If you'd like to help the cause of the network you can pledge something there: https://www.patreon.com/smusi
If you want to get involved and do something for Smusi, just let me know. There are many things one could do 😄
At the moment any donations will go into paying the server costs.
- a social network from and for #musicians that helps musicians to self-organize, communicate, collaborate and finally get independent from the music business at large
- run as a co-op with strong measures to prevent capitalist subversion
- bridges online and offline by building local outlets where musicians can meet, jam, do concerts, with recording facilities, rooms with instruments, etc.
- no corporate ads, no marketing businesses, no bullshit
late #introduction: I'm a #Singer-#Songwriter from #Bern, #Switzerland playing the #guitar and some #epiano. When I'm lucky I dream a melody and can rescue it. I'm bad at finishing songs though and I'm looking for someone who would like to collaborate. I recently had a #burnout and I'm still not completely back to normal, but much better. I like to read or, well, I mostly listen to books from https://librivox.org 😜 I do #yoga and go to the #gym almost daily. Attached a pic of my fav guitar...
when the spirit rises
I flow on top
reaching for the edge
of the precious garment
clothed in dreams
it's not what it seems
everything will be alright
just hold me tight
and come along
sing this new song
Yay! New patron!
Fun fact: I actually do a little happy dance every time I find out about a new one. It's a little bit like The Twist but with more hopping in my seat.
No, I am not planning on recording this.
If you'd like to become a patron then http://www.patreon.com/artsyhonker is the way to go. Other sponsorship models are available at http://www.artsyhonker.net/support and I'm always open to further suggestions.
Thanks so much!
Upcoming feature alert!
Add audio uploads
In the wake of the Tumblr exodus, Gargron is adding audio to Mastodon!
In the same way that we can upload videos and photos to Mastodon, we'll soon be able to record an audio file and upload it for followers.
If you're excited for this, click through to the URL above and add your 👍!
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man (Live at the Newport Folk Festival. 1964)
Did you know that his real name was "Zimmerman"? (which is German and means carpenter)
He said about the name change:
"You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free."[
Good morning fediverse and .art!
It's a new week and a new day. Do something nice for yourself, a warm cuppa, biscuit, draw a doodle, hug a friend you love, read a book, get something done, take a walk in some greenery, play some music (on instrument or speakers), take a good care of yourself, you deserve it!
2- Integrating electronic textures, especially sequences and generative ideas, into my usual forms. Bettering my technique on guitar.
3- Pulsing within the modular synth, and ideas appearing from nothing, suddenly.
4- I look up to many musicians / ensembles, but for now I'll name David Sylvian.
meta, twitter/tumblr influx Show more
some of the new folks seem to not be getting this, so here goes.
twitter has social currency, masto has social currency as well.
twitter social currency rules:
- amass followers
- defend your territory
- demolish your opponents
masto social currency rules:
- share your life
- be yourself
- help others
as with anything, there's ways the latter's rules can be taken advantage of, but if you're thinking you can swap out one for the other, you're reading things wrong.
1) I make dark noisey experimental deathrock primarily. But also pop stuff. I play several instruments but bass guitar is my favorite. I also do some audio engineering
2) I'm always trying to be honest in my music. I need to put more time in though.
3) Self discovery. Really enjoying playing with acoustic effects in lower frequencies during improv
4) Reggie Watts
5) Our old album is at http://bathroomlaws.com (if you want to buy just msg me though)
it's 5 AM
my heart is bruised
I'm a bit confused
my eyes water
the flow is steady
if I am not ready
it is not your fault
but good heavens
to that fatal day
in early may
when the tide was turning
and I found you
lying in the sand
it's getting difficult to welcome everyone new to #Smusi now since there are more signups 😜
I simply can not get enough Kikagaku Moyo these days. can't wait to see this preformed live. I don't know what genre you'd call it: pacific rim psych jazz explosion?
So I'm hoping it's all sorts of musicians on here, not just the good ones. Feel like I've just walked into a building and I'm wandering around wondering if I should really be here! #introductions
So, what should I do next? Do I tag people? Do I post content? Do I look all cool and pretend I don't need friends.
1) Get a cheap USB stick
2) Put some of your favourite music on it, and a text file that says "When full, please post to [your address]" or similar
3) Give it to a friend and ask them to put some music on it and pass it on (maybe make a smol explanation card).
Eventually you start receiving, in the post, USB sticks full of music from strangers.
Good idea? Terrible? Anyone up for this?
I write poems
never to be read again
of eternal glory
will it not suffice?
I desire more
my spirit rises
in many ways disguises
the need for attention
what is my intention?
that is the question really
in all I do
out of the blue
gets a hold of me
I grab it by the ankle
throw it once around
until in the end -
it's nowhere to be found