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Introducing karmeck360: A new voice in the Subdiversity universe

Subdiversity is joined by Morgan Karr and Lindsay Meck, collectively “karmeck360,” culture producers and curators.  Check out karmeck360’s bi-weekly riffs on music, media, and the live experience.

a preview of karmeck360 potential topics (in Tweets):

  • One 6th of globe knows @psy_oppa horsey dance.  What do viral videos say about us? #GangnamStyle  #MostWatched

#Fiscalcliff?  Boring.  Let’s debate #LesMis through memes.  #IDreamedAMeme @LesMiserables

  • Astronaut @Cmdr_Hadfield recorded a @SoundCloud track from space. Missing: percussion, gravity.  #spacejam  #DIYmusic

We are suckers for inspired covers.  “We are Young” performed by old computer parts.  Genius! #Fun

  • Putting your #art into the world can be terrifying.  We (and @ThisisSethsblog) are here to help.  #WeGotYou
35 Things You Will Never See Again In Your Life

karmeck360  from the mindPhones of Morgan Karr & Lindsay Meck 

New Year, New Voices, New Ideas

People often ask what it takes to be a working musician or artist in New York City.

No matter who you are, or how good you are at what you do, something very special about New York– or, I imagine, any other major arts hub– is that there is always, and will always be someone out there who is better than you. Some people find this intimidating, but for others it can be incredibly inspiring– there is always someone to learn from and an impetus to ceaselessly improve your craft.

But how can you as a musician or artist be heard above the static? How can you distinguish yourself so that you are the one that gets remembered, that gets the call for the next gig and the gig after that?

This year I’ll be exploring some of the skills and practices that I’ve observed in the best musicians, singers and artists in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville: those that I respect most– those that have managed over years to build a solid profession on being the best of the best. I’ll be interviewing some of them about their skills and sharing my own experiences and observations– and hopefully, you can share your comments as well.

For another spin on 2013, the Subdiversity blog will be joined by culture producers and curators karmeck360– (a.k.a. Morgan Karr and Lindsay Meck), contributing their own angle on the interaction between live and social media in the 21st century. More on that in days to come.


Justin Goldner is a bassist, guitarist, producer, songwriter, language junkie and lover of culture in all its manifestations. Follow him on Twitter @JusBass.