Stealing, Burning, Tuning In and Dialing Up: Discovering Music Before Spotify Curated It For Me

This month I started reading Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman, which describes itself as "an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands." Similar to Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, Meet Me in the Bathroom provides the necessary context of a prominent cultural moment, with New York City serving as the backdrop. The moment of time of the early aughts captured in the book was the rise of online publishing and digital music distribution, when social media just barely emerging as a way to share rec

Manifesting My Dream Gig (Or Just Knowing How to Network)

May was a big month. A game-changing month. So much so, I may or may not be writing this in June and publishing retroactively so I can technically still follow my monthly blog post goal. Two major things happened for me, all within less than three weeks. The first major thing that happened was that I embarked on a six-day road trip through South Dakota (where both my parents are from) with my little sister over Memorial Day Weekend. I had been planning this trip for a few months and had one very specific intention with it. It's been a little over a week and I'm still processing the experience, but I'll be sure to share an update. The second major thing is that I left my job and started a new

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