My goal with my new release is to be excited without being too results driven. Sometimes I get so caught up in success and forward movement that I forget to enjoy what I'm doing. Even here in California I can't feel the sun on my skin because my mind is always off somewhere scheming or plotting how I can be better or change things. That can be good to an extend but I do truly believe an empty mind is a powerful mind. I can't enjoy anything unless my music is doing well it holds everything for me. It is the platform for all of my other senses, without it I am numb a lifeless cog in a broken machine. I know i'm being dramatic but seriously without the hope of being a musician as my profession everything I see is grey and all that I hear is white noise.Any extra curricular money spent is a waste, it should go to music.
To say this EP means the world to me is a gross understatement. It will inevitably be met with shrugged shoulders and whatevers music bloggers will tell me it's not good enough and not post about it but oh well that's just part of the game. When I'm an old man(hopefully I make it long enough to be one) my music will be the bright red pedals on the dying stem. My birth right,my reason to be alive. It's been a long road leading up to this release and I have no idea what to do after this. . I do know it's going to get much harder before It gets any easier. My happiness is found in purpose, not pleasure.. Another thing I really wanted to appreciate is the artwork I had for the EP from the extremely talented Lulu Curiel and Dustin Cox. This was the first time I"d ever had really high caliber artwork and it really changed the whole release and gave it some real bite.
I want to thank all of you who've read my blog every week through this whole California adventure. I plan to keep this blog going as I've already started recording my full length album, I'd like to have you all there with me through the experience. Also thank you to all the radio stations spinning me especially KSCR, for trying to help me in this impossible endeavor.Selling music digitally is like trying to thread a needle without hands. It doesn't matter how the EP does, I'm still very proud of it and I'm excited to share it with those who care. Schematics is going to serve more as an experiment than a success. Nonetheless, Schematics is out there now, good luck little buddy, i'll be pushing behind you as much as I can. I'd also love to hear from people about the EP maybe what your favorite track was etc, so please share!