[Dixielandjazz] An Idea For Promoting Your Recordings

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald@calweb.com
Fri, 20 Sep 2002 07:44:51 -0700 (PDT)

Jazz musicians:  Frustrated with trying to get air play?  
Jazz fans:  Are you upset because you cannot find OKOM (our kind 
of music) on the radio?  
Perhaps the following is a solution.  
Gun-Toting Musician Forces DJ to Play His Album 
Thu Sep 19, 9:43 AM ET
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) 
A gun-toting musician forced a southern Brazilian ( news - web 
sites) radio station to play his debut album for more than an 
hour after apparently having no luck opening the doors of show 
business, the man's father said.  Marcus Vinicius dos Santos, 27, 
the vocalist for the rock group ACC -- a Portuguese acronym for 
"Beyond the Gray Sky" -- stormed disc jockey Marcio Paz's booth 
at Atlantida FM in the city of Porto Alegre and forced him to 
play his album "Phases of Life."  "He is a quiet boy," his 
father, Getulio dos Santos, told Reuters.  "I'm surprised by what 
The five-member band portrays itself on its Web site
as futuristic superheroes living in a post-apocalyptic world. 
Vinicius dos Santos goes by the name "Cram" and wears Alice 
Cooper-style black eye makeup.  The episode on Wednesday was 
reminiscent of the 1994 Hollywood movie "Airheads," in which 
dimwitted members of a rock band, fed up with rejection from 
music industry executives, take matters into their own hands and 
hijack a radio station to air their songs.  The Brazilian 
incident ended after about 70 minutes when Vinicius dos Santos 
surrendered to police, who had evacuated the building.  Nobody 
was injured in the incident and Paz later informed listeners 
where they could buy the band's album.