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September 16th, 2016
The Past 8 Years
Over the past 8 years I have been going back and forth from short periods of working hard, to longer periods of getting distracted by life, jobs, girlfriends, dogs, family... you know the story, wa wa poor me, right?
Over these past 8 years I have written, recorded, rerecorded, thrown out, loved and hated probably two full albums worth of songs. I truly wish I had put them all out when I wrote them, no they weren't perfect, and I cringe listenening to recordings of them today, but while playing songs live, they evolve and change, possiblly into something great, now I'll never have them... and I would probably have connections and a fanbase, too. again, wa wa poor me. :'(
However!! also over these past 8 years of being distracted and scattered, I aquired quite the eclectic toolbox of skills, graphic design, web design, video production, audio production, people skills, live performance skills,
dance skills... little did I know, but all this time I "wasted" has turned me into a person ideally suited to thrive in this #$%^&* up music industry we have today.
I have an EP with 7 tracks that I love. I love them all.. no, they're not perfect, I don't have a $100,000 production team, but I love them. I'm finishing up the mixing and mastering process and I've been thinking about what to do next. Here's my plan.
4, maybe 5 of the 7, I think can kick ass as singles, I'm going to release one song and one video every month starting in November for 4 months, then release the EP in March. I put together a kick ass band with a kick ass live show, we're going to play any and everywhere we can from November-March.
Ok that just came out super quick and sounds really easy.. I've been thinking hard about this problem for months in order to come up with this plan.
I just finished editing the first video and let me tell you, from getting all the neccessary minimum people, scheduling around everyone's busy lives, actually getting through the day of, editing the footage (oh god), learning how to use new video software... This plan is going to take a lot of planning and a lot of sustained hard work to pull off!
but I refuse to let these past 8 years be for naught.
I've given myself 1 year starting this Septemer 1 to make this happen. This will be the first year of hard work in my life. See you on the otherside, hopefully I'll be famous!