Being that this is my first blog and I have no idea how to let people know that I have actually written it, I will keep it short, carry on like all is known, and then hope for the best. Or, better yet, get in touch with my wondrous webmaster, Brad Leese, at www.austinmediaslingers.com, and he will lead me into the light.
Anyway, here we go!!! You can file this one under pet peeves!!!
I know... know...this is my first blog and so keep it about peace, love, and pineapple upside down cake! I get it and I promise that I will be a positive critter for the most part as time goes on. However, as this is both a subject that is 'dear to my heart' and that I am currently 'enjoying' yet again, I am going to throw a handful at the wall, and see just what sticks. So...
How many of you are musicians? And, of those that said yes, how many are working musicians/bands that are independent and so spend an appreciable amount of time trying to book gigs? And, of those, how many experience the wonderous NO RESPONSE to either polite emails or phone messages...even after it is formally requested that you communicate with the agency, venue, talent buyer, whomever? AND OF THOSE, how many of you does this totally disrespectful non-response truly piss of???
I know that there must be comprehensive thoughts as to the why this is seemingly so common and what, ultimately, to do about it. I have some. I look forward to yours.
Now, I have to set up for a session and then a rehearsal and so I will leave this as a question open for discussion. If I can figure out how to get this out there into the real world, and you actually see it and have a thought, please share it.
Remember, I have the 'mute' button and so try your best to keep it civil...I am the son of a fisherman and so occasional explitives are accepted.
OK...wish me luck and i'll 'see' y'all again tomorrow.