Despite criticism from some web standards evangelists, MySpace.com is one of those community on-line resources that throws up more than the occasional gem.
Background to this post
My wife and I are working with our neighbours and friends on a project to ultimately set-up an internationally recognised school of art in our little village. This year we are organizing a arts and cultural festival for the week ending with the August bank holiday weekend to help highlight the future Art school in Annascaul, Co. Kerry. The festival ends with a day long music festival being held in the Connor /Crean Centre in Annascaul Village. We’re really pleased that our team member (Vinnie Flynn) has lined up some extremely talented up-and-coming bands for the River Of Shadows, Annascaul Music festival.
This is the ‘tip’ of this post:
Before the Internet you’d have to look for these bands demos or debut releases in small music stores and friend’s underground collections; but now you don’t have to search, beg copies or simply believe me when I say these bands really are the cream of new Irish bands. Now you can just listen to their music and decide for yourself thanks to free web spaces on the likes of www.MySpace.com
Here’s three bands from the line-up playing on the day. Why not have a listen to them as you read the rest of this post? (Delorentos are headlining.)
Thanks to myspace these bands have a free web platform that can be visually customized as they see fit. They get to plug-in to a vibrant community that wants to share the treasures they’ve found on-line with their friends and their friend’s friends. This is a powerful platform for bands and other groups, individuals, organizations and businesses.
Here’s what MySpace has to say about itself:
[MySpace is an on-line community that lets you meet your friends’ friends.
Create a private community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
See who knows who, or how you are connected. Find out if you really are six people away from Kevin Bacon.]
MySpace – What’s In It For You?
Could you benefit from a presence on MySpace or similar community social networking sites? If you’re in a band I’d say the answer is yes. There’s plenty of other disciplines represented on MySpace, is yours one of them? If not, be the first!
Want Some Free Tickets To See the Delorentos?
Hopefully you’ve listened to a couple of tracks from those bands I mentioned above. Now do you believe me when I say they’re good? BTW, here’s a little info on the Music Festival in Annascaul 2007, more details added soon, plus a chance to win some free tickets to see the Delorentos!