Twitter is still the best social network, somehow. Despite its well-documented problems, it still remains the best place to reach people you don’t already know.
I just completed a month of performing every Saturday in August, while still finding time to work on new songs, do some tracking for the band’s forthcoming record, and start work a new solo record. A brief look back, with gratitude.
JP Porchfest is one of my favorite events of the year, and I’m so glad it’s back. I’ll be playing two shows: Saturday 8/21/21 on Harris Ave and Saturday 8/28/21 on Wenham Street.
I’ll be playing two full sets of originals in an outdoor show on Birch Street Plaza in Roslindale Square on 8/14/21. This is a really nice summer series that some local businesses have been putting on in our new neighborhood.
I’ll be performing a bunch of live outdoor shows – both solo and with the band. Here’s the schedule as it develops.
There’s one question you can ask to find out if your messaging is getting through. I call this The Ambient Awareness Test.
The past 4-5 years have shown that we as a culture have deep-seated problems. Even a moment of hope, it’s still hard to look at our trajectory and not see that we are in decline. I’m not here to argue that empire of any sort is a good thing, but it’s still unsettling to see our culture’s place in the world diminish.
How will we get our good ideas across if we are turning people off in the way we present ourselves to the world? Are we inadvertently giving people the wrong impression?
Speaking with clarity and empathy works. Here’s a great example of that: How Jessica Valenti changed my mind about cancel culture.
Your “media fit” is at the intersection of 1) what you can produce and 2) where your audience congregates. Given that, what’s the best platform for you and your brand?