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idea generating

So I encouraged Logan in the comments under “A Playlist in the Making” to possibly submit a review of an album or concert. His reviews of these sort on his blog “Rememorandum” are always an enjoyable read.  

We, at TalyaWren, are looking for music-centric write-ups. And it doesn’t have to be a review of an album or concert or music video, per se. In a rambling flurry of idea generating, I launched a manic (run-on) paragraph of ideas at another friend and source of music-oriented conversation: Kevin. I translated them below.

What follows are some ideas of things to write about or illustrate artistically in some form:

Music and television:

__What do you think about the use of a television shows and/or advertisements to promote/launch bands/musicians?

__How do you feel about the contests like American Idol or X-Factor, Dancing w/ the Stars, etc and their affect on the entertainment industry?

__What do you think about Glee or Disney’s Shake-it Up or any other music driven show.


__Your reaction to YouTube covers and/or mash-ups/

__Are pandora/spotify walking across the radio star’s grave?

__how to make a playlist for…

__what iTunes has done to the album (w/purchasing singles etc)


__Highlight an under-appreciated genre (satire or no). Or highlight a band or musician. We’d love a well-written paragraph or piece of art that features your favorite musical or theatrical artist.

__5 or 10 albums/bands you wish had greater exposure and why?

__5 or10 seminal albums/bands for all adolescents and/or newbies and why?

__we talk about how girls/women are represented as performers, what about boys/men? a thought on their pressures/image


__Venues: Arena vs Pub

__The cell phone shift from lighters

__Proper etiquette at shows (and not necessarily just rock concerts. How do we behave in the theater or at ballets, etc?)

__a concert experience : a funny story, a moment of transcendence, a snapshot.

__why go to shows anyway?

A personal response:

__moments where a song or performance led to/involved a sense of :  healing; or self-confidence; or self-expression (created an outlet, a voice); or proved to be an influence–whether empowering or perpetuating–to someone you know.


If you think of something thematically-suited that you’d like to see represented by image or written about, please jot down your ideas in the comment section.



C: contrib, content, covered

today’s post is brought to you by the letter C.board

Contributors: We have received some great submissions of Art and Writing. [Thank You!] While we have been exerting energy toward drumming up monetary support, with the submission dead-line for the zine-contributions past*, we are now going to be putting more energy into our Money Contributors. We are looking for Creative forms other than drafting reminder letters…  thanks to those who have already sent cash/check—you have helped us secure our spot with all the necessary deposits. Now to meet the larger April 1st Deadline.

Content: lists of what we have are made and organized. Sean suggests we cartoon out our pages for the sake of maximized communication; such is being done for the Features we have devised. And InDesign is up and running. InDesign has been good to us in the past and we plan to create content in it as well as import pages—yep, some of the cut & paste will actually be credited to scissor and glue stick.

brain stormingidesaswr sketch

Cover: Sean was –er— commissioned to do the Cover of TalyaWren; paid in hugs and praise and thumping pats on the back. We are really excited as the finished product is almost ready! The stages have been fun to watch. And while Sean complains of a rusty hand at this, his work is good. The pics are from the other day, but much has been done since. I can’t wait to show you the finished Cover!

s at work covercover work

*if you missed the deadline and are still interested: leave a comment here or e-mail me or message me on facebook.