Sunday, October 19, 2003

so, the dangerous currents festival is approaching and, despite the fact that there is a relatively large audience for experimental electronica in vancouver, it seems set to be a failure. this is largely due to the organizers, vancouver new music, promoting the festival as a classical music event rather than a pop music event. so, for instance, it's only gotten mentioned in the "arts" section of the georgia straight but not the "music" section. doh!

consequently, lots of the indie rockers who like fennesz, tim hecker etc... simply don't know that they're coming to town. either that or they can't afford twenty bucks per ticket. or they saw the posters and thought the dashboard confessional were coming to town (the direct currents logo is almost exactly the same as the one used by the aforementioned Coprorate Emo band). or they were put off by the meaningless jargon-filled "descriptions" on the festival's flyers.

anyway, the whole thing is turning into a bit of a debacle. it could all be very embarrassing for those of us who actually attend the events and may well ensure that nothing like this ever comes to town again. time to be moving on?

still, only a few days 'til FENNESZ FENNESZ FENNESZ!

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