I’m not sure what it is or what to call it where I’m going with it, but I think I’ve hit upon something. It’s unique and it’s mine and no one else is doing anything like it. I don’t need anyone else’s help to do it. I do it by myself. I don’t need fancy expensive equipment or software or know-how. I don’t need anyone else’s cooperation, such as meetings for rehearsals or setting up with anyone ahead of time. It’s all done by myself. So what would be a better niche for Julie Greene, who claims she can’t deal with humans anyway? When I was a composer, one of my main problems was dealing with the other musicians who were always not showing up when they said they were going to show up, or not playing the wrong notes, or losing their parts, or showing up late….You guys know the excuses people make. Or a rehearsal or performance was supposed to be tape-recorded, and the tape recording would mysteriously go awry and come out blank. For most of my life, I was a closet composer anyway cuz no one even wanted to play my pieces or look at them or cared that I wrote my own music. Jeepers. No wonder I didn’t stay a musician very long. Other people are too frustrating to deal with.
But with You-Tube, it’s all mine. It’s a performance medium and I can choose to perform a part that’s written medium, that is, my own writing that is written word-for-word, such as reading from This Hunger Is Secret, which I did the other day to promote my book. I can read all sorts of things and that’s like doing a public reading just for fun. I can improvise a piece like I did last night in “Main Street,” in keeping with the fact that it’s eating disorders awareness week. This is sort of a new medium for me and I like what I did. You’ll have to go see the piece and tell me what you think. I can do how-to and instructional pieces, such as my piece on how to put on and take off a dog sweater that I did here. I wonder if folks drop in out of cyberspace and find this useful. I’m planning to do a piece on feeling a bit more hopeful these days. And of course I made a You-Tube that simply told folks what was to come next, sort of a sneak preview.
I hope you all enjoy my You-Tubes. Have a nice day!