Lovespirals have launched a brand new podcast in conjunction with Chillcuts called “Chillin’ with Lovespirals.” Ryan and Anji discuss the evolution of the band’s fan interaction and computer use, answer fan email, and more in the premier episode. Download and subscribe via RSS for future episodes via the handy visual links on Lovespirals’ site.
I don’t get heckler fans that write to say, basically, that they do not accept Lovespirals and want Love Spirals Downward to return. I mean, how do they think Ryan is going to react? “Oh, they’re right. I better try to record another album like Idylls now.” I suppose these same people hassle Robin Guthrie about Cocteau Twins? Bands can’t remain static forever. People change and move on. Band members grow apart and lose interest. Things change. A decade is a long time for a little indie band to stick together, really. The bands that stay together longest are the ones who attain great popular success, and even those don’t always make it. Like Pink Floyd. They had to go through several different variations to get through their 30 years. I can hardly believe that Roger has rejoined the others for this special gig they just announced. Hopefully it will turn out better than the Cocteau Twins reunion that was supposed to go down earlier this year…
I totally forgot to mention the other week that I’ve been checking out the new Garageband podcast feature! Right now they’re offering free bandwidth to members for podcasting, which is pretty cool. I uploaded the half hour Hungry Lucy Interview Feature as a test, so now you can check that out at any time of day you like, rather than waiting for it to come on Chillcuts. Now I’m editing down a Lovespirals/LSD feature to upload next. Stay tuned for more info on that. Here’s a link to my :[chillcuts]: Garageband podcast.
We were wondering what kind of CD packaging people prefer these days; jewel box or digipac? It seems to me that we used to think digipacs were somehow inferior when they came into the radio station at KUCI, but now I see that they actually cost a bit more to produce. There’s something a bit weird about them; the way they feel and how they sit in the CD rack amongst the other CDs. But then again, it seems like a lot of people just take the disc out of the case and put it into a vinyl folder style case. Of course, these days, I imagine many folks are ripping them into their computers and portable listening devices, and just shelving the CD.
Ryan was saying that he’s never released a digipac, so he might like to do that for the next release. And when he found out it uses much less plastic, he was even more interested. We just saw someone talking about how plastic is ruining the ocean’s ecosystem because so much of it finds it’s way into the water, and it never breaks down, so it stays there forever. Animals eat the plastic thinking it’s food, and then they starve. In some places, there is more plastic than actual food in the waters. Its really sad.
So maybe we’ll be more hippy and do a digipac.