Mike Keneally: Shameless self-fulfilment, by Anil Prasad
Many thanks to all who’ve stepped up to be ordained as Guest Hosts for the upcoming Keneally-Bendian-Lunn tour! It is heartwarming, validating and leaves one vaguely with the smell of fresh ginger.
We’ve got GHs for 9 of the 14 gigs. We still seek Guest Hosts for the shows in Columbus, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Dunellen NJ and Scottsville KY.
Guest Hosts can help us by increasing local awareness of our gig, printing and putting up posters (we supply the artwork), arranging any local media which is within their reach and helping with online tubthumping. The GH and a pal will meet us at the venue, help with load-in if they’re capable, hang out with us before and after the show, introduce us onstage if they wish to (no one is forced to), and at some point I will hand him/her a CD-r containing rough mixes from Scambot 2, currently in progress and estimated to be approximately 63% complete.
You are interested? Please write to Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org to solidify the situation.
For the Keneally-Bendian-Lunn May Tour (see dates and cities below), we’re bringing back an old custom that we used to do a lot in the ’90s and early ’00s – the Guest Host program.
Wanna be a Guest Host? It’s a fun way for (potentially) you and (definitely) I to connect, and for us to get some VERY needed and welcome assistance on the road.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic someone in each city of the tour to help us get people to the show, by distributing posters to record and music stores (if you still have such things in your region) and any other appropriate locations, spreading the word amongst your friends, contacting any local media you can gain access to, helping us with social media etc.
You’d meet us at the venue (bring a buddy and if you’re able to help with loading in our stuff, we appreciate it), hang with us, watch soundcheck and all the attendant rigamarole. You and your pal will get tickets to the show of course. You can introduce us at the beginning of the show, if you like.
And I’ll hand you a CD-R with a few mixes in progress from the upcoming Scambot 2 album. Only up to 14 of these CD-Rs will be handed out, one per city. You and I will pinky swear that you’ll keep the music private. If your pals want to hear, they can come over to your house and listen. In this way we will bring back the communal aspects of music listening in a way not seen since it was last seen.