Saturday, September 8, 2018

On "The Industry"...

Someone said to me recently, whilst mansplaining and making the bitter mistake of assuming that I was some naive neophyte, that I "didn't understand The Industry" I'm "trying to break into". Said it to me because I'd stated that a song that's out right now is rather lazy songwriting.๐Ÿ˜น

Really, dude?


Here's the thang, though, Nancy.
๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพI'm. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพNot. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพTrying. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพTo. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพBreak. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพInto. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพThe. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพIndustry.

NTM I've probably ate, slept, and shat more understanding about music facts, knowledge, and trivia than that person could ever fathom. That person doesn't realise that the business has changed, or they wouldn't be so reliant on the machinations of "The Industry"-- or as Carlos Castillo would say, "the in-DUH-stry".


Eff The Industry.

Indies have proven time and time and time again that they don't need them. They can make a living on their own, and fame is just a bonus.

I'm about making a living, and doing what I love. I'm doing all the administration for my family's label with very little, so they need to go to the State Farm Arena or the Superdome, walk in, and have AAAAAAALLLLLL the seats. Any seats they want. And don't get comfy, because they will get a rather rude awakening.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

It Me...

Hey...

So, long time no hear from...

I apologise. So much stuff in my personal life has been going on. You wouldn't believe it.

Anyway, I'm gonna --again-- try to keep up with this freaking blog.

For the next few posts I'm gonna repost some of my Facebook statuses that probably shooouuuld have been blog posts, LOL. I tend to get into these stages of thought where I'll just say something that was lingering there. They might make brief blog posts, though.

Get me and you back in each other's spaces...if you want.

I did miss you.
Come closer.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

30-Day Music Challenge: Days 27-30


I SO fell off. No wifi.
Anyway...gonna keep this as succinct as possible...it's New Years Eve!

Day 27: a song that breaks your heart.



No Doubt--" Don't Speak".
I CANNOT WITH THIS SONG.

Day 28: a song by an artist whose voice you love.



Josie and the Pussycats--"Pretend to be Nice". Sung by Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo.

Day 29: a song you remember from your childhood.


George Kranz--"Din Daa Daa". Cousin used to play this a lot.

 Day 30: a song that reminds you of yourself.
 

Nirvana-- "Been A Son".

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

30-Day Music Challenge: Days 24-26



Man! I fell off again due to holiday prepping and celebrating! But I'm just gonna pick up where I left off...

Day 24 sez "a song by a band you wish was still together".




"Bullet With Butterfly Wings"--Smashing Pumpkins
Yes-- I realise the band is still a thing, but it is NOT the original lineup...

Day 25: "a song you like by an artist no longer living".




"The Man Who Sold The World"--Nirvana.

Yes, there are two surviving members, but neither the band nor Kurt are no longer with us.


Day 26: "a song that makes you want to fall in love".

I'm already there, so...

 

"The Greatest Romance Ever Sold"--Prince.

I'm so happy I got it right this time.
He is, too.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

30-Day Music Challenge: Day Twenty-Three



Hey...
Very happy because my loved one is home. Egg nog and coquitos for everyone who is an adult!

So, a song that I think everyone should listen to...

How about one of mine?




This is called "Salvage The Run". It's from my second album, due to be re-released soon.


Friday, December 22, 2017

30-Day Music Challenge: Days Twenty-Twenty-Two



Gomenasai. I've fallen off because my loved one was in hospital.

Day 20 is "a song that has many meanings for you".

This is tricky...



"Only Happy When It Rains"--Garbage.

It always struck me as a bit ironic. I mean, nobody likes being depressed, but sometimes some of those with super long-term clinical depression are so familiar with it they know what to expect and it almost feels comfortable. It's hard to explain if you haven't been there.
Also, people just always thought this was my life anyway.

Day 21 is "a song you like with a person's name in the title".




"Maria"--Green Day.

Day 22 is "a song that moves you forward".




"Dammn Baby"--Janet Jackson.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

30-Day Music Challenge: Day Nineteen



Hi...hope you're having a good time wherever you are, GNOtaku.

Today asks for "a song that makes you think about life".

This song kind of did, recently:





"Here Comes A Thought"--Steven Universe, written by Rebecca Sugar.

When I first heard this, I was in floods because it resonated with me so hard.