Thank you to everyone that’s watched the new video clips I have been putting up!
In the last several months, I thought a lot about what I wanted my career to look like online, and what I wanted to share and have accessible to others around the world (even if it’s just family and friends in Seattle and the random page view from somewhere else in the galaxy). Video clips seemed to be a good way to put something out there musically that was independently my own content (kind of; the primary content owners so far have been David Fathead Newman and King Curtis, of course!)
I wanted to be able to share musical elements with people that don’t necessary come to shows or performances that I am a part of, and I wanted to share material that I thought people should know about. This affected the videos I chose to make, because in my online world I see a fair share of video clips that focus on bebop and bebop-influenced music, the type of saxophone playing that I would be most drawn to posting about, and all of the clips are burning; there are so many wonderful and talented saxophonists out there!
It’s very likely that out there on the interwebs somewhere is a huge contingent of saxophonists posting clips of and talking about R&B saxophone, and I have to break out of my bubble to see it. If that is true, it is on me to expand my view and learn more about the styles I am exploring. For now, I saw these Fathead Newman and King Curtis clips as examples of saxophone sounds that were underrepresented in my online circle, and I sincerely wanted to post something I cared about, something I thought people might like to see, that they don’t see a lot of on their feeds.
I guess the only other big part of online presence that I thought about was this website. It looks a bit dated to me these days, but I’m also too busy (or too lazy) to try to revamp it myself, and I don’t have the money to pay a professional to make me something really hip, so the best I can do for now is keep it updated and blog as much as I can. In that sense, I’ve already improved quite a bit over the last month or so, and hopefully I keep it up!
Thank you for reading and/or watching!