Very overwhelmed with support and joy after last night. I set up my equipment on Ashley's front porch (which actually made a nice stage) and performed for her neighborhood. Folks brought chairs out and sat in thier driveways and in the street (at safe distances). My little Ocean Park Civic League neighborhood concert accomplished what Ashley and I intended. It got people out of thier heads and helped shed the stress of our situation for a bit. As a positive byproduct, my digital and physical tip jar received MUCH love. Thanks to all who supported and enjoyed the music. Easily one of my favorite gigs of 2020 so far. ... See MoreSee Less
Does anyone know a good tax attorney? One of my gigs is submitted a 1099 to the IRS that said I made $90,000 at their venue. I only made $900 at their venue. Their office will not return my calls or cooperate with me. If the government does pass any kind of stimulus relief for Gig economy people like me I will not be eligible because of this discrepancy. Because of this discrepancy I got a bill from the IRS stating I owe $40,000. ... See MoreSee Less
You probably won't be hearing much socialism fear mongering rhetoric in the coming weeks. Those people that normally spout off about that stuff will be too busy cashing their free government stimulus check, getting free government health testing and reading free crisis literature from socialized disease control organizations. ... See MoreSee Less
Go ahead. Live stream a bunch cover sets and ask for money and let me know what ASCAP and BMI thinks about that. I'll let a couple other people run that experiment first. There's a reason why YouTubers haven't been doing this for the past 5 years already. You can't ask for money online while performing someone else's song and not expect to have to pay some kind of royalty. ... See MoreSee Less
We all know what is the main topic of, news, social media and conversation is at the moment. The shadow of uncertainty is cast over the world. It IS scary. Of course it should be on everyone's mind. But try to take at least one or two hours a day to watch a funny movie... Do an art project with your loved ones... Play a board game... Everyone has to figure out how to trudge through in thier own way and it's obviously important to stay up to speed on essential safety and economic news. But using every second of every day to obsessively track the news cycle and read information (or misinformation) on social media with no mental breaks will certainly make us all more irritable and less communal. It felt so good to turn my fear of the uncertain off for 90 minutes tonight to enjoy a brainless rom-com and have some laughs with my beautiful Ashley. It added a little fuel to my problem solving tank. Almost like I unplugged the neuro wifi router in my mind for 10 seconds then plugged it back in to have way less buffering and lag. I'll leave you with one of my favorite moments from one of my favorite movies. youtu.be/sngs6wj8tEY... See MoreSee Less
I see all these "satisfying" videos on Instagram of people cutting soap or whatever. I wonder if watching those videos is as satisfying as actually doing something to be proud of... ... See MoreSee Less
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