Last week was tremendously stressful, but the hard work paid off. I had appearances with Loris Lowe on KLBJ’s Local Licks Live, I was live on YNN early on Wednesday morning as the music spotlight…. and later that morning I was live on Fox 7′s Good Day Austin. It was a great experience.
There was a packed house on Saturday night. I don’t know the final numbers but I think somewhere around 200′ish…. I do know that the fire marshall made an appearance and that brings me great joy
It is my distinct pleasure to introduce the world to Tom Meny, a brilliant young singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. Meny is something special. I favorably compared him to Harry Nilsson – not just once, but twice – in the following interview, and he dodged the issue – deftly! – both times. OK, so he’s humble… can he sing? Can he sing?! Well, he attracted the attention of indie wunderkind Glen Hansard – you know, that amazing singer/songwriter who starred as himself in the autobiographical, and superb, film Once, and fronts the bands The Swell Season and The Frames – before he even recorded an album. And – more importantly, I think – he attracted the attention of The Impaler. (I mean… come on!)
There’s A LOT of rejection in the music industry. Whether it be auditions, submitting music for airplay or submitting to play festivals… being shut out is just sometimes part of the game. It can be crushing… but, i’m starting to get a thicker skin.