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The Cammy’s cancelled which doesn’t surprise me at all, good riddance, though!!!

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“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Due to a lack of support from our music community, it is with a heavy heart that we announce this years 2014 Capital Area Music Awards, scheduled for January 25, 2015, has been cancelled. We truly appreciate the support of so many people in the development stage. It is our sincere hope that someday we may join together for a night of musical community and unite as one! If you have purchased advanced tickets, refunds are available where tickets were purchased. Thanks you.” – Greg Gamache

If you wanna know why these guys behind “The Cammy’s” have been silent, here ya go. It doesn’t surprise me that the show will get cancelled due to “lack of support”. Why for the “lack of support”? It’s because no one cares about award shows. That’s not what we play music for to begin with. Everybody knows that last year’s award show was such a disaster and we didn’t want to go through it again this year. Plus, most importantly everybody knows that Dan of Tier One Talent is an egotistical piece of shit who wasn’t to be trusted at all. Everybody knows that you guys behind this garbage setup an award show so you can win yourselves awards ’cause you were that desperate for attention.

I’m sure these idiots didn’t get too many bands/musicians sending in their submissions hoping for a nomination… that could be part of the reason for the cancellation and also, lack of ticket sales is another reason. As you can see in Greg’s post about the cancellation, people are replying blaming the area which is inappropriate and unprofessional. You have no one else to blame but yourselves.

Hopefully, this award show goes away and stays away forever. GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! Celebrate! Shows over for them!!!!

Thank you for ignoring this show, Capital District! That’s why you guys, rock!!! \m/

Kev

More truth of the Cammy Awards…

You wouldn’t believe how much it costs to put together an event like the Cammy Awards (http://www.thecammys.net/) at a venue called, The Linda in Albany. I just contacted the Linda in Albany via e-mail out of curiosity of their rental pricing of the venue. The fact is that anybody can have a show or an event at The Linda as long as you can pay their hourly rates. The owners doesn’t really go by the number of people attending the gig or how good/bad the show is. Anybody can rent The Linda as long you have that kind of money. Wanna know how much it costs hourly to rent the place?

I got a response from the venue back and they said it costs somewhere between $500 – $1000. As I predicted before… it’s not cheap. So to do the math, since the show starts at 5:00 p.m., it’ll probably go on ’til like late in the evening like 9 or 10 or later. So in all, the show is gonna cost them like several thousand dollars or more.

I really don’t think this Tier One Talent guy is paying for this all by himself. He’s definitely having some help with the budgeting of this show. I’m sure the show costs a lot more than the hourly rates. I’m sure they’ll have to pay to decorate the place, pay the bands and all that stuff.

The reason they want to have this event at The Linda is ’cause The Linda is like a theatre, I think. They clearly want this show to be like a mini-version of The Grammy’s like you see on TV.

In my opinion, they are wasting tons of money on a show that no one cares about.

According to the website, they say the nominations are supposed to be revealed on Dec. 15th which is next Monday. If your band or venue gets nominated… congratulations but don’t get so excited about it… I warn ya. Instead of the talented bands that matter around here winning the awards, they won’t win awards but instead Tier One’s Talent and his gang of friends will be winning awards. It’s gonna be the same bullshit like last year. They’re just a bunch of egomaniacs and attention whores trying to get recognized for what they do. They’re just a bunch of losers putting together their own award show so they can win themselves awards and show the Capital District how special and cool they are. I repeat, egomaniacs and people with delusions of grandeur. They are a bunch of people who are legends in their own minds.

When last year’s award show happened, I can’t tell you how many times I warned certain bands & musicians who were nominated and warned them not to trust this show but sure enough, they didn’t listen to me. They didn’t win the awards and they ended up getting disappointed. Same bullshit will happen this year.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Tier One Talent guy shitty Alice In Chains tribute band, Sludge Factory is gonna get a few nominations, that’s probably why this guy stepped down from being in charge of promoting this show on the facebook page.

Don’t be naive, Capital District. Don’t support these people behind this bullshit event. I can’t wait to see the nominations next week. It’s gonna be a good laugh!!!

Kev

Once again, nobody cares about local award shows, the whole idea is silly…

We understand what you’re trying to do, dude but nobody cares about awards.That’s why nobody supports this garbage. On top of that bands and music artists around here doesn’t have the time for it ’cause most of them are too busy making music and playing their gigs.  We’re not worried about awards. Everybody also knows that this show is all for your conflict of interest, we’re not stupid, dude.

The only people that DO care about this garbage event are your little gang of friends and those few who live under the delusion of supporting the “scene” positively.

You guys live under the delusion of this show “selling out” when I predict you probably will get like 10 people showing up or less.

How come you guys never showed photos of the awards? What do the trophies look like? I challenge you to post a photo of the award.

Kev

How to put on a successful award show that the Capital District will be more supportive to…

In this post, I’m gonna give some advice to the organizers of “The Cammy Awards” (http://www.thecammys.net/) which I know they will never take but if they want this show to be taken seriously, they should listen up.

Here is a little step-by-step:

  1. Spend lesser time patting each other on the backs: If you want this show to be taken seriously spend less time jerking each other off and kissing each other’s asses. This turns a lot of people off. You know that old sayin’, “Leave your ego at the door”? You should treat the talent in this area with more respect instead of this show being all about yourselves.
  2. Make the nominations more fair: Instead of nominating all your friends and your sponsors, you should nominate bands & musicians that truly deserve it. Nominate people that this area likes, instead of nominating the people that you guys like.
  3. Be able to handle constructive criticism: When you guys want to put together an award show for the Capital District… one thing to keep in mind that this is a VERY public event that you guys are running. Which also means that this opens the doors for public criticism. You guys behind this award show… TierOneTalent and all those other idiots have been very defensive of any kind of criticism. You guys refuse to debate people about this. Instead of getting into an adult discussion with us about this show, you have to threaten us and censor us. My 2cents, if you can’t handle constructive criticism, then YOU don’t have what it takes to run a show like this. If you won’t let people speak their minds and be realistic, then people will be less supportive of this event. Act like professionals. Let people speak their minds and maybe people will be more supportive and caring.
  4. Make the winners go to the right people: People who are part of the voting panels should not be getting nominated or winning awards. We’re not dumb, we know how you guys have been doing the voting process in your anonymous panel. It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how you guys do it. Anybody that wins an award is probably part of your anonymous panel. We don’t have to be at the show to see how you guys do it. If you guys knock it off and play more fair, then the Capital District might be more supportive and caring toward this show.

That’s about all I can I come up with. I know those guys will never take this advice ’cause they really are desperate for this kind of attention. I know this post might anger some and some guys from the organizers of this crap show will try to defend themselves but I don’t give a shit. I’m not backing down.

Some might say if you don’t like this show, just ignore it? Sure, I could if I wanted but I find it’s fun to pick on it and criticize it. I’m also a realist and all I’m pretty much doing is trying to warn the Capital District about this show. Just trying to warn people not to trust it and to tell the truth that this isn’t a legitimate award show. This show is being run by frauds and amateurs and I’m not afraid to say it. Just trying to save people from disappointment and to save people from getting hurt and destroyed by these assholes.

Kev