It seems that nearly every day, I hear another story about how people are making connections using the Internet. it doesn’t matter whether people are 10 or 10,000 miles apart, the miles make no difference anymore. With a computer and a fast connection – say, at your public library – the world is your oyster. Here’s a story recently told by Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices and blogged by Brian Herzog:
If you were a rock star in the 1980s, your life was really good 20 years ago – and now you’re hoping something will take you back to that. But if your band doesn’t have it’s lead singer anymore, what do you do? You watch videos on YouTube, looking for a really good cover band. When you find one, contact the person that posted the video and then get in touch with the singer.
This happened with Journey, after a Journey song was used in the final episode of The Sopranos. The lead guitarist wanted to go back on tour, and the singer he found was in the Philippines (but try telling this story to the government officials who issue visas to come to the US – he had to actually sing to prove it was true). Journey is now out on tour with this Filipino lead singer.