The note from Reverbnation, the website I use to manage my tiny music presence, said I broke into the Top 40.
#39 in blues, in fact.
That means one of several things: 1) Reverbnation has very few blues artists, 2) There was some unexplainable glitch in an algorithm constructed by an antisocial 16-year-old under contract to Reverbnation, or 3) somebody wants to sell me something.
Which brings us to the point of the post: Is it me, or does the electronic miasma create everyone as a winner. Conversely, is it possible to be on social media and NOT be a winner? This may be the result of having told children that ‘everyone is a winner’ often enough that the ones who have grown up and are social media entrepreneurs actually believe that it’s a requisite part of being ‘serious’ to create winners.
I really enjoy playing the blues. I’ve sold, oh about 100 of my CDs (and given away many more). I played a couple of times at the Terminal Bar in Minneapolis after having relocated from Florida (where I did have an active musical life). But I broke into the Top 40. My step is a little jauntier today.
Congrats John! As they say, “Do an’thang long enough………. sombitch’ll notice”…
Hey don’t knock it – this is great! Well done. Whatever the field, you’re in the top 40. Jaunty, indeed.