What I mean is that, while I do have and use a laptop, iPad and now a smartphone, I don't want to spend more time managing those things than I do creating and sharing music.
Maybe that's an unrealistic goal on so many levels. A big part of how I get my music out there depends on technology. I want to continue to utilize the tools, but I don't want to spend all my time fiddling around with them. I am much happier with a guitar or drum in my hands than an electronic device.
So finding the right balance between making music and marketing it is tricky.
I just want to put that out in case you wonder why I don't tweet my every move, every hour of every day.
I do my fair share, for sure, but I don't necessarily want to live a fully-curated life. Some pieces can remain non-electrified. Organic. Human-scale.
I got an old smartphone this past week, a gift from a friend who upgraded. It's allowed me to experiment with posting videos to Facebook more easily. More than that, I don't yet know in terms of value for me. But it's good to learn, I guess. Still, I don't want to spend my every waking minute living in the electronic world. I know I need time away from screens, and I am working on making that happen mroe regularly each day.
So if I don't get crazy-famous, you'll know some of it is totally on me. Because I'm not feeding the super-slick electronic beast. I am not interested in being super-slick. It takes too much time and energy and I have limits on both those things.
This has been a great week for getting away from it all, with family and friends.
I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season. The juxtaposition of winter festivals this year means more light in a time of darkness. I am all for that. So let's find ways to shine our light a little brighter.
All the best to you and yours in 2017.