Note: This is a centralized, formatted version of a Twitter thread I wrote that ended up getting some traction. I have turned it into a blog post for easier reading and sharing.
First posted on Twitter on December 16, 2019.
It’s probably Beethoven’s birthday, so let’s talk about my dude Ludwig, things you might not know about him, and things we don’t talk about (but that we absolutely should) when we talk about the man and the music. There’s a LOT of myth surrounding Beethoven because history has deemed him a Great Man and that type of designation causes problems sometimes. My goal today is to 1) humanize the guy and 2) put his work in context, because Context is Good!
It’s a good time for my ego—one of my friends (hi, Gina!) surprised me by naming me as one of 10 American Artists You Need to Follow in an article on pencils.com. Since then I’ve been busy going to VIP soirees in a private limo after long days of schmoozing with celebrities.
Okay, just kidding. I was totally schmoozing with celebrities long before that.
Bah, who am I kidding? Seriously though, it’s always quite humbling to be recognized, and the nice messages I’ve been getting as a result are like the very encouraging cherry on top of the sundae of recognition in this crazy angry world. I’m also very honored to be listed right alongside a fashion director from Say Yes to the Dress.
So…bow before me, you plebeians! For I am now an American artist to follow! And speaking of following, you should follow me on Twitter because I routinely tweet fascinating and witty insights on life.
Okay, I might have been kidding about the fascinating and witty insights. Gee, I’m full of tricks today! But you should still follow me, because saying you were a fan of me before I was über-famous will give you some serious hipster cred.
(Oh, and like my fanpage on Facebook! This blog post is not shamelessly self-promotional in any way.)