Rock Star Rewind: Tired of Corona…. (May 2020)
You know what? I am SO over this Coronavirus thing! Getting to my current mood has taken three weeks. The first week, we were in shock. The second week, we were drawn to giving encouragement and wanted to remain productive. This is week three and we are absolutely swimming in Coronavirus coverage—with speculation and no long-term plan in sight—that now, I just want to create, improve, admire something that is NOT connected to Coronavirus! —I couldn’t even ENJOY binging on the couch, because it doesn't feel as if I am really getting AWAY from anything, because the idea that this situation—right now—is ENDLESS keeps haunting me. So, the ONLY thing that is helping me is going back to my list that we created the first week this started (http://bit.ly/Ep119quarantineblog ) and working on the things that I know were important before, are important to us now, and will be important no matter when we come out of this. (—So, for us, that means back to work on the funk album, updating our websites, and maybe even dusting off that online course that I never finished…..) So, that’s the plan for now. Return to the vision…...
Vision Board ( http://bit.ly/rockstarvision )
However, we can say that one of the only things keeping us sane has been this new bit of partnering that we’ve been doing with fellow D.I.Y. Rock Stars, including our tour of Grove Studios (http://bit.ly/bbbgrovetourvid) and our participation in the Daily Song Challenge [from the Triple Threat Artist (https://bit.ly/triplethreatadmar )]. It was a great, daily activity for Bruce and I to do together (as songwriting partners) and to engage with other songwriters in an online community. —And, an unexpected bonus was having our song used in the new YouTube ad! (https://bit.ly/triplethreatadmar ). —Oh, also, we will be on Facebook and Instagram Live with Grove Studios (http://bit.ly/grovestudiosfb ) on Sunday, April 5th from 1 to 3. If you’re not busy, we’d love it if you would come and check us out!
Do you know about our Song-a-Week Challenge?
(Here’s our “19 for 2019 Goals”: http://bit.ly/19for2019blog )
We are just going to take this time to count our blessings, do our part to keep our distance, and to continue to build our relationships and our creative empire.
(Did you miss this? http://bit.ly/checkyourbrand )
Here's our first ever Music Biz Growth Hacks post.
REASONS TO CELEBRATE:
14k+ downloads of the podcast! http://bit.ly/gabandjam
400+ members in Be the Next D.I.Y. Rock Star Facebook Group http://bit.ly/diyrockstarjoin
Participated in Song Challenge with The Triple Threat Artist and will be featured in their next video http://bit.ly/triplethreatadmar Our challenge entry, “Everything Will Be Alright,” which used a Winston Churchill speech was used in the song we created.
Interview on Facebook and Instagram Live with Grove Studios (http://bit.ly/grovestudiosfb ) on Sunday, April 5th from 1 to 3.
4 Tips for Dealing with a Major, Unexpected Change in Plans http://bit.ly/4tipthingschangepost
9 Things to Do to Move Your Creative Empire Forward during the Coronavirus Quarantine for the D.I.Y. Rock Star http://bit.ly/Ep119quarantineblog
If you missed last month’s newsletter, here it is: http://bit.ly/april2020diyrockstar
GAB & JAM:
Episode 119 Coronavirus Quarantine? 9 Things to Do to Move Your Creative Empire Forward during the Coronavirus Quarantine for the D.I.Y. Rock Star (video: http://bit.ly/Ep119Quarantinevid and podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep119quarantinepod )
62. “Chic and Funky” @Fender #telecaster
64. “Harmonic Funk” @Fender #telecaster
Beyond Blooming Backstage Grove Studios Tour http://bit.ly/bbbgrovetourvid
Unboxing BOSS SY1 Synthesizer Pedal Video http://bit.ly/SY1unboxing
5 Secret Weapons of the D.I.Y. Rock Star Cheat Sheet https://bit.ly/5secretweapons
Honey-Dipped Acoustic Set (exclusive EP; limited release for Record Store Day 2019) https://bit.ly/honeydippedCD
New Newsletter (for PMG Records and PMG Cool+Quirky Custom Music) coming soon!
(HERE'S HOW WE PLAN: Weekly Blogging Planning Method)
How about you?
What are you choosing to do with this unexpected,
uninterrupted, “gift” of time?
Drop what you've been doing in the comments below.
We'd love to celebrate your wins too. :)
Until next we meet, here’s wishing you love, peace, and chicken grease!
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Funky Happy People (Who Listen to a Variety of Genres of Music) Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/funkyhappyjoin
Be the Next D.I.Y. Rock Star Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/diyrockstarjoin