Mister Doo On The Radio

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Mister Doo On The Radio

Postby misterdoo » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:18 am

Hi All,

Mister Doo is 'In Session' on BBC Radio Northampton next Saturday (16th September) at 1:25 in the afternoon. He'll be playing a couple of tracks from the new album, and talking to Richard Jordan about what he does in the way of blues and why. Should be an interesting programme. :P

You can listen in on-line at the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/northampt.shtml

Let me know what you think. The new album is available from the web site, or by contacting me on the details below.

Cheers,


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Postby stumblin » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:59 am

I'm still waiting, after three years of membership of this forum, for this bloke to actually take part in any of the various discussions which form the purpose of actually having the forum in the first place.
So far, all we've ever got is self-promotion.
I'll gladly retract this comment as soon as anyone can demonstrate that I'm mistaken. Or when he actually joins in a discussion.
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Postby misterdoo » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:27 pm

If people do take offence to self-promotion, I'll stop doing it.

I'd have thought one of the purposes of the forum was to maybe help a struggling musician keep the blues alive in a corner backwater of Surrey? Or to let people know when blues is happening do they coulf go and watch or listen? If that's not the case, I'll stick to MySpace...

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Postby stumblin » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:46 pm

Keep your shirt on. Post your news and gig dates by all means, what I'm driving at is that there's more to this site than just a notice-board.
I've learned a heck of a lot here, and my playing and attitude have both improved by miles since I joined.
One of the other great things about taking part here is that you get to know people. Without getting maudlin or anything, I'd like to just say that this forum has allowed me to make some real and valued friendships.
Don't be shy, drop by and give us your two penn'orth any time there's something on your mind.
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Postby allanlummox » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:12 pm

Huh; I thought he was with you.
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Postby misterdoo » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:31 am

"Keep your shirt on" ? mine's always on - I come from Grimsby, just North of the Arctic circle (or seems like it) :lol:

Now, I don't normally get into these discussions about what you should and shouldn't do on forums (you can't please all of the people all of the time...), but I think this is important. I fully understand your viewpoint, and totally agree - forums are great places to make friends and chat, but that surely isn't the *sole* purpose of a forum? People use forums in different ways, and, in my opinion they should do, and should be actively encouraged to. I've stopped using at least 3 forums in the past because I was flamed for the content of posts. A classic example was when, in the middle of a rant about sound engineers, I had the audacity to say that I knew one who was really good, and gave me great sound every time. I was variously accused of 'being a sound engineer' (? bizzare, or what? can 'sound engineer' really be used as an insult? :shock: ), of 'not being a real musician', and 'in the wrong camp' (outrageous - I can be as camp as the next man! :D ) These sort of things can put people off using forums altogether (not me, obviously), and that can't be a good thing.

Anyway, I digress. (You can tell I'm not busy at work today...). As I said, people will (and should) use forums in different ways. Some people post a lot, others only ask questions, others only read, and never post. I use the forum as a marketing tool. I believe all of these ways are valid ways of using forums, and are of interest to somebody. And that's the key - "of interest to somebody". I've actually found a couple of really good local acoustic blues acts from marketing type stuff on forums, and I'm even collaborating with one of them at my gigs. I also get people coming along having read what I've posted, and really enjoying what I do; I'm not posting spam about Viagra - just letting people know about something that they might like. No pressure, not forcing my stuff on anybody, just letting them know.

There's loads and loads of marketing stuff on forums - announcements of festivals, gigs and tours by major players, new album releases, etc., etc. - all of this is interesting to somebody. Nobody would complain if Eric or Stevie or Robert posted something about their latest album - everybody knows them. Well, who knows, one day, everybody might know Mister Doo, and the'll all be clamouring for latest news of albums, tours and radio appearances...

Anyway, best do some work today. Have a listen to my stuff on MySpace or the website, and, if you like it, I'll send a free copy of the album over. I am on Radio Northampton on Saturday, as you know from this post, so if you fancy a listen, you'll see that I'm just some struggling, honest blues guy - nothing sinister :D

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Postby maxx england » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:06 pm

Wavelength please? Don't know if I can pick it up on the east side of Birmingham, but I'll gladly give it a go.

Don't stop promoting yourself, by the way, but don't just leave it at that. All ar welkum hear.

And where in delightful Surrey do you infest? I have friends in the Deep South.
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Postby stumblin » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:08 pm

maxx england wrote:Don't stop promoting yourself, by the way, but don't just leave it at that. All ar welkum hear.

Exactly. If you're not interested in talking to us or hearing what we have to say, and are only interested in promoting yourself, how is that different from being a spammer?
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Postby bluesmcgoo » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:19 pm

If you're not interested in talking to us or hearing what we have to say, and are only interested in promoting yourself, how is that different from being a spammer?

Actually I think that defines a spammer, doesn't it?

I couldn't agree more, Andy.
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Postby bosco » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:40 pm

I've stopped using at least 3 forums in the past because I was flamed for the content of posts.

You don't say. Imagine that.
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Postby allanlummox » Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:20 pm

Yea, using forums STRICTLY as a marketing tool is pretty odious.

It's disrespectful of the working musicians who use this place, to boot.

It puts you on the level of the guy who signs up for a jam session by phone; shows up late; gets his little performance out of the way and leaves, without acknowledging the host, or the other musicians.

Sound familiar? One thing you might not realise - that guy's always a laughingstock.
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Postby NEONMOONY » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:05 am

allanlummox said
It puts you on the level of the guy who signs up for a jam session by phone; shows up late; gets his little performance out of the way and leaves, without acknowledging the host, or the other musicians.


Man I hate that. If I 've seen 'em before, sometimes I'll go outside for a while they play.
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Postby misterdoo » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:26 am

bluesmcgoo wrote:If you're not interested in talking to us or hearing what we have to say, and are only interested in promoting yourself, how is that different from being a spammer?

Actually I think that defines a spammer, doesn't it?

I couldn't agree more, Andy.


Just because I don't post very much doesn't mean I don't read a lot of posts! I just don't really have that much to say. Execpt on this thread, of course :-)

And I would disagree that that's the definition of spamming. Spamming is sending unsolicited stuff that people aren't interested in - clearly some people are interested in news of Mister Doo, and everybody has a choice whether they read my posts or not.

I'd have thought what defined spamming is content - if I was very active in the forums and posted stuff about a certain impotence drug, it would still be spam, wouldn't it?
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Postby maxx england » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:37 pm

Never mind the spam, what's yer wavelength so I can hear you being a ham?
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Postby misterdoo » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:12 pm

Hi Maxxxxx,

It's been put back a week to the 23rd - same time (1-30pm ish) - there's some footie match on or something. Wavelength is 104.2 or 103.6, but you can listen on the web if you can't pick it up at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/northampt.shtml

I'll bve interetsed in what you think haven't been in the radio before. Well apart from maybe Crimewatch :-)
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