Photo from sfgirlbybay.comEvery week I receive emails from aspiring artists, often with a link to a video of their work. They all seem to ask the same questions: "How did you get started in music? What advice can you give me about making it in the music industry?"
While I feel deep appreciation for these sincere inquiries, I'm always amused at the notion that someone thinks that I have "made it" in the music industry. In a way, I guess I've "made a place" for myself in the music industry, but trust me, I too would also really like to know how one "makes it."
I feel like I'm constantly working on learning and improving and I try to focus on being happy with the progress I've made and where I'm at, rather than on how far I have to go. But to my friends who feel stuck, or who feel lost in your endeavors in whatever path you are on, maybe this little article that Utah Valley Magazine wrote up on me may help you take heart.
Click the link to read about the scores of rejections I experienced (which ended up truly guiding me to where I needed to be): http://blog.uvmag.com/janfeb11/index.html
P.S. You really should go pick up a hard copy because my dear friend Nie is on the cover of this issue and you will simply love her inspiring article).
P.P.S. Yes, that is a Gunne Sax dress I am wearing in the pictures. Long live the 80's.