I'm Pam Newman.
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I'm a writer of aricles, poems & songs. Here's some cool stuff I wrote.
Pam Newman - We Party ‘Cause We’re Alive (clean Mix)
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I have been a busy little bee lately.
If there is an e-commerce page being published somewhere today that doesn’t have something I wrote on it, they must have slipped that through the cracks. I’ve been writing like crazy so that I can have some extra money for grocieries, paying bills and buying a new pair of headphones. (Major furious fist-shakes to Coby, btw)
There has also been a serious rampage on my part of contacting music magizines and blogs. I’m spreading the word about my single, We Party Cause We’re Alive, and you know… the fact that I, Pam Newman, do indeed exist. If you know of a music blogger that features unsigned artists, hit me up in the place I have for queries, and let me now where I can find them. This also applies to you, music tumblr keeper-uppers.
I’ve got music practices this weekend, and a bunch of songs I need to work on completing. I am looking at scheduling a gig soon, too! It feels like it’s been forever, but the wait has been worth it, because I found some pretty cool bros to make tunes with in front of excited faces.
Next month, I’ll be hosting another Musician’s Roundtable at University of Louisville, presented by Awesome Every Day. It’ll be on October 15th in the SAC. I will post more about it here and on the official Pam Newman Music Facebook jawn.
As for right now, I could totally go ninja on some tacos, but I am in the process of making some breakfast food I made vanish instead. I see nachos in my near future. My chip/cheese content is seriously low. That stuff seriously fuels my creative muscles.
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“Artists are lazy.”
People who say/think that have clearly not known an artist who was actually in the process of making their craft their profession.
In order to be a successful performance or visual artist— or even a writer— and make a living at it, you really have to work hard. You will also take a lot of flack from people who work at “normal jobs.”
This is exactly the same thing I experienced as a child. I was home schooled as a little girl for a bunch of reasons, but mostly because I was extremely smart and also Black. My mom worked twice as hard as all the other moms because she had to be my teacher too.
When I was like eight or nine and kids asked me what school I went to, I replied, “I’m homeschooled.” Kids would generally respond, “So you don’t go to school?” That kneejerk reaction was just as frequent as when I introduce myself as Pam Newman and someone says, “NEWMAN,” ala Seinfeld. It’s just as clever.
I work really hard for this stuff. I write music, press releases and talk to other musicians pretty regularly. I’m in recording studios, practicing with other people and creating constantly. Yeah, I get to do a lot of it in my bedroom, but that does not mean in any way that what I do is not work.
People ask me what I do for a living, and I say, “I’m a musician who does writing on the side.” And then adults respond, “So you aren’t working?”
Not a lot has changed in the past 20 or so years.
So is being an artist the grown-up equivalent of being homeschooled? Kinda. Nobody really understands how it works, a lot of people think you’re full of shit and a lot of the same people are kinda jealous.
Me, rocking out last summer at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival.
I’m thinking about touring next summer! I really want an excuse to meet some of you, see others again, and play some awesome music!
If you are curious about my music, I’m still offering We Party Cause We’re Alive for free & generous tips, and I’d love for you to have it. You can enter 0 in the amount field for a free download! Download your copy and please put your email on my list thingy so I can keep in touch with you about tours, new releases and other intimate details I might not want to post on Tumblr, lol. I promise not to give your email away to anyone else or annoy you.
Download you copy of the song, and let me know what you think of it!
I recorded my version of Violet last night. It sounds pretty swell if ya ask me.
Reposting for Rob & the daytime tumblrs.
Pam Newman - We Party Cause We’re Alive
Did I mention that I’m on Soundcloud?
My username is PunkRockPam, although it is questionable if the music I am making these days is punk. It’s definitely rock, though!
Patrick Joyce plays the drums and bass on this track. He’s extremely awesome and I hope he is a permanent part of my live shows. I love working with him!
I love this picture.
This was one of the most difficult days I had leading up to a performance so far in my career as an entertainer. I barely managed to organize the show with the help of the people who ran the theater. We had a few acts, including bands, musicians and circus performers. Although I had spent the past couple of weeks/months pimping the hell out of the concert, attendance was very low.
The crowd was small because there was championship college basketball happening that night, and in Louisville that’s like saying they’re giving out free cars at the dealership. It was also was like, Easter weekend.
A good friend of mine who was one of the performers got all diva on me and acted like they weren’t going to perform, and then when he did perform the audio was all fucked up. The person running the audio was a sweet guy, but things just weren’t working out that day.
My Mcee was a Drag Queen who’s shtick was to insult people in the audience. The people who did come HATED it. Then, mid-show, the drag queen left in a huff about how there wasn’t anyone in the audience (After some people left because she’d pissed them off), so I took over Mcee duties although I was going to be performing.
I worked a full shift at the restaurant I worked for that morning, so I’d been up since like 6am, and I was filled with anxiety, so I didn’t really eat right that day, either. Not to mention that I’d broken up with the
mistake guitar player about 3 or 4 months ago. He was displaying all the behaviors that led to me breaking up with him. He was totally acting like a selfish, tortured artist and a complete jerk. Not just to me, to everyone he interacted with. For some reason I thought it was my responsiblity to clean up his emotional messes.
All of that bundled up into me being pretty pissed by the time we started our set.
I gave one of the best performances of my LIFE. I owned that stage, and the audience was mine. The band was on their top game, save the guitar player. I’m not just saying that because we broke up, he just wasn’t a great guitar player.
I was dressed really sexy in this kinda transparent nightgown thing I bought at a 2nd hand shop for 2 dollars, and a hand-made apron. I gave the apron away to this REALLY hot girl who’s number I didn’t get because after the show I was too busy trying to not have a nervous breakdown. Unfortunately, nobody recorded it. There is this picture, and a few others which really capture the feel of the show. I took all that frustration, disappointment and anger and transformed it into the best goddamn rock show I could give.
If you haven’t already, please download my song We Party Cause We’re Alive at whatever price you wanna pay (From $0 to A hundred thousand bajillion dollars or whatever you want!)