Los Angeles is a very strange place, I can't help but feel as if I've sneaked in uninvited.I thought I was coming here in search of LA and that it had answers for me. In reality, this place is a gigantic mirror pointed directly at those who enter. You try to focus on the expanse of this gigantic place but it's funny how it leads you back to looking inward. Why am I here? What do I want with this place? What am I all about? And through these questions you start to mold your journey through this interesting slice of Earth. I also would like to point out the hidden sort of caste system here, if you don't make a certain about of money you can't live in certain parts of town to keep different income levels in their predetermined places.It exists everywhere but is so much more noticeable here.Now pertaining to my journey it comes to one question that's been asked here 7 gillion times(yes, really that many) how can this place further my music? I guess I have to network,Ughhhhh I have to interact with humans I don't already know. "Hey man so uh you like do music around here?" That may open up lines of communication that could then lead to something blah blah blah. I guess that beats my previous opening sentence " Hi I'm Hythum, can I sleep on your couch?" Anyways, I could beat down empty clubs for years and years until my soul is sucked dry and I end up desperately covering top 40's hits to get stupid people through the door but I just don't have that kind of time. So i'll try a myriad of different ideas some conventional and smart, others are unconventional and probably a waste of time but all of them require people giving a shit about me or my music which is tough for anyone now a days. I'm going to try some PR and some grassroots promotion,hell maybe even some busking(I know, gross).Everyone thinks they know what people want or what they want to hear but in realty everyone is different. My mind state is that even if i grow by connecting with even one person a day and they dig my stuff mission accomplished. I used to think that people either think to small or too big with music but you really have to marry the two schools of thoughts. Given what do I know but of all my time of promoting music I have finally learned that it's good to have very big goals and plans with lots of small moving parts inside. I will be having copies of my demo made and soon I will also stop being cheap and actually start putting promotion behind this blog. If you think you have any cool ideas of how to further spread my music I am humble and all ears reach out tell me what's on your mind or topics you'd like to tackle with the blog. Or if you want to complain to me about my run- on sentences and punctuation errors, then well come at me bro. For now, I leave you with this thought, success with music is kind of like that part at the end of Saving Private Ryan when just as Tom Hanks is shooting his pistol at the Nazi tank it explodes after being hit by a bomber plane above. Now that is either my best or worst analogy thus far.
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