell me in the email and I’ll hit you back with my address if I like your stuff.

for readers:
Got a favorite band that you think I’ll like? Know of a great concert coming up? Got a beef with something I said? Hit me up.

for publicists/ labels:
I’d appreciate you asking me before you add me to your mailing list. It’s just a courtesy that I’d appreciate.

I tend to like the following sorts of music. If your label/ roster deals with styles outside them, there’s a reasonably likelihood that they won’t be of interest to me:

  • indie rock (not dancey)
  • indie pop
  • acousticy indie folk/ alt-country sort of stuff
  • post rock
  • soul/ early r&b sound
  • oldies/ girl group sounds
  • old-timey/ field recordings
  • world (African, Celtic and Indian being my primary interests there)

If you tend to send me stuff I like, I’ll be more likely to read your emails. If you tend to send me stuff I don’t like, there’s a higher likelihood that I give other things a priority.

A few notes for everyone:

  1. Just be honest. I like being flattered, of course, but it’s not always difficult to tell if someone just found my site and then he emails me saying he’s a loyal reader. There’s no reason to lie, you know? Another common lie: “I just heard about this great band” when, in fact, you are in the band.
  2. Responses: I do love getting emails and mail, especially personal emails from readers and bands. I try to respond to personal emails but sometimes with the volume of email I’ve been getting I am not able to always do that. I do appreciate you writing in though.

A personal note from you will be much more likely to get a personal note in return.

Thanks for reading this far.



10 Responses to “contact and submissions”

  1. […] I got my first submission in the youngish life of this here music blog the other day from Jacksonville, FL band Julius Airwave (myspace) and the side project of one band member, Richard Colado, who goes by RickoLus (myspace). And they’re actually good. Bonus! […]

  2. […] If you have a question, email me. Please put “ask ipickmynose” or “ask IPMN” in the subject. I’ll pick one and write up an answer next week and then we can see what the readers say as well. […]

  3. […] Hey Noise Pop people–if you have the full schedule, or a schedule of confirmed acts–go ahead and contact me. […]

  4. […] I didn’t buy their (homemade?) EP that night, but I now I’m kicking myself, especially after listening through some of their myspace songs again. I tried getting in contact with them to get it, but to no avail. Winterbirds, please sell me your record! (Contact info here.) […]

  5. Jeff Moss says:

    Hey,

    I have no idea what I’m doing.

    We do have 2 tickets to give away from the Treasure Island Music Festival.

    The URL for the entry is

    http://streetlightrecords.tuneportals.com/Contest/197

    and for the festival it’s

    http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/

    We don’t really have much time and aren’t likely to get many entries, so there is a pretty good chance some one entering will win. I was trying to think of a way to get the word out to a few more people and stumbled on blog.

    If this is anything you can use please feel free. Otherwise pretend you never got this.

    Jeff

  6. […] I admit it: I’m a bit of a nerd. Okay, maybe I’m a lot of a nerd. I like trivia and I like music, so I started a weekly trivia question. If you have ideas for the weekly trivia question let me know. […]

  7. […] I admit it: I’m a bit of a nerd. Okay, maybe I’m a lot of a nerd. I like trivia and I like music, so I started a weekly trivia question. If you have ideas for the weekly trivia question let me know. […]

  8. […] I admit it: I’m a bit of a nerd. Okay, maybe I’m a lot of a nerd. I like trivia and I like music, so I started a weekly trivia question. If you have ideas for the weekly trivia question let me know. […]

  9. How’s it going Adrian?

    I’m with SideCho Records here in Signal Hill, CA (basically Long Beach.) We’re updating our database and was wondering if you could give us more info like your full name, business address, phone, etc. We’ll be able to get our promos and announcements out better that way, too.

    Thanks,
    John Hernando
    Sidecho Media, Inc.
    dba Sidecho Records
    2300 Walnut Ave, Suite K
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    T: 562.427.6200
    F: 562.427.6226
    http://www.sidecho.com
    johnhsidecho@gmail.com

    P.S.
    We’re throwing a contest for Michael Zapruder and The 1090 Club:
    You will receive a copy of ‘Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope’, ‘Natural Selection’, Michael Zapruder Tshirt, Posters from Michael and 1090 Club, and more. All you have to do is sign up for the SideCho Records Newsletter by emailing contests@sidecho.com

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