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 Post subject: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:40 pm 
Snarf

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I know comfest puts up an application on their site but what other shows are going on in 2013 and how do you apply? INDEPENDENTS DAY, Urban Scrawl, Parking Lot Blowout?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:17 pm 
Snarf
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I've applied to Independents Day a couple times, they usually have some kind of info/app site up eventually, and offered up help in any way they needed me but never heard anything back ever... same with Hot Times.
Parking Lot Blowout was/is run by Cbus Music Co-op and I recently heard that they had folded from a pretty good source. Their site looks like it hasn't been updated in a while...
My band has had better luck getting into bigger regional festivals than local ones.
Seems like the same bands year after year.
I still love Indy Day and Hot Times, tho.
Comfest, thats another story.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:35 am 
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hi. it's erin from the co-op.
we've not folded. but we have been on a break as we transitioned through giant organizational/life stuff.

we'll be coming out of our hibernation soon.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:51 pm 
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girl.e wrote:
hi. it's erin from the co-op.
we've not folded. but we have been on a break as we transitioned through giant organizational/life stuff.

we'll be coming out of our hibernation soon.

:)


"transitioning through organizational/life stuff"
Funny, I thought thats kind of what CM co-op was supposed to help other people do.
Curious, how many musicians has the co-op helped, and do the staff work on a volunteer basis or are they paid?
Guidestar has very little info on your nonprofit at the moment to go by...


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:22 pm 
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cheezus wrote:
girl.e wrote:
hi. it's erin from the co-op.
we've not folded. but we have been on a break as we transitioned through giant organizational/life stuff.

we'll be coming out of our hibernation soon.

:)


"transitioning through organizational/life stuff"
Funny, I thought thats kind of what CM co-op was supposed to help other people do.
Curious, how many musicians has the co-op helped, and do the staff work on a volunteer basis or are they paid?
Guidestar has very little info on your nonprofit at the moment to go by...


I've been trying to get a hold of anybody at the CMC for over a month. Never did get any kind of a response. I hit them up to help replace some gear CDR lost in a fire and once to get some relief from some medical bills. I thought they were probably kaput too, until Necropolis went to play the Anyway fest and saw that some of the proceeds went to benefit the CMC.

I appreciate that this is a volunteer organization and I'm sure it's not easy, however, everybody is busy and it isn't easy running any music related organization. I've been through several giant organizational/life stuff scenarios with CDR whilst working a million hours a week. I, of all people, know it sucks to have internet goons harping on you while you are trying to get something done behind the scenes, but once you take money and free time from the public you don't get to just drop off the map, you've got an obligation to make good on your promises, one way or another.

Sorry if I get a little sanctimonious about this, It is just unbelievably crummy to send e-mail after e-mail to some anonymous info@ when you are in the sort of bad spot medical bills can put you in and get no response at all. Not even a "we have been on a break as we transitioned through giant organizational/life stuff." autoresponse.

Bad user experience.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:07 pm 
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I, too, never got any response to emails (for months), and saw that the website hadn't been updated in months so I started asking around a while back.
The responses I got were all along the lines of that CMC probably went under, and that they hadn't helped more than (possibly less than) a handful of people in the organizations existence. Mostly close friends.

After the response above I noticed that there is/was some connection to Wonderland and started "wondering" what happened to the money from the numerous fundraisers and public grants...

I'm tired of the Cbus "creative class" making nonprofit a bad word.
If you're doing it to help people then good on ya, but it's hard work and you are going to have to sacrifice for years to make it work right. Otherwise, bow out, donate what cash you made to a bigger, established charity and move on to your next pet project.
If you're doing it for pride, popularity, or just to keep the cash yourself, then shame on you.

I dont' know exactly whats up with CMC, but definitely smells fishy, and the word on the street is that I ain't the only one what thinks so...
This shit is embarrassing for all of Cbus.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 am 
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It will be interesting to see if there is a reply to this before the board leaves us for good. As someone who personally donated, Im especially interested.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Shows and Festivals
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:02 pm 
Snarf
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Intercontinental C's wrote:
It will be interesting to see if there is a reply to this before the board leaves us for good. As someone who personally donated, Im especially interested.


I have no doubt that this thread has been read, and watched throughout this little conversation, and is gonna get the same reaction as emails directly to CMC has gotten... silence.

A vague mention that the money maker fest is kaput resulted in a pretty fast response.
Skepticism on the underlying nature of the business... crickets.

This, compiled with the now numerous opinions I have solicited in the real world, is pretty much all the answer I need.


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