[Dixielandjazz] Image, It Still Matters More Than The Music.

Steve Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 7 07:50:46 PST 2006

Here's an interesting quote from Les Vogt who is a Producer, Entertainment
Consultant, & Promoter, in the Rock & Roll genre. It comes from the I Sound
blog.(posted November 6) It may be a little over the top, but IMO this is
where the business of music is and it also applies to OKOM. Sounds a little
like Titan Hot 7 doesn't it? No wonder they are so popular.

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"On a scale of 100, pure image (appearance, hairstyle, clothing, which
groups the guitarist has previously played with) is worth at least 40
points... Stage presence (including mobility, surprise gimmicks, extra
volume) is worth another 30 points... and grimace alone (the ability to make
it look difficult and/or cosmic or soulful) is worth 20 points. That leaves
10 points for everything else. In thinking about it again today, maybe I
would up the grimace to 30 points. Then it wouldn't be necessary to get into
such sticky things as considering the music at all..."

"Only kidding on the last part... but, seriously, image and stage presence
will always be the better part of 60% of a performer's appeal. Think about
how you can take advantage of your strengths to improve your image, charisma
and showmanship. It'll pay huge dividends in the long term."

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Steve Barbone

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