I’ve been feeling a bit out of it the past few days. I can’t really point exactly to why. I got out all the promos & need to start work on the follow-ups. I got the checks out to the artists for the second quarter. I still have to make the invoices for the distros for the second quarter. I did a couple of more serious drawings than I have in a while for Lost Kisses #22 (most notably a Sun Ra one where he looks like a Cosby kid).
Today I had an email conversation with someone putting in their first direct order from me where I got to put them on track for getting some out of print stuff from Trance to the Sun. It made me feel useful to get to help out a fan.
So I’ve been reading a bunch more music sites than normal (normal meaning almost none to be honest) lately because of searching for places to promote the new releases. I don’t know if I’m getting too old or or dumb or something, but I can’t hardly read reviews anymore. Half of them only reference bands I’ve never heard of to describe the music (not even giving me a genre) & a lot of them seem to have this scholarly air that I just can’t deal with. Music isn’t quantum mechanics & I don’t need a bunch of jargon & complicated words to confuse me out of liking something (because I am old enough not to get confused into liking something anymore). I don’t know. I guess if I’d ever really liked music journalism in general, I never would’ve felt a need to start my own take on it with QRD.