‘II’ is selling like shit. It’s sometimes frustrating being so deep underground, you do these things, and they are good, even your insecure self thinks so, and while there are costs involved you recoup nothing. Help would be awesome. I’d quit the whole thing if that were really a possibility, but the drive to do something, anything, produce something for the ether rather than simply continuing to take. And although ‘II’ is selling like shit, you keep on keepin’ on and there are a few projects coming up.
First, The Catalina Wine Mixer is going off. A real designed event, and it’s gonna be small but top-notch. Considering The RA Affair, fuck ‘em. The CWM will have a catered VIP section. Hopefully, NS can come spin 45’s again, that was good, although not cheap – well, considering, actually, fairly cheap, though the DJ gets paid nonetheless. Also, I gotta do a real gear once over, and that’s a significant cost, even simple needles for my TT’s costs add up. Hopefully The CWM will go down earlier in the new year, I’m thinking Valentine’s, because chicks like to be taken places like The CWM on February 14. Though that’s tentative at this moment. Nonetheless, The CWM is gonna be groovie.
Also, (and I shouldn’t really be doing it,) I’ve started work on a third collection; this morning I had the idea to make it a concept, and in that case, as it would be my first concept album, I’d probably want to make it an EP. But I’ve got a few new racks of instruments I’m psyched to work with, and my mixes are just getting good after all all this time. However, much of my gear is broken, if not most of it, but tools ought not to shoulder all of the pressure.
Another 2th go-around is also gonna happen. It’ll be, however, a remote studio project kind of thing, so it’s hard to say what that’ll be like. However, that’ll be fun. It’ll be good to collab again. And even though it pains me to say it, at our level, I think 2th should modernize and use DJ controllers rather than the TT’s. It’ll just be more conducive. I’m so torn, I’m at that point where my 12’s are fucking cumbersome. But I love them so, what should I do? I’m looking at NS7’s.
Lastly, and this is the unexciting part, I started a day job but it’s mixing. I’m riding faders in the A/V industry for a pay check. Though, it’s not enough, I need something a little more, I want to be a boss. Not bossy necessarily, but autonomous for sure and working a paid project to my standards.
Here is a demo from my upcoming third collection and/or a promotional device I’ll use for The CWM: