Another day has passed, and Hope’s Treat has further cemented its place in the hearts of the American people.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on this subject:
– The experimental EP I cooked up by manipulating 70-year-old home recordings of my grandpa’s piano playing is currently the sixth-most-popular Bandcamp recording with the tag “Allentown.”
– Hope’s Treat is presently the third-most-popular Bandcamp recording tagged “Stamford.”
Almost 30 years after he moved out of town, Bill Blumenau is an overnight sensation.
– And finally, Hope’s Treat leapt a rousing 200 spots, currently ranking No. 174 among the most popular recordings tagged “Connecticut.” Instead of page 10, it’s now on page 5.
(The folks in Walnut Shitstorm, for what it’s worth, are still mired on page 9.)
Now, lest this post be misconstrued, let me address some questions my Four Readers are probably asking:
– I’m not gonna keep posting these updates every day. I think they’re getting old too.
– I’m not really that interested in the “chart performance” of my noisy little EP as compared to everyone else’s noisy little EPs. These popularity rankings could be generated at random by goats, for all I know, and I don’t put as much stock in them as I’m probably making it sound.
(Even if I did clearly understand how the charts were generated, they’re still only measuring one tiny slice of one music site. Having the third-most-popular Bandcamp recording tagged Stamford is sort of akin to having the third-most sacrifice flies in Stamford Little League.)
Still, I have a bit of chart geek in me. And it’s kinda fun to play at the chart-geek thing when it’s your own name on the chart — no matter how obscure the ranking might be, or how small a pool you’re swimming in.
Plus, with the burst of initial interest in Hope’s Treat wearing off, today’s placements are probably about as high as the EP is going to get. I think those who are going to find it have found it.
So I’ll enjoy the high-water mark, however dubious and paltry it might be.