Don’t Watch Me Dancing is a music blog written by Tara Joshi, a twenty-something currently freelancing and trying to figure out life post-Student. It essentially consists of me enthusing about the music I like, which tends to draw from a variety of genres. It also serves as a portfolio for my music journalism originally published elsewhere (please can someone employ me).
The blog was born out of the ashes of The Music Journal which I was writing aged fifteen, and through which I interviewed bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club and Los Campesinos! and wrote cringey, gushing reviews of numerous acts. More of the same should be expected here. I helped judge the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competitions.
I am currently UK-based, though I lived in Dublin for four years (and was the music editor of tn2 Magazine for three of them). I was nominated in 2015 for an Irish National Student Media Award in the category of Arts & Pop Culture Features writing, and am also a contributing writer to Irish music website GoldenPlec.
Oh, and it’s called, ‘Don’t Watch Me Dancing’, after the Little Joy song (below), but also because the sentiment is seemingly very… “me”.