It sucks to be ‘just’ a DJ

It sucks to be just a DJ. No seriously, if you can’t be the number one DJ, or the best DJ, known for something, then you need to be the fucking cool DJ, or the really hip DJ with a lot of fucking people who like you for some reason or another. In the least … Continue reading

“Just smile a little bit, it will help…”

11:33AM – Brooklyn “Just smile a little bit, it will help,” said the lady walking past me perpendicular as I approached the corner. Is she talking to me? The lady behind me laughed.. There was no way the first woman could have seen the woman who laughed. So either that woman was speaking to me … Continue reading

“I realize we spent countless hours…”

MARK COLANGELO – “I love making music, but make no mistake; it’s hard work.  Invisible Garden has put out two EP’s. Looking back, I realize we spent countless hours writing, recording, and mixing, but virtually no time promoting. That part was boring, and I didn’t think it was important.  I used to believe that good … Continue reading

Keys to Success: Quality Work and Truth

#TRANSFORMTODAY

DAN MUNOZ – “As an independent artist, the key to success is putting out quality work, and always being true to yourselves. That will shine through in the music and more often than not, people will be drawn to that realness and truth.“ That is the truth, over the past couple years, KB Jones and … Continue reading

Press Pause Play | Being an Artist in 2013

Being an artist is not easy these days. Nor is life that easy for marketers or consumers as well. Through my daily roller coaster quest to develop as a professional creator, I constantly seek feedback, engagement and inspiration. Here is a great film that really captures the challenge and opportunity of being an artist in … Continue reading

SXSW 2013 – An “Almost Ordinary Experience” – Captured by Ian Mitchell

An Almost Ordinary Experience

According to Wiki, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States. SXSW began in 1987, and has continued to grow in size every year. In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days, with SXSW Interactive lasting for five, Music for six, and Film … Continue reading

Focus on what you have…

Focus on the Now

I read a post this am by @MattChevy that reminded us to focus not so much on the end destination, rather to focus on the day-to-day, or the journey so to speak. I guess this is contrary to common wisdom which tells us to focus on our goal, and the rest will happen. The truth … Continue reading

@Garyvee vs. @Koshadillz | sxswi 2010

As what could arguably be, a perfectly set-up ending to a legit keynote by Gary Vaynerchuk (as if he wasn’t going to deliver) Kosha Dillz took over the mic and dropped a dope freestyle rhyme.. Check it out: