Friday, 11 November 2016

Making everyone happy, well at least trying to

Hello world and welcome to week 14 of my weekly blog. As part of doing my shows and my various pages I do like to try and show my supporters and the bands as much appreciation as possible and as often as I can. However this can be a very tough task, at times. The reality is that all my pages have heaps of information flowing through each and every one of them. Equally my shows are choc full of information and I certainly don't like to intrude into the music being played too much. This means the gratitude I often try to show can be lost in those piles of posts, or because of the restrictions of things like character numbers or seconds to talk.

On the flip side of all this of course, is that many of you often return the gratitude. This too can be lost for all the same reasons and that is probably when I'm seen as having even less gratitude, if I don't acknowledge it. Of course that could not be any further away from the truth. I sincerely appreciate every supportive post or re-post on Facebook, Mixcloud and here on the Blog and equally every tweet or re-tweet on twitter and any of the social media forums you support me on. It's this support that keeps me going and in turn helps to keep the show alive. So don't despair if I have not acknowledged one of your posts. There is a very good chance that I missed it, but believe me I appreciate it.

Okay I mentioned keeping the show alive in those last couple of sentences. That is very much the big truth for the show. My podcast is a little bit more unique, to most of the other shows we all love to listen to. I have no affiliation to a radio station and I do this all very much on my own. This means self promotion takes a lot of time and a lot of work. I don't think that I'm overstating it, when I say that my show has been a good avenue for a lot of new acts to be heard. Therefore it would be a shame to loose it. I have remained fiercely independent now for a very long time, because I think it suits the shows format and the acts I play. However the independence comes at a cost and that is less promotional resources. So please if you love the show let people know about it. Also bands and artists, if I play you seriously promote the hell out of that show, it's not only helping me, it's definitely helping you.

Okay that's my little ramble for this week, now what's happening with the week ahead:-

First up thank you Emma Barson for letting me know about Frequency


Next up a gig in Landskrona, Sweden with two brilliant Swedish Bands in Train to Spain and Obsession of time. Thank you Kjell Ek of Oak Promotions for letting me know about this gig.


Okay now as I say every week to all the bands and labels out there make sure you send me news for any upcoming shows and/or music releases each week. Keep in mind the blog is posted every Saturday, so if you could send me the details by Wednesday of each week that will be a great help. As with any music or news you send me, please use my email address of skerat@zoho.com

Also again to every band, artist and followers alike, please send me your sound files for the show, saying who you are and where you are from and that you're listening to Skerat's Eclectic Podcasts. Come on everyone not one sound file yet, get yourself heard around the globe.

Now to finish up this week, here is the latest list of my Skerat's tracks of the day for the past week, which covers the period of the 5th of November to the 11th of November:-

5/11/16   Giorgio Moroder - From Here To Eternity
6/11/16   Hot Pink Abuse - Stranger to Others
7/11/16   Grandmaster Flash - White Lines
8/11/16   Meter Bridge - The Squad - Crash Hardwood Edit
9/11/16   Nitzer Ebb - Shame
10/11/16 Vile Electrodes - The Future Through a Lens
11/11/16 Underworld - Underneath the Radar

You can find all of these brilliant tracks and many more on my ever growing Skerat's Ultimate and Totally Eclectic Playlist, a perfect blend of great classic tracks, in combination with totally new tracks from my shows.


and remember this months show of Skerat's Eclectic Podcasts can be found here and while you're there, maybe even check out some of the older Synthopia shows :) Well that's it for this week, thank you all for your continued and excellent support and until next weekend this is Skerat over and out.

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1 comment:

  1. It's so important the topic you've raised this week! All independent work can be exhausting and social networks often absorb too many energies that are vital to focus on our own work and personal lives (It is impossible to cover everything). But certainly the support among all who have this goal, the collaboration between all will make us take that extra step that we alone can not :)

    And with that I want to say, thank you so much Andrew for your constant support of independent musicians !!!

    A big hug from Chile :)

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