Throwin’ it back to one of the first pieces I wrote for my college magazine, 22WestMedia Magazine. I briefly touch upon the evolution we see in the music culture today, both for artists & consumers, and my excitement as a newly hired intern for KJazz, introducing KJazz’s new hip-hop/ jazz fusion series known as the “Excursions”.
Find out more details here on my article Exploring Jazz, Exploring Music written by yours truly.
Came across this on my feed.. and it had me thinking. I want to discuss this with ya’ll or at least to me efforts, put this out there.
I don’t know about anybody else but as an aspiring artist, it’s always rubbed me the wrong way (even growing up throughout the years) when people toss around words like “talented” & “legendary”. For me, I believe such titles need to be earned through time, resilience, and hard work and is ultimately defined by their own personal mission of being artist. I believe such helps is what builds merit and credibility for a true artist. Those who have been named “legends” have left their mark of true artistry that hold substance and is in essence, revolutionary. Their work has brought an impact big enough to move a massive population of people, further inspiring generations of future artists & musicians. To them it’s not about the superficial, the glory or the fame, but their sole purpose of being an artist, musician, or what have you. A creative calling to go beyond themselves and touch others. The rest follows. And unfortunately, I feel as though this meaning has slowly deteriorated over the years and shows through the quality of today’s music due to the oversaturation of today’s music industry. While I think it is a good thing that people are feeling more open to owning their artistry, I also think it is best not to forget the meaning and value behind art and being a legend. Just some thoughts, what do ya’ll think?
As promised, I told y’all I’ll be working more on my craft and sharing my journey with ya’ll. Now that I am settled in my new place, I have the equipment, time and creative space to create the work I want to create for ya’ll. Here’s a rough sketch of what I have going on so far. I would love to sell some of my art pieces for ya’ll and would like to know if ya’ll would be interested in purchasing. I could also make custom work as well. Feel free to comment and like this post so I have an idea.
Ah, my first voice over release on the radio Go Country 105FM for this week 7/15/19-7/21/19! About Scotty McCreery’s performance at the NOVO in Los Angeles!
So exciting to record, so much ahead of me I want to learn, develop, and accomplish thanks to Fred the KKGO Production Director/ Operations Manager– who has given me a word of praise and encouragement! I’d like to thank him for teaching me what I know now.
I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted for ya’ll and I apologize.. Things have been kinda crazy with my move in LA and I am only have the chance to settle into my place to get situated. For those who may not know from my previous posts, there’s quite a massive shift happening in personal and work life at the moment. My parents will be moving to Georgia in less than two weeks, and I have made the decision to stay in LA for numerous reasons. The first, to learn how to be independent both mentally and financially and second, to broaden/explore my opportunities within the music industry. I am so super passionate about music that it’s really hard for me make decisions only because I truly believe that my future belongs within the realm of music. I’ve made a fair share of sacrifices to keep me grounded in my passion and pursuit for music that at this point, I can’t afford to back down only because I have invested so much time and energy and money on my dream. I have plenty of ideas and plans that I am so eager to tackle here in LA, that I feel as though my opportunities are endless. While Summer 2019 is in full fledge, I also feel that this moment is the beginning of something so new and real to me that I can’t wait to see it manifest in the upcoming future. Can’t wait to share them with ya’ll. Thank for your time ya’ll.
Visited the other studios at work today with the assistance and guidance of our kind and welcoming radio station staff. Absolutely amazing how the behind the scenes work. This is one of the three studios our hosts air radio music, talk shows, etc. for multiple radio stations including: kMozart 105.1 HD2, KJazz 88.1FM, and GoCountry 105. Tune in while ya’ll can!