Whoa, billy. Foward Motion Records and Dreaming in Stereo's Fernando Perdomo posted an angry screed on Facebook this morning regarding local press choices for music coverage. Update 11:30 a.m.: It has been removed. Although he does not name names in the posting, the folks tagged include Miami New Times Music Editor Sean Pajot, regular contributor for both Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach Arielle Castillo, and Beached Miami's Jordan Melnick.
Perdomo laments that "local press has not given alot [sic] of attention to Miami's Pop scene" and that too much attention paid to the "avant garde experimental noise scene that in the end makes the artists
that take our art seriously look like were [sic] wasting our time." Later, he adds that "when the world googles Miami's best... a lot of crap comes up."
This point of view is not likely to make him a whole lot of friends within the International Noise Conference faithfuls, but does he have a point?
Here's his entire Facebook note:
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What is with all the exposure Miami Noise and Experimental music is getting as aposed to Miami's Pop music scene!!
by Fernando Perdomo on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 10:56am
Its Ironic that the local press has not given alot of attention to Miami's Pop scene.. i have seen so much coverage of the avant garde experimental noise scene that in the end makes the artists that take our art seriously look like were wasting our time.. Is this really the genre that Miami is known for now? Churchills music... there is so much amazing pop, soul, alternative, and acoustic music being IGNORED!!! this needs to stop..
I find it funny that some guy can scream in a mic on stage with random backing tracks and its Art!!!
A local songwriter writes a heartfelt song and sings it beautifully with passion and emotion and its concidered passe
so is a band that rehearses.. cares to tune.. and continues the tradition and standards set by generations of rock bands .. and they cant even get a writeup in the local paper...
I know im crying about local publicity.. but when the world googles Miami's best . .. alot of crap comes up... we need to be well represented in the world of music.. ..im just saying ..
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