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What I'm Up To

After unceremoniously dragging my ass over the last [full] year following my graduation from university, I finally stumbled upon a career path that actually sounds appealing. It was just a simple comment that my best friend Katherine made outside of a concert venue before a show. Embarrassingly enough, I had forced her to come see 5 Seconds of Summer with me- a pseudo pop punk band of teenaged boys from Australia. After spouting out a string of random facts about the band that I had probably only learned from stalking them on the internet [what? doesn't everyone research bands they like? no? oh...], Katherine said "why don't you just promote bands?" She brought it up because we had been discussing my frustration with figuring out what I actually wanted to do with my life earlier on the ride up to DC from Richmond. I don't even think I answered her question. But that was it. That comment stuck in my head and the next day I was like, "Yes. Okay. How do I go about doing this?"

It is kind of actually really dumb that I never figured this out before. I have been obsessed with music ever since I was rocking out to my Backstreet Boys & Now That's What I Call Music! CDs and classic rock stations as a child in the late 90s. I didn't really become interested in learning about bands themselves until around middle school, but I have been doing it ever since. Knowing the story behind the music makes it that much cooler [or less cool depending on the situation] to listen to. This path was hiding in plain sight the entire time. I think maybe music [listening, not playing] was already so engrained in my habits and lifestyle that it was hard to see it as a valid career option. I needed someone with an outside perspective to point it out to me. And after that, I felt like an idiot for not realizing earlier. Unfortunately, my degree in Business Administration and concentration in Marketing only slightly relate to the field. And my other degree [let me beat you to the punch- I'm an overachiever] in Studio Art doesn't relate at all. All I really have is my love of the music and newfound enthusiasm for the industry. I'm kind of excited to see how far that's going to get me.

So, that brings me to what I'm doing here. I decided to start a blog to share my thoughts on music with the internet because I'm sure my friends and family get sick of hearing me talk about it. I plan on posting about whatever random song or group or genre I am currently interested in - these change frequently. The blog will also chronicle what is sure to be a very tenuous but also enthralling adventure into the music industry.

Xx. J