Like everyone else in class, I’m experiencing some unexpected difficulties. The local musicians are surprisingly hard to contact. Most musicians, as a promotional and business tool, are easily accessible. Some of the bands I’m dealing with are only reachable by myspace, which is a social network I haven’t used in years.
Another difficulty I’m experiencing is the inability to find a house show/jam session in the neighborhood. I’ve been to a couple local shows at venues in the neighborhood, but I really wanted to find a more intimate setting show so I could have more descriptive details to write about. My hope was to find a house basement show, which unfortunately may not be a possibility at this point. I know it’s a big stretch, but if anyone knows of one occurring this week please let me know!
Besides those difficulties, it hasn’t been all bad. I’ve had three strong interviews. Each gave me some great information and quotes.