Today marks the first day of my new monthly e-newsletter, and I imagine also a new chapter in my life. Seventeen days ago I sent out the 52nd Throwaway Song of the Week, and five days ago I had a showcase party to celebrate. Now, I’ll focus less on cranking out endless songs, and more on putting those songs out there and performing everywhere I can.
The theme of the first newsletter is “the music that made my life.” If you’re so inclined, you can listen to a Spotify playlist that takes you on a musical journey from my toddlerhood to the present day, as well as a slightly less comprehensive YouTube playlist that also includes some personal music moments, and music-related videos that are more than just songs. You may test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle. (Right?!)
I’d also like to announce the following performances I’ll be giving at Montclair Make Music Day this Tuesday, June 21:
2:15-2:45: DollyMoo/MishMish storefront
3:15-3:45: Pedal Montclair storefront
4:15-4:45: outside Java Love
If you didn’t sign up in time for this newsletter, make sure you sign up in time for my birthday edition next month. Remember, everyone who signs up during the month of June gets a free download of the Best of the Throwaway Song of the Week album!
So I had a great time throwing myself a live streamed showcase party today with my closest friends and family. You can watch the archived stream here.
I was really happy with the pleasant company of the people who came as well as the nice comments from my distant friends. They’re all eventually getting low-budget lyric coloring booklets to commemorate.
I can’t sustain it forever, but for now, if no one is giving me the opportunities I want, I’ll find ways to make them! I guess that has been the theme of this whole past year or so, and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon.