My Year Trying Not to be a Cellist
Ok so at least nine people have read StrungOut over the last few days, and I have thus far received no “you’re shit, go home” type comments, which is nice. Thanks to my facebook friends that have said encouraging things, I am going to keep writing.
So one of the reasons I started StrungOut, was so I could tell people about the reality of what it’s like being a jobbing musician. Being a musician sometimes feels like a non-job, particularly if you are freelance. I know this because for a brief period when I was trying not to be a cellist, I tried to hold down “normal” jobs. I temped in public sector administrative roles, and whilst at the time I was pretty unhappy, it really opened my eyes.