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that's right, i'm a WRITER, yo!

CHECK THIS ACTION OUT!!! (clicky and scroll down...)

yes, yours truly is now the music journalist for an up and coming gay and lesbian magazine! woot!

my first article is due the 17th...

what to write... what to write...

funny that just this morning, i had been thinking about my old fanzine, The Unknown that i concocted back when i was a teen, that focused on unsigned and underground bands. unforutnately, i only came out with two issues of it, and the majority of the bands i did articles on are probably now unknown literally (the excentrics, mendenhall, blackboard jungle, moodcrush, pete the iguana, noise, jumpa, etc...). i hadn't thought about the fanzine in forever, so odd that he calls me today to offer me the postion.

egads, i'm so nervous, and i have no idea what to write. he pretty much gave me writing freedom, i can do cd reviews, concert reviews, interviews, random articles, etc... he said he would do what he could to get me a press pass asap so that it would help me get to some places that i need to go to....

any thoughts or suggestions?

figured that for the june issue, i could write about the sloan and/or ezra concerts, but what about this month? i have TEN DAYS!!!


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Apr. 7th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
congrats, bebbeh!
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
thanks, luv!
Apr. 7th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Aug. 22nd, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
thank you! now, to continue to pull articles out of me bum every month!
Apr. 7th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
how about something like:

-an article about what the indie rock scene is
-how the rise of 80s hair metal bands effect todays music
-the difference in what 'mainsteam punk' music is today verses what it was in the rise of punk when ramones and new york dolls were new
-an article about the beatles physcedlic (sp???) and how they used their pop like music to coax their way into making their more absurd music popular... (how they 'played the game')
-the motley crues new tour
-an article on politial punk rock bands
-jam bands and their root. (u could talk ab known bands like phish and wsp and how greatful dead influenced them. how the dead put on several free shows n allowed ppl to bring recorders and no concert was ever the same and how they were able to feed off of each others intuition while jamming)
-where the word emo originates from what what emo music is
-riot girl bands suck as bikini kill

there is a few ideas ;)
Aug. 25th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
thanks so much for the fabulous ideas! i hope that soonly things will slow down here, and i'll be able to actually create articles, instead of pulling crap out of my arse last minute!
Apr. 7th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Congrats! How about an article about my current musical crush, Erin McKeown? Her CD "Grand" is, well, grand. It's like... happy college music, but well done.
Jul. 24th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
i shall have to check her out, thank you for the recommendation!
Apr. 7th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
Congradulatons! How did you get this position? "pete the iguana" I've heard of em, not that I'd recgonize anything but I've heard the name and some music awhile ago on a local show.

You could awalys do a time honored (some would call it lame) introductory article. Explain who you are what you have done and what you've done and you can include some things like what you have in your player right now and what you'd like to get you hands on. You can end it with asking the people if there are anything subjects you [the reader] would like to see covered.

Once again Congrats.
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
i did do an introductory article, but they never posted it. it's fine, though, because i'm not THEE music specialist, i'm just one of a few writers. which is FINE by me, because apparantly, i'm too lazy to do anything really out there or anything that involves research.
Apr. 8th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
Indie Rock Girly bands!!!
All Girl Summer Fun Band,
Tracey + The Plastics
Bikini Kill
Sleater Kinney.

SK is comming out with their new album "The Woods" soon, its now pre-orderable from a multitude of places.
Whats great about some of the riot grrl bands is that you'd even have the gay/lesbian angle on a few of them... it might tie in well.
however would maybe be too predictable.

Aug. 12th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
i really really REALLY need to write the questions for the interview for agsfb, if they haven't gotten angry and hate me to death already for not doing so.

and i would LOVE to go check out more of the local talent live eventually, too. it's hard to do that when i'm not the one with the car.
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Apr. 8th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Jul. 21st, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
Apr. 8th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
are you getting paid for the articles?
Aug. 12th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
course not. but it's fun to be published. i just wish that he would send me at least one copy of each issue for my records like he did when i first started writing for it!
Apr. 8th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
I'd say start with introducing yourself, an idea of the music you tend to enjoy, then what you might do...at least that's how I'd do things for the first piece.
Aug. 24th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
i did do something like that, though they never posted it. it's funny that i'm basically treated like one of the contributing writers, yet the one month that i thought i wasn't going to be able to come up with something, they fuhreaked out that they were being shorted because of not having my piece.
Apr. 8th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
Journalist for a Gay and Lesbian Magazine? That is so Gay. Kidding, congrats.
Aug. 25th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
ha ha, yes i am. too bad i can't get over the habit of kissing boys. ;)
Apr. 8th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
I did indeed did the clicky and scrolly, me sees' your name!!!

thats great!!!

I hope some of your nervousness has subsided. I look forward to seeing what the article will entail.
Jul. 23rd, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
thank you, thank you :)

after a few months of writing, the nervousness hath subsided; however, i'm hoping that after the roommate wedding and everything else that has been going on here disappates, that i will have more time/energy/drive to go out and get articles, instead of just write something generic, like reviews of greatest hits or of old albums, like i have been!
Apr. 8th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
that's awesome!!! congratulations. i don't have any good suggestions though, so i'll just wish you the best of luck.
Jul. 21st, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
thanks so much! i think it's funny that with ALL THIS CREATIVE FREEDOM, i have only done articles either on really old cds (like r.e.m.'s out of time and bangles' different light) and greatest hits compiliations (sloan and better than ezra)...

Apr. 8th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to suggest, but that sounds like a cool job!
Jul. 24th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
thanks, it's certainly helped me to renew my creative writing skills, which makes me happy.
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Apr. 12th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
YAY for AUBREY!!!!!!!!!
Jul. 22nd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
indeeeeed! and i've noticed that my confidence in my writing has increased greatly since the first month or two. this time, when i need to pull an article out of me arse because of waiting so long, it doesn't take nearly as many tries to get going.
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