[Dixielandjazz] An Idea For Promoting Your Recordings
Robert S. Ringwald
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.