This org is a dang beautiful and powerful force. Jumping in as Compass Production Manager a few months ago, I had no idea I would be swept away in the countless creative currents that are surging through this lovely group of heads. My official job title carries a simple task…GET THIS THING PRETTY AND PRINTED!…after wrangling that procedure I now have the freedom to move around the org to see where my ideas and energy can fit. It’s exciting!! Especially when I think back to little ol’ me at one of them first Homegrown fests many many moons ago…2011? 2012? I don’t know, but that fest was definitely one of the most impacting events of my creative career. Seeing Hassle veterans Guerilla Toss absolutely kill it for the first time made me re-conceptualize DIY art and music.
From then on I traveled to Boston from Lowell for many Hassle shows throughout college. After schooling I got my butt to this city to fully immerse myself in the culture, but I still hadn’t thought about volunteering. I was so focused on my own thing…writing music, teaching music, performing music (which has gone well in this city full of loving AND experimental musicians). I’ve since taken a long break from performing regularly and knew I had to find something along with teaching that could contribute to the culture…then the holy Zuckerberg God of FB unveiled an opportunity in my news feed: open position for the Compass Production Manager…woo!
The transition was seamless. Since joining, I’ve bounced around a bit: doing live sound at shows, building a flippin’ zine library at Dorchester Art Project, soon teaching music at DAP, and most importantly coordinating the distribution of this zine! Distro is one of the best ways to get in touch with your community. If that’s your prerogative then hit me up at [email protected]. We currently have distro routes that need a head and are always looking to expand our reach.
Speaking of exciting opportunity! August events are gonna blow the lid off the end of your summer! Definitely don’t miss JOBS (NY) on 8/30 and my buds GlovePilot on 8/9 both at DAP!
Come zang and be a bud! Thankz for snagging issue #102!