Porn Again: Readers discuss our take on porn addiction

Readers discuss our take on porn addiction.

Good recap: It was interesting to hear everybody's opinion on this stuff.

I'd say that anybody who makes music, whether or not they want to admit it, is involved in the endeavor of making art for the consumption of others, money or no money. Regardless of whether you're doing it for fun or to upend the world of music, you want people to hear your art. If you didn't want other people to hear it, why leave the bedroom?

So, to me, if you're going to take that step and put your art out there for people to hear, it seems logical that you'd want to promote it and get more people to hear it. Wanting to get more exposure doesn't mean you're just out to make money; it just means that you want to show the world what you do.

And to do that, you have to know how to promote yourself. Ergo, you've got to be able to work "the machine."

Jeremy

No digital press kits: As a record store owner who has also booked a bunch of shows and run a record label for about ten years, I couldn't help but cringe when I read about bands sending "digital press kits." Don't! After talking about this with zine publishers, label owners and booking agents, the consensus seems to be that these almost always get immediately deleted. These people get swamped with e-mails (don't we all?), and an actual CD or record with an actual press kit is gonna trump a virtual press kit every time. Plus, your music is going to sound better than if you had sent a compressed sound file.

Kurt Brennan
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An Open and Shut and Open Case

"The Rise and Fall of Bangkokheimer" [by Robb Walsh, February 11] stated that Thai Lily, 2390 S. Dairy Ashford, had closed. In fact, it closed and then reopened in the same location under new ownership.

The Houston Press regrets the error.

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