Hello you lovely lot!
So, as some of you may or may not know, For the past couple of years I have run Needs More Cowbell. I’ve always called it a blog “focusing on alternative guitar music” and while that still holds true, it has become so much more than that. Along with the music reviews/rants that most of you know me for, it is the home for my own music releases, a youtube channel and a small budding community of punks, weirdos and alternatives. At time of writing there are exactly 300 of you who like the page and I am grateful for each and every one of you. I wanted to clue you all in on my plans for the future of Needs More Cowbell and no, you don’t need to worry, I’m not quitting.
My plans for Needs More Cowbell as a platform for my art and as a community extend far beyond a few blog posts and single releases. Indeed I see a future and a career for myself in this little group. What many of you don’t realise is that while I am at university studying music I am simply keeping the seat warm with my occasional updates on Facebook. The real work begins post degree, with plans for three blog posts and a youtube video every single week along with a musical release every six months at minimum. The thought does scare me at times, as that is a lot to keep up with but I know if I want to make a little piece for myself in this mad world we call the music industry I know I have to give it my all. There is already an album in the works, I have plans for a Needs More Cowbell Fanzine and other merchandise later down the line. The more and more of you follow, like and share this page will grow our reputation as a community and from that, opportunities will arise that we all can take together. I imagine tours, trips to NAMM, perhaps even a signature guitar! This will take years of hard work, learning, networking, creating and taking very few breaks in order to pay off and you know what? I may never see a penny for all of that. But it will be a hell of a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started.
I hope you all have enjoyed this brief look into my aspirations for our budding community.
Peace, Love and Cowbells,