This post inspired by a lovely Tweet storm by Vince Edwards:
He’s talking about this live-streams that Marc Rebillet did today, on his way to one million subscribers on YouTube.
It’s easy to be a band and figure, okay, we want to do a live stream, so we have to just do a live performance and set up lots of cameras, and…
Well, yes, you CAN do that, but that’s a huge undertaking!
You can also just open up a live stream and talk about horror movies, or sports, or whatever.
Like, now is the time to connect and interact. Bands are competing with the The Madalorian and freaking COVID-19, like… do something.
I always think about all the shows I’ve gone to over the past 30 (?!?!) years – it’s the people. The people you meet at the show, in between sets, after the show in the parking lot, all that… that’s a part of the live show experience.
You can re-create that from your fucking porch with a decent WIFI signal and an iPhone.
Do you have to become a Loop Daddy? Nope. Do you have play guitar and videos games at the same time?
Just do your thing, whatever that might be.