That's from Frannie Kelley's "And Now They Want Me To Twitter!" (NPR). I'm not sure how many in the US are aware of it but Kate Nash used social media. MySpace was how she first got her music out. It resulted in the mega hit ("Foundations") that made her the Kate we all know and love. As for 'it's so hard,' a number of them have help and don't actually write their social media stuff. The music rags died long ago. And social media is basically grabbing the role that many of them once played. So that's time freed (endless interviews) that can now be focused on social media. (Endless interviews and endless photo session in some cases.)
Life changes, you adapt. Or you don't. I really don't think it's asking a great deal. Carly Simon, for example, does video blogs that are often hilarious. Like the stuffed animal doctor skit or the tips on looking older.
And speaking of Carly, Neal Justin notes this Sunday TV program:
Klaus Voormann may not be a familiar name, but his influence on pop music is extraordinary. "All You Need Is Klaus" (7 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian) covers the should-be legend's career, from illustrating the Beatles' "Revolver" cover to lending the bass lines to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," introducing us to an artist who is anything but vain. Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Paul McCartney are among those singing his praises.That sounds like a great show. I may catch it in a repeat but on Sundays, I am too wiped out to watch TV. I listen to some music, maybe turn on the radio. But that's about it for me. Being on the road all week, heading back out Monday morning, Sunday nights I try to take it slow.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"