|My first story for the San Antonio Current: Hydra Melody|
Through a combination of finding pals with whom I finally feel comfortable, listening to (and absorbing and greatly appreciating) advice from several mentors who I greatly admire and being given an opportunity to pursue my passions for writing and photography through several freelance opportunities, 2014 is beginning to look like my year.
I met the San Antonio Current's music editor, Enrique Lopetegui, at a show at the Mix right before Christmas. Kimberly Johnson of SATXMusic introduced us, then showed Enrique a "Best of" list I wrote for them in 2011. Enrique contacted me shortly thereafter and asked me to freelance for the music section. I am very grateful for this opportunity, as I haven't had much of an outlet for journalistic writing since taking on my current public relations role. It's an incredible feeling to have someone take a chance on you and believe in you, and Enrique has been very encouraging throughout this experience.
Today, my first article came out. It's this week's cover story on Hydra Melody, a local alt-rock band making waves nationally. They toured with Third Eye Blind last fall and have a cult-like following both here at home and across the states. Very sweet, very cool guys who genuinely enjoy manipulating their sound to make it ever-better.
You can read the story here or pick up a copy of the San Antonio Current at your neighborhood coffee shop/bar/Planet K/Half Price Books.