Thursday, January 27, 2011
Um, Yeah ... Matt Clarke "Good Vibrations" (Yes, it's a Marky Mark Cover)
"With all due respect, Marky Mark you can't touch this beat."
So, if you follow me on twitter, you caught my early morning rant about this Matt Clarke "Good Vibration" track. The rant started with how the email arrived boosting:
1) "His Youtube channel has amassed over 45,000 views."
2) "His Facebook page has over 1,600 fans."
Truth be told, neither number means much to me. I once had a video that got 20,000 youtube hits and a twitter page with over 3300 followers. My youtube page is gone and my twitter page is frozen. See, numbers don't mean shit. Real support does. I would normally delete an email talking numbers of any type. Why? Because just like an email telling me how many other blogs posted your track, I don't care.
Seriously, I don't.
Let me rephrase, I don't give a fuck.
Folks that send these "I love your blog" group emails obviously don't realize I'm not a copy/paste kind of dude that posts what's popular elsewhere. I say that to say, I don't care about where you've been posted, what your numbers look like and how many friends on facebook support you. To me, it's irrelevant when judging your music. Rude? Nah, reality. (Oh, by the way, someone please introduce rappers and so called publicists to BCC. Seriously).
Anyway, Matt's email landed in my inbox. And so I hit play, because every now and again after mass deleting, I'm curious about certain things I'd normally delete. The track, it's alright. You be the judge. I will say that the only thing memorable about it is the Marky Mark sample, which was memorable when it first came out. So, no win there. There were a few twitter references and a Paul Pierce punchline but outside of that, nothing special. But I am curious to hear what Matt can do without a popular and well known track as his foundation. I'm not going to search however.
So, even with all of this, I'm posting this track. I guess that's a win for Matt and his camp, because any publicity is still publicity. Right? So, I guess he got that. But I'm kind of sorry Matt that you had to be collateral damage in my rant, when you were just trying to share your music. Or maybe I'm not. Good luck with your music though.
Yeah, I know I'm an asshole. I've come to terms with it. Ha!
Check out "Good Vibrations."
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