Between figuring out the website design (a HUGE learning curve), making sure all Kickstarter backers got their rewards in the mail (a HUGE - and totally worth it - time sucker), getting the songs registered correctly with CD Baby, ASCAP, and all the digital distribution avenues, making the music and merchandise available on the website, etc. etc. etc., I have time to breathe and maybe, dare I say it, relax for a bit.
In the coming days it will start up again when we move to launch the national PR campaign. I have to set a clear goal for what I want to come from that. The more I think on it, the more I want it to be appearances on Major network talk shows. My order of preference would be Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, Queen Latifah, Good Morning America.
So I close my eyes. I see myself sitting across from Ellen. I am looking around at the set, the audience, then back at Ellen. I am imagining, no, FEELING, the feeling of what it's like to be there. To be following my dream, my bliss. Oh God, it feels good. Ellen eyes are
Now I'm standing in the wings waiting for Jimmy Fallon to introduce me. He's holding up the cd on the front edge of his desk for the camera to zoom in on. The audience applauds, the lights on the cameras go on, and we break into Out of Tune. "Is this the end of the honeymoon?..."
And the Queen? I see her and me just sitting and talking. David Chance is with us too. Queen Latifah remembers his work from Ruff Endz. She shows a clip of both of our videos. I'm complimenting her on her perfomance in Bessie. She killed it.