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D.I.Y. Rock Star Rewind: Be Careful What You Wish For… 🎈 (May 2023)

Be careful what you wish for…

We are thrilled with ALL the things that are happening with us right now—we’ve just returned from South By Southwest, we’re releasing two singles (one from bassist Tony Webb and one from Bourgeoisie Paper Jam)—and we’re trying to maintain our podcast, blog, and YouTube channel. But I HAVE to admit that it IS quite a lot at one time. 🤷🏽‍♀️

"Steal like an artist" principles:

We’re late…. 🙄🤷🏽

So, you GUESSED it; that’s why we are late getting the newsletter out—and why I haven’t even gone NEAR unpacking a South By Southwest 2023 blog, vlog, or wrap up. 🙄🤷🏽‍♀️ —The MOST we’ve done is discuss it here ( ).

South By Southwest Preview:

Something to build on???

But the truth is we WANT to take what we learned from our LAST record release—three years ago now ( ) —and build on it for THIS one, so that we get MORE exposure and create more opportunities. However, GETTING more means DOING more, which requires more planning, more consistency, more focus, and, let’s face it, MORE WORK! 💥 🏃🏾‍♀️

Takeaways from South By Southwest 2023:

“You’re leaving money on the table, Man!”

BUT just as I am ready to throw up my hands and surrender to “doing things the way we’ve often done them,” I think about losing out on rewards that are open to us, if we just try one or two more things. 🤷🏽‍♀️ AND that keeps me motivated and moving along. 📝💰

3 Course, Conference, or Workshop Hacks:

Get ‘er done! 💥

—ALSO, I keep repeating my new affirmation—that “done is the new perfect”—so that I don’t overthink things and that I just keep DOING. The thought is that overthinking is exhausting and can stop me from doing stuff even before I start. But just constantly DOING things—no matter what the “quality” or the outcome will get us further E V E R Y TIME! 💥👏🏾

Did you know that along with putting together our next album, we are working on our first book?

Here’s the link, if you want to pre-order:

Thank YOU! 🙏🏽

So, we hope you’ll come along with us on this journey of discovery for what’s possible with only two folks working behind the scenes to make it all happen. If you’re STILL reading, we suspect we’re talking to the RIGHT folks. 🌹 First of all, THANK YOU! 🙏🏽 We love having you with us for this ride! 🥰 Secondly, if you’d like to how you can help, there are quite a variety of ways to do so. Choose the one(s) that work for you:

RSVP for our Record Release Livestream (on April 14th at 7pm):


Here's what we're happiest about this month:


Releasing bassist Tony Webb’s new single, “Funkalicious,” on April 14!

Gab & Jam:

280. "Steal like an artist" principles (video: and podcast: )

281. South By Southwest Preview (video: and podcast: )

282. Takeaways from South By Southwest 2023 (video: and podcast: )

283. 3 Course, Conference, or Workshop Hacks (video: and podcast: )


We were featured in Variety Magazine!

Song Clips:

208. “Street Walking” @Kala #Kala #ubass #ukulele

209. “Gonna Leave it Behind” @Sandberg #Sandberg #bass

210. “Different Shade of Blue” @Fender #Fender #bass

211. “Trip Around the Sun” @Gibson #Gibson #LesPaul #guitar

And we were featured on the Variety Magazine podcast!


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· Join the Bourgeoisie Paper Jam Street Team!

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· Be the Next D.I.Y. Rock Star Facebook Group:




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