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Re: Loopers-Delight-d Digest V07 #252

I recommend "He is". I think in a way, people expect to read things in
the 3rd person, and if they know they're reading a promotional
statement by the artist, it colors they way they take it in.

Ultimately, I think it should depend on the content of your bio. If
it's about what you do and why someone should find it interesting, a
first person bio is best. If it's about why you do it, then perhaps a
first person "artist statement" would be better. (Or I suppose you
could do both, as long as they don't say the same thing.)

As a frequent promoter of shows, I definitely prefer a third person "he 
is" bio.

And from someone who reads many, many bios, terms that can give people
a descriptive picture of what your music sounds like are good, but
terms that suggest value or an automatic effect on the audience are
not so good. Save the latter terms for reviews written by other people
about you.
Good: textural, melodic, intricate, coarse, epic, abstract, poppy,
bouncy, structured, screeching, humming
Bad: important, timeless, excellent, mind-blowing, mesmerizing, 

Matt Davignon

>Michael Peters (I think) was all:
> how do we present ourselves on the web? I have a question of style: I'm
> currently busy setting up my new website, finally ... (no, it is not 
> yet).
> I'm going for a conventional site with a menu on the left and content on 
> right, nothing fancy, nothing too confusing, nothing too artsy ... the
> design can change later if I feel like it, first thing I want to have is 
> website for all my various projects.
> The start page says something about me, something like, "Michael plays
> guitar and loves livelooping ... he also uses the computer to create 
> sounds ... blah blah". Stuff like that.
> Now my wife comes in and looks over my shoulder and wonders why I don't
> write "I play guitar and love livelooping ... I also use the computer" 
> etc. - I'm writing this about myself, so why don't I say "I" ?
> I don't know how to put it. If I say "he is" it sounds like somebody else
> has written it about me, while everybody knows that I wrote it myself.
> Somehow silly but then it does sound more neutral and objective. If I 
> "I am" the page would be full of "I've done this, I've done that" and
> somehow that wouldn't feel right either.