“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
To a great degree, I am picking up where I left off two years ago. Just reminded of that yesterday. I had launched a Pledge Music campaign in spite of being pretty seriously disabled. It seemed like a reasonable thing to do. Run the campaign while I was recovering and then put out my solo album at long last. But it was not meant be. I had a bad feeling about Pledge from the start. The business model seemed unsustainable and I didn’t trust that I would get the funds handled properly, I was worried, that if the campaign was successful, I would end up holding the bag and I was not in any condition to just roll with more music industry bullshit. The line had been drawn out of absolute necessity. I had nothing left to give. It was time to let go.Continue reading “Left Off”
I have decided to leave social media, all of it. I tried creating fresh profiles to see if that would do the trick, but it’s more than that. And it’s difficult to explain. I am sure you already understand. I understand why you stay as well. There is a lot of great contribution happening, and that is the issue. I am not finding the relationship equitable. I find it draining, as a creator of content. So, I am going to stop for a while. See how it goes. But I am not just going to log off. I am going to leave, permanently. If I return, it will begin from scratch. Not sure exactly when the pages and profiles will disappear, but it will be soon.
I will be focusing my energy on actual creation. Privately, in my studio, at my own pace and it may not be documented, not if I don’t feel like it. I will be making posts here on my blog. I will be contributing to my Patreon feed where subscribers will also be notified of and have first access to new releases before they come to my website.