Jutta Hipp survived Nazis but dealing with professional musicians and the music industry was too much so, after moving to the US and recording three albums on Blue Note, she spent most of her life working as a seamstress in a clothing factory. I love music, you know this, but the music industry is as much of a meat grinder as the tech industry is, and anyone even thinking about professional music as a career path needs to know this.
@djsundog When I was younger I wanted to be a musician. Played trumpet around Chicago including a few stand-ins at places like the Green Mill. I still couldn't afford to live on it so went into other things. Today, in tech, I miss the work but not the BS that came with it. It wasn't just the money but the awful people. You're so right. Music is a meatgrinder. What a sad state
@chris very much mirrors my experiences. when I left for my first semester at music school, I was sure I wanted to be in the music industry. by the time the first semester was over and I realized it was 10% music and 90% industry I started to rethink things. a few years later I was running an ISP lol.
@djsundog I get it. Didn't do music in college as all my friends were going music education and I didn't think it was something I could do. Wound up a pilot which turned out to be another dead end after 9/11. Today I'm pretty happy writing code and all. It wasn't where I thought I would be but it works pretty well. Thank god I can at least afford to listen to all the music I want anymore
@thomasfuchs I am extremely jealous! I do not have any of her releases on vinyl, just some of the CD re-releases
@djsundog The "New Faces" vinyl LP is $20 fwiw https://store.bluenote.com/collections/jutta-hipp/products/jutta-hipp-quintet-new-faces-vinyl
My collection is heavily skewed in favor of women artists, BTW. Which is tricky since in the old days it was much harder to track their limited output than it would be now. That's one way in which the 21st Century is fabulous, even if it falls down most of the rest of the time. :D
@xenophora @djsundog I wish this wasn't behind a paywall https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/arts/music/sisters-with-transistors-women-synths.html
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