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The Lost Fingers and other pleasant surprises

Last week was full of nice surprises, so I just can’t keep it to myself. I want to share it with the world!

I became a co-author of Lithuanian portal that writes about good music www.manomuzika.lt . If by any chance you can read Lithuanian – I suggest you take a peek at it, because it’s a good place to discover music and follow the news about your favorite artists. Besides, all interviews are original.

On Friday I discovered that every action is really followed by consequences. I was so excited about the Lost Fingers concert that I kept posting their songs on my Facebook profile. And though my so called facebook “friends” did not pay much attention to it, the staff of the club made a surprise. They made a poster with my picture and wrote “GODA WANTED!!! She is our fan of the month and will attend all November events FOR FREE”. Can you believe it? I still can’t :) . Let’s read!

Fear of mistakes kills our creativity

I don’t remember where I caught this phrase. I would like to think I made it up myself, but, unfortunately, I guess I borrowed it from a smart guy. The fear of mistake is very common for people living in the territory of Lithuania and, I am sure, to all habitants of former U.S.S.R. , despite possible Polish, Russian, Jewish or other mixture of their blood. We fear a lot. What if I fail? What would others think and say? If I fail I will be a looser. If I do something, I might loose money or, it’s even worse, when we think that we won’t earn anything. Eastern Europeans don’t do things they are not paid for. Such jobs are meant for artists and loosers. So we get stuck in our “home-work-home” routine and share our miseries in a circle of friends on the weekend: somehow life is not exactly what we wanted it to be. It’s all because we are scared to make a mistake. We are not scared of ourselves – we are scared of others. Let’s read!

My own radio station for 3 USD/month

There are moments when I let myself dream about things that I would love to do in life. One of them is my own radio station. I imagine a small dark room stuffed with CD’s, LP’s, PC’s, different “aisers” and microphones. I guess this dream origins from a belief that the masses should admire the same music as I do. Can you imagine a better job? You sit in your own studio playing your favourite records all day! You keep looking for new, nice tunes, you discover and share it with your audience.

I keep thinking that MY radio station would be better than all the rest existing in Lithuania just because all stations play better and worse, but my station would only play what’s cool. In other words – the music I like :) Let’s read!