Saturday, December 5, 2009
Nah, that's not fair. Anybody can answer this. But maybe this is a peculiarity that you rocker ladies have experienced...
What's so hard about meeting people to play music? Or rather, why does it approach a level of awkwardness that's almost as bad as dating? This isn't just speculation on my part, it's a problem I've experienced and I really would like to know. So feedback from the female musical practitioners is appreciated- no, required.
Of course, me being who I am, I have to overthink things and won't just leave it at an open-ended question. I've ruminated on the problem of forming an opposite-sex partnership before in the blog- though, to be fair, it doesn't have to be a boy and a girl, just a matched pair of whatever persuasion. For me personally, I don't need the arrangement to be Moonlighting or The X-Files. I'm married- not only do I have no desire to date random people, it's generally frowned upon. Therefore, I try to bring a professional approach to the whole thing. All business, yo.
So what's the problem, then? Maybe that's where the awkwardness is, and where the responses can help confirm, or not. Do the ladies out in the scene looking to form musical partnerships get bombarded with non-musical requests and non-professional attention? That seems most likely to be true and least likely to hurt my poor sensitive feelings.
Ah well. The work continues, and the great thing about seeking new musical partners is that you're always being exposed to new influences. Did you know that Karen from The Knife has a solo project? NEITHER DID I! Well, now I do, thanks to a guy I talked to recently, and I'm a happier person because of it. So keep forging ahead, kids. Meet new people and make music with them. It's good for you.