Non-creative people need a business model. They need to know where to go and where not to go. Why? Because while they appreciate creativity they are not familiar with the source of creativity. There fore they study what has been done time and time again and use that as a business model. Creative people are free as the wind not conforming to any rule. Thus the dawn of Hip Hop where radio station and labels told Russell simons that people don't want to hear a beat and someone rhyming over it. "It hasnt' been done". Now that beat with rhyms is the rule. You keep following and looking for a business model instead of following your instinct. You want to be told how to think, how to write, how to mix, how to everything. Cause you only know how to follow. Once you break out on your own. You could be the next big thing.
Sometimes you have take your self out of what you like to give the song what it likes. Some people like guitar so guitar is in every composition and in every song they write. So when asked to do something else they may be lost cause they've been taken out of their comfort zone. By leaving your comfort zone you actually raise your value.
I'm a keyboard player but I've been known not to use keys on songs. I'll use guitar or strings instead. Our job as producers is to give the song WHAT IT DESERVES.
I've recently had a friend transition from this life into the next. It is hitting me slowly but it is hitting me. I will never share the same stage with him in this life again. I will never laugh and hear his jokes and stories about growing again. I will never hear his drum playing again. That is what makes me sad. However, I celebrate his life and spirit that he has left behind. Thank you for being my friend Travon Potts
No matter who is elected our leader we must figure things out. We decide what effects us or what does not effect us. We always have a choice. Create your art, be yourself and represent love in all occasions. GET LOST IN FINDING YOURSELF.
Inspired by Dae-
The killing of black men is not new. It's been going on for years. It is the use of social media that has brought it to the light for this generation. As a black man I do feel the anxiety when being pulled over by police. I don't know what the outcome will be. However, I was taught to be who you are. If you go out don't going out being or kissing ass so you can live. Go out with respect by being yourself. This relieves my anxiety and I fear not the police. I actually feel sorry for the officers. Mainly cause they've been shooting innocent black men and omitting the generally ignorant criminals of the world that are white and black, Asian, Indian, Mexican and the like. This to me shows fear on their part. The police are scared to the bone. When ever you kill someone that is #1 Unarmed and #2 Shot in the back that is a cowards move. In the Old West you were just foul for shooting someone in the back. I don't know the number of days I have on this earth but I do know that I am unique to this skin when you look underneath this skin. Death is only the graduation to next experience. Bullets seem to be the diploma.
If I new I only had 57 years on this earth to do my thing. And all that I desired to come to fruition did. To be the tolstoy for millions of people inspired by the art fed from the universe then yes. That person has gone into infamy now. To be studied by new and old to come. I don't mourn I celebrate a great career and life.
I'm a musician/spiritualist
Some of my thoughts are not my upbringing but my experience through life. I'm open to learn so feel free to comment.