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You’ve got to be kidding!

posted September 28, 2009, 3:19 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Contest | comment 36 Comments

Tags: Artist Profiles, You've got to be kidding, Music Emissions, Artist Not Found


Things have been crazy this last month or so, and we’ve been slacking on our artist discovery, or at least entering them into the database. BUT!!!! The site has recently enjoyed another new feature, with that brings a challenge to the M.E. community…

Search the artist/album engine in the top right hand corner of any Music Emissions page. Post a reply to this editorial blog with those artists that do not come up in predictive text or at least result in an artist profile. The staff will review the picks seven days from today, and announce a winner for a $25.00 Visa, iTunes or Amazon gift card. The winning answer will be chosen based on “You’ve got to be kidding, they don’t already have an artist profile?” status.

Of course we apologize in advance for any artists deserving of an artist profile, but have been overlooked. IOTY has become quite the work out!

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36 Responses to “You’ve got to be kidding!”

  1. Profile photo of musicslave musicslave on September 28th, 2009 4:39 pm

    Dosh

  2. Profile photo of musicslave musicslave on September 28th, 2009 4:42 pm

    Au Revoir Simone, Emilie Simon and Amina also did not show up!

  3. Profile photo of musicslave musicslave on September 28th, 2009 4:56 pm

    ok youve got to seriously be kidding me, MF DOOM. De La Soul, Johann Johannsson, Seabear, Arabian Prince, Mugison, Daestro, Daedelus, Bus Driver, Def Leppard? Sorry I keep looking up some groups I like and keep finding more artists not listed!

  4. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on September 28th, 2009 5:39 pm

    damn!!! this last batch is already tough to beat!

  5. Profile photo of X_NaStY X_NaStY on September 29th, 2009 12:20 am

    This sucks, I think I’ve already added just about every band I’ve ever listened to that wasn’t in the database. Oh well I’ll try to think of some more.

  6. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on September 29th, 2009 12:26 am

    Yea, I feel the same, but slave caught us with our pants down, lol. Def Leppard? Daymn!! Most of all it hurts the Long Islander in me that De La Soul and MF Doom werent in there.. Busdriver I hadnt caught on yet, I noticed an experience playing live with Aceyalone and Abstract Rude so I gave Busdriver a shot and enjoyed the shit out of it… I also enjoyed the Islandic electronic pop musicslave suggested as well…

  7. Profile photo of skooled skooled on October 1st, 2009 12:25 am

    You don’t have Matt Costa listed!

  8. Profile photo of skooled skooled on October 1st, 2009 12:28 am

    Ok really though, you’ve got to be kidding me – you don’t have NO DOUBT???? Marilyn Manson?? Silverchair??

  9. Profile photo of elkaye elkaye on October 1st, 2009 12:29 am

    Where’s The Juliet Dagger? or Phil Joel? Ambassador? Fisher? Newsboys? Flobots? Janis Joplin? Memento? Peru or Nova? Tantric?

  10. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 1st, 2009 12:49 am

    Skooled..
    Manson
    http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/index.php?artist_id=1970

    No Doubt has always been questionable…We’d much rather spend time reviewing and recommending something a bit different than what they released for the last ten years. I’m not sure how to explain how maybe one album they did almost 20 years ago may fit? Either way, many opinions around here that may disagree with me..

    Silverchair is under a similar microscope in my eyes, they sort of went pop, but ultimately belong…

    nice job elkaye, I’ll work on this list…I think Newsboys are a bit too popular for ME. There’s so many artists out there that need exposure. The spirit of ME -though sometimes judicious about poppy indie names- is to help expose the unknown.

    Janis Joplin and other classic rock artists are more about having a luxury link to an artist, broken up or defunct artists lead to a dying road. If Memento is who I’m thinking, they fall into that broken up category. Not really a fan of them myself. Personally, Tantric, I’ve always been a fan of.. especially for spitting in the face of Meeks. But again, radio bands don’t often grab our attention around here as much.

    Where’s The Juliet Dagger? or Phil Joel? Ambassador? Fisher? Flobots? Peru or Nova? I’ll start researching these over the next few days…Just a note to everyone, consider Music Emissions a lot like a music only version of Wikipedia, you can edit and add, but editors are watching. Good suggestions from both of you either way…

  11. Profile photo of mountaloha mountaloha on October 1st, 2009 11:43 pm

    I can’t believe I’m not seeing Noah And The Whale. Their latest album, “The First Days Of Spring” is incredible.

  12. Profile photo of iamachokingv iamachokingv on October 2nd, 2009 3:26 am

    Mischeif Brew, Leftover Crack, This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, Defiance, Ohio, The Exploited, Aus-Rotten, Oi Polloi, Choking Victim, and Miley Cyrus are all not on there!

  13. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 2nd, 2009 3:39 am

    Mischeif Brew is a good one…I’ll enter in most of these… but did I read that right Miley Cyrus? When in her entire life, from birth till today has that little girl had to struggle working two jobs to pay for Saturdays night’s recording session? Or actually go play live at club in front of the other artists gf’s.

    I’m sorry… you’ve just gotta go. I dont care what site you go to.. just don’t come here anymore Yeap…You’re fired…

  14. Profile photo of skalobster11 skalobster11 on October 2nd, 2009 5:30 am

    Aerosmith?
    Andrew Bird?
    The Ataris?
    Buddy Holly?
    Erasure?
    Europe?
    The Promise Ring?
    Semisonic?

  15. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on October 2nd, 2009 11:32 am

    Promise Ring, The Ataris and The Promise Ring are all in already. I know. I reviewed most of their albums!

  16. Profile photo of WalkingDisaster WalkingDisaster on October 2nd, 2009 4:26 pm

    Rolling Stones (!!!!)
    Journey, Carlos Santana, Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eagles, Mamas and the Papas, Billy Idol
    Alanis Morrisette, Stone Temple Pilots, Dave Matthews Band, Gin Blossoms, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz
    And of course poppier artists or “artists” as it were: Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Nickelback (not that I blame you for leaving them out)

  17. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 2nd, 2009 7:04 pm

    This site very much appreciates the answers, some have been very good, some have been just distasteful and not even tried. This latest batch had some disappointments..

    Aerosmith… what can we say? Bird is in there, I assure you as well, The Ataris and The Promise Ring are in there….Buddy Holly hurt the most when I saw it wasn’t in there, will have to go back and compile it as well as Europe…Though, Semisonic? I dunno too poppy to begin with, but I put em in anyways….

    WalkingDisaster, what am I gonna do with you?!?! you’ve got some great suggestions that are seemingly missing…Rolling Stones, Van Morrison…I’ll look into the others… but I see you got plain lazy…DCFC is most certainly in the database, and probably most of the ones preceeding it. Dave Matthews really? Again I’ll look into these….but not for you as you’re not allowed to come around anymore either…Britney Spears really? Is she even considered an artist of music in this country anymore? Again, Carey, Gaga, they dont need any more exposure than they already have. Nickelback actually fought tough in the beginning, most people don’t know that or see it now with all their issues and corniness. But Nickelback actually deserves a spot, their first two or three records. Wow, they’ve been out nearly 15 years!

  18. Profile photo of X_NaStY X_NaStY on October 2nd, 2009 8:27 pm

    It really gets into an argument on whether or not we’re trying to catalog EVERY artist thats ever put out anything, or just those that belong in the kind of indie scene. I really don’t think the site would benefit from adding the likes of mariah carey, britney spears, or lady gaga.. I for one don’t care to listen to this stuff enough to review or even comment on it. I realize that I’m not the only person using the site, but I’d wager most of us that do frequent it would feel the same way.

  19. Profile photo of guettel78 guettel78 on October 2nd, 2009 9:11 pm

    I’d love to see The Swell Season added, especially with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova having enjoyed such success (and an Oscar!) for “Once” and with their second album coming out very soon. I’d also suggest considering adding The Low Anthem, Tobias Froberg, Maps, The Republic Tigers, and Teddy Thompson, all of whom are either up-and-coming or under-the-radar artists.

  20. Profile photo of WalkingDisaster WalkingDisaster on October 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm

    “DCFC is most certainly in the database”
    You’re right. That was lazy on my part. I just went as far as the predictive text on that one.

    “Again I’ll look into these….but not for you as you’re not allowed to come around anymore either…Britney Spears really?”
    Well, that’s why I separated the ones that I didn’t really think merited inclusion from the ones that I thought were legitimately omitted (though Dave Matthews is really not my cup of tea).

    But I’m not welcome here so why am I still talking?

  21. Profile photo of dscanland dscanland on October 3rd, 2009 12:26 am

    X_Nasty, point taken. This exercise isn’t to catalog EVERY artist under the sun, only blatant indie or indie credible artists. Sure, we’ve got bands like Led Zep in the database. But it could be argued that their influence spreads much beyond mainstream into indie music. Let’s try and focus on indie bands on this post.

    As for WalkingDisaster, well, don’t take Brian to seriously. lol All suggestions welcome, thanks for separating out the obviously omitted artists. BTW – Welcome to the site!

  22. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 3rd, 2009 3:35 am

    Nasty is on the money as usual…

    Damn good suggestions guettel78…

    I was only messing with ya there WalkingDisaster, I did catch your seperation of those who deserved and those who were more tongue in cheek. That’s why I felt it was necessary to be tongue in cheek right back. No hard feelings, thanks for the suggestions.

  23. Profile photo of leandrew leandrew on October 3rd, 2009 12:05 pm

    No Silverchair?!

    Shame on you guys!

  24. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 3rd, 2009 2:16 pm

    Lol, well, somebody already beat you to that.

    http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/Silverchair

  25. Profile photo of Justine417 Justine417 on October 4th, 2009 4:41 am

    Good grief, no Young Love?!?!?! Seriously Dan Keyes is rather amazing and he never gets the press he deserves :(

  26. Profile photo of Noggy Noggy on October 4th, 2009 11:28 am

    You’ve got to be kidding! No Maxwell. Made the top 100 on the Billboard Charts with Bad Habits, but no profile here?

  27. Profile photo of jmcharries jmcharries on October 4th, 2009 12:12 pm

    There was no Chainsaw Kittens. I was really surprised

  28. Profile photo of riceburns riceburns on October 4th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Yeow!
    No Adam Lambert?

    I’m so disappointed!

  29. Profile photo of xoeskie xoeskie on October 4th, 2009 10:49 pm

    no Bros??? ok yea admittedly it’s a Brit boy band from the 80s but they used to rock!

    Bros rules!

  30. Profile photo of jmahurin40 jmahurin40 on October 5th, 2009 1:18 am

    Noah And The Whale

  31. Profile photo of Dylan147 Dylan147 on October 5th, 2009 10:23 am

    John Lennon!

  32. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 5th, 2009 10:56 pm

    Winner will be announced tomorrow, last minute (e)additions?

    EDIT: O yeah, Noah The Whale was previously suggested, but thanks…

  33. Profile photo of plorentz plorentz on October 5th, 2009 11:32 pm

    ABC
    A Certain Ratio
    Azure Ray
    Cabaret Voltaire
    Eurythmics
    Felt
    Friendly Fires
    Front 242
    Guadalcanal Diary
    Love & Rockets
    Mother Love Bone
    O+S
    Presets
    Pulp
    Sisters of Mercy
    Skinny Puppy
    Soft Cell
    Too Much Joy
    Ultravox

  34. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 5th, 2009 11:41 pm

    damn the facebook, lol…There’s a lot of great artists there deserving of a profile…Good Job Paul!

  35. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on October 6th, 2009 11:46 am

    Good job to everyone, thanks for the suggestions. Over the next couple of weeks, those artists suggested and deserving of an artist profile will be entered into the database. Keep in mind, M.E. is sort of like an indie spirited red headed step child of LAST.FM meets Wikipedia. Meaning the database thrives on similar artists and user entry. Please be our guests, add in album info, and bio, and tour dates etc…

    Without further adue, the winner for “You’ve got to be kidding” is Musicslave. With a crazy balance of Hip Hop and Electronic Pop from LA, NY and Iceland. Musicslave set the tone and held it well. Congrats…Please email me with your prize preference. VISA, AMAZON or iTUNES…

    brian@musicemissions.com

    Good job everyone…

  36. Profile photo of blackhearts08 blackhearts08 on October 7th, 2009 2:46 pm

    John Lennon!

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