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It’s All About The Fans

By Ginger | August 11, 2009

I used to like being reclusive. I wanted people to think that I lived in a netherworld of darkened rooms peppered by candlelight and occupied by shady Keith Richards types.

The truth is I wake up and I change a dirty nappy/diaper before I get to urinate. I feed my baby his breakfast and when he’s done I get my coffee. I take him to nursery then I come back fully intending to sleep a few hours, but I hit the Safari option and my email world begins. I research, I reply, I communicate and then I’m on the phone, while I’m running around shops looking for baby cream, clothes that fit a rapidly growing infant and the dinner for this evening, twittering, texting, emailing and being interviewed all the while.

And why?

Essentially because I don’t live in a netherworld. I live on the same planet as you do, and judging by the amount of people that recognise me the same neighbourhood, the only difference is that I’m on this side of the deal and you’re on that side of the deal. Without either of us there is no deal.

And this is why communication with fans is so important nowadays.

MTV won’t do the job for you, and rock magazines are read either by people too young to remember a different age or people taking a shit at work.

If you want to be distant from your public then don’t be surprised when your public have suddenly went with a better deal.

You get nothing for nothing in this day and age. It’s tough for everyone. The recession has hit people in the confidence as much as in the pocket. We need to regain that confidence by trust. You trust me, and I trust that you do. I’m a trustworthy guy. If you’ve given me the benefit of the doubt I’m going to honour that by commitment.

I’ll be here tomorrow. 

Try the veal.



4 Responses to “It’s All About The Fans”

  1. SteveP Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 22:57

    If I were caught with any kind of material while having a shit at work there’d be no more work for me, but on a serious note, you’re spot on there Ginger, no good ever came of just sitting on your arse waiting for others to do it all for you!!

  2. Drexxy Says:
    August 13th, 2009 at 20:28

    You are like no other musician I’ve ever met in that you are very accessible to your fans. Most musicians SAY they love their fans and care but you have always taken the time to chat a bit and sign things when asked. Too bad more people haven’t figured this out.

  3. VickyP Says:
    August 13th, 2009 at 22:05

    It’s very much appreciated, but don’t think we’re going anywhere. We’re staying tuned.

  4. Debbie Vaughan Says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 18:36

    I love the way you let us know what’s going on in your life, sometimes it seems very normal (like the rest of us) the next minute it’s turned on it’s head and we read with amazement what’s occurring. I love it, please don’t ever stop, it makes me smile most times, sad other times – but always keeps me interested. Gawd bless you Mr G.
    I’ll always be there to listen, read or whatever is necessary xx


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