We’ve had all sorts of interesting things going on behind the scenes at Bass Blog HQ (which currently happens to be a coffee shop in north Evanston), starting with an interview with the fabulous Kristin Korb. I’ll be recording and editing this episode today and will be launching it tomorrow morning, so stay tuned! In the meantime, be sure to check her out online at www.kristinkorb.com.
Jason interviewed for BBC 4 Radio
Clare Walker from BBC 4 radio interviewed me a couple of days ago for the program You and Yours. We discussed the rapidly rising cost of commuting for the freelance musician, which is a topic that I have delved into recently in my post The Real Cost of Commuting for the Freelance Musician and more broadly in my Road Warrior Without an Expense Account series (available as a newly revamped book next week!).
It’s great to know that all this cyber activity feeds back into print and radio, and the intersections between bass blogger Jason and the traditional media have certainly been rolling in this past year! International Musician, the Milwaukee Pro Musician, Overture, and now the BBC have all been in touch with me over the past few months, and it’s great to know that some guy sitting in a coffee shop on a laptop can help to promote discussion and provide valuable content. I definitely feel like I’m making a much bigger contribution writing about these issues (along with all the educational music content) than I ever did schlepping all over the country in my dilapidated bass mobiles!
Poll: How Have Fuel Costs Affected You?
These travel woes really seem to have struck a chord with readers, and for good reason. Musician compensation rarely stays in line with rising travel costs, and the 100, 200, or even 300 mile round-trip daily commutes undertaken by members of this noble but beleaguered profession feel the pain more than many other professionals.
How have spiking fuel prices affected the work you accept? Throw in your two cents below: