I’m going to tell a story. It has no immediate message, meaning, or perspective, but it’s a dive into my mind and experiences as both an oncoming and established-(ish?) Musician. So without further ado; “The Two Guys Named Lou” (and a quick side-note, I will give a free full-version CD copy of my song, “The Medicine Cabinet” to anyone who can identify either of these persons named, ‘Lou’; I will not however be jumping out of cakes, doing sexy-dances)…
One “Lou” was not cool. He was plain and simple, f*cking weird. Sure, he knew people, but, he prized the boys far too much in my view, and as a matter of fact, I’d decried that it was unhealthily so very early on. And that “Lou” would say stupid sh*t. About replacing boys with girls, as they’d be easier to manage, and with better legs or what have you. F*ck you “Lou”, you ruined a ton of lives. And your friends with the bank-connects, f*ck them too. It’s a good thing that ‘what goes around, comes around’, especially regarding you. What Corpus Christi Jake said about you in Texas, rang true until the bitter end. The sweet rebellion. The nasty revelations.
The other “Lou” was cool. Goofy (but cool). Now, I didn’t care for his escapades when he was allowing himself to pal around with the big-headed, red, New York PR-midget but whatever, he’s still the “other Lou”. This “Lou” did (and hopefully still does) some cool sh*t. He listened to my stuff from tyme to tyme, and always seemed to genuinely enjoy it, which wasn’t always the case with many in the record-label paradigms etc. He never even once complained about how crazy or inventive my ideas were and for that, I can only say, “Thanks mate.” — There’s nothing in it for a man that put together some of the largest campaigns for some of the biggest touring names known to audiences abroad. And I never bothered “this Lou”. Granted, he could never convince me to join his social-adventure but all of you here who read my silliness or have followed my happenings pretty much know that I’m just far too compelled to be in the studio vs. all this media-hyperbole sh*t. Hope all is well and going strong “Lou”.
I’m tired of upcoming and stuck musicians. I’ve never been upcoming and I’ve never been stuck. I compose and compose and compose and blah, the rest of the world still sinks further into lameness and tired regurgitation of mindfulness and intrigue. I want to inspire millions not to auto-tune and write from the heart etc. but the world has been much too cynical and confused to give a rat’s anus. — You don’t have to believe me however, you should consider my words. — The rest will come and pass no matter our dreams, desires, and passions.
We could be nurturing children’s natural developments, building homes, growing our own foods; essentially, getting off-the-grid but, what you see instead are good people, swapping one fairy-tale for another. This does not mean that religion and its stories are not true etc. however, it can mean that many aspects of religious-practice are a waste of tyme. All you have to do is think about it differently and begin to approach it differently and then voila! There may be clarity and difference.
It’s almost interesting however, mostly, it’s f*cking annoying. But hej, those douche-bag rugrats, they have venom-vile, cry to defile, legions; of humans? Heir to their existence?? A problem non-researched but alas, most of the general-public is either not interested or far distracted to understand the “truer” implications behind the ‘facade’ (a.k.a. marketing/presentation). But I give you clarity, diversity, and no bullsh*t. I am the demon because…
Artistic. Creative. Entertaining. They’re not the same thing. They’re not exactly the same paradigm either (but are ultimately related in the end). All this overly politicized, politically correct jargon on steroids sh*t is for the birds, no doubt. Both the so-called mainstream and underground (i.e. self proclaimed Alt-Tech) “scenes” suffer heavily from these viruses. The ‘mainstream’ loses their minds and the ‘underground’ ‘alt-tech’ gurus/junkies seek rent.
Well, Big Brother is always winning. Someway. Somehow. The strong remain and stay while the weak simply perish. That is the way of nature (no matter how someone deems it). But for the people that jump on bandwagons; do they understand what they’re implying, enacting, or supporting? If you say, “Free speech is a privilege,” then you are essentially saying that another person’s life is at the will of a power who decides if their existence is justified because the reality is, you’d essentially be saying, “Being human and breathing air is a privilege.”
I don’t subscribe. To many ideas. To many theories. To many suggestions. I can’t subscribe. You ever read a Twitter profile that basically said, “I’m an innovator,” in it? Really? What the f*ck do/did you innovate?? I don’t think Edison’s bio would have ever said, “Innovated light by inventing the light-bulb.” — Or maybe I’m wrong… Maybe I have the whole f*cking thing wrong. Maybe I’m suppoxed to tell every Tom, Dick, and Harry, “Hej man, I’m a great innovator of sound and logic!”
One tyme, someone followed me who had, “Content focused marketer,” written in their profile. I replied back, “What the f*ck does that mean?”
They stopped following me…
Why? I wanted to know!!
Recently, one of my distributors sent out an email that said, “Get your album liner notes into digital stores now!” — Just what the majority of iTunes always on the go users were craving…
Innovation is gone, lost.
And just to prove that I’m not a completely egotistical-cynic, to a certain degree, perhaps being a Music-maker is passe.
But I dare the Music-creators around the globe to do it and outdo it, at my level.
Worry not, for I’d be labelled “cocky” before anyone would accept the challenge.
Quincy Speaks — Regardless of what someone thinks, there’s a certain authentic-edge to what Q tells. Of course, if you’ve ever “really been” in/on ‘The Circuit’ then you’ve likely heard about how much of a jive assQ can be. And because of “whom” some of the people I’ve heard this from are, I’m inclined to believe some of the items spoken are true.
All said, “jive ass” or not, this interview is precise about why art is f*cked (especially in regards to Music-composition).
A long tyme ago, it’d been something to be excited about. But now, in an era where most people just suck, be it due to the use of auto-tune on albums (which can mean the live-performance is sub-par automatically) or the overuse of back-tracking shows (i.e. DJ styled shows with a solo-act or duple/trio act) it’s just not at all what it once was. Hell, I haven’t seen an amazing musician-performance in years. Maybe some kid who plays their Trumpet or Saxophone awesomely but the basics, Guitar, Bass? Nay; it’s all for the f*cking birds. And I know, this all comes off as egotistical or whatever but this is what it has been like for me over the last three years.
I still aspire to amazing, but perhaps, from a tyme when the aspiration had meaning.
And for you people that’ll say, “Everyone has to start and learn from somewhere”, well, in this era, that’s what YouTube is for.
Then there’s always that one punk that’s like, “You can’t dictate what people enjoy”.
Of course, but I, to this day, still work too goddamned hard to feel differently (that’s meaning studio or live).
Live-Performance example (I’m playing Keys and Singing) *
This isn’t a criticism. Rather, it’s a fact based upon my last few tymes I tried to reach out to create something bigger than myself. “A ton of today’s musicians come with a built in excuse”. — It isn’t exclusive to musicians either, but they are the best example I know per this, “Disease”? — Regardless of anything, plain and simple, “It sucks”! — I got tired of carrying other people (musicians or similar) a long tyme ago. I just can’t give a f*ck anymore. I’m either far advanced or much demanding.
Always the f*cking case.
No one ever seems to be as hungry or into higher-performance as I am.
It’s some built-in mechanism that I can only explain as an automatic response.