If you’re into KC music, you might already follow Michelle Bacon. Or @michelleobacon, as she’s known in her prolific Instagram feed. But she’s also bassist for the Philistines (@thephilistines), drummer for Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds (@chrismeckandtheguiltybirds), editor at The Deli KC (kansascity.thedelimagazine.com) and a writer for 90.9 The Bridge.
So you could say she keeps busy. And now she is inaugurating the first #InkTakeover. For the next week, follow @inkkcmag on Instagram as Michelle shares a little bit of her eye on Kansas City. Then next week, look for another guest Instagrammer.
And help Michelle celebrate David Bowie’s legacy with Steve Tulipana, Betse Ellis and a host of other local musicians in The Band Who Fell to Earth: A Tribute to David Bowie, on Jan. 31 at Knuckleheads Saloon.
So, Michelle ...
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How is Instagram like playing the bass?
Consistency is key. Also, you don’t have to post 25 photos in a day, and you don’t have to play all the notes.
Do you think you connect with audiences better at shows because they’ve been following you online?
For sure. I like to think I rock out pretty hard on stage, but the moment I leave the stage, I’m pretty introverted and awkward. Social media is kind of the way I find a balance between the two extremes.
What’s your No. 1 Instagram tip?
If you really feel like you need to take a selfie, make it count. Or find a Ghostbuster.
Welcome to the first installment of the #InkTakeover. We’re handing the controls of @inkkcmag over to KC’s creative voices. Want to take your turn as a guest Instagrammer? Email Derek Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your public username.