Recently I have been out of the live music loop so to speak [see Live Music Loop].
Carly Dee and I have been busy with a new baby girl for nearly a year now and it’s been really hard for us to find time to write / create / record etc.
Lately I have turned to my trusty smartphone for a minor creative outlet [See “Propellerhead Figure” blog post]. I started a SoundCloud account so that I could share the sounds from my iPhone in one place.
It’s only tinkering but hey, it’s an outlet and the creative product belongs to me.
Last week I logged on with the intention of updating some info / graphics on the Prolific/Figure account. To my astonishment I had received 42 downloads from my SoundCloud stream. “Amazing!” I thought.. but is it?!?! …
“Pop music is like a cat meme.. It used to be you could just appreciate a picture .. now you need a caption to make you laugh!”
That’s mine… You can use it if you want to.
‘On Music and Me..’
As a musician who has made/played all my life (I have a degree too.. Flash I know!) I would LOVE to earn a good living from music, doing what I love and “living the dream”… but I always find myself stifled when it comes to pushing myself.
It’s not just moving forward/creating more and honing skills, but it’s being confident enough to say “Here’s my music. I invest my time and energy in it without thinking it’s a waste” too. It’s hard to see a happy medium (moving forward) in a business sense, being able to monetize efforts and have ‘The Dream Job’ so naturally I get disheartened too..