Thinking about what life has to offer…

28 01 2010

Become a Millionaire next month. I just saw those exact words from an ad and I’m wondering why isn’t everyone a millionaire already. In these times it’s hard enough for most people to deal with this economic crisis and I would have to tell you straight from the source that being a musician is not much different either. Around the world, we were somehow taught that if you aspire to be in entertainment whether it’s going to be singing or acting, it is not something that one should pursue realistically. Of course this is not true for the very tiny percentage of people that had made it. But in my case I was raised to believe that I should have been a pediatrician.

Little kids are awesome in making up things, their imagination is free and innocent. Somehow I wish I didn’t know too much of the world we live in, it would have been better that way. I was at a store recently and I saw a shirt that says somewhere along the lines of “My career options were better when I was 6 “. It just made me laugh because to really think about it, you could be whatever you want to be. But Life isn’t perfect and one may have too much of one thing but lack another.

While watching the Tyra show today, I didn’t even know where to begin to assess the feelings I had for the world. It was about transgendered kids as little as 7.  It is normal to reject an idea that is something entirely new but to judge kids or parents or people how they should live or think or be a certain way is just something else. It’s one of things that you have to really treat with compassion. I wonder where I got my open-mindedness. I am sure that it is a number of events that had happened to me as I grow into the man that I am now.

I am really getting the hang of writing a blog regularly aside from my myspace account and there are a lot of things I still want to share, but I think that’s all for tonight. Don’t judge the book by its cover.





Writing

23 01 2010

How wonderful that blogging has been invented. I feel somewhat at peace with myself when I talk about the things that linger in my head. Thankful to the friends that I have that support and believe in me. I would have really done this a long time ago with wordpress but I was hesitant because of the fact that I would get attach with another website and so on and so forth. However, I do realize that not all people are interested in the same thing as I do. Not everyone tweets like me, or posts links on myspace or facebook.

In the next album I am working on after “Crème”, I wrote a song about the year 2100. Part of the lyrics is, What can I do…to you? It’s a question just like any other. A curious thought of what would we be doing as a form of communicating with each other. Also most importantly how are we going to be listening to music. Before CD’s were so popular I listened to the radio. It was pretty obvious that the DJs music played was in some sort of a list that they have to follow because I noticed that the most popular song would play at the same time in the afternoon.

I loved the radio but I also loved Television. I guess I’m trying to peek into the future and ask questions about the form of media we will be using. In the past 10 years, we have been introduced to the mp3 players and as we can all see CD’s are almost completely gone. The production of compact discs in my case is not lucrative at all. I am reaching out more on the web. I have noticed that people that really want to get to know me more can visit the websites I am on, as opposed to going to a record store because there are hardly any at this point.

I remember when I would hunt down the Tower Records on Sunset blvd in West Hollywood for rare maxi singles and imports. Spent hours at the other Tower Records in Long Beach too. Now, there’s Amoeba which is kind of fun to visit but I don’t like the parking situation in Hollywood. Talking about parking in L.A. I absolutely hate it.

I don’t think our bodies are designed to be sitting in the car for hours just to travel a few miles. I do understand it’s the city. But traveling from point A to point B in L.A. feels like it’s going to injure me. It’s stressful, not to mention the high rates of parking in downtown and the ridiculous no left turn rules from 4pm to 7pm in some areas of Hollywood and West Hollywood. Oh yeah they are there, and you have to be a psychic about it. I have paid over $1000 in the past just for parking tickets. I used to live literally 2 blocks from Paramount Studios and even though I have the privilege to see the Hollywood sign when I walk down the street, I have left that way of living.

Hollywood, the entertainment industry, the media, that’s all within me. I have been L.A. before I moved to L.A. is what one of my friends tell me. I did have the greatest luck to find the people that I have really learned to love and that love me back in this city. This is very rare. People that usually move to Los Angeles are here for reasons of stardom and there are millions of people that you have to rise above to let your light shine. Maybe it is all fate after all.

Talking about fate I always feel like I’m in a debate about what people say. If something goes wrong people say, “Everything happens for a reason”, but when everything goes right, people say “It was meant to be” like it is your fate or destiny. Then another is “You make your own destiny”. Quite honestly, that doesn’t really fly in my book. That’s just all so contradictory to me. I would love to see a panel of people debate on these expressions and find out which of the three they truly believe is the real deal. But then again, this is life and all three can all be taken in consideration because we live in unpredictability.

C’est la vie.