Monday, August 16, 2010

iTunes? Really?

So I'm flipping through the iTunes store, as I often do, and I decide to put my name in the search engine. I had submitted a few tunes from my solo album a month or so ago. I never heard anything, so I assumed they didn't accept me. But, just for fun, I thought I'd see what happened when I put my own name into iTunes. Well, much to my surprise, there I was. Lord only knows how long it had been up there. I don't even know how to check if any units have sold. But there I was.

Its a pretty strange feeling really. I bought a couple Gladys Knight tunes last week on iTunes. I bought some Phil Collins. Before that I bought this Lady Antebellum tune that a friend of mine let me hear in her car. I've bought James Brown on iTunes. Jay-Z. Billie Holiday. John Mayer. Those guys are all supposed to be on iTunes. And then there's me.

I remember I was at a party one time and a guy came up to me and told me that I was in his iPod. It took me a second to realize what he meant. At first I thought he meant that I had somehow stolen his iPod. Then it hit me. My music is in his iPod. Why, I couldn't tell you. But it was. I knew that he knew some people who I'd given a copy of my CD to, so it made sense after I thought about it. But every time someone tells me they were just listening to my CD, I have the same reaction. How did you get it, and why were you just listening to it.

So now, years and years after I made my CD, its on iTunes. For those that don't know me, my music will be brand new. In a sense, that's kinda cool. There's the potential for a brand new audience for my music. But it just means that there will now be the possibility of true strangers, in any city I might travel to, to say, "Hey man, you're in my iPod." My response will probably always be, "Really? Why?"


  1. Not you?! Not Mr. Confident?! lol Your response should have been: "Thanks, I figured you would. Who doesn't have me on their iPod?!" That's so great!! Glad to hear it fam! :)

    This is Erika D. by the way. :)

  2. You'd be surprised. Even on my most confident days, I'm usually pretty shocked at the response I get from people. Strange, isn't it?