We musicians have a reputation for being self-absorbed. It’s an often well-deserved criticism of which I am also guilty. In fact, I could point out that a Google search for “self-absorbed musicians” will yield 2,300,000 results, but that would result in you temporarily not paying attention to me…
Making a living as any type of musician or other creative type is very challenging. You have to work very hard, and it can often be demeaning with few tangible results. As a result, we tend to constantly ask you to come see our band, or buy our CD, or check us out on iTunes. Unfortunately, I’m frequently guilty of leaving it at that and not offering anything else (other than accessible relaxing solo piano music, of course.)
Well, I’ve had a lot of support for my hard work lately, and it occurred to me that I know some pretty amazing people who do very cool things with their talents. Things so cool, that I want you to check them out and enjoy their work to the level it deserves. Some of these people I know personally and some of them I know through the Internet, but I’m lucky to know each and every one of them.
I don’t advertise on my website. I may someday, but I don’t right now. So, I’m just going to spend a little more time giving props to sites I like. I also promise to never again use the term “giving props,” unless I’m discussing the altruistic delivery of airplane parts.
I need to stop writing stuff like that.