Ok, so I had a blog all written up and ready for you guys since last week but it was kinda’ dark and I haven’t written in a while so I didn’t want to come back after a month or 2 of silence with a gloomy entry (will post next week)..
And I’m off to new adventures so I figured this is definitely part of the “Indie Star” part. As you all know, I’ve been working on a new record for the last 2 years. The thing with me though, is that I’ve become very indecisive over the last few years. Hell, even before the last record came out, I had another one practically finished and ready to go. Naturally that makes it very hard to decide what my next move should be all the time because I’m always second guessing myself and not having anyone to reign me in (like a manager or label). Which just means I keep procrastinating and starting new ideas and projects. This is the kind of thing that is a pitfall (or a curse) for an independent artist. It doesn’t matter that you can do a lot of things well or how versatile you are. What matters is getting your product out there and keeping your artistry in the forefront, minds and hearts of your fan base. This is key! And it certainly doesn’t help being a perfectionist..
Anyhow, let’s just say that I’m starting to move forward and I might FINALLY have some very much needed help which is a good thing, actually it’s a great thing! So under advice of my perspective new associates, I’m looking for songs. I write, of course, and produce but in an effort to get out of my own way and to try something new, I’m taking songs from other writers and so I’ve been listening to songs for the last month and oh boy, is it EVER hard to find a good song! That’s a whole other blog, but let’s just say that it’s really surprising to me, how even with the internet being the tool it is and people having as much freedom and creative control as they would like, that there’s still not so much originality. Everyone still wants to write and sound like everyone else.. Even songs from the pro’s. Not knocking it, well I guess I am in a way, but they weren’t all bad, just thought I’d get a lot of variation and fresh ideas, but really, not so much.
I will say this, searching for songs has put me in touch with a few people I haven’t spoken to in years. Some are people I’ve always been fond of and, or admired so it’s been awesome to reconnect with them and it actually makes my heart glad. And of course, they had great songs! I recently reconnected with my high school best friend as well and another guy I was in my first ever band with who was reminding me of some of our childhood escapades and whoa! These are some stories! I’ll be sending some your way soon because you will get a kick out of hearing some of these! Boy, I’ll tell ya’ when I’m done with the music, I’m gonna’ write a book!
By the way, look for some new stuff on Youtube soon and tell me what you think.
Hey, my birthday is in 2 weeks. I’m a Christmas baby ;-)
May you all know comfort, joy and peace this holiday season.
Anyway’s, all for now.. will keep you posted. Oh, and I’m trying out a new tagline..
Love, Light & Music <3