Archive for May, 2015

The Muse of Geminis

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by monikaherzig

CoreaFriendsYes – I am a Gemini, born on June 12, the same day as Chick Corea, Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave (RIP) and under the same sign as many creative minds. In fact, so many of my friends share this sign that we started an annual Gemini Party with jam session. ¬†It’ll be June 7 this year at our house – just send me an email at mherzig at indiana dot edu if you’d like to come and I’ll send you direction. ¬†Everyone is invited – Gemini or not, we’ll start around 6 and go until we had enough.

Here is a Gemini in a nutshell: (more…)

Notes from the Road

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by monikaherzig

Monika_ 41548Today is my last day on the road before driving back to Bloomington after a 10-day trip. Touring is a crucial element of being a musician as a way of finding new audiences, sell music, and create new opportunities especially at a time when music sales through retailers have become minimal. There is a romantic aspect to touring, a general vision of traveling to exciting places all over the world, being treated like a star at fancy places and full concert houses, and staying in beautiful hotels. (more…)