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Sunday, July 15, 2012

7-15-12 Survival Jobs for Writer-Musicians – Starter Job #148 (The Washington Squares - Early Visuals 4)

The Washington Squares had a penchant for the press, but that was partly because Tom Goodkind knew how to schmooze writers and editors on the phone and he’d just go run with it when he had a live one on the hook, so to speak. The copy in this Village Voice Folk City ad just cracks me up, as he mentions what we’re wearing along with what we’re playing in the descriptions of who we are and what bands we were from in the New Wave scene. He really knew how to promote. . . as that was his job at the Peppermint Lounge, too: as a music promoter.





So, we have the ad from the gig -- and then a review of the gig:





But if that good Variety review was a feather in our cap, getting an early New York Times review (thank you Stephen Holden) was like an entire Apache headdress. . .



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