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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Pulse of Naperville Music Scene – Using social media for encouragement


In today’s age of social media, I tend to see a lot of negativity on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, but I can tell you firsthand that long, nourishing friendships can happen, and they can grow to be very special. I’d like to tell you about one such friendship.

I have always used social media as a way to communicate with friends, as well as artists and their publicists. I was doing it back when something called MySpace was a thing. I connected with an artist by the name of Deanna Johnston at that time, and ended up interviewing her and promoting her work. This is when I met Jaunty Meek.

From the very beginning, Jaunty had an ambitious but gentle tone to her text. She admired Deanna’s talents like I did, and was also helping to promote her music. We exchanged emails and messages, sending words of encouragement as we both pursued our dreams of working in the industry. Jaunty had real entrepreneurial skill and heartwarming people skills to match. She would always respond to every message with a loving, caring “voice.” She was constantly lifting people up and inspiring them to think positively and keep moving forward.

Jaunty has since built D VINYL RECORDS STUDIO and also owns her own music production company called Death By Lipstick. Almost two decades down the road she remains one of the kindest, most genuine people I know. We still haven’t met face-to-face, but that makes no difference. She is one of my dearest friends, and someone whom I love very much.

Ironically enough, one of the first artists signed to Death By Lipstick and recording at the D VINYL studio is a young singer-songwriter by the name of Lexi Jones, who hails from nearby Batavia! Come back next month to find out more about Lexi!

Meanwhile, visit deathbylipstick.com and/or www.facebook.com/DVinylRecordsStudio.

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Scott "Dr. Music" Itter
Scott "Dr. Music" Itterhttp://DrMusic.org
Scott Itter resides in the Willowgate subdivision with his wife, Barbara, and their two children. Contact Scott at DrMusic@wowway.com.

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