Actually a good part of the week was absorbed with a Hot event opening a cellphone store. I’m enjoying working for Newcap Radio, there’s a few connections I’m hoping to use in the new year. stay tuned. We also opened the new Cher movie Burlesque
This week was so insane it was hard to breath. Forced myself to when I hit up the Tea Party on George St. I also devoured this book called ‘I don’t care about your Band’ by Julie Klausner. It’s described as a biography, even though to someone like me, who’s dated all the crazies and just downright has bad luck, was almost like a self-help book offering some optimism for the future. Apparently, bad relationships breed excellent creative writing work.
She also shared this tidbit that carried through with me as I experienced an awkward moment, “Follow what it is you love and makes you want to be better, always. But don’t get yourself tied up with any kind of rock star- musician or not- who makes you feel like you’re not made of star stuff. Because of course you are.” See- brilliant words.
I did have a bit of a surreal experience interviewing this band I first saw in a basement in 2003. They were opening for The Arkells on Thursday at Live Lounge and me being me, I wanted to talk to them about it. I’ve been following them ever since. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!
Honestly, just realizing I’ve been involved in the music ‘biz for so long had me getting pretty retrospective. I know the lead singer Adam was surprised I was still at it. I think my 16 year-old self would have been impressed that I was still working in music. Who would have thought punk-rock promoting would have led to a career like this? I’m not complaining. I’m definitely proud of my accomplishments… if only I could survive off of them though. Just more motivation to keep at it!
I had to make a list of my ‘credentials’ recently as………….drum-roll please… I’m going to be doing PR for up and comers’ Grand Motel.
This means a lot of work is in store for me in the next couple of months, but the guys are sweethearts and have the drive (more importantly, SOUND!) to make it work. I get to use the accumulated knowledge, experience and connections I’ve made in the Canadian indie music scene over the last 8 years to help make them a success. I’m really excited to have been asked to join. )