October 5, 2005

And now for something completely different...

by Chris Randall

Since it seems the entire music industry blog-o-sphere is all a-titter with giggly schoolboy glee over Amplitude 2, as endorsed by the lead guitarist of the Italian metal band Cameltoe, it begs the question: are there any female readers of this blog? I get a couple thousand people a day here, and logic would dictate that the demographic would follow the normal professional musician community at large, as in the readership is a sausage-fest on the order of about 98.2%. I'm just curious if that's actually the case here.

I have a polling mechanism as part of the nifty posiNET back-end, but I don't really see the need to use "Are you a girl?" as its maiden (heh) voyage on this site. There's really no way to tell, I suppose. But my real curiosity is thus: does the blatant sexuality of the Amplitude 2 marketing actually move products? I think it is pretty lame, myself, but having known (and fired) quite a few guitarists in my time, I can see how it might work.

The funniest part, though, is at the beginning of the Flash movie (yeah, don't pretend you didn't click the Cameltoe link above...) it says "For Mature Audiences Only." So I guess they don't actually intend for any guitarists to see it?


1 comment:


Oct.06.2005 @ 11:03 AM
Based on the wankers I see hanging out at Guitar Center, on those occasions I'm stupid enough to go, the girls prefer to languish on the arm of unemployed musicians, rather than be unemployed musicians themselves.



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