Archive for June, 2012

The joy of being beaten down…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 25, 2012 by ktizzard

I admit that I make mistakes. Not a lot, but from time to time I make errors. What the hell? I am overworked and consumed with my own music. Call me self-centered, or narcissistic if you choose grander language, but either way I work as hard as any small business owner. While working as hard as we do we are bound to screw up from time to time.

However, in doing what I do, I often open myself up to the criticism of others who believe their opinion to be something more than “an opinion.” Not only do I open myself up to these people, but I in fact seek these people out. I let them know I have a body of work on display for them to pick away at in hopes that they will then comment to their public listening audience. That being said, I hear a lot of both good and bad feedback. None of it should really come with any weight of impact on my well-being. Over the years I have learned to turn off emotions associated with press. But every now and then…something crawls through my armor and stings like a small bug, just enough to attract attention…

If the response from Rob Peoni had been between him and I it would have disappeared, but when I looked at his twitter feed and saw that he was indeed spreading his “big discovery” (my mistake) to an intern at Spin Magazine I could not help myself…

“@harmonicait Check out “The Other Side of Wrongy”, yes “Wrongy.” ”

Rob Peoni – Hoosier. Marketing Specialist. Music junkie. DIY Advocate. Naptown native. Blogger: http://thoughtontracks.com Enthusiast.

e-mail received from Rob Peoni…

Okay, this is the second time you’ve sent me this press release. So I figured I’d respond this time. The title of your song “The Other Side of Wrong” is misspelled in the video. Check it out at the bottom of your video “The Other Side of Wrongy”. Not really our style. Best of luck.

-Rob

e-mail sent back to Rob…

Rob,

Thanks for getting back to me. It means a lot that your professional insight brought you to the conclusion that you should call me out on an error. I know being DIY and running my own business is a lazy occupation. Between writing songs, touring, booking, promoting, recording, producing, press and promotion, photo editing and web design, accounting, tour managing, guitar tech, shooting and editing the video – I should be more on top of things. Otherwise some music professional may just poke their head into my world and point out one of my errors. I’m not sure if the music or my mistake is “not your style,” but thanks for getting back to me.

Also, a special thanks for tweeting to another writer (happens to be an intern at Spin)…Caitlyn White did not re-tweet your comment, perhaps she more fully understands the weight of work that stands before the DIY band/musician.

I love to see people laughing at my expense with others. It gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling deep inside…like when I was in grade 7 and used to get picked on by older kids….yeah that was a fun time…

cheers and best of luck

Ken

ps – fun times eh?

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odds and ends…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2012 by ktizzard

Hey everybody

Things over here at camp KTBI have been very exciting lately. Here are a few odds and ends about the goings on in our world…

THE NEW CD –

New CD “The Goodness Of Bad Intent” was released on June 12th. You can grab an autographed copy, mailed to your choice of destination through the following link (paypal orders).

http://www.kentizzard.com/buy/

For digital purchase please visit iTunes at:

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-goodness-of-bad-intent/id533188180

The Website –

The website has had a reworking and now includes all the “KTBI TV” videos. People have been enjoying getting to know the guys in the band through these personal video snippits…

http://www.kentizzard.com/

RADIO –

College Radio in Canada and the USA have been hugely supporting the new record…this is very exciting for us as we all love college….

CBC regional and national radio programs have been featuring KTBI and of course we love this…see KTBI TV for CBC comments…

There has been some great interest and support from comercial radio over the last few weeks…this is a nice thing as we never expected anything from mainstream commercial radio…thanks to the dj’s who stick out their necks to help indie artists…

Touring-

KTBI are planning a Eastern three week tour in the fall followed by a fly-in weekend in St.John’s Newfoundland. Getting back to the East Coast is one of our top priorities…

There are some interesting ideas cooking for the winter as well…something warm, something exciting, someplace where we can sleep outside cause we are not making enough money for hotels, something not 40below…

VIDEOS-

We have been having a great time making our own videos… so far we have three from the new record here are the links…

The Other Side Of Wrong – http://youtu.be/2Lpc8SPhRDs

Time To Remember – http://youtu.be/l3xpgC52eIs

This Town Of Mine – http://youtu.be/B2oCqpUJk-A

That’s about all for now…please visit us online and have a great day…

Ken, Ken and Dave

KTBI

http://www.kentizzard.com

https://www.facebook.com/kentizzardmusic

@ktizzard

What beautiful teeth you have…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2012 by ktizzard

Shout out to The Wolf 101.5 in Peterborough, Ontario. Long time listener, first time public ranting…

Kingston’s KRock is embracing one of your own. Ken Tizzard With Bad Intent will be featured on Sideshow’s “Indie Night In Canada” for the month of June. Every night at 8:00pm a song will be featured – how cool is that? They are supporting and spreading new local music…

Belleville’s 91x has been regularly playing Ken Tizzard With Bad Intent’s, “The Other Side Of Wrong.” Again helping local indie artists out – what a great idea.

When KTBI play in the Belleville area, Rock 107 always jump onboard for a quick chat, a tune and offer support in helping to spread the word.

We are not looking for official ‘adds’ but really appreciate it when local stations help out promoting our music and shows.

One would think the concept of being “the first” to expose people to new local music would be a cool thing for any radio station … However, here in our near-hometown of Peterborough, the reaction has been quiet.

From Vince Bierworth, who runs “5 Minutes Of New Rock” the Wolf’s indie spotlight, we received “Thanks for dropping things off. I haven’t yet had a chance to listen, but I will soon.” That was in early April and nothing since…we understand that everybody is busy though…

When I spoke with the Music Director at the Wolf she replied, “If it doesn’t fit with the Stones or Led Zeppelin we will not be playing it.” I told her, “I only sent the cd along to give you an idea what we are doing these days, we are playing in Peterborough this weekend with Adam Gontier and Before The Curtain and if you are going to talk about the show I thought you should at least know what we sound like.” She responded that in all honesty the cd probably would not get listened to and most definitely not played.

I’ve also had friends and fans tell me that that have called the Wolf 101.5 to requested KTBI during the nooner only to be told that the Wolf does not play that. Hmmm…

Oh well, the record comes out in a few weeks and stations in the area have already been giving us much appreciated support from an indie perspective. We will send along finished copies to the Wolf once again to see what happens. We do love the station and are in fact friends with some of the staff. We fully understand that you have limitations in your playlists, but at the same time….show some support for local music…

cheers
KTBI