I\’ve looked at bands from both sides now…

The trials of a wannabe roadie

Ding ding ding dingy ding-ding…pressure!

Working on the Sarah Mac Band web page should be a pleasure. Actually, it is a pleasure…but there’s a “but”. See, I have to do it in my spare time. I work 8 hours a day, mostly spent sitting in front of a computer, often doing web related work. That particular web work is of the un-creative, state office type though.

By the end of the work day, I’ve had about enough of computers and code. This pains me though because if I wasn’t drained from the work day, I’d be thrilled to work on a site that allows for creativity and originality.

So how does one go about motivating himself to sit back down in front of a computer and tap away all evening when he really just wants to sit back and watch Veronica Mars with no distractions? Well, sometimes he doesn’t, unfortunately, but when he does, these are the key factors:

»prospect of doing some web design that reminds him of why he enjoys doing it in the first place
»desire to help the band and give them a web presence that promotes their music as successfully as possible
»fear of being fired as web designer and having the band hate him
»it’s wednesday, Veronica Mars isn’t on tonight, and Lost isn’t on until 10

I’m happy to say that after a few weeks of on and off motivation, there’s a new Sarah Mac Band website to take a gander at. I’m also happy to say that I believe that might be the first time I’ve ever used the word “gander” in a sentence. The band has been most patient with me as I’ve plugged away at it, and they seem to like the finished product. Of course, I mostly see what I wish it could be and everything that it’s lacking. I guess that happens in any creative field though. I know my expectations and that certain things on the site haven’t lived up to them. Other people don’t know those expectations, they just know what they see.

Oh well, it still has a few more changes and additions to come, but the pressure to get the new site live is finally off. And, the band still likes me. I think. At least as much as they did before…however much that was.

Go gander! http://www.sarahmacband.com

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