“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?” - Gabrielle Roth
The problem of being Misk'i Takiy: is that it is a part of an identity, not a whole identity, and it is also a name that is shared by a popular folk TV / Music show here in Peru... leading to confusion and some strange source material. Also, somehow another artist has managed to release music under this name, leading to peculiar mixes on YouTube.... so, what to do? What's in a name? I don't particularly want to have to change names or memes, but can see that door opening.... we shall see, but for now, it will be what it is, and what it will be...
I have just discovered that it is possible for people to follow and listen to my music on Bandcamp. Click on the tiny link below :). Or Spotify on the link above. I don't necessarily support what Spotify is doing to the music industry, but seeing as it is the preferred platform of so many, there is not much to do about it. Thanks for all who have done this, please accept my apologies for me being silent on these platforms, I have never visited themt until a few minutes ago since uploading my album El Lobo y la Luna for distribution in 2016... although I also have to say that Bandcamp takes 15% of all money made from purchases on their site, plus Paypal fees, whereas purchases made through this site are commission-free, as far as I am led to believe. I will continue to use Bandcamp in addition to the other digital platforms that are available, as it allows for the creation of community and also of communication and interaction, something that I am keen to support and encourage in the life. Music is a collaborative process, whether it is between the musician and the muse, the mysterious source of inspiration, or the listener. So, we are in this together. As I prepare the next set of songs and the ones to come, I shall have more time to dedicate to streamlining the various platforms and finding meaningful ways of engaging. If anyone has any idea of viable, ad-free, secure social media to replace Facebook, please do let me know, as I know there must be a better way out there... with love, Gx