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Re: Re: Boss "International Championship" [SIC]....
Hey all, I like the idea of doing our own thing w/ the contest, I did
enter it w/ my old rc-2, but I have been using an LP1 for the last 8
months, with great pleasure (it's, of course, so far above, any of the
boss line) and I was a bit frustrated at the limitation. Though anyone
can see it's a silly marketing strategy on Boss's part, *one* thing I did
apreciate about the contest was that it was Free to enter, and as a full
time musician, my funds are pretty low. But I am exited by all your
energy out there and think I will 'hedge my bets' so to speak and put one
up using my LP1. Hope you're all doing great out there! Steve Uccello
From: Stephen Goodman <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 13, 7:17 PM +0100
Subject: Re: Re: Boss "International Championship" [SIC]....
Actually this 'contest' reminds me too much of the "Born on the Web"
"competition" that Real did, back in 1997 or so. After all the free
stumping a lot of us did for RealAudio, you'd have expected better (unless
one was used to dealing with music biz execs): One could only enter the
thing if you had persuaded your ISP to buy RealServer installations.
That wasn't 'born on the web' but in a shady used-car lot.
From: "Rick Walker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> F*ck, you are a genius!!!! Great suggestion. Let's do it!
> Seriously, let's do this everyone.
> Dustbunnies wrote:
>> Well then, here's an idea...
>> ~LET"S HIJACK THE CONTEST~
>> It's a public contest. All the videos are made available on YouTube.
>> Also, somebody on the judging committee at Boss is going to have to
>> screen these entries.
>> Let's add some Art into their commerce. Here's how:
>> Enter the contest, but *PAY NO ATTENTION* to the restriction on
>> loopers. Post all the great music you've made using your Looperlative,
>> your EDP, your JamMan, DL4, M9/M13, EHX SMM, 2880, DD-20, Loop Junky,
>> tape delays,
>> Mobius/Sooperlooper/Live/Mainstage/Logelloop/Freewheeling.... WHATEVER.
>> This is even easier for those of you that already have videos on
>> simply copy your existing videos, re-label them according to guidelines
>> so they can be easily found by contest-seekers, and enter ALL of them
>> into the contest.
>> Put some notes on the video stating that this is a protest against
>> marketing, and point the viewers back here to LD if they want to learn
>> more about Looping. Use this as a vehicle for positive education. Use
>> this to promote Loopers-Delight!!!
>> Somebody *will* watch. It may be a potential listener or fan. It may
>> another musician scanning through the entries, in which case you can
>> open them up to new possibilities for what can be done. Additionally,
>> Boss judges will have to screen the entries, and perhaps they'll
>> start to pay attention.
>> We can send a message to Boss Marketing that they don't own Looping,
>> this contest is by no means an "international championship", and that
>> there are thousands of people out there making great Looping music.
>> of these people use Boss products. Some use other products and tools
>> their art. But WE, THE ARTISTS, ARE THE ONES WHO MAKE THE MUSIC and WE
>> ARE THE ONES WHO DEFINE THE FIELD -- not some group of clueless
>> hacks with an advertising budget trying to shill a product.
>> Send a message. Tools don't make great music. People do.
>> There's some incredible talent in this community, and lots of great
>> Let's show them!