Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do I Have Any Influence?

I wrote the title of this post hours ago, but now it's staring me in the face. I would love to believe that you went and saw such-and-such band because I told you to, or you missed a show and regretted it because I was there and had video and now you can only wish that you had been there. Whatever the case, I try to do what I do and I try to have fun. Ultimately, I go out to shows and write about my life as I live it.

I love Facebook and I loved Myspace in its prime and I write this silly blog and I tweet and I hope that you read any or all of my shit and are encouraged to get out and support live music in San Diego. While little tasks keep me going, my future is completely unknown and I really have no idea what I'm doing or where I'm going. Fuck, I don't know if I'll make rent next month.

What I do know is that I'm up for this relatively arbitrary title of "Best In Comunity and Nightlife" for these InfluenceSD awards. Naturally, that's my next step from being a featured rider with SDMTS, right?

Frankly, it's almost as funny as me having to wear a tiara during an entire week of high school and argue with the rest of the homecoming nominated girls that brown was indeed a color and they could fight over red and blue and green, but I wanted brown, thank you very much, and furthermore, if you're gonna make me wear heels and dresses and get me out of my typical outfit of jeans and a hoodie then I was gonna set my own boundaries. And somehow that week I still had fun.

So there. I'm nominated for this award or title or something rather... And I'm flattered beyond words, but I'm me, and I never created this site with a goal in mind. These days I have hopes and dreams of being self-sustainable...because in this economy who can't be...so while I'll spew the typical "it's an honor just to be nominated"....It would be cool if my so called "influence" actually translated to a thumbs up, or votes, or maybe even meant something in my employment future.

All of that said, today is the last day to vote. All you have to do is click the arrow next to SDDIALEDIN and you're done. And I will thank you. And I will wear a tiara if you want me to. Even if you don't vote, you're here now, you're reading this, and I thank you. You keep me going. Are you hiring?

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