Come on. We know you have it in you. Your voice, that is. Tell us why your heart beats (okay, and how that might have something to do with money or music!). We want your stories.
It is recommended, though not required, that you e-mail Butler first with any queries regarding ideas for articles.
Figure 200-500 words per article. Good prose. Genuine narrative. Photos are cheerful, though not a must.
Narrative Bent – Around Money & Music
On music, it's about three things: people, music and venue, in no particular order. I myself am looking at things from the eyes of a middle class (a la Boulder) forty something white guy, who likes a friendly interesting scene, preferably one where you can sit down from time to time or where the folks at the bar smile and talk to you. If you imagine I'm talking about the Bowery Ballroom in The Village, you're spot on. I’ll take a good solid band (say Gov't Mule) in the Bowery, with its friendly crowd, over a big name band in a cavernous room, standing all night in a state of irritation while I gradually lose ground to rude drunk people pushing their way to the front.
Of course, you need not be middle-aged, caucasion, male, or middle class to submit fresh ideas. Maybe you’re someone who loves the madness of the fray, and invariably ends up pressed against the stage monitors. Tell us about that!
On money, it’s about the stories. Money anecdotes from all walks of life are fascinating: what it was like to talk to your aging parent about money? Wealth transfer? The money under Aunt Tilley's mattress?
Personal and family finance, sociological issues or observations are appreciated. Economic and market views are less interesting (in part, because I'll probably hog this portion of editorial), but all else is fair game. Quirks have a place--you know, all that stuff around friends and money, bills, bar tabs, golf bets, the loan of five dollars that was never re-paid, what have you...edgy is always welcome...humor is rarely wrong!