Monday, March 13, 2017

March Shows, Veme, Podcast & General Sass Levels

Ummkay first thing's first: 2 shows this March in Vancouver:

MARCH 14th: Guilt & Company for the Gastown Cabaret

This group of weirdos is a particularly magical combination and YES, there will be a contortionist drag queen. WHO I LOVE. 

MARCH 23rd: CHERRY'S 40th uh I mean, 24th-FOREVER B-day Party @ The Fox Cabaret

Can you believe this bish is 40? Might be time to party. I'll be hosting at The Fox. COME<3 p="">

OH RIGHT ... also I helped make an app called VEME.. and t
here's a lot of this going on, which we weren't necessarily expecting... but that we're learning is quite normal.

I started out taking a paid position with the project in 2015, figuring that learning the ropes around creative content strategy would be a good plan to step up my online marketing game in general.

At that point the plan was to test the Veme app locally but ultimately to launch out of US under Veme’s American advisors / investors’ guidance. I was stoked cuz LEARNINGZ & California adventures!! :D ! But of course during the course of the project the CDN $ dropped, tech realities & delays reared their heads, and our staff shifted dramatically. I also fell in love with someone here (who also happens to be in tech), another one of about 10 billion reasons we were all pretty adamant about staying put for launch. We just know it would be so so rad to launch a female-led creative tech project out of Van specifically highlighting local content.

When Trump got elected, our desire to stay put was set in stone. We shift from a SF PR firm to a local bad-ass one that’s been teaching me TONS. Major upgrades all around as far as my skillz go. Let's just hope I can put 'em to good use.

TO BE CLEAR tho, we are still very much pre-launch; there's detailed strategies for three separate “official” launch phases later this year and we are waiting on further funding to activate those. Assuming we move forward, my role would shift largely to content development. In the meantime, it’s all about figuring out who and how people want to use this thing, so feel free to DL it and help us find bugz to squish!! :)

While that goes down, I get to shift over to beginning my PODCAST broadcasts in May! (WEEE) while working some marketing / social media strategy contracts for my friends’ small businesses on the side. I'd also have a shit ton of new songs and am eager to do some recording. Doing the podcast has been helping me get my gear game dialed so I can DIY home vox now and I really, REALLY love that. I predict good thingz.

In all my years of planting "big" project seeds, some have had beautiful blooms; some stay tucked away in the earth, but all have gifted me with insane skills, relationships and experience. I'm open and grateful for either / or. Regardless as to where either Veme or the podcast project goes, the focus has really been about expanding my expressive energy to more modern forms, and to develop transferrable skill sets I can use to promote my art and/or generate income. I do miss the stage, but I'm still hitting it here and there... I try to remind myself that the long game is to end up back there for good, and in a more sustainable way.

I love surprises... We'll see what grows roots this spring.

Bumz n' bunny snuggles,