managing a band part 1

blue pianoWell I’ve enjoyed making music for many years now but most of the time others have managed the bands I have been in. I have come to realize that in order to play my own original music, I am going to have to manage the band. This means being in charge of promotion, scheduling, booking, rehearsals, ect. What a huge task when all I’d really like to do is just play music. I have been procrastinating doing the management thing for years now and I am finally whole heartly plugging myself into management. I’m a successful organizer of many events but complete band management is new territory. I’m learning as I go along and would appreciate any advice. Tonight I plan on visiting some venues in Ventura and meeting the people who book the gigs. I’m just burning some cds and updating the band bio before I go out.

Learning Some Code

cactus flowersWell I’m finally learning some HTML and CSS with the help of www.Lynda.com and and a Head Start Book. It was rough going for a while. I guess its like learning another language but I am finally starting to make sense of it a little bit. I did some straight editing today on this web site and quite easily and quickly I made the changes I wanted. Using WordPress as a content management system is powerful and user friendly so far. I’m starting to tweak this template to suit my liking and info on how to do it is available on the web. I am finally joining the web community as a blogger/site designer and I am excited about all the new friends I will be making and all the creativity that we will be sharing.