Rock Star Rewind: Tired of Corona…. (May 2020)


Ugh!

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 )

Here are the ways to stay productive and moving forward on your music and creative goals during this unusual time.

Emerging Alliances...

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!

Here's a look at our latest Gab & Jam.

Do you know about our Song-a-Week Challenge?

(Here’s our “19 for 2019 Goals”: http://bit.ly/19for2019blog )

What’s next?

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.

Our newest RedBubble T-Shirt

(Did you miss this? http://bit.ly/checkyourbrand )

Here's our first ever Music Biz Growth Hacks post.

REASONS TO CELEBRATE:


BLOG POSTS:

  1. 4 Tips for Dealing with a Major, Unexpected Change in Plans http://bit.ly/4tipthingschangepost

  2. 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

  3. If you missed last month’s newsletter, here it is: http://bit.ly/april2020diyrockstar

GAB & JAM:

  1. Episode 115 Is Rock Music Dead? (video: http://bit.ly/Ep115isrockdeadvid and podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep115isrockdeadpod )

  2. Episode 116 Shut Up and Sing: Cancel Culture and Artist’s Political Views (video: http://bit.ly/Ep116shutupvid and podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep116shutuppod )

  3. Episode 118 Coronavirus Cancelled Our Trip to South By Southwest; Now What? (video: http://bit.ly/Ep118Coronavirusvid and podcast: http://bit.ly/Ep118Coronaviruspod )

  4. 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 )

  5. Episode 120 Coronavirus Activities: 10 Purpose-Filled Things to Do During the Quarantine (video: https://bit.ly/Ep120activitiesvid and podcast: https://bit.ly/Ep120activitiespod )

SONG CLIPS:

62. “Chic and Funky” @Fender #telecaster

63. “Happy Feeling” @Kala #ubass #kala

64. “Harmonic Funk” @Fender #telecaster

65. “Bass Blast” @Fodera #yinyang #fodera

Videos:

Freebie:

5 Secret Weapons of the D.I.Y. Rock Star Cheat Sheet https://bit.ly/5secretweapons​

Music:

Honey-Dipped Acoustic Set (exclusive EP; limited release for Record Store Day 2019) https://bit.ly/honeydippedCD​

UPCOMING:

  • Funk album

  • 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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