Greetings Noizemakers. You look lovely today. As usual. I am checking in with a little update. This month’s bizness break from performing looks like it is going to yield excellent and exciting results. I’ve had great interest from many people in the “Booking & Sales (B.S.) Director.” Even more important than that, the respondents have been good and interesting people. I have had many good candidates, and a few great ones, apply for the job. I have not had a single poor candidate apply for it. I’ve truly enjoyed talking with all the candidates about their experiences in the past, their goals for the future, and working for Pictoria Records. They have inspired me, and I am indebted to them for it. I wish I could hire them all, but I can’t. Maybe someday in the future.
Interviewing people about working for Pictoria Records has been an interesting experience. I have not been a “manager” since I was the high school Arts, Communication & Technology Department Head at Pinewood School in California. That was five years ago! (Yikes.) What the heck have I been doing since then? Well, a lot, but mostly flying solo in my endeavors. I feel a great sense of opportunity and relief that I will have a fantastic person working for me and booking my shows, because the workload has just become too much, and frankly always was. And I also feel a great sense of responsibility to do my job right and reward the faith that my B.S. Director is placing in me in deciding to take this job. I remember feeling even more accountable to perform my job at a high level after being a department head in my teaching career, and hiring the B.S. Director gives me a similar feeling. We will both be accountable to each other; we will both inspire each other to reach our full potential; and that is a good thing. It’s been five years since I was truly a member of an interdependent organizational team, and I am excited about it.
This is probably my last week of interviews for the job. Then I’ll pick somebody and move quickly forward. I have no doubt that I will be announcing an exceptional new Booking & Sales Director for Doctor Noize in the August Noizeletter, and that is very exciting. But wait, there’s more…
One of the candidates who applied for the job actually had such a good idea for another job working for Doctor Noize that she will be hired for that job instead. Got that? In other words, somebody conceived of a new and fantastically creative job in support of Doctor Noize, and thus she will fill that role from now on. In other words: If you create the job, you get the job. Creativity and innovation are wonderful thingz. So it turns out that there will be two, not one, new members of the Noize Team announced in the August Noizeletter.
Also… Backbone The Octopus and I went to see Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform at Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver last weekend. What a fantastic band. What a fantastic venue. I don’t get out to see live music as much as I’d like to anymore. One day, when I don’t have two young kids and a young and busy new career, I will go to more shows again. Until then, I certainly enjoy the few I get to. If you get a chance to see Lyle and his Large Band perform, I suggest you take it.
Talk to you soon.