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It's Open Mic Day at The Honest Broker—Tell Us What You're Doing
As promised, I'm offering readers a chance to pitch their own projects—music, writing, business, charitable, whatever
I’m now wondering why I didn’t do this before.
For our first ‘Open Mic’ I asked for recommendations of new music, books, movies, etc. And we got 300 responses.
But the quality was even more impressive than the quantity. I spent the next several days listening to your music recommendations. Some items on my end-of-year list of best albums will be the result of this input.
(By the way, I will share this list of my 100 favorite albums of 2022—all styles, all genres—next week. But only for paid subscribers. So if you’re considering a paid subscription, now might be a good time to do it.)
The Honest Broker is a reader-supported guide to music, books, and culture. Both free and paid subscriptions are available. If you want to support my work, the best way is by taking out a paid subscription.
When we did the first open mic, I asked you NOT to promote your own projects. And I promised I’d give you a chance to do that in the future.
That time has arrived.
So feel free to give us an update on what YOU are doing in the comments. Many of you are writers and musicians, so use this chance to promote your work. Quite a few of you have launched Substacks of your own, so let us know about them. But you can also tell us about other projects—maybe you have opened a restaurant or created a cool app or are working with a charity that deserves support.
If you want, you can even tell us about your ten-year-old’s school holiday show. (But can you get us discounted tickets?)
In other words, this is the time for your best elevator pitch. Jump in. This open mic is in your (capable) hands.
I have a hunch that readers will be pleasantly surprised by the scope of activities of our subscribers. It’s a cool and creative cohort.