Author: Brian Gunderson

  • Bandcamp Friday Returns In 2022

    While official statements played it pretty close to the chest about resuming Bandcamp Friday after 2021, I saw a hint on Twitter in January 2022 about the return of the promotion this year. Someone had shared a screenshot of their email to Bandcamp support asking when they could expect any information about future Bandcamp Friday […]

  • Bandcamp Friday, November 6, 2020

    Amid all of the turmoil in the world right now, many of us find focus and enjoyment through music. A way to share direct financial support with musical artists is by purchasing their works on Bandcamp Friday, when Bandcamp waives collection of revenue for digital sales (not including subscriptions). In general, this means an extra […]

  • Bandcamp Friday, October 3, 2020

    Bandcamp has decided to continue its promotion of Bandcamp Friday through the rest of 2020. If you aren’t aware, on the first Friday of every month, Bandcamp agrees to forego their collection of revenue for digital sales (not including subscriptions). In general, this means an extra 15% goes to artists or labels on these days. […]

  • Bandcamp Friday, September 4, 2020

    Bandcamp is continuing its promotion of Bandcamp Friday through the rest of 2020. If you aren’t aware, on the first Friday of every month, Bandcamp does not charge their usual collection of revenue for digital sales (except for digital subscriptions). In general, this means an extra 15% goes to artists or labels on these days. […]

  • Bandcamp Friday, July 3, 2020

    Since the beginning of COVID-19 shutdowns this year, the online music company Bandcamp has been promoting “Bandcamp Friday”, starting on March 20, 2020 and occurring on the first Friday of the month every month following until today. On these days, Bandcamp agrees to forego their collection of revenue for digital sales (not including subscriptions). In […]

  • Living Life’s Questions

    Last fall, I was traveling with my friend Grace, and we had plenty of time to talk as we drove back to Missouri through the mountains. One thing she brought up for discussion was enduring questions to which we return. I replied that I had perennial questions which had been very useful, but when I […]

  • Show Throwback – May 16, 2009 – Illegal Tone Records – Belleville, IL

    Digging back through my archives, I saw that it was eleven years since this show happened. I was playing with Eric Moeller and the Strummalongs at that time, and I made this flier for the show. Illegal Tone Recordings has closed, and there are some interesting notes in this RFT article about the venue.

  • Earth Day, 50 Years On

    Today is the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day in the USA. I’ve been reflecting on the significance of the day and what impact its activities hold. In 1970, people were remarking at the changing pace and patterns of life fueled by petroleum. Wendell Berry calls attention to a piece published in the February 1970 issue […]

  • Hello World – Idyllic Blog Post

    I started writing on the Internet back when free web space didn’t exactly mean you were going to be mined for personal data or be a content creating laborer for a giant multinational. For those with the adequate devices and Internet services, there was welcome space to test out writing skills, upload pictures or experiment […]

  • All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go…

    We could change the world using communication technology. We could change our communities for the better. We have all the tools that activist Fred Moore might have sought (for instance, Meetup provides groups and common interests a place to accumulate members, LinkedIn provides people a place to connect professionally across careers and interests, blogs are […]