ABOUT EAR CANDY
Update: February, 2006We recently had an 'epidode' where a potential writer for EAR CANDY asked to 'come aboard' without even reading what EAR CANDY was about! Since the whole sordid saga is relevant to what we are all about at EAR CANDY, we are linking it here
I thought that the words printed on this page were pretty straight forward, but they obviously aren't. So, many of the writers on TEAM EAR CANDY have submitted possible questions to ask for an official EAR CANDY employment application! Yeah, we are being pretty tongue-in-cheek, but we will definitely use it the next time we get some clueless fuck wanting to know how much money he could make writing for us!
What we are...EAR CANDY is an eclectic, internet-only music magazine of articles, reviews and interviews of bands and music that WE like and think ought to be heard. While our main love is rock and roll (whether it is punk, heavy metal, psychedelic, hard rock, garage rock, blues, oldies or "alternative"), we have also covered Celtic and Native American music. And, we are on the lookout for new music, whatever the genre!
While we started as a 'music only' magazine, we have expanded over the years to cover many aspects of POP CULTURE such as: films, books, theater productions, comedy, and parody.
Who we are...EAR CANDY is run by a totally volunteer staff. It's a labour of love for us - we don't get paid.
Our writers include: Ronnie, Gary Pig Gold, Robert Pally, Mike SOS, Scott H. Platt, Bill Vordenbaum, and Sean Koepenick. Occasional writers include: DJ Ivan, Chris Allen, John Lane, Kim Filipek, Jon Gingrich, Sean Young, Kano and John Hendrickson. Plus there are many others who have contributed single articles over our existence in cyberspace!
EAR CANDY isunbiased, covering both the unsigned as well as established artists.
EAR CANDY is pure & honest - we "call 'em like we see 'em" in our reviews.
EAR CANDY is made up of a staff of music fans, NOT pretentious journalism majors.
What we are NOT...EAR CANDY is NOT a trendy-fashion-rock magazine full of yes-men. Mags like Rolling Stone already have that niche. We'll let them get everything wrong.
EAR CANDY is NOT a simple fanzine. Just look at our roster of artists that we've interviewed, it says it all.
EAR CANDY is NOT in it for the money. Our writers write for free. Despite not being "mainstream", we get quite a few hits for such a quote "little" site. For our first 5 years we were hosted on a "free" tripod website. But in 2005, we launched earcandymag.com! That's right, we have finally gone 'legit'. However, we still have no business cards, though.
How many hits do we get?EAR CANDY Since our switch to earcandymag.com we now average about 1 million hits a month.
Who Has Been In EAR CANDY?Special thanks to all the artists/bands that have granted us interviews! Just look at our index of interviews on our home page to see who we've talked to. It is pretty diverse, from Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys to Lemmy of Motorhead and LOTS more!