Best Policy News
March 24, 2020
You may have noticed that we've changed the tempo on the homepage. Everything is slowing down. Laying low, staying home, going live, seeking out more music. If you have an abundance of cash and you need to unload, feel free to drop some at paypal.me/bestpolicymusic. We'll give you a shout-out (if you want it) and send you a CD of the BPM album of your choice. The Orange Cones "Masterpieces" looks real good! As always, thanks for not coming here and judging us. We'll keep doing what we're doing if you keep doing what you're doing!
March 19, 2020
March 17, 2020
There's been a lot of activity at the BPM SoundClick page (see link on left). A small stash of old recordings was unearthed during a recent cleaning, and something like twenty tracks have been added since last Friday. We have also started a very limited run of physical CDs for a few of the playlists. We still have copies of Orange Cones' Masterpieces of Entertainment available from the original run, and we are doing a limited edition of the Songs From a Cat Room collection. Munro will have his Demos 2006-2018 committed to disc, and Broccoli & the Purple Sky's Anyone Can Be a Fan sees its first printing this century. See our blog at SoundClick, which is updated at least as much as this site ATM.
March 9, 2020
Here at BPM, we don't want a lot of attention. I know, that seems weird. Someone who bothers to put up an entertainment website doesn't actually want people to know about it? Someone puts up music, reviews, interviews, and doesn't drive people to the site to check it out? In the interest of honesty, I'll give you full disclosure on this; The internet is a scary, horrible place. If anything gets attention online, the haters come out and trash it. As much as we enjoy the music of Wavebreaker and Xanthan and many other artists who may or may not be mentioned on this site, their exposure happens elsewhere. People aren't coming here to hear them or read about them. If they did, they would see things like Munro and Broccoli & the Purple Sky and Adry 5 and Chocolate Zulu and so forth, and they would hate it. They would say horrible things about it. Sure, it's bad. The production is bad, the performances are often bad, the singing is bad. We probably couldn't handle the brutal honesty (not to mention unfounded hatefulness for cruelty's sake) of the wide public audience. For that reason we like to stay hidden. It's like an Easter egg for later, after I'm dead, when people become interesting. They'll find all this stuff and they'll be like, "wow, how did we not know all of this was going on?" It's like a dance on the edge of a canyon. We want to keep dancing, while we're hoping we don't fall in. We get close to the edge for the thrill of it, but do our best to keep our footing. We would like it if someone came and found us and liked us, but experience has shown that if anything they might like a certain tiny aspect of what's here, and the rest of it is just embarrassing. So why do we do it? Why do we put up stuff that we don't want people to find? One day it'll possibly make for an interesting movie. The story of the guy who had this entire history of unknown, unwanted stuff. Sad and pathetic? Yes. Deluded and naive? Yes. Ridiculous and feeble? Yes. Are you waiting for a "no"? No. It's just bad and humiliating and pitiful and should be stopped. Will we stop? NO! Well, unless we're found and exposed. That would be really embarrassing. Pretend. That's what it all is. It's just pretending. These are all just demos. Demos pretending to be albums. Bands pretending they had careers. I'm pretending people read this. Besides, if this were real, I would have to answer to others: other interest-holders in my investors and employees; customers who would expect certain things and ask for things WAY outside what we're set up to do; advertisers who pay to appear on these pages. That's another thing! If we were really doing this, we would have to make money in every way possible, including posting advertising and charging for our music. And that would lead to expectations of quality that we're just not set up for: we're not a recording studio or production company. We're simply putting out old stuff from mostly-inactive groups. We have all the rights, and we can use them as we see fit, and we see fit to let you have it. That is not to say that we are giving up our rights to the material. As much as we would love to hear from any fans about tracks they like, or covers they've done, we retain the copyrights and ownership of all BPM-sponsored "products" (songs).
March 2, 2020
Munro recently made an appearance with a foursome operating out of West Covina called No Drama. Munro says this one-off performance may lead to a steadier gig. "The singer is moving away - this gig was his going-away party - but the others in the band decided we would try to keep it going with a different singer." Featuring Munro on bass, Frank on guitar, John on drums, and Dave as the singer/leader, the group played only cover songs. The resulting group may do a combination of cover and original songs under a new name. We will post details as they emerge.
January 21, 2020
Coming soon: Best Policy Design - for graphics, photo retouching, logo and website design. BPD will join with BPM to form the new BPS (Best Policy Services) brand.
January 9, 2020
In our continuing effort to assemble a comprehensive collection of BPM recordings, Munro's Demos 2007-2013 is now up. We're just giving this stuff away, folks. Believe me, it's worth every penny.
January 7, 2020
As promised, the recordings of Munro Live at Eddie's Attic are now available for streaming or downloading on SoundClick.com. Also, we've completed the painstaking process of performing noise reduction on the Broccoli & the Purple Sky album, Anyone Can Be a Fan.
December 31, 2019
We don't need to repeat the line everyone else is spouting today about "last post of the year/decade". You know what time it is. That said, now is as good a time as any to check out the wide variety of available listens at the Best Policy SoundClick page. If you have questions, requests, or other inquiries, you can email Ichabod today. Or tomorrow. Next year, next decade, all that. We promised you some live Munro performances from Eddie's Attic in Atlanta in the coming year, and those will be up very soon.
December 25, 2019
Best Policy Music has launched a rich collection of classic BPM recordings on SoundClick.com. Available for free streaming or download, full albums from Broccoli & the Purple Sky, Adry 5, Life Like Orange Cones, The SCUZ, and more. Check it out when you get the chance. We've also posted additional recordings from Orange Cones and Chocolate Zulu. Download today! Merry Christmas!
November 20, 2019
"Reviews" page just added! Our latest review, for Sheol by Shrine of Malice, is now up. Email email@example.com if you have a review you'd like posted, or an album or band you'd like reviewed/profiled.
October 30, 2019
Coming soon: interview with Duarte rap artist Big Blu Raggg. His new single "Hot As Me" is out now on ReverbNation.
UPDATE 12/9/2019: It seems Mr. Raggg is not interested in doing the profile. Look for another artist profile to come.
October 28, 2019
We've reached out to some writers in search of new original content.
Here's hoping we can soon bring you a new perspective on independent music.
Check back soon to find out about our developing talent pool!