I was watching a movie I like called All Over The Guy again recently on DVD. The film has some lovely music in it, in particular one really nice ballad called "Bring You Back". I decided to slomo the credits and see who it was by, then do a little research and see if I can track it down on disk. All I had to go on was the credit "Peter Stuart" and the fact that the song was published by "Loud Mouse Music".
A little bit of Googling later, and very few results, and I found that he is/was lead singer of a band called "Dog's Eye View". It seemes like they had some degree of success, and toured supporting acts like "Matchbox 20". I found a fan site for Peter Stuart and Dog's Eye View and a couple of old music reviews for his solo CD (that contained the song I was looking for) called "Propeller".
But that's when things seemed to start to reach dead ends. The CD review listed his personal site as www.peterstuart.com, but that doesn't exist any longer. The band's webpage www.dogseyeview.com shows up as an expired domain name. I did discover though that the band has a mySpace page (of course!).
One thing I started to notice was how out of date everything was. The last personal message from Peter on his fansite was 2002, and the latest entries on the news page were 2004. The mySpace page was a bit more up to date, but the blog attached to it was primarily from 2005 and, was only updated once in 2006 and not since. I checked the record company listed on the fansite, a company called "Vanguard" and neither he or the band are listed as current artists with them any longer.
I did manage to track down the Australian distributor of "Propeller", Shock Records, and they have the CD listed on their site. So it seems like it might still be available, which is a good thing.
Is it just me, but does it make you a little sad when you stumble across things on the net that seem to be abandoned? It does me. Blogs that were started and not kept up, inactive fansites, forums with no posts for years...
I started to feel a little disappointed for this guy and the band. I mean, it would seem like maybe their early success didn't carry on. As of the blog entry in 2006 it seem like they were still together as a band, but so little info about them since makes me think they might have folded. Or lost their audience. Or gone on to do other things.