Thoughtful piece up on NPR about how to become a music journalist. It just leaves out the most important thing: learn the nuts and bolts of music, as a performer and in the classroom. Then, get good. Last thing we need are more "music journalists" who have not trained in making music. Controversial subject, I know, but it's my stance. The writing, the networking, it will all come, if you have something to say.
Today the teller in Citibank asked me what I do for a living. I'm a writer, I said. That's awesome, she said. It can be, I said, but it's not as fun as some people think. Then, I left to go take a ping-pong lesson.