Monthly Archives: March 2013

Interview: Onezumi Hartstein

Onezumi Hartstein,

Onezumi Hartstein is an artist and co-founder of Intervention, an annual convention that describes itself as “The Premier Showcase of Online Creativity.”  Energetic and hardworking, Oni (as her friends often call her) is extremely passionate about what she does.  All Up Together is all for highlighting people and businesses that make this world a better place, so we had a chat with Onezumi about what she’s doing, how she got there, and how she keeps on keeping on….

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5 Things I Learned from Gigging in NYC

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From the mid-nineties to the mid-aughts (or the “naughties”, as my co-worker Gil called the double-o decade), I played a lot of gigs in NYC.  I also played a few shows out of town– not many, but enough to know that the New York music scene was pretty unique.  It seemed as though whereas elsewhere clubs and people were happy to have bands come play, in the City local bands were made to feel as though they were fortunate just to be booked.  This was probably true, as there were (and still are) a limited number of venues available and every college student owned at least one guitar (note: guitar ownership may be a requirement for liberal arts college admission).

As I got into more video production at work, I noticed parallels between shoots and gigs.  Here are five lessons I learned from gigging and how I applied them to my work.
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