daviddiamond56

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What's your least favorite commercial?

Come on the Free Credit Report.com commercials are great! The band you love to hate! Yeah I guess I do hate those commercials even though I like them because I find myself with that free credit report song in my head for days after... bad as that is - isn't that what good advertising is? Name recognition? If I ever want a credit report I would think of them first and immediately!
— May 6, 2009 3:24 p.m.

Borrowed music. Borrowed look. Borrowed fame.

Re: DIAMOND IS FOREVER! the NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE ..."Sherry works on the side as a video editor" That's true, but I do (the video editing) for the band. It is not my part-time job. The band - music - is my life and my full-time job too. I don't do anything else. It is a full-time job requiring 40-60 hours a week from me and my good friend the band's manager/promoter Ce Ce Taylor. I think that some bands might not realize that there is a lot more to do than rehearse (and if you are lucky) perform. There is a lot of the job, heck, most of the job, that is not done on stage in the spotlight with an audience. There is always work in the PR and Promo Department, first in creating and then maintaining a pro-quality promotional package that contains photos, press, band info and contact data. Ours also includes a 3-camera pro-shot DVD edit which we shoot and re-edit with new footage every year to keep it fresh, new and exciting. our promo package also includes a live CD. . Then there are the daily duties: sales, promotions and plain old "nine-to-five" type of office duties such as developing and maintaining a fan base, CD and merchandise sales, updating and maintaining web sites and the constant search for bookers, agents, promoters and venues in which to perform! When venues are booked there are print ads, promotional posters. postcards and the like to create and distribute. The biggest part of the job is getting the word out and getting people in the seats! Some gigs don't require a lot of advance work. For example, when we performed last at the House of Blues for Rick Ortiz' BEST OF TRIBUTES night in the Summer of 2008, other than normal rehearsals and contacting the fan list about the date, we just walked on stage for what felt like a momentary sound check and then we rocked the House for 80 minutes! On gigs that we produce and promote ourselves like our annual performance at the Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista (holds 2,200) we spend 2 to 3 months to put together a concert-event of that size and do all that is involved to produce, promote and pull off a successful event...but of it is of course worth it to get that time in the spotlight in front of the audience making the music we love and the audiences - feel the Neil Lot's of great tributes in San Diego and Diamond Is Forever! is proud to be a part of it. David the Diamondhearted David J. Sherry Diamond Is Forever! Band click below for our current video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOVXMyGo0U
— March 20, 2009 9:10 p.m.

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