Val subscribes, as I suspect many people do, to google alerts. For a performing artist, it can be fun to see if somebody is blogging about you, or if you were mentioned in a newspaper far from your home.
Occasionally, something truly bizarre will pop up, like the following:
The Celtic rock band GrooveLily mentions Virginia Woolf in a live version of their song, “Screwed-Up People Make Great Art.”(From http://blog.mediafetcher.com/Virginia_Woolf.html)
While it is factually correct that Virginia Woolf is mentioned in the lyrics, and while we have dabbled with Celtic music very very very occasionally, it’s remarkable that the song mentioned here is about as far from Celtic as we get.
But that’s cool. The Celtic section of the record store is always less crowded, and we’ll stand out, because we’ll be out on the bleeding edge of Latin-Montuno-Theatrical-Powerpop Celtic music, where there’s even less competition. Where’s my grammy?