An excellent article from the National Post on artist earnings, specifically indie musicians, and I agree with a friend who said it was possibly one of the best written articles on a stats report she’d seen.
Mercury is in retrograde til the 17th. Whether you believe in that stuff or not, enough people bring it up and blame it to have an effect. Mercury is the planet of communication in all forms. This includes verbal, email, phones, internet, written, signing papers and electronics. It can also affect mechanical issues such as your computer or your car. In retrogrades, communications are affected negatively. It was in retrograde through Pisces.
Mercury in retrograde with Pisces. Planet of Communications (also my ruling planet) in retrograde with the sign for artistic endeavours. I spent yesterday afternoon juggling six interviews with three newspapers with four actors on two shows. It all worked out in the end. Wanna dance, Mercury?
Speaking of media – great little post from Seth Godin on Understanding Local Media
Tonight I’m off to the Patti Smith exhibit at the AGO .
There’s a talk after, and I’m looking forward to it. It’s obviously been a delightfully theatre-centric few weeks, but sometimes you need other art to sustain you, perk you up and juice up your creativity from another angle. It’s like a dill pickle after days of bread.