Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!
Today, I am remembering the musical discoveries I made while connecting with other music lovers on Myspace in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Yes I said Myspace. I know saying that word is very retro in the social networking world, but I had to say it.
I miss being on Myspace and learning about amazing indie artists like Ayanna Gregory, a soulful vocalist, songwriter, educator, and activist, She is also the daughter of Dick Gregory, a comedian, vegetarian, Civil Rights activist, and nutritional consultant. I used to visit Gregory’s Myspace page to stay updated on her musical career and Beautiful Flower CD concerts. Nowadays, I use Facebook to stay updated.
I would also check out her growing list of friends to see if I could find other indie artists. Most times, I would find several I liked and end up buying their CDs on CDBaby.com (the web site where many indie artists sell their music).
If you had a Myspace account, check out the questions below. Feel free to respond to them in the comment section. If you still use Myspace, please post your page’s link. I’ll visit it in the coming days.
When did you join Myspace?
I joined in 2006.
What made you join?
My cousin and stylist Sharon Malachi told me Myspace was a great way to stay updated about the indie music artists we loved listening to and seeing perform. I also used Myspace to promote and market my debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One.
What were your favorite Myspace sites to visit?
I loved visiting the sites of Ayanna Gregory, Eric Roberson, Kenny Dust, and HKB FiNN, Tim’m West, and Fertile Ground.
Did you leave Myspace? When and why?
I stopped using it in 2009 because my community and most of the indie artists I liked moved to Facebook and Twitter. So I followed them.
What social networking sites do you currently participate in?
I am on most of the social networking sites: Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube.
What are your favorite social networking sites?
I love Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Thanks for this information on Ayanna Gregory and her music.
Thanks for making me aware of Myspace, the term indie and turning me on to the music Ayanna Gregory music. Please continue such endeavors. May God bless you always.