Jessica Hopper has advice for a female musician who feels like she’s “DIY’ed herself into oblivion,” but it is pretty worthy guidance for any creative person who feels like they’re in a rut.
Here is the thing—you don’t need to stop, but you need to slow your roll and put this thing in park for a minute (pardon the extended metaphor). Before you spend one more dollar, you need to sit down and think about what it is you want to get out of all of this. What, in your dream of dreams, do you want to have happen? Have a label scoop you up? Just get a good booking agent? A manager? Be the next Lady Gaga? Write it out. What does the dream look like? Do not be pragmatic. Be honest about your ambition. Don’t fear or fence in the dream. This is where yr power and energy lurks.
Once you have it written out, you are going to start at the very beginning and baby-step this shit. Just concentrate on doing the next right thing, one little bit at a time. It’s time to hit reset.
“You gotta give me back my floor! My customers are walking around on the pipes.” – Moe
“Hey, next time, pay your bills.” – Repo Depot Guy
Pretty sure he is saying “awesome”
I’ve never seen MacGyver but I’m thinking about starting