On Reddit.com—a social news aggregator—it was suggested that I listen to “lo-fi, satanic, weed-drenched pop.” Definitely not a genre I’ve ever seen in record stores.
While hiding from the cold beneath four layers of blankets in Fredericton, I was introduced to the homemade music of a Californian-based musician within hours of the link being posted. I streamed the music, requested a way to download it, and then paid $5 to have the 23-track album on my iPod. It’s been my walking music ever since.
“With that Reddit exposure last week I’ve probably made a couple hundred bucks,” Will Marquis told me over the phone.
Marquis wrote, self-produced, and distributed his album online without any resources traditionally supplied by music labels. Apparently you can challenge multi-million dollar companies with a $90 recorder and a free account from Reddit.com. Read more
had two pieces on CBC’s Shift. My professor showed some of our pieces, and out of the 10 choosen, two were mine.
One was a documentary I did about my brother and his girlfriend. They tented on some land in North Tetagouche so that they could spend their summer gardening, raising chickens and turkeys, and helping the neighbors.
The other piece was a commentary with sound. It’s about trying out a hearing aid, and whether I even want to hear all the annoying high pitch sounds that I couldn’t hear from birth. There’s no music. It’s also my first attempt at a monologue and writing a story about myself. I still kind of like it.