Here we go! This Saturday I'm releasing my first album and having an art show opening in West Seattle from 5pm until 8pm at Mind Unwind Art Gallery in West Seattle with live music by JG HOBBITSAUSE on the 1s and 2s... STOKED!!!
It sure has been a fun November preparing for this thing. I already have enough griptape art for the show, but there was so much more that I needed to do.
In the music department...
Earlier this month I submitted my CD digitally to 25 different online retailers including iTunes, Amazon,Google Play, and Spotify through an awesome website called Reverbnation. It will be available soon, I just don't know exactly when. I've read that it usually takes anywhere from a week to six weeks, so we'll just have to see. I'll continue checking everyday.
Just yesterday I finished up burning and labeling 30 limited edition CDs for the show. Man that was tedious. Gotta do what I gotta do right? I found out that this is how you do it when your pretty much flat broke.
I'm so happy that my ridiculously talented buddy Joel Goreman is gonna come out and play some music on his turntables and other musical equipment. SHITLLBERAD!!!!
In other non-artshow related news, I made some videos of me playing instruments at my house. One morning while foolin around on the keys, I noticed that the snares on the snare drum were vibrating like crazy when I reached a certain frequency on the organ. I thought it sounded cool so I set my phone up in my shoe nearby and started recording. After I got done playin' the organ, I walked over to the drums and played a little bit of what I thought might sound cool behind it. I took the footage from my phone and layered it in premiere so the beats lined up, and it turned out like this...
(yes i know the sound quality's bammer, but hey, it is from my phone)
This sparked an incredible idea that I want to make a reality, but in order to do so ill need about 8 HD cameras, and some quality recording equipment. In the mean time, I made been using my phone to make these to give potential investors an idea of what I'm going for.
This one was a lot of fun. It mostly lines up :)
So I've been tryin to learn one of my favorite songs on the guitar and keyboard. I wanted to see how I was doin so I recorded myself on my phone. After I got done, I thought to myself why not just make another Solojam vid with it so i did. This is what it looks like.
Just imagine these with like 8 or 9 angles that I could cut to, and audio quality that's second to none. It'll be sick trust me.
In the Art Department...
Got a few new pieces to share for the show in 2 days...
I'm gonna have a whole bunch of stencil work that I've sprayed on pieces of my miniramp from my backyard. Here's one of the designs....
Gonna have a few paintings to show off as well. Here's one of em' im still workin on....
And lastly, of course I'm going to have more boards that I've dotted.
Aaaaaand that's about it as far as art goes, at least for now. Ill post another art preview tomorrow...
Aaaaaand in the Skateboarding Realm...
Not too much news here, besides the fact that it seems like Nomadic Skateboards went belly up. The owner of the company is pretty much over it, which SUCKS because hot damn that company had potential. I spent hella time designing product for him too. Dude hasn't responded to any texts or phone calls since I sent him these designs.
I tried to help this guy out because he was doing a shitty job at representing the company, and he obviously needed a hand. I started reppin for him, got boards into hella shops all throughout the northwest, took orders, delivered orders, picked up checks, filmed, collected footage of other riders, made videos, uploaded videos, broadcasted videos, designed postcards, designed catalogues, designed products, etc... apparently all for the experience. At least I learned a bunch of stuff. So I guess that's rad.
Oh well, it's probably better this way. Dude was hard as fuck to work with. I haven't ridden a Nomadic for about 2 months now, but on the flipside, I just received a few decks in a box from element... all I gotta do now is film some shit on the boards and send the footage to em and my homie over there will put in a good word for me. STOKED!
In other news, here's one of the latest tricks that I've learned...
Hokay thats all for now!!! I gotta go!
Thanks for checkin in,