Sometimes, when I move about in the world, dudes say things like 'it must be cool to get sent cds to review and never have to pay for them.' In response I sometimes say 'It's fine, but it's not as cool as you think. You get sent a lot of shit.'
The dudes tend to roll their eyes, and I kind of understand why. Which is why I thought I'd give a little insight into a day in the mail life of Silky-D.
Yesterday I got a hot little parcel of CDs from Sony BMG, Australia's market-leading music publishing company. This was it, the pick of their upcoming releases for the key christmas/holiday season.
Here's what I got:
1)Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (with ltd edition DVD)
2)Dave Matthews Band: The Best of the Dave Matthews Band (this is a double album)
3)Guy Sebastian: Closer to the sun
4)George Michael: Twenty Five Greatest Hits
5)Dixie Chicks: Taking the long way
6)Jamiroquai: Singles 1992-2006 (also features two new tracks)
7)David Campbell: The Swing Sessions
And they say that the internet is killing the music industry. As an independent part-time music critic I strongly reccomend that Sony sign up Squid Ink immediately and rush out a Christmas release ASAP. Working title: 'Santa bring my hinny back (to me)'
By the way, I'm wondering if we shouldn't do a swing album after we let the market cool down following our well received Motown covers series.