In our last monster blog post, we explained what we’re doing with our music – and our desire to forge connections with you & Keep It Personal.
Most importantly, we explained why we’re doing it.
A wonderful person read our last post & paid us the ultimate compliment: she called it “radically human.”
That’s Us in a nutshell.
And now we want to take that further.
We want to start a conversation with You.
You see, we don’t believe that “social” is just another way to sell your wares or toot your own horn.
For us, being “social” isn’t supposed to be about “marketing.”
We think “social” is supposed to be about People.
About being Human.
And about sharing conversations, information, joy, sorrow, outrage – and a desire to make things better. In the character-limited posts we all create, we seek to reach out to each other – to open a door, a window, a line of communication – and find a like-mind; someone who will read our posted thoughts, and perhaps respond in kind.
For that reason, we (acl) want to use “social” to take this idea further.
So, on Monday, in our social feeds, you won’t see us doing open posts about our album – instead, we want to start conversations. One-On-One.
Here’s all we seek to accomplish in these messages:
1) To formally say Hello for the first time (this may seem silly, but hey – we were taught to be polite) and to tell you we appreciate you – because we wouldn’t be following you if we didn’t appreciate who you are, what you do and what you contribute to this world.
2) We’ll probably point you to our album as a way of introducing ourselves – because this particular album represents who we are, what we do & what we believe. Our music is free – and will always be so – and if you like it, it’s yours.
And hey, if you like it, feel free to share it with others. If not, that’s cool. We’re not for everybody, and we know it.
3) Most importantly: To start the Conversation. And perhaps you might start or open up new conversations with others as well.
That’s the meaning of “social” to us – To Start Conversations. To bridge gaps & get us talking to each other, openly and freely, without bullshit.
To be truly human.
And we’re not looking for anything – no favors, no sales or shit, nothing like that.
And perhaps this all sounds corny and stupid – but in this jaded world we currently live in, maybe this type of corny-ass activity is what’s required if we really wish to re-humanize our cold-ass inhumane society.
Again, this will take us time – but we’re dead serious.
We follow you because we like you. We like what’s in your head. And we seek to champion anybody with the courage to create – because let’s face it: whether you make music, write, create art, whatever – even if you view it as just a job, creating is an intensely personal act of courage; it’s baring the core of your being, putting it on display and then shouting out into The Void in hopes that someone, somewhere might be listening.
And we want to help.
We’re another cultural landslide. We make music.
And we’d like to make your acquaintance.
kirk & wendy
p.s. mzkitty sez hi