Was the year I graduated high school.
Was the year I lost my virginity.
Was the year I converted from a Christian to a Buddhist.
Was the year I got my first music contract.
Was the year I cried in front of my friends. (I’m a grown fucking man. I’m surprised this happened.)
Was the year I enrolled in colleges.
Was the year I dreamed of finally doing; severenly the communication of most people I knew in grew up with, only staying friends with the people who are worth remembering.
Was the year I decided against suicide.
Was another year I said something I regretted.
Was another year I procrastinated more than was acceptable.
Was another year I got my heart broken.
Was another year I broke a couple girls’ hearts.
Was another year I’m glad to put behind me.
Will be the year I graduate from the AEI.
Will be the year I start performing live music.
Will be the year I forget about a relationship, and put my aspirations first.
Will be the year I reduce my social anxiety.
Will be the year with the least regrets.
was the longest, worst, and best year of my life. I’m so glad it’s finally done with.
I have a great feeling about ‘12…
Yeah, it sounds like a corny kids action movie, but give it a chance. I promise you’ll be entertained.
Since I’m recommending you that movie, I believe it’s fitting that you do the same for me. :)
Why should I be so surprised?” —Nero, Welcome Reality
J.J. Abrams never disappoints! I loved Super 8 even more than Cloverfield. You should really watch his most recent film - Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. Very entertaining.
A few days ago, Robin Blesch from WPFG Studios & WPMG Music offered me a position to be a music producer for ATX Minor Flex. The contracts would lasts two years, and the job description, work load, and everything else was crystal clear & ready to go. I just needed to sign on the dotted line.
They are three things in life I hope to accomplish. They are-
- Graduate from college.
- Fall in love.
- Sign a music contract.
By signing this document, I’d be crossing out one of the three most desired goals in my life. So it should be a no-brainer to the decision I was about to make… Yet, as I stared at the hard lines, I just didn’t feel the excitement I always envisioned. So I turned it down.
I’m not even exactly sure why, but this my preemptive conclusion to why I said no.
This was a contract to produce, create, and compose instrumentals for R&B, Hip/Hop and Fusion music for rappers and other artists. This wasn’t a contract for me to produce my OWN music under my name. I was just get credit for instrumentals, mixing, and producing. Although producing music for a living is how I’d want to live my life, the genre this contract specified wasn’t my absolute favorite. Nevertheless, a job opportunity is a job opportunity, and I should just take the position since it has to do with the music industry, right?
That was my initial thought, and I prepared to sign the papers, send them back, and climb aboard APXMF2011 the following morning. However, that night I realized I would never have the time to even consider doing this at the moment. I’m already a part-time librarian, enrolled in Texas State University & the Audio Engineering Institute of San Antonio a radio DJ, productions assistant, and promotions assistant and KTSW 89.9. Do I really need to add another priority to that list?
After wrestling with these conflicting ideas the whole night, I concluded that I didn’t. Although I would get paid producing the music, it won’t be enough to compensate for how much effort I would be putting in. Also, I would be forced to driving to Austin very often, and I do not have any idea where I’ll find the time to continuously do that. Last semester’s scheduled was packed, and I managed that adequately. But since I’m practically doubling my work load since then, I shouldn’t risk my sanity for my aspirations. So I’ll keep striving and waiting for the next opportunity.
Writing is difficult.
After installing a new operating system, converting to a different music production software, I hoped to solve the problem of latency issues with my computer. But to no avail. Apparently having a Dell Inspiron 1425 for music recording is a terrible idea.
These are its statistics:
Processor: Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
32-bit Windows 7 operating system.
I’m not even believe it’s a latency issue. I’m just trying to fix the audio cut-outs I get every minute or so on Ableton Live. They last about a second, and are really annoying. Below is a latency test I did a few minutes ago. As you can see, I’m fucked.
I really don’t want to spend another shitload of money buying more equipment. But it seems that is what must be done.
Thank you! You are quick.
Completely agree. I can’t find a piece that tops it, although the soundtracks for Contagion, The Social Network, & Super 8 are just as phenomenal.