Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
There is silence now. But like John Cage said, there’s never truly silence. It’s quiet but I hear the horn section of “All Around The World”, the drum fill, and Liam’s “PLEASE DON’T CRY, I NEVER SAID BYE!” I see flashes of a dream of me in the middle of an arena with a thousand others. We are all gladiators. But the battle was not fought there, nor was it fought throughout the course of the past four years; It is waiting to be fought now and tomorrow and the next day after that. The construct of our future will give light and ultimately shape our triumphant moments. I know these moments will come. But this does not mean that gladiators are not afraid. The emotion of the day has take its toll on me. I was sleeping before but you can sure as hell be assured I won’t be sleeping for the rest of my life.
My hands are sweaty, my mouth dry; But every warrior or gladiator that does not doubt him/herself at least once is not human. I hope the shell shock to be a side effect. I have books to read and many things to learn this summer and yes - Maybe a few tears to shed.
- Me: Do you know who Al Jolson is?
- John: Is he related to the Pokemon Jolteon?
Step 1: Write a description, preferably one or two paragraphs. In your description, tell me what you want your song to be about. It can be a retelling of a true life event, an unrequited love, a weird dream you had, an ode to your cat, how the man is really getting you down, how Star Trek is so awesome and your friends just don’t seem to understand, etc. The topics are limitless!
Step 2: Email your name, description, and whether you would like your song to be ACOUSTIC or ELECTRIC to email@example.com with one (or more) of the following in an attachment:
“WAY TO PAY”
A) SOCIAL MEDIA PROMO - Show me proof (i.e. a screenshot) of you sharing my Facebook page. The screenshot should be a share on your Facebook page, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Even if ya wanna do a nice write up, gimme a little promo… ;) All help is appreciated.
B) SEND ME ARTWORK! - I cannot stress this enough. I know a good lot of you are wonderful artists. I’ve seen your drawings, paintings, computer graphic designs, and would love to see more of your talents! Design me some album art, a portrait, or a picture of some kind of with “Roe!” on it (Who knows? It could possibly be used for a future T-shirt design…) and you got yourself a Song Shop song.
C) PHOTO SHOOT - I’m in dire need of some promotional photos. I mean, I guess I could just take selfies of myself all day but something tells me it just wouldn’t be the same. I know many of you are talented photographers, so let’s partner up! If you’re interested, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can plan on meeting up whether it be in Nutley, Mahwah, NYC, or some other cool locations you may know of. Even if it’s just me, you, your iPhone, and some Instagram filters - I’m down.
D) INTERVIEW - Are you an aspiring journalist? Have a music blog? Let’s set up an interview! We can do it however you’d like: Meet up in person (pen&paper, audio recording, video recording), talk on the phone, Skype/Google Hangout, via email - YOU CHOOSE. Send me a link once the interview is published (along with your Song Shop description) and you got yourself a song
E) MUSIC VIDEO - Are you a film maker or just handy around a camera? Make me a music video! We can set the video to either one of my previously recorded songs (check out my catalog here) or we can even set it to your Song Shop song! However you’d like to do it! Also, I do not necessarily need to be in the video if by chance we can’t arrange a time to meet. You have complete artistic discretion here so use it however you like. This can ALSO be a recording of me playing a song live somewhere. It could be at a show or we can arrange to meet somewhere/anywhere so you can record me playing.
F) If you think of anything else other than what’s listed above and would still like a Song Shop song, please email email@example.com
1) You have an option of purchasing the HANDWRITTEN LYRICS of your own personal song! CLICK HERE for more details. Payments can be made via my Bandcamp site or can be made directly payable to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal. If you choose the latter, make sure to include your address in the message box.
2) If you do not specify whether you would like your song to be acoustic or electric, I will choose the one I think fits best :)
3) I will email you when I get the request and then again as soon as the song is complete
If you’d like, please check out my BandCamp page to listen to some of the tunes I have on there and get a feel for my songwriting style.
Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com and I will do my absolute best to help you out!