I hate to have to tell you this but I will be moving west in a few months and I will be ending my time as your live music calendar blogger.
I moved back to NY in 1997 and started Billfoolery a few years later. As a single parent I needed to find a social life after 8 years on the west coast. I saw a need for a calendar such as this and being that I had plenty of time at night I started a calendar myself. I have enjoyed meeting many fun people and excellent musicians. I have made many good friendships with people I will never lose touch with hopefully. I have learned a lot about music and musicians and about that many of them live to play and need a social and professional network in order to thrive. I have tried to be reliable and consistent with the calendar in order to be useful and helpful and I have tried to be objective and inclusive of all performers in the over 40 age groups and genres. There are a lot of talented people around here and it has been a privelage and a pleasure to be a small part of their world.
It saddens me to be leaving but after 19 years as a single parent on Long Island I am spent, financially. My daughter has graduated college and at least for now is settling herself down south. After living in California prior to1997 I am heading to Las Vegas where I have friends and will be a short drive to LA where I also have friends and more family.
I expect to be at least somewhat involved in the music scene in Las Vegas so if any of you musicians wish to try a gig or two out there let me know on facebook. I would love to show off some of our talent.
I would also love it if someone had the desire to take over the reigns as a calendar provider. I would be happy to share my resources and web building information. I use an easily navigable site building package on godaddy. If one has more savvy and time than I do they could also make some money with the traffic that can be realized. I will be happy to discuss that with anyone.
Thank you very much for the support both personal and financial.
I can be reached until at least through August at firstname.lastname@example.org and on facebook after that.(Bill Muscara).
All the best to all of you!