“Life is too short to worry about things that shorten it.” - Butch Walker
I’ve been loosely mixed up with the creators of The jamstik for perhaps three years, and very closely working with them for a year and some change. Through what I can only assume has been some sort of tragic clerical error, I was recently given moderator privileges across our social media and blogging platforms. Hmm...
Lucky for the rest of the fine folks at Zivix, I at least had the sensibility to put this introductory message together before really going off the rails. I imagine that the thousands of people who have been reading/viewing our online content for years would see this crap and assume that someone was accidentally posting things PUBLICLY that were meant to be PERSONAL. Nope - a guy with some music industry experience and a lot of stuff in his his brain is writing this on the jamstik page totally on purpose, and he’s gonna continue to do so - frequently.
You can expect pieces with such titles as...
Should You Really Have Said That Into The Microphone?
Subway, Culver’s Or Nothing At All
Resisting The Urge To Yell "Free Bird."
Band Psychology And Other Things That Make Me Want To Eat My Own Brain
Here Is An Actual jamstik-Related Story Weird I Know Right
…and other various rants about the road. “Road Rants,” if you will.
Some things to keep in mind - I am fully aware that I don’t have all the answers and a lot of what I say is just my opinion, but I’ve done okay for myself as a musician - which is pretty freaking hard to do - and I like to write. I am learning all the time, and I love it. I like bouncing stuff off other people and seeing what I get back. It truly is never my intention to offend, though surely it is inevitable. I think I’m pretty reasonable…most of the time. Right up to the point when I get a little too fired up, take my pants off and trying to get on the news somehow.
I look forward to interacting with all of you, and I really hope you enjoy my “Road Rants.” If not, feel free to write mean stuff about me in the comments or whatever. I think that’s how “blogs" work.
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