Meet My Drummer, Runtt

Meet My Drummer, Runtt

Photo courtesy of Char, the official FWA photo bug.

Why I Support Payola

Why I Support Payola

payola |pāˈōlə| noun the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest : if a record company spends enough money on payola, it can make any record a hit. A tweet-link from the prolific, intelligent, and fine-looking independent music revolutionary Ariel Hyatt caught my attention today,
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In Like A Lion, Out Like Dexter Peterson

In Like A Lion, Out Like Dexter Peterson

Holy crap, it’s April? I was just coming to terms with the fact that it was February. As I sit here caffeinating I’m very conscious of the passage of time. The last three months flew by in a whirlwind of technology and meat. The former because I’ve spent a nauseating amount of time redesigning both
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Fun with Translation Software

Fun with Translation Software

So I’m sitting here ironing the wrinkles out of the NEW Matthew Ebel dot net and chatting with Aaron about what happened in Japan. I don’t intend to make light of the catastrophe that’s going on there, but one thing led to another and I started playing around with the Translation Widget that comes with
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Photos from the Furry Fiesta 2011 Members-Only Party

Photos from the Furry Fiesta 2011 Members-Only Party

I held my first-ever Members-Only After-Party at Texas Furry Fiesta 2011 and, according to the smiles I see all over these photos, it was a success. Nothing like some local beer and friends- many of whom I’d never met in person until that weekend. And we only got one noise complaint from another hotel guest!
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Advice on Reaching Out To Your Fans

Advice on Reaching Out To Your Fans

I got a request for advice from fellow musician Dan Russo and asked if I could post the exchange here. Hopefully this will help some of my other musician friends who follow my blog… …I have always been super-impressed with your musical skills but I’m more impressed with your focus and determination and, I dare
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Is It The Right Time?

Is It The Right Time?

Those of us that live for The New face a challenge that never changes: When is it the right time? I’m a fan of all things technological and it’s difficult- sometimes outright painful -to come to terms with a new development while the majority of the population still doesn’t “get it”. The trick is to
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On Pandora and World Domination

On Pandora and World Domination

For reference, you should probably read my previous article about being quoted in Rolling Stone first. If the other article was about being excited, this one’s about serious business. I have mentioned Pandora Radio more than a few times on Twitter and some might say I’m even becoming a fanboy. They may be right, but
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I Was Quoted in Rolling Stone

Welcome, Rolling Stone readers and Pandora fans! In case you haven’t caught the Feb. 17 issue yet, RS ran an article on “Pandora’s Digital Kingdom”, all about the cutting-edge internet radio service that’s been making me happy for years now. “Pandora is the first true music meritocracy,” says independent musician Matthew Ebel (an artist likely
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