Well, I have managed do to something productive with my time out bicycling and hanging at the cafe (can one really refer to anyplace as “the cafe” in Santa Cruz?). I have uploaded some new and extended tracks for MySpace Music:
I don't really have the time or patience to figure out how to really embed the player here, so a pretty picture and link will do for now.
I have gotten a lot of feedback during the time I have had a Myspace Music page to have longer clips – but this needs to be balanced against the need to protect my work, especially those that are commercially available. Anyhow, I figure the longer versions of The Wooden Fish and East Bloc Call to Prayer can only help. I also uploaded a clip from Dorian Grey's Box, the recent art installation, for the enjoyment of those who prefer Myspace over podcasts.
Hey, I actually got a couple more dollars in royalties from iTunes Europe today, might even pay for this fine coffee drink here…
Well, like the United States, we hit our milestone of a number beginning with three followed by lots of zeroes…
After 3000 visitors, though, you think a few of them might go and buy the CD or download tracks from iTunes or eMusc. But it seems very few visitors even bother to listen to the free samples.
I take pride in keeping this site and my personal/professional site free of ads save for clean and tasteful promotion of my own work. I would like to keep it that way…
…so, time for a Guilt Trip?. If you enjoy this site, would it really hurt to check out the music, maybe buy a 99-cent track or two? If you're an emusic subscriber, add us to your download queue. And if you like anything you hear (heck, even if you don't), please consider writing a short review at one of these sites. Consider this review from Gloria in Toronto at CD Baby:
Amar has done an amazing job in putting together a very creative ensemble of various electronic instruments. Each song in the CD tells a story. Just close your eyes and you can visualize and hear the stories of love, passion, suspense, and anger. It's almost as if I'm watching a movie. The songs made me feel, and every time I listen to the CD, I get more out of it than before. Amar brings forth what I consider to be an exciting new genre of music.
OK, I better wrap this up before it turns into an NPR pledge drive…