Anonymous asked: Music writing: any essentials for not being terrible at this/making a buck/doing you?
OH HI! Well, mainly I think “doing you” is the most important thing: MAINTAIN YOUR VOICE! Don’t copy anyone else, because the whole point of “criticism” qua criticism is having your own unique and incisive point of view to add to THa cULTcHa. As for not being terrible: READ AND LISTEN TO EVERYTHING YOU CAN GET YR HANDS ON, know your history. Making a buck will ideally come after that but creating a strong internet presence (website, twitter, tumblr, with all yr work on it) will help you as you pitch your way through this cruel, cruel world. Good luck!
doimoveyou asked: If you're the Julianne Escobedo Shepherd who wrote that article in Spin about RuPaul, I have one word: Kudos. One of the best profiles I've read in a long time, and a well-constructed piece of journalism. Fucking amazing.
HI! I AM! Thank you so much! I am really proud of that one, and really excited about it even still. (Also, stay tuned for my extended Q&A with the one and only Michelle Visage, who I want to be when I grow up.) If anyone else is reading this and feels like reading a 5000-word profile of RuPaul Charles, HERE YE BE.