All about music and love and the Internet.…boring, probably…
…which doesn’t hurt my songwriting/making at all, but a newsy / story-slanted blog? Yeps!
“Ouch,” says the blog.
OK, ok! 😉 On with the post.
It’s fine for music work in general, though. I have a lot to do; mostly computer, solitary stuff. I’ve been laying down good stuff in my DAW … whoop whoop!
…Great life to live, but still not some insta-flash-gram, juicy life, and that can matter to the world. I’ve sort of always embraced my un-cool individuality but still I know I need to get out there, beyond the occasional glossy Photo(shop) shoot, which isn’t even the kind of out there I really mean.
For one thing, I’ve been reading pleas for more actual photos of women in music tech (yes, I’m one, hi!) but I quickly realized how taking such pictures as selfies can get tricky, even old, really fast.
Studio wardrobe, for me, not varied or so interesting. (While my “outside” wardrobe, when not mostly winter gear, is on fuckin’ fleek!) Then there’s my home / budget / electronic / alternative studio; it doesn’t have all the hallmarks people expect in music/production pictures. For some women working under regular-folk conditions, sharing even our gear list brings criticism and questioning.
We really just want you to listen … right? We don’t even need to impress you with info of talent trumping expectations about gear prices and ladybrains. That’s complicated and unfair. Our photos also often attract focus on wardrobe and makeup/beauty anyway (instead of intelligent contextual response). Yay, more of that … not.
I do want to throw my hat(-wearing) self(ies) up online / into the “ring.” And even though I don’t know if they can get much better or more varied than above, I want to keep trying.
Anyway, my life is kinda awesome ’cause: music, love, technology, food, DVDs … totes normal stuff. What more to say? Back to the living! …xoxo…