I’m trying a new avenue, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve long had poetry and lyrical verse posted online, but I’ve never really pushed myself into music. Oh, sure, I’ve had my hand in helping to promote the indie rock group the Pretty Voices, but besides that? Okay, okay, blogging about music and promoting other small time artists, but I’m not talking that irght now.
I signed up for an account on Songbay, a social media-like business entity for the music industry. It’s based in the United Kingdom but it’s basically entities in the field looking to create music or acquire music for the sake of creation on their labels and with their performing artists.
While I’ve had potential musical content here on my site for ages — lyrics — it hasn’t led to anything. Being on SongBay is trying to be more direct. It doesn’t mean I’ll get anywhere or truly draw interest, but I’m taking that chance something could happen.
I don’t know the industry too well and how often words inspire music. I know of one instance where something i wrote led to a riff on a whim but didn’t go futher. I know of another where something I wrote “in$pired” a piece but was not picked up by the industry because the demo was meh.
This doesn’t mean I’m committing to a career in music or anything; I just write song lyrics for God’s sake! I’m just trying something out. I’m still “available” in my rambling, inconsistent, progress, smart-ass ways for one thing or another.