Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Musicians: Want your music played on TSBS?

We're always looking for new music to play on The Stuart Bedasso Show. If you have original music that you would like played you can e-mail us at bedasso23 (at) yahoo.com. You can e-mail us songs as attatchments or let us know that you'd like to send us music and we'll send you a snail mail address you can send it to.

Here are the conditions:

*Any music you send must be your own, both in performance and in creation. You have no idea what a pain in the booty it is dealing with licensing, RIAA, et al. This is supposed to be fun for us so we're not dealing with those weasels.

*By sending us music, you're saying that you have the rights to it and are giving us permission to play it on our podcast.

*We're not going to play everything we get - if it's not our kinda music, no hard feelings, but we'd rather not play it. That being said, we have pretty diverse tastes so there's a pretty good chance it'll get some kinda play.

*If you haven't heard the show, we talk a lot, so we only get to 4 or so songs a week. Be patient. If we like the music we will get to it. We'll send you an e-mail letting you know it's being played.

UPDATE: This may sound like we're being a pain in the ass, but we added the following after getting e-mailed mp3's...

*Please have your mp3's labeled/named. Downloading a file called "Track 1" is a pain. If you don't know what ID3 tags are, find out...it will help you get your music played on the internet. I've been on both sides of the music exchange thing...make it as easy for the radio/podcast person as possible.

*At a minimum, mp3's need to be at 128kbps. We prefer it to be even higher. The mp3's are compressed and the podcast is compressed. We like our show to sound somewhat decent. If it means a separate e-mail per song, that's not a problem.

Thanks!

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Stuart Bedasso Show FAQ

1. Who the hell are these cats?

Michael & Erick are brothers, so they’ve known each other most of their lives. Dave became friends with Michael in high school. In high school, they figured out that they were in the same kindergarden class together but neither one remembers the other. The three guys have played baseball together for many, long, pathetic years. Keziah met Dave through the local Green Party. Now, the four are good drinking buddies.

2. Why did they start a podcast?

Dave started doing tapes for people back in college. Michael (and others) provided vocal talent for the bits Dave wrote. In college, Dave worked at the campus radio station for 7 years (he was on the seven-year-plan). He thought about going pro, but realized what a lame industry commercial radio is. Time went on…bad rap albums and a frustrated teaching career ensued. Finally, when technology caught up, the idea of a podcast washed over Dave like the warm feeling a wino feels when he wets himself.

3. Where is the show taped?

Dave’s apartment. It’s where the equipment is.

4. Who decides on the topics that are discussed?


Dave has an ongoing list of stuff he can pull out of his ass at any given moment, but the gang tends to go with whatever is on their minds at any given time. No topic is taboo, but Dave loathes to talk about how he doesn’t get laid – it makes him sad & listless.

5. Who decides what music to play?

The Stuart Bedasso Show is non-commercial. To play most commercial music, we’d have to pay for licensing to 4 different agencies, costing us at least a couple thousand dollars a year. That ain’t happening. They’ve been looking at independent and lesser-known commercial artists and asking them directly for permission to play their music. Most have been great about it. All 4 cats can play what they want, but permission from the artist has to be gotten first. So there goes that Stairway to Heaven marathon Erick keeps asking for.

6. If there’s four of you on the show – how come most weeks there’s only 3 voices?

Michael tends to be busy on nights we tape – he has a life. So he comes over to Dave’s place at different times and cuts a lot of the "commercials" you hear on the show.

7. Jeez, who writes that crap, anyway?

Mostly Dave. We also use some old ones from the early Tape days.

8. When will Stuart Bedasso be back on the show?

Next week. We promise.