I feel like a dinosaur ...pretty silly to say but I remember the days of MP3.com back in the 90s when all the lil indie musicians would come together under one beautiful online umbrella and everyone would listen to music and buy albums and people were so enthusiastic about so many of these new artists striking out on their own and creating such awesome new music.
then Myspace came along and it was again fairly glorious spot under the sun where people would come and check out all cool new up and coming artists...there was an air of hope back then.
well friends, nowadays things got so complicated, the modern media somehow got more convoluted and confusing and saturated leaving most to just basically give up and navigate the most mundane of websites. I hope better days are to come, the music industry (from what I gather since only Lady Ga Ga's and overrated indie alt rockers need apply) is in a sad state of affairs.
However, some websites still are trying to pick up the pieces...Last.FM has still held up and become a last bastion for people discovering great artists...and Sixty One has tried and I think will eventually catch on beyond its niche of followers.
I still stand after 10 years of recording music and performing, and I'm just getting started.
I'm going back to school...for music, and this time I feel prepared and excited to get back into an active community and become motivated again to well...do music again, play live and get this fn show on the road already. I've recorded enough music for now (2 studio EPs and over 12 self-produced albums if you want to hear my life's story at Last.FM) I'm going to school in Boston and I feel like this is a new beginning for me. I truly feel like my life is getting re-started now, and for the best. And ya know, I'll probably learn some new things ;) become a way better musicians now that I know my own identity and it doesn't have to get washed away in the muddle of learning how to play when you already just want to play the words and melodies in your head.
So...I'm off, and I hope to see alot of you during the journey, either on stage or off, we'll find a way to make things feel as great as they did for me back in the 90s when the future was exciting, the future is exciting again, I'm done with a dreary existance and refuse to be a product of the world's most negative changes happening today... we can do so much better than this.
much love and peace,