Since I shut down the Bastion I've been very happily putting PR people's urgent missives into my spam folder. It's one thing for Chicago improv groups to send me stuff, it's another thing for theater people, and national music people to bombard my inbox with lots of things I have no interest in. Here's the latest thing to find its way into my spam folder, and yes, there were lots of LARGE CAPITALIZED fonts involved:
Hey! Raphael Saadiq is bringing something different to today's music, and he is doing it right. If you haven't checked out his new sound, I suggest you do so. Here is everything you need to know about his new album, plus a few streams, to get an idea of what he is doing with his music. I listed some show dates at the bottom as well, enjoy. We also got some copies of his new album for contesting/giveaways! so let me know what you think!
Hey! Well, I think you should target your PR audience a little more closely. I've never been a music blogger. Also, people are probably going to figure out that 42-year old Raphael Saadiq used to be Raphael Wiggins, the lead singer of Tony! Toni! Toné!, and he's not, as his MySpace profile says, 28. I do kinda like his Motown throwback sound, actually, it's kinda nice, but seriously.