I don't have any bright ideas today, so I thought I'd share some blog posts that have got me thinking about being a musician.
The first is a post by Heather Dale called "The Finishing Room." Long story short: stop dreaming, start doing. No one cares what's in your head; you have to make stuff if you want to get noticed. Boy did I ever recognize myself in this post. And I felt like I got a good talking to. Especially since it's been five years since my last album. Moving on...
This is a post by Dave Cool on promoting your show. It's all very sensible advice, but the part that really stuck in my mind was the idea that your biggest competition is staying home. I have to admit, when someone tries to get me out to a show, my first thought is, "I'd rather stay home." Not because I don't like the person, or because I don't like the music, but because I'm old and cranky like that. I assume that many of my fans are old and cranky too. Please don't be offended, dear readers, I like you anyway. You don't have to come to my shows if you don't want to. (It's possible I totally missed the point of Dave Cool's entry.)
Posted by Elizabeth on November 7, 2012
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