BlogDay 2005

Thanks to my blog neighbor Andrew Taylor for jogging my memory with his post today about BlogDay 2005…


Blogday 2005 is an initiative to encourage bloggers to recommend other bloggers on August 31, 2005. I’ve been meaning to post my own blogroll separate from the other fantastic Blogs here at AJ but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

As such, this is a good excuse to start compiling a list, I’m sure I’ll be posting more links to this list throughout the day (and if you don’t see your blog here but you know I read it, jog my memory and send me an email reminding me to post the URL!):

Blogs I visit on a regular basis:
http://www.oboeinsight.com/
http://www.buttsseats.com/
http://theovergrownpath.blogspot.com/
http://www.therestisnoise.com/
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/
http://harpist.typepad.com/
http://maroney.blogs.com/
http://www.paulbaileyensemble.org/blog/
http://jessicamusic.blogspot.com/
http://soundslikenow.typepad.com/
http://haverfordlibrary.typepad.com/
http://www.ghunka.com/
http://iamsittinginaroom.blogspot.com/
http://www.richrussell.com/
http://www.newamarna.com/blog/

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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  1. I have a 3 bedroom home (rowhouse) in Jersey City which is pretty empty. I commute into Manhattan daily from my “transitional” neighborhood. I could easily take 2 single people or a single and a couple (married, unmarried, etc.) I have a futon comfortable for 1 or 2 but would need to get another bed for my 3rd bedroom. We’d all have to share one shower on the 3rd floor, but I have a half bath on each of the other floors which are not beautiful, but usable. Cat(s) a plus, or even an indoor dog would be ok ( my back yard is 16’wide X 20′ deep). I could easily take people with pets until November (when I get my cats back) without any rent.

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