So I’m sure that the dozen or so people that have regularly visited this website have been rather shocked to find my usual regularly scheduled blogs lacking for the past couple of months. Well, it’s easy to find out the where and why, so here we go!
Bass Musician Magazine: I’m still writing monthly articles for Bass Musician Magazine and receiving some great feedback from that. My latest series, Tales from the Pit, has gotten a lot of interest from fellow musicians and I really enjoy talking shop with other folk who’ve played some of the same shows, and yet had completely different experiences.
Seymour Duncan: I was approached by the fine people at Seymour Duncan in the beginning of February to see if I’d be willing to start writing for them as well, as they were looking to create some bass-related content. So far it’s been a more structured process than BMM, but I enjoy it quite a bit. I only have a couple of articles thus far (to see them, please click here), but have a number of exciting articles in the works.
Phil Jones Bass: About the same time as the SD contact, I was also approached by Phil Jones (yep, THAT Phil Jones) of Phil Jones Bass asking if I’d be interested in writing press releases and other things for them. Being an enthusiastic endorsing artist, I gladly accepted and have started work on writing releases, creating lists of contacts and creating relationships with those contacts. We’ll see what all transpires with this, but as of now it’s very challenging and exciting.
So, that brings us back to here, which as many have probably noticed is not nearly as regularly scheduled as per previous. At some point, I knew that this would happen as I started taking on these other projects. But, that was the goal; the hope was that by sharing all of my information and knowledge on this site that maybe, just maybe, some seeds would be planted and that someone would say “You know, we need to get them onboard” or “We could use some of that knowledge here.”
That’s what has happened, and that’s what will continue to happen as I plant more seeds. But that’s the thing: you HAVE to plant those seeds. And like any good farmer, you need to know that not all seeds will bear fruit and some years will be rougher than others. But still, you have to plant those seeds. Because if you don’t, nothing will happen.
Take that chance. The worst thing that will happen is nothing, at which point the journey itself will give you plenty of experience to get back up and plant again.