Warning: This will be a long post. My blog isn’t set up yet, but I wanted to share with those of you who have asked some of my experiences this week in LA recording the audio version of my book with Janis Ian and Stefan Rudnicki of Skyboat Media.
I learned more and experienced more than I can share in one post. So, this one will be dedicated to the “behind the scenes” part. The second will be about my experience of Janis reading my book.
I walked in, and I was nervous. And though Stefan and Janis put me at ease, I did not feel exactly welcome. Took me a few hours to understand why. They weren’t being “unwelcoming”; they were working, and they were working on a level and at something that I was not just a novice at –they were working on something at a level and in a world
that was entirely foreign to me. You don’t have decades long careers, awards to fill a whole room, and trust and respect of your fellow artists without traveling very high and different roads.