Well. This has been a hell of a week, and I am about to ramble my thoughts into partially coherent sentences.
Something happened, and my facebook music page and youtube (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Pickett/119478677656 and http://www.youtube.com/jaytmek respectively) exploded with activity.
Some of the activity has come from some kind of spam bot, which has been a bit of a chore to try and fix (I haven’t succeeded) BUT it has brought actual fans in from all over the world. This is amazing beyond words. I have had comments and messages from people everywhere about my music, and I think I am still trying to get my head around that.
I have been writing songs since I was 15, and this is what I have always wanted. I love when my friends tell me they like my songs, or even that they hate them, as long as they have listened. When someone I have never met, from another country says it, my head spins in the best possible way.
I just posted a status taking requests. This usually produces a comment or two from my friends, and a lot of sarcasm, which I have always enjoyed. However today, I have had someone from Atlanta, Georgia request a song, and a few people I don’t even know making requests. That is mental. I’ve never even been to Atlanta, Georgia. The idea that there is someone listening to my music there is… I don’t even know the word.
Will this increase in fans on facebook lead to anything? Possibly not. I have had an e-mail from a manager expressing interest, but the mad thing is, I’m not even really sure what a manager would do. I am hoping that he will bridge the massive gap between me playing music to entertain myself, to playing music for a living, for people that want to hear it. In order to do this live, I am gonna need a band. I already have a few people in mind, so hopefully when the album is done we can get something together.
All I am going to do for now is work on finishing the album. I have got the final mix for the first 2 tracks, need to mix another 5, record the last of the vocals for another one, then record a few more. That is a lot of work, but I can’t wait to have it on the internet for all of these new people to hear.
In short, I am very, very, very, VERY excited about life right now.
P.s. I had a really mad dream about Susan Boyle the other night…