Posts by Jennifer Kes Remington
Tips for Craft Fair Sellers Let's sell some wood and fabric shit we made in the garage
Scope out the fair beforehand to see if your items would fit in there, and to see if the event itself is well attended. And where exactly is it? Is it easily accessible to the public and well marketed? You don’t want to end up sitting in a back parking lot of a strip mall somewhere where you are unseen and no one browses the tents.Read More
26 Things You Need to Take With You to the Craft Fair Your toolbox of necessities
Although it’s a long list, it can be just a starting point for you. You can tailor this to whatever you find you need over time or depending on what exactly you are selling, be it clothing, jewelry or art.Read More
The Apocalypse is Nigh. Here Comes Your Pink Slip What will happen to artists in a post-apocalyptic world?
What would being a musician be worth in a post-apocalyptic world, if pre-apocalypse you made your living playing gigs or creating computer-based music as I do? Would you be able to survive playing guitar in this dark future?Read More
The Big Side Jobs Debate Follow-Up Multiple side jobs vs. one full-time (side) job
If the term “side job” is unclear, what I’m referring to is the non-creative type of work (be it three hours a week or 40) that we as artists sometimes must take to stay afloat financially while waiting for our next big gig or while working on our projects that have not sold or gotten paid for yet.Read More
Com-Post: Good, Fast, Cheap: You Can Only Pick Two!
This is a prime example of something asked of an artist to be good and cheap—it is not going to be finished fast.Read More
My Top Awards Show Moments, Including My Own
I always hope that some freaking day that will be me there, wearing some fancy get-up, nominated for Best Original Score in a pimp-ass movie.Read More
6 Reasons Why I Would Not Be Here Today Without College What I should and shouldn't have been taught, Part 2
Getting admitted to the Performing Arts Technology degree program at the Music School at University of Michigan was a huge deal.Read More
7 High School Lessons for a Better Life What I should and shouldn't have been taught, Part 1
If I had taken one or two classes on basic stuff like oil changing, I could have saved my own ass so much time, plus about a billion dollars, at this point.Read More
Make New Friends and Keep the Old One method is silver; the other requires you not listen to the fucking NY Times
If you realize after a big life event that, then and only then, you appreciate who your friends are, you are a shitty friend.Read More
I’ll Get By with a Little Help from My Friends How asking for help has helped me
I would not be where I am today without asking for help, and my whole life is a domino effect of the positive outcome of this.Read More
An Open Letter to Open Letters
I don’t want you in my face every day. Do you even know what’s going on in Syria? I bet no one else does when you clog up the news with your crap.Read More
The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself. And Getting Fired.
The entire time I’ve been in LA, I’ve had a huge fear of getting fired. It’s like an opposing army blowing up the bridge on your road to success.Read More
The Big Side Jobs Debate: Is It All in My Head?
If you tell people you are working side jobs, does it give the impression that you are hurting for money, and/or willing to work for less than you’re worth?Read More
Layering Sounds: It’s Almost Like Building a Taco
Lately I’ve been working on two small projects at once: music for an iPhone game and an indie movie trailer. In both, I’m returning to a mainstay in my music writing: layers.Read More
8 Tips I Would Tell My Younger Self
I’ve got some fantastic tips which are way better so you should probably print this list out and paste it on your fridge right now.Read More
Apparently, Other Countries Think We’re Either Workaholics or Just Spazzes
“You Americans! You always have to push so many events into a little time period!”Read More