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Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:00 AM


Hello Again Fans & Friends 


     Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. I know I haven't updated in a while, but rest assured I've been working pretty hard lately doing everything I can to try and get things off the ground. Building relationships, making connections, finding opportunities, writing new music, getting rejected, and failing - all while still dealing with my real life too! Nobody says it's terribly difficult...That's why this path is the path less traveled! However, through all the pitfalls and successes, there remains only only one shining truth - the love of music!


     Lately I've been working with Ace Michaels at Music Box promoting shows at venues all around LA. I've met a lot of really cool people and it's been interesting seeing things from the business side of things rather than coming solely from an artist's standpoint. Trying to find balance in between what the artist wants to do and what the promoters/venues need to is very delicate, but truthfully they each rely on each other. I'm beginning to understand how and why the industry is so difficult, tedious, time-consuming, backbreaking, and rewarding. That balance proves to be much more than just dollars and cents; more like reliability, sense, and sensibility which goes a lot farther.


     For those who made it out to my last show on the 21st I'd really like to extend a personal thank you :D it was a difficult show due to the technical problems and last-minute changes, but it went over well enough. And Caroline Brooks was fantastic! It reminded me that beginning a career in music I'll have to roll with the punches, until I can throw some myself if I ever wanted to. Know that your support literally means everything and without it I am nothing!! So thanks again, and if you weren't able to make it then no worries - I'll see you all at one in the future!


     Lastly, I've been kind of a recluse lately, not even talking to people much, hunched behind my laptop trying to get all the perfect tracks lined up properly. I guess in this day and age with technology at our fingertips moreso than ever before it's now common to simply make your own music without a grand studio or anything. Disappointing from the days of yesteryear but such is the run-off from the dacade I was born in. Since music is now an over-saturated market it's really tough to be heard - through all the garbled nonsense and regurgitated crap that's out there you really have to have something original that people can enjoy and get behind. So that's what I'm focusing on working towards, with extremely remedial audio engineering skills. I mean I studied guitar, not audio engineering!! So stay tuned for some upcoming tracks that I'm working on, give them a listen and share!!


     That's pretty much it - thanks for keeping all hands and arms inside the moving vehicle, there'll be land ahead soon!!


- Christian

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