OPEN STAGE INFO
For more than 2 years, every Wednesday the open stage at The
Raven has been run by Joie Dead Blonde Girlfriend. The Open
Stage is a place where amateur musicians and poets can come
to to express themselves in song and spoken word... Many
varieties of entertainer have walked through the doors of
The Raven on any given Wednesday.
The Raven Open Stage was inspired by and modeled after one of the
best open mics in the city: Lach's Monday night Antihoot at Sidewalk
Cafe (94 Avenue A at 6th Street.) If you are in the city you really
can't go wrong stopping by The Sidewalk and listening or even playing
at the Antihoot. The Sidewalk has live music every night, so any night
is a good night to stop by if you want to hear something good.
The Raven (website
located on the Northeast corner of 12th Street and Avenue A in
NYC, NY. If you are interested in performing sign up starts at
6:30pm on Wednesdays. Speak with Joie Dead Blonde Girlfriend.
(Come early, sign up closes by 7:00pm.)
First Joie opens the stage for the night with some of his songs
and then begins calling people up. Early acts get to perform
two songs or 8 minutes. At 9:00pm those who haven't gone on yet
get to perform one song and then Joie usually closes the act
at about 10:00 or so.
All Material in these recordings are protected by copyright on
behalf of those who own the songs and music. They are
available for personal use only. Please use the contact
information I provide to get in touch with the artists if you
wish to sell or use this material for non-personal use.
(Reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display,
create derivative works or in any other way violate the
copyright.) If I don't have contact information for an artist please
contact me () or Joie
() and we will attempt to
get in contact with the artist. JUST BECAUSE CONTACT INFORMATION IS
NOT PROVIDED DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO USE THIS WORK!
The masthead seen on this page was designed and drawn by Toby Goodshank
The masthead on the recording pages was designed and drawn by Keith Long
The Raven Open Stage logo was created by Nicole Fenessy
, it is
a modification of The Raven logo.
Paul Emerson Leicht
) spent many thankless
hours entering data into the xml file, without this grunt work I might never have
finished. He also did all of the editing for the 9-11-2002 page. THANKS PAUL!
Everything else on the site was created by Hogan Long
All of these items are also protected under copyright laws by their authors.
If there are any errors in this page they are my fault and not
the fault of the artists, please get in touch with me so I can
fix them. I can be reached at
I'd like to thank The Raven
and Joie Dead Blonde Girlfriend
for their dedication to good live music in a city where such
a thing has become a rarity. And thanks to all the performers
who made this possible.
Many thanks to Paul Emerson Leicht
). Without his ongoing support and
help writing the site's content it would not exist.
A NOTE ON SOUND QUALITY
These file are in MP3 format. While smaller, some of the sound
quality has been lost in the creation of the MP3. If you are
interested in getting CDs with WAV files of true CD quality
sound, I can make them for you.
If you are an artist who performed at the open stage I will
make you a copy of your tracks for FREE, just ask me. (I will NOT charge
you for your own music.)
If you want the full night's recordings (they take up 3 CDs), I have
to charge you $8 for the materials.
Contact information for the artists should be adjacent to their tracks. If it is not shown
it is because I don't know it or they don't have an email address. You can email me and
I will try and pass on any message if I am able.
Hogan Long (the maintainer) can be reached at email@example.com
Joie / Dead Blonde Girlfriend can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
NERDY DETAILS - THE RECORDING
The show was recorded directly
from the mixing board onto CD using a
Yamaha CDR D651
I then ripped the files from the CD using a program called
them with a program called
Finally, I squished them to MP3 with the
NERDY DETAILS - THE WEBSITE
This website is hosted by me (under the name NetMyth
a server running W2K
. The pages are generated
dynamically on the fly using two XML files (Shows.xml
) as a database backend and then converted
for display using XSLT stylesheets (one
for the main page and
for the artist page). If you wish to integrate
this database into your web site feel free... but please let me know.