I’ve scheduled my 1/2 interview feature with Hungry Lucy to run twice daily at 1pm and 8pm PST so that hopefully everyone will get a chance to check it out. I think it turned out pretty cool and am planning to get some other features up in the near future. I’m also considering doing band features like this as Podcasts. Just not sure how long to make them or how often or how I’ll issue them etc etc…
We’ve been talking about doing a Lovespirals Podcast feed, but now I’m thinking it should be a Chillcuts Podcast, instead, so it can be more broad in scope. Or maybe it can be a group effort somehow? Like “Lovespirals in the Chillcuts Studio” or something. We’re really bad with names… I don’t relish coming up with our Podcast title and blurb. That’s the worst part of art, naming it.
The entire back catalog of albums by Love Spirals Downwards is now available on iTunes Store USA, UK, Canada, & Europe. If you are unfamiliar with the former band incarnation, this is a great opportunity to explore the many sound and style changes Ryan explored from 1992 to 1998. We’ve created a special Lovespirals/Love Spirals Downwards iMix with some of the highlights from both Love Spirals Downwards and Lovespirals.
Man, what a fricken flake I am! I just now realized that my personal site has been down for months and I had no idea. I paid to renew my domain not that long ago, too. I totally forgot I was hosting it on Earthlink, and when I switched servers, I just totally neglected to move my site. Duh! I’ve been thinking the past week or so that I really need to redesign my site because I made it in, like 1999, and haven’t updated it once. I spend all my time working on this Lovespirals site (and the Love Spirals Downwards site) so I never think about mine. Plus I’ve got the new Chillcuts site and about a dozen other sites like MySpace and Soundclick and stuff that I maintain… Hmm… I don’t even really feel like I need a personal site, per se, but there is a lot of stuff I’ve done outside of Lovespirals that might be nice to archive. It’ll take a lot of time and work though, which doesn’t sound that fun. I dunno. I just forwarded to my bio on here for now.
This weekend I edited together a half hour Hungry Lucy interview feature for my Live365 internet radio station, Chillcuts. I’m kinda sneak previewing it in a half hour, just to check it out. Not sure what time will be the best to play it at for folks to tune in. Ryan thinks most people listen at work, so that would be daytime weekday hours. Even if I just plan for American listeners, I have to consider West Coast VS East Coast. Hmm… Wish I could just stagger it for a different time each day, so everyone will get a convenient timeslot. But that would be more of a pain in the ass with Live365’s Broadcast Scheduler. Oh well, people should just set their little ripping programs to grab it, anyway.
The 1998 Love Spirals Downwards track, “Psyche,” featuring vocalist Kristen Perry-Gow, was included on episode #501 of Dawson’s Creek, on the WB Network. This season premier episode was just released on the Season 5 DVD set on May 3, 2005.
Ryan is currently the Personality of the
Week on the South African based Underground Press website.
They’ve included some nice photos of him alongside his rather brief
interview. He’s a man of few words…
Man, we are totally lagging on getting our new album out. Everything is so fricken weird in the music biz right now that it leave a lot to consider. We are in the midst of one of the most revolutionary times, making everything seem really unstable. I mean, seriously, are kids even buying CDs anymore? It seems like all I see are iPods these days. Are CDs going the way of vinyl and cassette? And which digital audio format is really going to win out. iTunes doesn’t actually sell mp3s, they’re AACs. That’s what I listen to, too! I don’t think WeedFiles are going to make it… Glad I didn’t end up bothering with those. Anyway, where was I going with this? Oh, we’re not too eager to sign a contract where the record company (haha, archaic term) will require us to give them our digital rights. It’s one thing to give them the rights to print CDs within a certain time frame, but quite another to let them distribtute digital files. Still lots to think about… Meanwhile, our album sits in limbo and new songs are being written for a third.