On my "to-do" list today is getting a start on a real press kit for myself. I'm finding it difficult to come up with a snappy line to describe myself. Being a 6'3" former newspaper journalist who performs an eclectic mix of acoustic music on mandolin, guitar, voice, harp and other instruments is tricky. So far, I've rejected the following:
"Big, loud and usually on key."
"You don't have to be drinking to listen, but it helps!"
"No, it's not a %$#% ukulele!"
"With this many strings, you'd think one of them would be in tune."
"The songs may be ancient, but he sounds as if he just learned them yesterday."
"Big man, tiny instrument."
"The Rick Astley of Folk Music."
"When he starts playing songs of the Old Country, you'll wish you were on a different continent."
"One man, five instruments, three chords"
"The folk music equivalent of 'Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll"'
"It's like hearing the same old song for the first time all over again, except with a different singer and probably played on a different instruments and maybe even in a different key but probably not because a lot of folk singers use the same chords unless the other guy had a capo or a really low voice in which case it's just like that."
So what slogans have YOU rejected?