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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Shadow Knows...

But I sure as hell don't. That's why the Shadow is a radio legend, and I am not. Lamont Cranston, good egg (the Shadow's alter ego FYI.) He knew what he had to do, and how to go about doing it. Me on the other hand, have no idea. I know I graduated with a music degree, but I'm not even sure how much I want to do something with it. I love music, and that will never change. However, finding a job in said field is troublesome for us non-education folk. The market is so small. I know I should just put my head down and take it for a few years before I get an actual job I want, but it is very, very hard for me to settle right now. I'm trying to pursue my other skills/interests actively in hopes that something will open up there. But if it comes down to it, I 'll just buckle and get a shitty job, so I can make some damn money so I can stop living paycheck to paycheck. At least then I'd be making money, and have time to focus on what I love outside of work. I guess that wouldn't be all bad. 

Regardless, I've been submitting stories to various competitions in hope of being published, even in the smallest publication. Publishing would give my writing some sort of validation and credibility, rather than just a straight up hobby. Also applied for an internship with Madison Magazine, but I really doubt anything will come of that.

Creatively, I've also been pretty active. Finished a podcast the other day, and am ready to record the voice over material for the next one, but am waiting for the one from last week to get up on the website first. Sent in my radio edit to the Baraboo radio station, along with other promos and the like. Hopefully they throw me a bone.

The plan right now is to move during the week of August 9th, so the job hunt will be easier once I'm actually in the city (I hope.) Things are happening quickly, but nothing in the way I really need it to. Let's hope things shape up soon. For who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men... The Shadow knows.


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  2. I would recommend "Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch" by Henry Miller to you. This work covers many of the themes that you mention in the above, albeit through the eyes and experiences of a much older man, natch.