I’m Mandisi and I do too many things. I play the drums, write music, and write speculative fiction and poetry.
If you’re at all interested in what I do, and want a bit more exclusive access, I’m currently building up a Patreon Page here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=639089.
The idea is to post more behind the scenes material to paying patrons. This might seem strange to many, but the reality is music and writing pays the bills for far fewer people than you might think. Basically, if you’re not Taylor Swift, or J.K Rowling, you’re pretty screwed financially. And even some of those people generally make more money off ad appearance or having material converted to film, than they do from actual music or book sales.
It’s sort of an open industry secret that generally doesn’t get communicated to consumers, as it would break the whole facade, of the dreamy, and highly inaccurate, “artist’s life” they’re constantly trying to sell you. Luckily, with the rise of self-funding, and artist independence, more and more artists are opening up about their financial and industry difficulties, and going directly to fans for support.
Currently there’s a short excerpt of my latest short story, Haunted by The City, which is officially unreleased up. I intend to keep adding more exclusive content as I go along, including drum grooves, snippets of songs I’m working on, and other complete material that I don’t release through official channels.