I’ll be honest with you. The internet is such a gift and a curse for me. The benefit is it has lowered the cost of entry into the music industry (for me). The curse is that it lowered the cost of entry into the music industry (for all these other cats. lol). I also feel at times it makes connections so much more impersonal. I’d like to consider myself an analog kind of guy trying to fit into a digital age. However, some of the benefits of the internet far outweigh the costs and making a connection on the internet is great when you can actually meet in person.
My email service provider Mad Mimi not only helps me stay in contact with all the people I meet on the internet and my travels, but they also support me and my music specifically. An employee there, Susan, sends me the occasional message of encouragement. If you guys only knew what that meant to a starving artist to receive letters of encouragement perhaps you’d send more (and here I am fishing for words of encouragement/compliments).
Anyways, let me get to the point before I completely bird walk off topic. While I was on tour playing in Chicago Susan came out to the show and I had the pleasure of meeting her and her husband Nick. Nick has a podcast called the Mothpod and he invited me and A. Biggs on the pod to discuss music among other things. If the internet produced more in person meetings like this, then I would personally hug Al Gore for inventing it. Here is the Progress Report / USM interview podcast, if you would like to listen.
P.S. Thanks Susan for the great Mad Mimi customer service!