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The Facebook Etiquette #1

I recently put up a Stephanie Rogers Band Pageon Facebook but in the process, have discovered the bald truth about the rise and fall of one's online psyche. 

What used to be my continual, open, silly attempts at witticism and flirtiness have now become simplified, softened bits of restrained fluff. An increase in "friends" I don't really know has left me wracked with status self-consciousness and I think I may have developed a case of Posting Paralysis.

Six months ago, I was posting the likes of: "the only reasons to post fb updates are to gloat or to entice. today i gloat..i got carded today! suck it under 40s!" and "Stephanie has a body for business and a mind for sin" (a flip on the famous "Working Girl" quote "I have a mind for business and a bod for sin!"). And now I am releasing stifled missives like "Stephanie needs a cool string section for recording" or "Miss Thing is Very Busy." Have I really gotten …

Toot Toot


Yikes Gal! Do you believe this? I have been transformed into "serious band leader" through aligning my band with an organization called STITELY ENTERTAINMENT. Run by Jeff Stitely, a most excellent dude, the company represents a group of high-level party bands in Chicago. They have an office in Evanston and have been on the scene for over a decade. I've worked for them as a singer a bunch and now they are enlisting my band to be one of four in their roster.

Ah, how these people are sitrring up my world of contentment and ennui!!! 

Of course, I've been a willing bandleader at parties for many years, but I've only provided music for people I know - or for people who've been referred to me by people I know - and I've never actually promoted myself as Miss Party Band Thang before. Yet, when I met with Jeff Stitely and his posse a few months ago to discuss the prospect of working with them, I felt that I was finally ready to take it awn and…