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Post by Mithaearon » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:18 am

With the current state of the music industry the only way to continue getting the music we really like may be to D.I.Y. it and start up our own "Sub Pop" style thing.

We have some really talented people on the these boards:

Adam - Excellent writer
Jenna - Amazing Artist

and there are members who make music and I am sure there are others here with a talent that could be used as well.

So why not start up a "Sub Pop thing" to help each other out? If some of the musicans start making their own music (which is something I plan to do real soon), perhaps the others could help out and produce artwork, fliers, press releases. Phil, the bass player in the band I am in, is also an excellent photographer.

Just a dream I know.

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Post by Soundslave » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:10 am

Very commendable idea. I uderstand you motive - I'm increasingly finding myself buying fewer and fewer recently released albums. All the record labels are promoting hip-hop and other genres that make money, rather than investing in anything with real soul.

How long is it going to take before the market gets tired of hearing stereotypical black dudes ( stereotypical to point of being racist parodies of themselves) chanting about their numerous sexual conquests, fake gold jewelry, and their irrational murderous hatred towards fellow humans who's only flaw seems to be that they live in another neighbourhood.
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Post by j-bug » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:30 am

funny you should post this...
i was wandering about starting a fanzine,but a Sub Pop indie label would be better!
count me in head,body and feet!
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Re: Start Up Our Own Sub Pop Thing?

Post by Soundslave » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:04 am

Call it 'Off topic' records? hehe
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Re: Start Up Our Own Sub Pop Thing?

Post by Mithaearon » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:13 pm

Dude thats a wicked name. I would love to be signed to somethign that was called Off Topic Records!

Off Topic Records it is

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Post by Soundslave » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:14 pm

yay, I made a contribution to society! In your face society!
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Post by sarah » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:06 pm

dude, that's an awesome idea! and off topic records sound sweet, only probably is it slightly sounds like hot topic :?
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Post by j-bug » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:53 pm

i like it!
i googled "Off Topic Records" and nothing came up so i think we're safe.
want me to design a logo?
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Post by Mithaearon » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:01 am

A logo would be awesome dude! Good new Off Topic Records isnt already taken :D

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Post by Soundslave » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:55 am

Maybe the logo can have a subtle nod to the sub pop logo? so subtle that its not noticable unless you know what the subpop logo looks like i mean. I dunno.
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Post by sarah » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:21 pm

haha sounds fantastic!
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Post by Pennyroyaltea » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:07 pm

i have already started to make my own music. :D
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Post by Pennyroyaltea » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:08 pm

sorry forgot to say that it is a great idea, i love it, im in and will try to do anything you guys need. lol, before the black guys fake gold makes their necks GREEN HURRY!!!!!!
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Post by j-bug » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:25 am

^cool!
post it up?

i started work on a couple of designs.
i'll scan them in when i get home.
maybe we could do a poll?
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Re: Start Up Our Own Sub Pop Thing?

Post by Helot92 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:56 am

Being 15 and being in a band this thread makes me think of life a lot in a good way. Life has very weird turns. o.o Majority of people could just say my band sucks and Off Topic Records flies and makes it and we start a new movement. :) Anyways I think this is one of the coolest topics I've ever seen. Very rare that I've seen in my life other people have a DIY ethic and say "lets do it ourselves!" and during the rare times I see it happen, theres usually a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Its perfect.
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