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Hello fellow Tumblrs (?),

I’m hoping to land a writing gig with a particular up-and-coming blog as I like their approach to blogging/writing, i.e. focusing on and reviewing specific activities instead of generic touristy stuff…

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Hi [REDACTED :P]:

Thank you for your email with its link to the [REDACTED :P] Guidelines pdf.


MY BACKGROUND
I moved to Tokyo from New York City in November of 2009 and perform my
original 80s flavored folk-pop songs at “live houses” (music venues)
throughout the Kanto region. Samples of my music can be found at
http://www.dannykatz.com; samples of my writing at
http://dannykatz.tumblr.com.

WHAT I CAN OFFER TO [REDACTED :P]
As a foreign musician touring Japan, I am interested in contributing
granular-content pieces to [REDACTED :P] which review both musical
performances and the venues where those performances take place. Such
pieces will inevitably touch on cultural differences that come up
during tours e.g. the meetings, deposit/equipment rental fees,
sound-checks, different genre lineups, strict adherence to billed
times, after parties, etc., as well as the differences between Tokyo
venues/non-Tokyo venues, Tokyo musicians/non-Tokyo musicians and Tokyo
audiences/non-Tokyo audiences.

I believe these pieces will be of interest to both non-Japanese
touring musicians and tourists who want to catch live music while they
are in Japan.

ADDITIONAL CONTENT IDEAS
In addition to the above, as a 35 year old gay, Japanese/Jewish New
York City transplant, I am able to cover non-music topics, such as
cultural differences in gender performance, relationships and familial
expectations, minority “lifestyles” and the like. Finally, having
worked for over a decade as a corporate paralegal in New York City law
firms, and now employed by a Tokyo-based Japanese law firm, I can
comment extensively on the unique cultural gaps, challenges and
benefits that come with working for a Japanese business.

I hope that I may contribute to [REDACTED :P] and welcome any questions
you may have at this time concerning my qualifications and content
ideas. Thanks!

Sincerely,
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Based on the above email, do you have any suggestions for additional topic ideas (like questions you’d like me to answer that are too comprehensive for a Tumblr micro-post)?

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