How do I submit music to be played on the Razor Blade Dance Floor?
To submit music to be played on the Razor Blade Dance Floor, you can do 1 of 4 things:
- Send me a copy of your CD through the mail to the following address: Razor Blade Dance Floor, c/o Joseph Graham, 904 North 5th Street, Alpine, Texas, 79830, USA.
- Send me the file through your favorite file transfer service.
- E-mail me a link to where I can download the album.
- Tell me where to buy it! Not the best method, but I do like to support the bands. Chances are that if you support the podcast, blog about it, tell your fans about it, post links about it or take the time to get to know me personally, then odds are I will buy your album.
What is your e-mail address?
You can message me on MySpace account or contact me on my Yahoo account at email@example.com. You can also click the little button down in the corner of this page.
What are the rules for being featured on the Razor Blade Dance Floor?
Guitars! Electronics! Industrial rhythms! Aggression! Did I say guitars? Far too many bands are requesting to be on the show and don’t really get that this is a podcast dedicated to guitar driven industrial rock and industrial metal. Goth and EBM are acceptable assuming they follow the main rule: GUITAR DRIVEN!!
Do you take donations?
No. I do this show out of the love and passion of industrial rock and industrial metal. I flirt with a very fine line of what is legal as far as broadcasting copyrighted works, so any level of profit (however small it may be), would be deemed unethical in my book. Plus, I can afford to do this and it helps justify my addiction to music a little bit more by investing in the podcast. Trust me, I would still be buying mad amounts of music even if I wasn’t doing this.
Can we call you?
Absolutely! I have a phone number for the podcast ( 1-469-277-2333 ) that I never answer. It has a voicemail set up for you to leave a comment, request, CD review, concert review, complaint or even a prank call! I love to hear messages from my fans and it just makes my day to hear your voices! And I won’t be calling you back, unless of course you ask me to!
I want to tell you how much I liked Band X. What’s the best way to let you know?
Go tell the band yourself! Tell them you heard them on the Razor Blade Dance Floor by e-mailing them, posting a comment on their MySpace, Facebook, iMeem, Vampire Freaks, etc., or personal message boards. You can even go the extra mile by telling your friends about the band. I already know that the bands I play on my show are great, so I don’t need to hear it. The bands do, so go tell them!
I want to hear my favorite band interviewed on the Razor Blade Dance Floor. How do I make that happen?
Contact me and let me know who you are interested in having interviewed. Then follow up by letting the band know that you want to hear them and that you have requested them to be interviewed on the show. Eventually one of us will get off of our lazy asses and contact the other, and then about 3 months later, it might happen.
Why don’t you live with your wife and kids?
Wow. Getting a little personal, aren’t you? If you must know, I was transferred to Texas in 2006 as part of my job and I thought it was only going to last a year at the most. My heart lies in North Carolina and it is truly where I want to be. Texas is nice, but of the 6 states that I have lived in, North Carolina is the place where I feel most comfortable. I asked my wife to stay put until I could return, a prospect that seems bleaker with each passing day.
Where did the name Chrome Skin Jesus come from?
In 1995, I attempted to start an industrial rock band and jotted down the letters of the alphabet on a sheet of paper. I came up with band names for ever letter of the alphabet. While I was pondering the letter ‘C’, I had my 5-disc CD changer on shuffle. The first song that played was Psykosonik’s track “Silicon Jesus” and then that track was followed by Sister machine Gun’s “Cocaine Jesus.” The name Chrome Skin Jesus just sort of jumped out from there. I have been using it ever since. I later established an industrial metal band much in the vein of Godflesh (but with a female singer) late in 1996 that had that name. The band didn’t last, but the name has. True story.
Where did the Razor Blade Dance Floor get it’s start?
Back in 2000, I spent literally hours hanging out on the web site MP3.com. I used to write short reviews and send them to the bands. One band messaged me saying that I should write professionally. I didn’t know how to take the plunge in to professional writing, so I created my own web page on MP3.com that was dedicated to writing reviews of industrial bands. I titled it Razor Blade Dance Floor and wrote under my pseudonym Chrome Skin Jesus. Once I landed a job at Outburn Magazine, I abandoned the web reviewing and shelved Razor Blade Dance Floor. Fast forward to November 2006, where I resurrected the Razor Blade Dance Floor name and turned it in to the podcast.
How long have you been listening to industrial music?
My first taste of industrial came in 1989 when I heard Nine Inch Nail’s Pretty Hate Machine.Within 2 years I had obtained quite a few industrial CD’s, including works by Ministry, Nitzer Ebb, KMFDM, Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Front Line Assembly and Eisturzende Neubauten, all bands that I regard as the first wave of commercial industrial. Of course industrial was around before them, but those bands shaped the scene in to what it is today. What is nice to know, is that even after 20 years, these bands are still contributing to my life in ways they had never expected.
How do I get the podcast?
The podcast can be obtained through direct download through this web site, by subscribing to the RSS feed generated by this site, subscribing to the Feedburner feed (the PREFERRED method, which is http://feeds.feedburner.com/RBDF) or by subscribing on the iTunes music store.
Why isn’t the podcast weekly?
Truthfully? It’s because for the most part I am lazy. I don’t really conform to the unwritten rules of podcasting and I am a moody prick some times. In an attempt to provide you with the highest quality show I can possibly provide for you, I choose not to produce the show while I am generally feeling like an ass. Trust me, it’s for your own good. People seem to like me. They wouldn’t if they heard a show produced in an ‘off’ mood.
What do you use to make your podcast?
First and foremost, I endorse Apple products entirely, so I use an iMac 3.4GHz Intel i7 Quad Core computer, Garageband as the software base, a unidirectional condenser microphone, a 4 channel mixer, 2 Sony CD players, an 80 Gb iPod as well as iTunes.
Can I host an episode of the Razor Blade Dance Floor?
Sure! Get in touch with me and we’ll make it happen! All you need to do is pick out a set list of 12 to 15 songs and then record three separate ‘voiceprint’ sections in .mp3, .aac, or .wav and then send them to me (the voiceprints and set list, NOT the songs themselves). I’ll do the rest. I’ll produce and post the show. It would probably be in both yours and my best interest if you coordinated with me first so I can schedule a weekend and you know exactly what episode you will be working on.
Have more questions? Get in touch with me and I’ll post them here!