How to Have a Creative Career in the Arts. . . one adventure at a time! The 2012 focus is on survival jobs held while keeping true to a life's work as a writer and musician -- through thick and thin.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Fear of What? and Facing It Head On
On August 17, I opened a box that housed an iMac computer. . . Matthew had to practically hold my hand. I felt excited, along with some fear and shame for spending money, since I and my husband have been unemployed for well over a year. But that's besides the point. Point is, I'm making the switch to Mac from PC -- which is kind of huge. I am thinking it will help my saleability, knowing Macintosh, too. But since I have SO MANY files on PC, it's tough. . . thank goodness for the Seagate external hard drive! I've got to install that software (Windows for Mac. . . or is it MS Office for Mac? Whatever!).
At any rate, I'm glad that I finally have a machine that has the potential to do so much cool stuff. . . and hopefully, to find new ways to monetize my life!
This machine is solely for my use -- period! And now I can go to cool secret Mac User parties (a-hem!).
As a songwriting musician, Lauren Agnelli has explored many styles of American popular music throughout her wide-ranging career, writing and co-writing hundreds of songs, recording dozens of cds. In 2010, Lauren writes and performs with the Small Town Concert Series that she co-founded with her husband, Matthew Male, in 2007. She also performs solo, with co-writer Dave Rave, and with Amalgamated Muck. She’s been part of CBGB’s punk posters out of CBGB’s, Nervus Rex; a co-founder of Grammy-nominated Washington Squares; an acoustic folkrocker with the half-Canadian Agnelli & Rave with Dave "Rave" DesRoches. She also recorded with nuclear polka musical geniuses and two-time grammy winners Brave Combo on the torchy 1996 release, Kiss of Fire. In 2004 on Love Always Follows Me, Lauren Agnelli sang and wrote for the “hopeful, not hopeless” romantic. In fact, her clear-eyed optimism and belief that the best is yet to come (if not here now!) remains a true Lauren trademark. In 2012, her Americana Group, Amalgamated Muck, released their debut CD, "The New Leisure Class." She is always working on and recording new material, original songs mostly in the Americana vein.