Q: With the Affiliate Summit coming up in London, I’m curious as to which British band is your favorite?
A: That’s a sort of random, non-affiliate marketing question, but I’m game. I am still living in the 80’s when it comes to a lot of my favorite music – stuff I picked up on from the old MTV show, 120 Minutes (Sundays at midnight back in the day).
I would say the Smiths are/were my favorite group. Not just among British bands, but all over. Now don’t mistake that with being a Morrissey enthusiast. He’s had some good singles as a solo act, but it was all about his voice with Johnny Marr’s guitar.
Now if I could go with an individual, I’d say Billy Bragg. Whether it’s the early 80’s folk-punk, the more rootsy Woody Guthrie stuff or whatever, Billy is just fantastic.
Anyhow, since the door was left open here, I felt compelled to give a brief performance of each. For your listening pleasure, I’ve belted out “Greetings to the New Brunette” from Billy Bragg and “Bigmouth Strikes Again” by the Smiths.
And I do have an affiliate marketing tie-in here to bring it all on home. Back at Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas, I got a gift from Liz Angus, Affiliate Marketing Manager at Studeo. It was the American Idol Singer’s Advantage kit.
It’s a vocal home study course to help mold raw talent like myself into the likes of Sanjaya Malakar. They’ve got an affiliate program for it at IdolAffiliates.com – promote it while it’s red hot in the ratings.