The President and Rick Astley

30 01 2010

Facebook has a funny way of putting you back on memory lane. The fact is when I see all those people that I know but no longer in touch with.  It validates that  I really don’t have anything in common with them. They used to know me, I used to know them but other than that, I feel that they were lucky enough to be around me. I’m having a bit of a vain moment… just let me be 🙂

I was watching MSNBC at the gym a few hours ago and there was this really interesting question to the president. A lot of it actually was more like statements or assumptions that this current administration had increased the unemployment rate from the last year. The president had responded in a very comprehensive way.  I’m not really big on politics, but if you’re going to ask a question, make sure you don’t embarrass yourself on national television.  I have also been tweeting a lot about this whole Democrat Republican business. I personally think they should just all get along and solve this ridiculous crisis.  Enough with the … well your stimulus plan didn’t work so try ours. Really? I thought you guys were all smarter than a bag of chips.

So I did mention I got some tapes from Goodwill and I picked up a Rick Astley album. Why do people dislike him? I don’t think his songs were that bad hahaha. I remember it was such a big hit when I was in 6th grade, or maybe 5th. I always sing along when I hear this song.





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.





Je suis

23 01 2010

As  I go through the daily ups and downs of life,  I can’t help but to always think about what had happened, what is now happening and what is going to happen. That is by the way the true meaning and  essence of  Vampland. It would take a while to start in the very beginning so I will just blog about what is going on because it is inevitable that I will go back and forth about my past, present and the future.

Today, I got some awesome news from CDBABY that they are going to give $1 for every CD sold to the Haiti Relief so I have tweeted about it and  also entered information on Facebook.  On Monday, January 25th, 2010 marks the 1st year anniversary of the “Voyage” album. A project that has been really close to me because I have worked so hard on it for 4 long years and it holds so much meaning and history.

I have learned so much about myself over the years as well as being in the music business. I’m glad that in the internet age, people have the opportunity to do things like release an album without the help of a major label. I feel that my music has reached so many people around the world and this is by my never ending pursuit to get it out there.

Crème should be due in the summer maybe earlier. I am still waiting for the right time to work with the right people for the album cover. I can also say that I am waiting for me in so many levels. I always have an abundance of ideas for creative work and this is something that I feel very blessed about. I didn’t choose to be this way, I just remember to always seem to be in my invisible space as a child. I’m sure people thought of me as different, there are times when I don’t understand myself and I do my own psychoanalysis.

Someone told me once that I want to convince people to think like me but I think that is such a false accusation. I don’t want people to think like me then what would the world be like. A part of me is always in dream land. I am very capable of accomplishing things that I put my mind into. However, it won’t be as exciting if everyone was just like me.

Je suis Monsieur Vampland