So my time on the metro is mostly spent pondering my life(which actually is how 95% of my life is spent) as I sit in the most lavish of travel options with the finest of LA's inhabitants. Taste makers,entrepreneurs famou....... Okay I'm joking its a bunch of broke transplants,tired moms and homeless people. I had a flash that I missed having a car and thought maybe I should take on a car payment.i came to my senses quickly though and remembered that one should never make unnecessary purchases if you don't enjoy your source of income.I do understand though that for some a car is a necessity, every situation is different. For the most part your income should be stashed and saved as you plot an escape plan. Obviously if you enjoy the way you make your income then it doesn't matter, you should spend you money however you please. If me not buying a car lessens the grip that my undesirable job has on me then I will gladly ride this big stupid orange bus. Anyone who is wanting to follow their dream or thinking of taking it more seriously the first thing I tell them is learn how to live on the bare essentials. Which of course brings us full circle back to how this blog started,sacrifice is the blood of passion.
Money will fuel your dream so you can't afford to have lots of luxuries but if you truly want that dream you'll give anything. Most of my money is spent hiring promotion or purchasing promotional items or recording or studio time, especially right now since I've been getting my artwork together which i'll be revealing later this week. Touring has been on my mind nonstop recently but that is a very expensive and fickle process. I do hope my EP sells at least a couple copies so I can start funding my full length and looking into a vessel for touring. Of course I have lustful fleeting cravings of having the finer things or cool technology or better clothes blah blah blah but if I'm not investing in my dream I'm simply working a job I hate to buy shit I don't really need. No one really enjoys being a minimalist but when it's purpose driven and focused toward a goal you'd be surprised how little you really need. I'm going to now hand down my signature recipe that's kept me alive and pouring money into my music. It's called " Survival Soup". 2 cans of unsalted diced tomatoes, one can of preferably unsalted black beans,2-3 bags of assorted vegetables of your choice I changed it up every week or so, a shit ton of hot sauce, add water and let it boil. Salt and pepper are cheap you can add those too, I just have a life rule to never add salt to anything. Sometimes I would really splurge and buy eggs, they served as a nice side dish to my world class soup.
There's so much in this world that keeps us quiet and takes our minds off of things, this can be good or bad. We should all pontificate on our lives daily I think. It's so easy to get lost in routine, mailing it in at work,watching Netflix, buying stuff. Money buys us so many possessions that comfort us and take our mind off things but at the same they sort of trap us. Not to go all 1984 on all of you but I'm so tired of forcing myself to be numb and brain dead just to make it through work most days. Maybe I'm just being dramatic but when you expect the best from yourself being uncomfortable is an everyday thing. Schematics will be my turning point I have to give that sentence a violent push into reality. I have made a vow to never mail in another day of my life, even if it's a day at work I want to be mentally present and planning how I am going to make a change. Take the vow with me, instead of being trapped by the job you don't want, use it to save and plot for something better. The key that locks the cell is the same one that will set you free.