I’m so glad the kid show went well. I think it’s important–and fun–to bring your intensity to that show just as you would with a club show.
At the same time, it’s fun to think “what if I played every show as if I were playing to kids”, which has a pleasing sense of wonder about it, too.
I think everyone is grappling with whether big-venue shows will mean the same things in a new music climate. My sense is that there will always be big-venue shows, but that’s because I am a bit starry-eyed in thinking that new ways of granting mass appeal will arise even without record company marketing. The potential profits to be made from a new generation of large venue/no label performers is the basis upon which I base this hope.
Me, though, I’d rather make music to which kids