I began writing this blog early in the summer of 2008. Friends of mine, who I met through a Facebook group for applicants to Seth Godin’s summer internship, had been writing for a while, and I wanted to get into the game too. So I wrote about what I knew and loved: music.
Music — and the industry behind it — has permeated my life since I was a young boy. I’ve played instruments, sold instruments, worked in a warehouse full of instruments… I’ve played in bands, booked bands, and reviewed bands… I’ve promoted for myself, promoted for my friends, and promoted for complete strangers, whose music I was passionate about.
The story has a funny ending, though: I started writing about the music industry… and I hated it.
If I’m to be remembered for one thing, I want people to know me as “that guy who added something to my life.” And I just wasn’t doing that when I was writing about how the RIAA had thrown away millions of pirated CDs or anything of the sort. I had ideas, fresh outlooks on life that only an idealistic university student can have… and I wasn’t having the chance to use them.
So I retired for a little while. I stopped writing for a month or two. And I made my triumphant return when and how I wanted to: writing about things that will make you think; topics that will enrich your life as well as mine.
But enough about me-in-relation-to-Two-Notes-Ahead. Here’s my “bio”:
- I’m a 3rd year student at the University of Toronto, studying Psychology and Cinema
- I’m working on a free online film course called The MacGuff. My partner and I have built a backbone using Squidoo, and will be populating it with content over the course of 2008-2009.
- I’m producing my second musical this year. Last year it was Cabaret, this year: Urinetown!
- Home is where my family is. And in my case, that’s Montreal.
- I still *love* music. Particularly indie rock and electro.
- What I love more than music: meeting new people. I want to meet you (yes, you!), so get in touch: aidan (AT) twonotesahead (DOT) com.
If you want to know more about my professional life, please, check out my LinkedIn profile. Or, better yet, send me an email or leave a comment!