Not the good kind. I’m not really running on full speed. I’m talking about the “out” kind.
I’m a bit burnt out on music. Nothing excites me. I’m not going to complain about Top 40 radio, Katy Perry, Taio Cruz, Justin Bieber, the Music Industry, Apple or anything people that people might say is wrong with music in today’s iPod world.
I’m just not excited about music. What’s it say about our world when musicians have to be outrageous to get noticed? Formulas aren’t supposed to be a bad thing. Like in math, I’m supposed to know that when I plug X into a formula the correct answer is supposed to come out on the other side. Something that’s supposed to solve my problem. Not something bad or evil.
So what’s wrong with pop music? Are too many people using the same formula, or are they just using it the wrong way?
Too much of a good thing.
So as a kid I LOVED Legos. Yes, LOVED, all caps. I was the freak that didn’t want to mess it up though. I had to build exactly what was on the box. No thinking outside of the box for me. I wanted to build what I bought. So, I always admire people who just buy sets and sets of legos to build something totally random. Like a table for their board room.
All right, on a serious note. There’s a movement going on right now. The stage is being set. Taiwanese all around the U.S. are rallying around this one cause… To get TAIWANESE written into the U.S. Census. As a kid I remember having to tell people that I was Chinese (which is true, by ethnic background) but I wasn’t from China, I was from Taiwan. I’m Taiwanese. I speak Taiwanese, I eat Taiwanese food, I love Taiwanese music and culture. This is especially important in these eight states: CA, NY, TX, NJ, WA, IL, MD, and MA which are supposed to have the largest Taiwanese population in the country. There are an estimated 1 million Taiwanese people living in this country.
Check out the PSA video below and don’t forget to check the “OTHER” box when you fill out your census this year and fill in “TAIWANESE”.
Friends and Fans, forgive me for I have sinned. It’s been 2 years now since I’ve been talking about an acoustic EP, new songs, new album but 2010 is the year for them. Rather than spend a long time putting together one album and delaying the process of getting the songs to your hands, iPods, computers, and cars I’m going to be releasing multiple EPs this year. I’ll keep you updated as the process goes on, right now I’m fine tuning the new songs and making selections.
This is going to be an exciting year, thank you for all the continued support.
These words are affecting me even as I sit here writing this blog post. I’ll let you know what comes about from it.
“Go be that starving Artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 tel…evisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.”
– Jason Mraz
This has always been my favorite song from him.
Jason Mraz – “Better”
It’s been awhile since the music video for “Waltz for You” was finished, but the MYX Channel based out of San Francisco is going to be featuring the video along with an interview where Anders Lindwall (the director) and I will be talking about the process behind creating the video.
The episode will be premiering on Thursday Feb 18 at 8 p.m. and then will be airing on the following days and times:
Feb 19, Friday at 1730 PT/ 2030 ET and 2100PT/ midnight ET
Feb 20, Saturday at 2000 PT/ 2300 ET
Feb 22, Monday at 1200 PT/ 1500 ET
MYX is available on…
Comcast (in San Francisco Bay Area) – Channel 368
DirecTV (in United States) – Channel 2067
Cox (in Orange County, California) – Channel 479
Cox (in Northern part of Virginia) – Channel 464
RCN (in NYC, Wash. D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston) – Channel 474
MCV (in Guam) – Channel 16
Check out a preview here:
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