I don’t have much to share today, but I want to get back in the habit of posting regularly.
I do have one thought. I’ve talked about perhaps streaming regularly, and while I’m still considering the idea, I’m not particularly interested in doing so. I think I figured out why.
I don’t care much for watching live streams - with one notable exception, but after the time change, i can’t watch Guy Davis’ morning stream - so why would I do one? I love live music. Watching performers I enjoy is one of the joys of life. But watching online isn’t the same. Is it better than nothing? I suppose so. I’ve also gotten away from watching concert videos; pretty much the same reason. Part of it may be as I acquired a taste for acoustic artists, I was able to see my favorites in small venues. The intimacy of these shows is part of the experience. My last major rock show was Rush in Milwaukee on the Snakes and Arrows tour. I enjoyed the show well enough, but the electric guitar sound was pretty bad (not the norm for them), and the complete lack of intimacy was horrible compared to shows I’d seen from Guy Davis, Chris Smither, Dan Navarro, and Todd Snider. That vibe and feel just isn’t part of watching online.
However, I also understand that doing a livestream potentially exposes me to people who’d never otherwise see or hear me, and that can’t be ignored. So, the idea is in flux. Right now, my thought is to do something weekly consisting of 4 songs - 3 originals and 1 cover - but I’m not quite willing to commit to it.
Work on my next book and new songs continues.