Saturday, July 10, 2010
Praise for "The LeBronze Age"
In ten days between the release of my LeBron James free agency song and "the decision," the video I made got a lot of media attention and thousands of views. Here are some reviews.
Yahoo! Sports' Ball Don't Lie blog: "...definitely the most earnest LeBron James song of all-time."
NBA.com's Sekou Smith: "...has plenty of good-natured fun at the expense of the King with no rings."
ESPN.com's True Hoop blog: "Those who doubt LeBron James now have their own music video..."
Willamette Week's localcut: "...a fun little ditty..."
Hooped Up Online: "...covers all kinds of LeBronory..."
Sports 1080 the Fan's Travis Demers: "I can certainly appreciate the solid editing job with photos and videos on this one."
A Stern Warning: "...brilliant folk-epic..."
The video was also covered by Cleveland's alt-weekly, The Cleveland Scene, The Oregonian, tauntr.com, AM Basketball, That NBA Lottery Pick, and even this Dutch basketball site, this one from Iceland, and this one from Korea.
The song was also played on local and national sports radio, by John Canzano on 95.5 The Game, and JT The Brick, who hosts a national show on Fox Sports Radio.
So all in all, this fun video was one of the most successful things I've ever promoted. It was a lot of work calling and emailing the right people, but it was worth it to kick start my new solo project.
Oh, by the way, LeBron went to Miami, which is fine with me. What isn't fine with me is that he showed no gratitude to Cleveland for bringing him up, no compassion for breaking their hearts and unfortunately in so doing ruined his legacy forever.