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Editing and Writing to Your Audience

As an artist of any medium, the hardest part is learning how to edit. To get to that point where all the fatty tissue and the cancerous cankers have been removed to reveal a tight well-done representation of what you are trying to express. I don't care if it's editing a novel, writing a piece of music or seasoning a dish, it can be so difficult to just let go of ideas, words, notes, and ingredients and just walk away. Part of this is how personal the work gets and how invested you get in the parts of that little child that you are launching into the world.

 

Personal Blog

Resigned from Lefty's Live Music

Effective as of May 1st, I will no longer be a Talent Buyer at Lefty's Live Music. I will continue to work, promote and run all the events I currently have confirmed or a hold date on. However, as of March 24th, 2018, I will not be booking any new shows at Lefty's during the transition from being involved in the daily operations and bookings, to becoming an independent promoter. At this point, I plan on continuing to book and promote some selection show but no longer as an employee of Lefty's Live Music.

 

At the Show

25 Venue & Promoter Commandments

A while back I wrote a blog that was 25 commandments that every band should follow. So, I thought it only fair that there should be one that discusses some of the things that venues and promoters should follow. I would be lying if I didn't admit that I have not broken a few of these over the years. However, whenever it was within my control, I did my best to uphold them.

Promoting Shows

Lefty's Live Music

Lefty's Live Music is located at 2307 University Ave in Des Moines, Iowa. The location has a long history as a music venue dating back to Safari Nite Club and Bag's in the 1990s. After an eight year period of the building housing a college bar, owners Erik and Anne, remodeled and updated the building to create one of the finest venues in the Des Moines area. For more information about the venue and up coming events go to Lefty's Website.

 

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Promoting Shows

DaVo the Talent Buyer

Since 1996, I've spent roughly 10 years off and on working as an independent promoter or talent buying in the Des Moines area. Mostly at the 2307 University Ave location. Though I have co-promoted shows in Omaha and Sioux City and done shows at other venues. During this I've worked as an independent promoter under the business name of Axiom Promotions and a talent buyer at Safari Nite Club, Hairy Mary's and currently Lefty's Live Music.

 

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