Katarina Frogpond (that's me) has the sad duty to announce that Adam Green (very big in Germany) is still not very well known in Britain.
Katarina came across this fact when she went to her local independent record shop and tried to buy one of his CDs. She was told the shop not only did not know who Mr Green was, but she was asked if she had the correct name. After a small amount of embarrassed silence Katerina was told that this CD could be ordered on the internet.
This wasn't the answer Katarina wanted. She told the shop keeper "That's not the point of the exercise. The whole point of the experiment was to see if an Adam Green CD could be bought in an Indie record shop in any town in the world. Anything else would not be a true representation of Indie Popularity."
She went on to describe Mr Green's career. "He was in the Moldy Peaches. He sang with Kimya Dawson. He toured with the Libertines circa early 2000s. Very big in Germany"
She still didn't get a response. Just a blank stare and ignorance. Katerina (that's me) was forced to leave the shop and go to another similar Indie shop two minutes up the road, only to be asked the same questions all over again. "Are you sure you've got the right name." She felt like the man in the yellow pages advert from yesteryear.
Katerina still does not have the CD she wanted and it will be a whole month before she can go to a big city to obtain a copy. She might indeed be forced to order a copy on the internet afterall, but again, that's not the point of the Indie music popularity test.
Katarina will be carrying out this test with several other "SHOULD BE but aren't very well known Indie musicians." in the weeks to come. She will only post her results if the results are positive which means that another article of this type might never be published.
By Katarina Frogpond.