The Nelons have a new website
In the internet age, I guess this is what you release when you aren’t releasing new music. Oh by the way: Janet Paschal has a new website too, I see. Not a moment too soon, though I hope the online store gets an upgrade as well. And certainly it wouldn’t hurt Greater Vision and Legacy Five to redesign their websites. But I digress.
As for the Nelons, with this new website they seem just one step closer to quite literally being a virtual confection of memory (Rex, Janet, Karen, “We Shall Wear a Crown,” etc) and desire (for what’s possible even still), mixed with a good dash of melancholy (for what most probably won’t be). No matter. Descending out of the wistful, what is up with the website being designed around Jason Clark? Jason’s is the first name to be mentioned in the Nelons bio; Jason is quite fixedly the center of every picture; and the Nelons blog should just be called The Jasonium.
I get the whole “we’re a Christian family” idea, but let’s not kid ourselves. Kelly Nelon Clark is the star here – that’s who we go to hear and see (on the sporadic occasions they book a date); her daughter is the heiress – a big deal too, at least potentially. He’s the husband, who - as a professional artist - plays bass well (but not on stage anymore), sings serviceably, emcees forgettably, and writes songs that range from average to amateur. Put him alongside his wife and stepdaughter, and the contrasting talents only comes into that much sharper focus.
It’s just basic bidness: sell your marketable difference. This new website, on the other hand, seems to be selling JASON CLARK and family, not an act that is likely to pack out that many houses any time soon.
On another subject, when and for what did the Nelons win a New York Film Festival Bronze Award? It gets mentioned on the website like it’s common knowledge. Is it?
Update: Welcome, to the Jason Clark et al Fan Club. Better late than never.Email this Post