from the Editor's Desk
If you’re reading this now, we only have one person to blame. Her name is Kat Parsons. A few months ago I received a CD, one sheet and cover letter from Parsons relating to me how much she remembered a review I gave her ages ago. I wrote her to acknowledge receipt of the CD, and she asked what I’ve been up to.
“What I’ve been up to” is not an easy question. At one time FEMMUSIC dominated my every thought. I worked every waking second on it, and didn’t sleep much. A few years ago I slowed down. I stress “slowed down” not stopped. The music is my bones and blood. I still search out for that unique sound that no one has heard before.
These days FEMMUSIC takes second or third priority. When I was in full force I didn’t have a social life. I lived the music life. My friends were divided in two groups: music and non-music. Non-music friends didn’t see me. I was too busy to date and never saw movies. It was an amazing time but it took a toll on me.
What I do now is manifold. I’m slowly working on my first novel that has nothing to do with the music business. I see a lot of movies and am an active member of the Denver Film Society. I do occasional publicity work which I still find very relaxing. I see my friends a lot. I like to stay busy.
The subject of this issue is a challenge to me. I’ve always said that I would like to live long enough to understand jazz and classical music. Both are based on standard forms and interpretation. Many people see jazz as being highbrow and elevated above other forms of music. When I hear it, it infuses my system and buzzes my mind. This issue may take some time to get together. Thank you to my loyal readers and friends. I would not do this without you. Thank you Kat Parsons.
Alex Teitz, Editor-In-Chief