A cool Soundcloud integration with G+ accounts. Nice.
Yay! Got invited to the Songwriters Showcase HOA #4 – YouTube by Jonathan Blackshire the other day to appear live on a Google Hangout on Air. This was a first for me and I was kind of nervous, because I had struggled hard with finding a good configuration that would omit latency as much as possible, while still being able to hear myself play along with the playback of two of my tracks. And since struggling with technology and keeping an eye on it stresses me out to an extent, it’s a challenge to be relaxed at the same time and get into the feel of the song. Ugh! How was I doing it in my earlier years, when I’d play music for a living year round? I don’t remember. I do remember it being just as stressful then, though, LOL. Anyway, personal challenges or not, I hope I came out o.k. and didn’t butcher it. Also, pls. lend an ear to the fellow artists’ performances, e.g. Jeff Hellman’s beautiful songs and vocals as well as featured artist’s Cecilee Linke’s blend of acoustic and electronic music.
Jonathan Blackshire kindly invited me to perform two of my songs on the Songwriters’ Showcase Hangout on Air tonight. I have struggled quite some with finding the best working configuration, but think I found something that’ll work out. When compared to available bandwidth in the U.S., we are almost on the other side of the digital divide over here, at least for some rural parts of the country, which I happen to live in. Upstream is at 1 Mbps tops for me and I hope I’ll have that bandwidth available later tonight (seeing as it’ll be 00.15 am in my timezone, I’m counting on not too much competing traffic around that time).
Other than the technical challenges, I’m thrilled to participate in this and I’m excited over the possibilities technology continues to give us. To think of such an opportunity some 30 years ago, when my passion for music and the music business per se was at its peak, would have been outlandish! And now I get to converse and jam with musicians and music lovers from all around the world! Woohoo, that’s totally amazing!
I’m not sure, whether you need to be registered on G+ to simply watch and follow the event without interaction. I’d say give it try by clicking the link above and saving the URL and time.
See you later? I hope so 🙂
Save the date: I’ll be performing two songs of mine live on “Human Evolutionary Project” on G+, hosted by Jonathan Blackshire. Feel invited to listen and watch live – and spread the word! Sunday, 6 pm EST. See you there! https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cme69effrtgc5s7na002ntmk2cs