It is always quite intriguing how a year can seem to last forever and then all of the sudden, you are looking back on it as if it went by in the blink of an eye. Here it is 2013 and I am already well into preparations for the upcoming season of the Showcase of Original Music having barely processed the 10 events we put together in 2012. The first 2 dates for this year are set and the featured artists have pretty much been confirmed, so we are off to a good start!
At the beginning, it seemed like a cool way to spend one day a month doing something to give back to the local community and to improve the chances of original artists to be in front of an audience. Out of that one day a month has grown a list of things that require attention; phone calls, e-mails, committee meetings, blogs, calendar updates, promotional materials and a host of othe details necessary to insure it's continued growth and improvement. There are few days that go by now that don't have some mention of a Showcase matter, or some aspect of follow through or follow up included.
Much like raising a chid, you love to watch them grow while feeling exhausted trying to keep up with them. But the pride in seeing the outcome is worth the time, effort and nurturing it takes along the way. This "kid" is still in it's youth, but knowing how it's grown so far and imagining the future make all the "parenting" a labor of love and given without a second thought, as one might expect. No time to dawdle though, there is plenty to be done! I hope if you live anywhere close to Greensboro, that you will visit our events this year as a participant, or as an original music supporter in the crowd at the Creative Center.