Thursday, May 26, 2011

Barry Releases New Article on Punk Activism with Updates on Political Plans

Hey guys, I recently wrote an article on political activism called A Punk-Rock Libertarian in Ronald Reagan's Court for the national website of the Republican Liberty Caucus, an organization of activists and elected officials who work together to promote libertarianism inside of the Grand Old Party. Imagine, little old anti-war, pro-decriminalization-of-marijuana me getting elected into the party leadership while openly calling for a dramatic shift away from the tyrannical policies of George W. Bush. Who would have thought that to be possible? Not me, if you'd asked me before it happened.

The classic magazine The American Spectator referred positively to the article in a blog entry by the legendary Shawn Macomber called Establishing Opposition to the Establishment.

Long story short, I, as a form of protest, ran for and surprisingly actually got elected to the county party executive committee of Nashville's GOP, served a 2 year term which went quite well and has since ended, and I will be pushing back my campaign for City Council until 2015. Just as a preface, political statements made by me personally do not necessarily always represent the views of everyone in Look What I Did or any other organization I may at any time be or have been a part of. :)

In Other News

Recording is currently underway for Zanzibar III, we've done some significant ad buys through Facebook and which will mean our fans will soon have some new friends, and I recently wrote some articles for entitled After the Music Industry Appears to Die, It Will Come Back As a More Powerful Cyborg and Promoting Shows Outside of Your Local Market.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

PODCAST: Look What I Did in-studio co-guest hosting on Loud Love! on 91.1 WRVU

Check it out! We did an in-studio appearance on 91.1 FM WRVU earlier in the week, and it is now available in podcast form.

In the immortal words of Drew from Loud Love:

"Originally broadcast Live on FM Radio in Nashville.

We're having some fun this week Nashville! Have the guys from Look What I Did in studio with us to talk about rumored releases, rumored shows, rumored political movements, and maybe a show and record that are confirmed and ready for public knowledge as well. We'll be playing old favorites, b-sides and new releases you may not have heard anywhere else, and talking about a whole lot of things which are without a doubt, NOT editorializing.

On a sadder note, because of an untimely death last week, we will also be playing a quick tribute to Poly Styrene of the great early punk band X-Ray Spex, who inspired tons of little girls to be seen and heard, and who's influence ranges far and wide, in addition to claiming a spot on any list of "top punk albums!" you'll read.

So strap in, turn up your speakers, and make sure you're tuning in this week, so you can get the answers to all the important questions. How many websites does LWID need you to visit? Can Ty turn up the radio voice and take over for us as host? How many nicknames does Acme have? Who is it that keeps calling Skeet? Find out the answers to these.. and more... this week, on Loud Love."

The playlist for the show can be found at this link. The podcast itself can be heard by pushing the "play" button found below!


In Other News

I penned two articles for entitled Music Video Distribution in the Information Age and Band Blogs Build Big Buzz.

Also, speaking of music videos... that's a hint.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Live Stream Link Inside: Look What I Did guest-hosts Loud Love on 91.1 WRVU Vandy tonight 11 PM CST

Tonight at 11PM CST, Look What I Did will be stopping by the 91.1 WRVU Vanderbilt studios to guest host the Loud Love show. This will be a live broadcast, and it will be available for users around the world via the 91.1 WRVU live stream.

You can also live chat with the host and listen live over different types of audio players on the WRVU website, so feel free to visit them when the time comes!

In Other News

I wrote some new articles for called Facebook Etiquette for Musicians, Fans, and Industry Professionals and A Revolutionary Stunt: 8 Songs in As Many Hours at the Rethink Music Conference.