Trumpet is a full body workout, Shanelle tells us as she explains how to play the trumpet. She gives us indie music tips on how to get more gigs, like knowing your season and finding your niche market. Putting your instrument down long enough to meet and hang out with new people, you never know what will lead to your next gig.
In a simple world everything would work according to plan, yet this is not the case when dealing with technical issues. This podcast, “SLB Indie Trailer” has been my joy and delight to my devilish nightmare and time sucker, but I am determined. For whatever reason, I feel driven to do this podcast and determined to make it succeed. A few of my reasons might seem obvious, but some not so obvious. Here they are to checklist against your list of why are you attempting to do a podcast, I am assuming that this is why you have found this blog post in the first place.
- I really enjoy meeting other people and hearing their stories
- I enjoy the challenge of telling our story as a band and as an individual, I like to document life as it happens, sort of like an audio journal, but narrowing it down to the good parts. (think Hollywood here)
- I started the podcast as an outlet for our music and other indie music that we run across in touring and gigging out, EXPOSURE- you know the kinds of things you are always promised when you play a venue, benefit, or something that is looking to raise their awareness and want to add you to the roster to increase their cool factor, yet can’t pay you for it. This medium is a way for us to reach others in different parts of the world that are interested in similar topics, so yes, the exposure factor goes up with every episode we do.
- I love listening and learning orally and I thought others might too – I am an avid podcast listener here and if you have one to recommend comment below.
- I am constantly out there seeking my own answers and since I am on my own mission to solve the problems of being an indie artist, I thought I would invite the listener along for the ride
There are more reasons, but those are the main ones. Things I did not expect to get from this podcast
- A lesson in everything not to do
- How can I save this awesome interview that should have been recorded better, stereo vs mono = technical nightmare when you don’t know what you are doing
- Learning on the fly many programs to make the podcast work from Final Cut Pro to Audition to ProTools, each having their advantages and disadvantages, for example, if I am trying to kill 2 birds with 1 stone (terrible euphemism btw) and post a slide show podcast to Sweet Little Bloodhound YouTube channel at the same time, I am unable to adjust volume on a gradual basis, like you can with ProTools or Audition. (a Trick that I may not have learned, yet, so if you know it, please feel free to comment below)
- How each podcast platform costs and works, encodes, and ultimately can play your podcast differently, so learning how to save it, so it will play the same on all platforms has been a real challenge, hours and days kind of challenge.
- I am completely off my rocker with a vision that I keep pushing forward with it, when I am not sure what rewards it is bringing me, other than enjoyment and a strong sense of accomplishment when it’s finished and “isn’t that enough?” hmmm
So I guess the moral of this technical story is, please let me know if you are still having problems hearing the podcast, like if one voice is barely audible, believe me that is not how it was loaded, but I will find out the problem, so comment below with where you are listening to the SLB Indie Trailer podcast, 1. Where are you listening to it, on what platform – Stitcher, Spreaker, TuneIn, etc. 2. How you are listening to it, (via my iPhone speaker, EarPods, car speaker, etc.) and 3. What you are experiencing? (can’t hear one voice, volume too low overall, distorted) I thank you for your time and I hope you will continue to listen as we are fixing the issues as we go. I look forward to meeting you on the road somewhere. In the meantime, let’s keep road tripping together. You can always hear all the episodes as uploaded here at the host – http://slbindietrailer.libsyn.com/
Keep moving’ and listening and we will eventually hear one another!
In this episode the listener becomes the fly or spider on the wall of the tour van as Sweet Little Bloodhound passes 16 hours in a van together. Meet the band, their habits, and their passions.
Olivia Martinez, Devlin Miles, Kim Nicholais, Charles Butterfield II, Jibrail Nor, Ali Bishop
Music in this episode is actual music from Jibrail Nor’s playlist. SLB assumes no copyright or infringement on other artists works, we happily refer to the artists as we thank all the artists for becoming part of the fabric of our lives as we keep you with us on tour and in our hearts.
Music credits:(not referenced in the audio)
Next Stop Is Love, Superhero Female, War, and Be Still all by Sweet Little Bloodhound
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We just found out that we made the Best Top 40 Covers for 2015 with our version of The Eurythmics song Sweet Dreams on Coverville. Big thanks to Brian and all the folks at Coverville for the honor. Check out the cool show here, dedicated to all cover songs. We have added it to our lists of must listen to going forward. We want to hear what other bands are doing for covers.
Coverville played our version of Fleetwood Mac’s Gold Dust Woman – rock on Gold Dust Woman! Thank you Coverville for the indie love! We are grateful for love and are tuning in for more fun covers from other artists.