Eviction - Update

Hey friends, I want to give all of you a much needed update.

As they say, when it rains it pours.  But in this case, the blessings and misfortunes are enter-twined together. Even if it’s a little confusing to me, it’s also just as much humbling at the same time. 

I could dwell on the bad. But I’ll refrain. I’ll grind my teeth as hard as I can from letting that happen.

First and fore most, a big THANK YOU to all those who’ve contributed to the mürmur campaign. Your support has given me a boost of confidence that I would not have been able to bolster on my own. 

Thanks to you, I’m standing up right now.

I also have not forgotten those who I’ve promised to send mürmur t-shirts to. The move has been heavily exhaustive. I promise to send out your package by Monday.

So let me get to the GOOD.

Mürmur has found a new home in a location that I will NOT be openly disclosing from this point on. If you want to be on the show, you know how to contact me.

Starting November, mürmur will also have a second home at Radio Free Brooklyn. Once a week, every Tuesday at 2pm, you can hear mürmur live on the radio.

I’ve also begun working as the host for Bowery Electric’s new podcast - getting paid to interview punk rockers whose music saved my life during high school.

What goes around, comes around.

I’m gaining new clients for my recording studio, and planning on starting a small PR firm to help those who want to promote their brand in the media.

Columbia Journalism Review is writing an extensive feature on mürmur that will be published later this month. 

But most importantly, I just wrapped up a segment with NPR’s “The Big Listen” that will air on October 19th.

I look around and ask myself, “How can I be bitter?”

The answer lies in the fact that I’ve spent so many years investing in other people, that I’m finally realizing it’s time to invest in myself.

I am now sensing a shift in my attitude. It’s especially tough for me, as I’ve always relied on my inner child to guide me through life - like a compass. To shed that layer of innocence, is something that’s very hard for me right now.

But I have to be honest about one thing. For every bad thing that has happened to me recently, something good has come along immediately after. Even though I can’t fully appreciate it at the moment, I have to keep reminding myself.

So, thanks again to everyone. And please, if you have personal ties with Kid Rock, let me know, I’d very much like to have a heart to heart with him on mürmur.

Love to all. And thank you.  xoxo

-Uluç Ülgen

(Originally published October 13, 2017)