laundry list

I have been told that in any entrepreneurial effort you'll know when there is too much for you to do on your own, and that will be a sign of progress or of impending success.

I've also been told that in the music business an artist doesn't need a manager until there's something to manage.

Right now I am managing it all on my own, but it's enough work for more people than just me.

There are still three more shows that need to be booked for August Europe tour.

The press I'm getting right now is fantastic on the new album, and all of those reviews need to be read, sorted, quoted, posted, and put on the Press page of this website.

We need to do a fundraising campaign to collect the $2000-3000 it will take to make a "Hey Lulu" music video here in Minneapolis ideally with the real Lulu herself. And then organize and make that video asap while the album is doing well and getting excellent reviews.

I need to finish the editing of the second "Sidney" book and get that to the a month ago.

The state of MN needs all my bank statements for the last three years for tomorrow.

The fall tour schedule should be addressed right now: East coast and West coast tours, September and October. Inquiries need to go out now for these.

Daily blog, but I ain't gonna delegate this 'cuz I love it and it loves me.

What else? Play the shows on the calendar right now. Play the house concerts that I adore so much. Fly to NYC for my son's graduation..with the plane ticket my kids pitched in for me, and sleep in my daughter's new tiny room with her for a couple nights.

Drive twice to Chicago for shows in the month of June. 

Figure out how to scrounge up the money to buy another box of my own book to sell at all these upcoming events. The distributor is giving me 40% off retail.

Wish list? I wish I could make small envelopes with a cd and one sheet of "High Priestess.." to send to American reviewers with an extra note quoting these Europe reviews that have come in. I would love to send out one hundred cds to one hundred blogs, music magazines, record labels, etc. in the US right now. What's keeping me from doing that? Time and money. It should get done!

One of my darling children arrives today for a week long visit. This slows me down, but it is also more important than all of this put together.

Another darling child is begging me to fly to her stay with her in her brand new apartment and visit her brand new job and be a fun good mom. I have to make time for that in June...or July probably.

The other darling child graduates next week and I will be there to hear Justin Trudeau give their commencement speech so I got that one right.

Also, the plane tickets for the Europe tour in August were purchased last night and that is one huge hurdle accomplished.

I will continue to Pray to the Great God of American Record Labels that someone will pick up this fabulous album of mine and throw some industry weight behind this colossal effort.

Keep calm and carry on, as the English like to say.

Oh my God!

So what's the goal?

The goal is to be doing the right thing at any given moment.

That's all anybody can do.




Josephine Lane May 08, 2018 @12:52 pm
Damn that's a big laundry list. May you have the energy to carry on. It makes me tired just thinking of it. But I know you will succeed.
Jeff Parkman May 08, 2018 @11:44 am
Glad to hear that you are making time to do things with your children. Some things in life are priceless. Exciting artistic possibilities on your horizon. If you need volunteers to help with mailings or whatever, let me know :-).
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