Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Yesterday was an interesting promotional day. If you read my moboy blog, you'll notice that I spent the morning getting my fifteen seconds of fame on Channel 13 promoting the LDS Independent Music Festival in American Fork this weekend. That was fun, though a bit nerve-wracking. I've never been interviewed on TV before. The band EnZign got to play songs three times for the broadcast. You can't buy that kind of publicity.

Behold the power of the press release!

And last night, I was interviewed for one of the two existing LDS-themed podcasts. What fun. I really love it when the interviewer is really good. Dallas Robbins, of Latter Day Slant was doing the interview, and though he claimed to not have any experience at it, he did everything right.

If you ever want to be an interviewer, here's the rules:

1-Do your homework. Find out about the interviewee as much as possible beforehand. Read their book. Listen to their music. Check some of their other press. Become aware.

2-Prepare areas you want to discuss, but don't plan a list of exact questions. This is one thing I don't like about email interviews. They don't have the spontenaity of a face-to-face conversation.

3-Make the interviewee feel comfortable. I don't like confrontational styles of interviewing. I don't like being on either side of that table. I don't think it gets the kinds of answers anyone wants.

He did all these things. And he did them better, I thought, than many of the "professional" reporters I've had to deal with.

And the fact that I enjoy talking about myself didn't hurt, either... :-)

MRKH - Mark Hansen
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