Macy GrayÂ Â was on the Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, May 3, 2007Â and did a performance.Â Â
LA Story featured the contest to winÂ a pair of tickets to see Macy Gray LIVE on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
One of the Fashiontribes contributing writersÂ was on the guest list to get in to thatÂ concert for a review. W e had it all nailed down since she recentlyÂ had conducted a phone interview with Macy Gray You will see an excerpt of this great interview on the Fashiontribes Life & Style blog!Â We thought getting a couple of live quotes post performance would be pretty nifty.
While theÂ New York PR had everything in place, it seems when the FT writer showed up with guest in tow, that she suddenly wasn't on the guest list. No matter how much she triedÂ to explain that she was press and on the list, Geffen Records and Jimmy Kimmel Live staff refused to let her and the guest in to the show. What's worse is that they offered her the option to watchÂ outside Â in the cold Burbank weather and view it through a window. Not clear on whether this was a standing area to watch the performance but the guests inside were seated and available to watch it but those outside definitely didn't have seats!
Â Knock Knock Mr. Kimmel and Mr. Geffen. LA Story plugged the HECK out of this contest on 4 different blog sites--which helped get you a lot of LOCAL LA people to enter the contest and another plug for Macy Gray's new CD.Â You blew the writer out of the show so rudely and offered Â her the chance to watch it through a window-- did anyone think you were doing her a favor?
This little mishap is going out on all the blogs.Â This shows that Geffen Records and Jimmy Kimmel Live don't have a lot of respect for blogosphere writers.Â While they "use" us to get their clients out there and get the grass roots movement,Â bloggers are the first to get booted.
Doesn't make me much inclined to:
1) watch Jimmy Kimmel Live;
2) support Geffen artists and
3) buy the CDs
(yes, some of us actually buy the CDS. I personally have purchased 50 CDsÂ since the first of the year to cover some artists).
All I can say is Boo Hiss and a pat on the back for the writer who went fromÂ the far "Westside" of LA to Burbank for the event and got zip for her trouble.
That's show biz for ya!