The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117349   Message #2528722
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
31-Dec-08 - 08:12 PM
Thread Name: An Offer You Can Not Refuse
Subject: RE: An Offer You Can Not Refuse
Hi Kids: Here I go again. Talking when nobody asked me to. Oh well...

The Marketing Maven in me gets awakened by threads like this...

Studios, studios. Everybody has a studio...

I see some incredible people in the business with the finest equipment, the technical expertise that covers all the bases, and what they produce is well recorded KRAP...

And Sol, it's not for me to rain on your generosity, but the kid over here has a coupla ideas. Wanna listen?

If you are interested in producing a SUCCESSFUL video, you might want to consider screening the musician's that get a video done. And what I see on Mudcat there are a number of people that DESERVE to have your generous offer. BUT, what I think would SELL is a compilation tape of 12 acts or so on a "Best of The Mudcat" Video that covers a variety of performers in the Folk Genre. Since my "Folk Days" are well, long gone, I'll screen myself out...

This approach would position your effort in a kind of "Homespun Tapes" (Happy & Artie Traum) release that would be of interest to young people interested in the genre, AND, a listenable video that would be enjoyed by the older folks who like Folk Music. This of course, requires some serious planning. Martin Scorcese understood this in his series on the Blues. BUT, he produced something that will live forever...And, let us not forget the vid on Dylan...

Sol, what you are doing is an exteremly generous thing, and I hope that you will consider
the vast number of options that are possible. What I'm saying is that something GREAT can be done with this. I wish you much success with this effort. In the right hands, and with the proper preparation and planning, you might be on the verge of producing something that could live forever...
Bless...bob

With this effort, and careful thought, you COULD be the spark plug that ignites a new Folk Revolution...Plan, my friend. Plan...

My friend Momo...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rib0TU2hkxA