I have taken well over a year off from music and that was a superb choice, but the break wasn’t meant to be forever. As new projects take shape, I’ve started considering how to move forward. While I’m pleased to be creating again, I’m not sure that I want to continue sharing my work. My reluctance stems from the resentment I feel towards the perpetual marketing and promoting required to succeed in an attention economy and I’ve decided that I’m just not going to do that anymore. And honestly I was never really very good at that anyway.
So I’ve deleted all of my blog posts as well as the product pages from this site, which I’ve redesigned. (A design, by the way, that I’m not 100% sure of, though I rather like the front page.) I’m looking at my YouTube channel with fresh eyes and I am rethinking how I approach my SoundCloud account. And I’m just not sure what to do about Twitter. I deleted my old tweets, I took six months off, and then I revived my account in November only to fall back to spamming my old projects by December because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to engage and that is exactly the kind of shady self-promoting that undermines my drive. So that’s over. I wiped the account AGAIN and I’ve started over AGAIN, and honestly I’m not really sure for how long.
I’ve also made some changes to my Bandcamp store. I’ve set the number of free streams to unlimited so you can now listen to anything and everything as much as you want. You may download the albums for a donation, but there are exceptions: the download prices for my collaborative projects are determined by agreements that I’m unwilling to break. Albums will remain on third party stores such as Amazon, Apple Music / iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Tidal.
Anyway, I’ll post again if and when the urge strikes me.