Hope you're doing well.
I was thinking a bit about the idea of musicians and in-store appearances. Y'know, when people show up at a store stocked full of their merchandise and either play some music live, read from their book, demonstrate their mastery of karate, or else just sit at a table and sign autographs?
I'm not sure if this has been as common a phenomenon for us in Canada and I thought I'd get your thoughts on it since I hear about them from time to time. My sister once met Björk at the HMV in Toronto and I remember my friend Steve saying he saw Joe Strummer play there, with the Mescaleros. I saw Bonnie "Prince" Billy perform at the ol' Rotate This a few years ago and Greenfield Main did a number on Soundscapes once too. Heck, there used to be a store in Guelph that did in-stores all the time before it closed up.
Well, an artist I love, Timber Timbre is playing a show at Soundscapes in Toronto tonight and he and Jason Copplestone, one of the store's managers is going to stop by to discuss the appeal of in-stores, as they see them.
Have you ever been to any in-store appearances? If so, who'd you see? Do they still happen in your town? They do? Really? Where? What do you think of the idea of in-stores?
Please let us know.
P.S. Please enjoy some new selections by Timber Timbre below:
"Until the Night is Over"
"Lay Down in the Tall Grass"
on Jan 15, 2009