Did you MISS one of the great EverythingAVL shows this week? CANT wait for the show podcasts next week? No worries! Tomorrow on BizRadio we will be replaying this week’s shows at 4:30p and 5p with Matt Rodriguez and Jessica Tomasin!!
Superstar Jessica Tomasin sits in with me to talk the business of creating a festival meant to inspire and connect creative people. We talk Year two of this innovative festival, which allows the audience to interact with producers of music, video and written word, thru panels discussion and collaboration, April 5-7 in downtown Asheville. How does she get it all done?? Find out today 5:30p today on BizRadio!
This Tuesday 5:30-6p
Check back here for podcasts after the show!
I love hanging out with marketing guru Matt Rodriguez! We talk about how important it is to build relationships and always be respectful, kind and professional to everyone you encounter in your day. Also, if you’re doing an event, consider partnering up with the US Cellular Center or Thomas Wolfe
My first show on EverythingAVL is today at 5:30p with Singer-songwriter Jane Kramer!!
I’m so excited to have her on air today talking about the business of music and sharing a couple of my favorite of her songs Valley of The Bones and Wedding Vows. Valley of the Bones is the title track off her latest album and Wedding Vows are the actual vows she sang to her husband when they got married. We talk a little about first time crowd sourcing and getting started on her third album.
Jane is an amazing and truly beautiful human who is just at the start of her career. Check out more music at janekramermusic.com
I just got my phone repaired. Back in the saddle of an Asheville-style multitasking life.
It’s hard going without a phone for several days when you have two radio shows (Slumber Party on AFM and the first EverythingAVL coming this Thursday with guest Jane Kramer!), produce a semi-regular comedy show Slice of Life Comedy at the Orange Peel and do dialysis 3-times a week…
Going without a phone means getting on a 5-year-old tower computer to check and keep up with my social media. It’s weird, and strangely familiar, a reminder back to when that was the way everything was done.
Websites in browsers, gmail yelling at me I have too many emails from the last 10 years, no sound(on this particular computer), no games, just square boxes that somehow minimize the value of the tasks. I forget multimedia and get lost on what emails to delete from 2009.
At first, when your phone’s screen is smashed beyond usability, the panic sets in. There’s so much to do, so much to promote and stay on top of, plus, how will I watch The Profit, Judge Judy or the latest Magicians?
You scramble around, borrow boyfriend’s computer on the kitchen table have him text people on your behalf.
Eventually, settle into a routine that’s not that horrible, while you figure out how to sit at the computer to do all your tasks.
Going outside to vape cbd becomes less about what you can get done, or games you can play during that time, and more about how beautiful your backyard is…if only you had something to take a picture of it so you could post it on Instagram…
Finally, by the time you have decided whether you want to fix the screen or just get a new phone..you have completely thrown off all your multi-tasking ways and have settled into the amazing quiet of your soul.
You start randomly speaking to people at bars, restaurants and grocery stores, just for the social interactions–a feeling that’s weird, yet again, strangely familiar.
Then, when you finally decide to just get your phone fixed instead of buy a new one (because you have an iPhone and you are thinking about switching to an Android because that’s just too much deal with everything going on in n your life…even tho you can’t quite remember what that all is since you are now 5days in, with no phone and the outside world is just a broken and cracked blur…)
But now I’m back! Yay! The guys at the CPR repair shop always do a good, reasonably affordable, job of putting my life, I mean phone, back together. This is like the third or fourth time i have had my phone fixed. Saved! Restored! (Do I keep doing this on purpose –every now and then to still my mind?–Thoughts for another day).
The weird feeling of holding it again. The million messages crowding the now shiny new screen. Typing this, I also remember the way my right hand cramps holding the phone–even with the knobby-thingy, the way my eyes strain–trying to type the correct little letters with my finger, the way it’s hard to type at all with one arm taking and cleaning my blood and the other arm constantly being squeezed to monitor my blood pressure–the machine ringing in my ear because I’m really bad at keeping my arms still for four-five-hours at a time…
But honestly, It doesn’t take long for me to get back into the swing of a multi-tasking Asheville life-style. I get super excited about all I have going on right now!
This Wednesday, Slumber Party on AFM should be fun because, although I will miss my cohosts Jake and Ali, I’m happy I have Matt Rodriguez(Coco) sitting in. He’s always hilarious and thoughtful– plus, I get to run the boards again which is a multitaskers playground.
On Thursday, I get to interview singer-song writer and friend Jane Kramer for my first interview on EverythingAVL on BizRadio. I want to talk about her beautiful new Album and how she manages the creative-side with the business-side of producing, booking, fundraising etc. I look forward to the hang!!
I’m also psyched to have an upcoming show in a few weeks to promote at Slice of Life Comedy on 4/4 at the OP’s Pulp Lounge! My friend, comedian Mallory Denae will be coming in from Atlanta to feature at it. She used to live and was a beloved comedian in the Asheville area. She now has an interesting take on her career and the comedy website she’s promoting, so she’ll come up a little early and guest on SP too!
I’m not TOTALLY back though. (I have only minimally texted.) I come away with my shiny new screen, happy to only slowly remember the world that waits inside.
I sat out on my porch last early evening, vaping, looking at one of the many gorgeous, calming views I’m grateful to have.
This time I take the picture because Yo i gots’ ta keep my Instagram current.
Enjoying a beautiful day in the backyard in East AvL. Matt playing guitar with Ben the Beagle by his side. Feeling content and thankful for beauty.
I’ve had more than one person ask me lately how I stay positive with all my serious health issues. I want to respond publicly because I feel like there might be others out there who would like to know, but are not wanting to ask me directly. I know there are many friends who suffer from health issues in silence, it breaks my heart when I see so much pain. I just pray and send so much beauty and light to surround those who need support.
I am not religious but I am very spiritual and believe in the power of prayer. I also believe I have lasted this long, thru many many near deaths, for a reason. My time will be up when my time is up but until then I try to live my best life.