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    My Band was on FOX's Next Great American Band

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    Hey Guys,

    I don't post here often, although I do lurk daily. I used to post a bunch back in the early days of the board.

    Anyway, for any of the old timers here, I thought you guys might like to know that my band was on FOX's "Next Great American Band" show Friday night. They only showed us for a minute or so; you can watch the main clip here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CHGeZ6QweDU

    We were also on Entertainment Tonight for about 5 seconds, and had our picture in the New York Daily and The Washington Post. So we got a lot of press, although we're still trying to figure out if it's going to translate into album sales (our album is on iTunes and CDBaby).

    Hopefully we can keep the momentum going on this and get some better gigs, sell some more CDs, get more MySpace friends, etc. But at the very least we got a free trip to Vegas and were on national TV!

    Thanks,
    Father Ryan O'Graham
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    The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad
    www.flutesquad.com
    www.myspace.com/dirtymarmadukeflutesquad

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    When are you doing a tour of shopping malls and wal-mart in store meet n greets?

    come on..please please please ..don't play into those stupid american idol type shows lol...they're all part of the further raping of music.. The exposure is kind of good I guess, but the type of people who watch that shit aren't REALLY interested in music anyway... (12 year old girls, middle aged housewives, rich preppy suburbanite teens) It's like fashion to them...no different than what they choose to (*sigh*) wear. When you go on a show like that, they put you on because they want everyone in their audience demographic to laugh at you. Hahaha look at them, they don't soud like sum 41 (or whatever set of monkeys out raping the idea of punk for a few bucks these days)...I mean at least your song on there was funny.. the type of assinine bands in the mainstream these days more than ever, are funny without trying to be.. they're funny because they're absolutely pathetic, and big label money is the ONLY thing keeping them famous..you take away all that money being thrown at everyone, and they'd be reduced to a bunch of drug addict has-beens... or maybe they'll do their own reality show, as the expert panel of fuckups, untill they finally kill themselves or end up in rehab.

    Congrats on having whatever faggots are on the "pannel of has-beens..uhh I mean experts" hate you..at least you weren't well recieved (that would be so gay), If I was ever forced into going on one of those shows, I'd kill myself if any of those brainless nimrods liked my music.

    So yeah, congrats on getting your faces in some major media, but don't expect it really to do much for you. Remember, those type of half-human consumerites that watch that shit have an attention span of about at long as it takes me to write "half-human consumerites". Then, they're on to the next bit of fashion they are being told will make them more than they really are.

    I have to admit though, the video was pretty funny. Where'd you get the horse head?
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    Yeah, I think it's pretty obvious that we didn't take the whole thing seriously. I mean, would anyone on this board really give a shit if Johnny Rzeznik, Sheila E, and some Australian dude didn't like your music? They're old and out of touch. You can see us smiling and laughing while they're trying to rip into us. A lot of the bands cried (or were about to cry) when they got booted off, but we refused to let them get to us.

    Basically we did it for the press and for the free all-expenses paid trip to Vegas! Plus, we're able to use it as leverage to book bigger/better shows around town, and we actually did meet a lot of good, cool bands (none of whom were picked, and most of whom didn't even end up on the show!). Hopefully we can trade gigs with those bands in the future if we ever decide to do a mini-tour somewhere.

    The horse head is one that we made out of cardboard. That schtick wasn't invented for the FOX show; we dress up like that every time we play.

    If you liked our performance on the show, check out our submission video:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=qAf4wwuRNiQ

    Thanks,
    Ryan

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    i can't believe it

    funny man, good stuff :]

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    haha yeah you were pretty funny.. Don't get me wrong..Wasn't passing judgement just was ranting on my ratred of those meaningless hacks that do their own reality shows as a last ditch effort before they cut their wrists open with razors... The biggest thing you'd get from it would be name recognition in a way.. but most of the people watching that shit aren't into music anyway..

    always good to mooch a free vacation tho. Did you take a beating in the casinos?

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    I lost about $30, but we got a ton of comped drinks once the bartenders found out we were in a band!

    The resort they put us up in was awesome. It was called Montelago Resort, and was on Lake Las Vegas. We had two suites, and they also paid for our plane tickets and kept bringing us food every day. It wasn't a vacation we would've been able to afford otherwise.

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    Sounds like a really awesome experience.

    I don't want to sound offensive, but what you're asking is kind of like, say, someone who went on American Idol, and got rejected, asking how to use that to help their publicity...

    I guess if you're bad, but good because you're bad, it can help (ie Willilam Hung), otherwise, I don't know. I don't think you're bad, I thought it was funny. But I'm just not sure saying "Hey, we've been turned down on Next Great American Band" is going to help.

    But hey, at least you got on the show and got a really awesome vacation, I'd be happy with that. And I like the "My Three Sons" song on your myspace page.

    Best of luck.

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    I think getting rejected gives us some street cred, at least in our music scene. We're kind of the antithesis of what they're looking for on that show. It's almost like we played a big prank on them. They spent over $6000 (my estimation) to fly us up there, put us up, feed us, only to reject us. That's funny.

    But, yeah, if anyone has any ideas on how to further use this to our advantage, I'm all ears!

    Danny.Guitar: glad you liked "My Three Sons". We have a few more like that on the album. It alternates between 80s rock, old-school country, and Beach Boys/Beatles stuff. You can hear more clips at http://www.cdbaby.com/tdmfs

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    Your submission video seems a lot like another Baltimore band's promo video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcXyVseiKb0

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    Must be something in the water....

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