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 ...
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.