I just added a whole bunch of gigs to the website for April and May, and there are one or two more still pending. I’m excited about all of them. I’m especially excited because they’re the last gigs I’m going to be playing for a while.
‘Indefinite break’ is exactly what it means: I don’t know how long this will last.
What I do know is that I’ve been a working musician since I was a teenager, and I need and want some space to do things I’ve never had time to do. Things like making time and space for some much-needed healing; and writing songs that maybe nobody but myself and a few loved ones will hear; and not having my location published in the paper and online for creepy guys to find (it has actually been my job to make myself findable, ever since I was 15, and one of the interesting after-effects of #metoo has been the realization that I’m tired of that and tired of having to keep up a giant wall in public because of the ridiculous shit that happens: I love my privacy and as anyone who knows me knows, I am no good at walls); and having a social life, maybe?; and having time to write instead of spending the time that’s designated for making art sending booking emails and trying to schedule band rehearsals and hating every second of it.
I already have a few creative pots on the stove. I don’t know how to exist without making things: it makes me who I am. I do know that I would like to make things for joy instead of for work, for a while, and maybe lend my efforts to the projects of some talented friends instead of leading my own.
So if you’re around, come out and see me before the lady vanishes.
Check in on twitter or Instagram (@alexandrascott7) or FB (Alexandra Scott Music) for updates. (Twitter rarely, FB rarely, Instagram more often. Trying to spend less time on social media and more time with my instruments.)