So this band is doing pretty well--looks that way, at least--with everyone expressing high hopes, doing that extra little bit of work that might make all of the difference in the world, pushing, prodding, trying to make it happen. And then, suddenly, disaster strikes. Or does it? The band's A&R rep, the guy who signed them, the guy they consider the fifth member of the group, and not in a way that fits into convention and cliché, is sacked by the label. Let go on the very same day the group is appearing on a prominent late-night talk show. Also on the same day, the publicist who had been working with the band on the album, arranging phone interviews, meet-and-greets, making phone calls, sending out review copies of the album, doing everything she could, is also shown the door, fired, given a box and time to... More >>>