I have never made a penny. The blog gets very few comments and, at this point in our history (which stretches all the way back to February, 2005) we consider 17 listeners in a day to be an amazing number.
So, what's the point?
YOU are. You are here, reading this and so, you matter. Odds are good that if you are reading, you're also listening... since we kinda force that issue. (Sorry... it's a marketing thing.)
You are the key. The fact that you bothered to click a link and check us out means that you care about music as much as we do and you are looking to learn more about bands/artists that are not going to be heard on any mainstream media outlet. We are a source and one that you should use to find out where music is going. If you've been discouraged by magazine articles bemoaning the 'Death of Rock', let us assure you that those writers are as full of shit as a Christmas Goose. We give you the facts.
In my adopted hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a music scene exists that is ready to explode onto your senses... if you'll allow it. In order to allow it, you'll need to check the websites for these talented young men and women, listen to some of their music and start buying some of it. If ya do, you'll know that it's a band you wanna see when they come to your town. We have Fiawna Forte', The Del Toros, The Bourgeois, Admiral Twin and so many, many more that have released CD's which are NOT going to be played on any corporate radio stations near you. These bands are working outside the machinery to make the music they want to make and then provide alternate ways for you to hear/buy it.
Egg Radio is one of those alternate methods and that is why I continue to slog away at a thankless, non-profit job. I LOVE these bands. I LOVE this music and so, for all of the bands across the country that need a friend, a fan, a champion, a voice and an outlet... here we are.
Odds are good that you've got at least one or two places in your town or city that provides a place for young, talented bands to go onstage and show what they have to offer. You could do a lot worse on any given night than going to check 'em out, y'know? You'll likely have a great time, enjoy the show and remember why you loved rock and roll in the first place... and if you go home with a poster, a t-shirt, a cd or all three, you are helping to make a young band's dreams come true.
If nothing else, you made them feel like rock stars for at least one night.