This is my second attempt at a blog. The old one fizzled out a few years ago, probably because I tried to make every entry deep, meaningful, thought-provoking, insightful--everything this one won't be, right?!
Actually, the reason I decided to start this back up is a TV show (well, pilot): Mozart in the Jungle. The show is about classical music, but with a greater emphasis on sex and drugs than has typically been displayed. I found it intriguing, and perhaps 80% realistic. But that got me thinking: does anybody know what musicians actually do for a living?
I can't speak for everybody, but I can show you my life. Sanitized and presenting me in the best light, of course.
In all seriousness, I'm hoping to share with you a slice of life as a musician. I won't be posting a practice log, but I may post about rehearsals, teaching, the backstage experience, dissertation work, pieces I'm working on--and maybe even something on practicing!
Basically, I'm lowering the bar. But I'll try to keep things interesting. And going. To facilitate the latter, I'm not even going to go back and read what I wrote. Readysetpost!
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These posts are more stream-of-consciousness than polished bits of prose. I'm not doing much proofreading, so please excuse any typos!