I'm feeling great today because Daylight Savings Time is here, which means the end of Winter is near and it stays light an hour longer. I don't mind the cold, but the whole "getting dark at 4:30pm" thing in the Winter kills me. Once it starts staying light until 7pm or later, I come alive. ALIVE! Anyway, let's get into it:
The Week That Was Not a ton to report from this past week. Lots of administrative stuff on my end. Also, we had the first warm days of the year and I may have decided to put off my to do list and instead go for a walk and drink a couple beers in the middle of the afternoon....oops.
The Week Ahead This upcoming week I'll be recording the stuff I was supposed to record last week...(see: the previous paragraph). But also, I'll be shooting a music video for an upcoming single! Lots of you shared that you like music videos, so even though I don't do them often, I decided to shoot one for my next release. I don't have much of a plan to be honest. I'm straight up winging it.
The GRAMMYs (Suck) So the GRAMMYs are tonight. But by the time you're reading this they've already happened (see? time travel IS possible!). Anyway people always ask me "are you watching the GRAMMYs tonight?!" and are often surprised when my answer is "nope, zero interest".
So why would someone with a career in the music world not watch the single biggest awards show in the music industry? Well, it's just that. The GRAMMYs are the ultimate representation of "THE INDUSTRY". It's more or less a giant celebration of the mega-corporate record labels that dominate the music industry and their artists (nothing against them). The same labels that control what gets played on the radio and screw over vulnerable artists with predatory record deals.
The GRAMMYs don't represent the best of the music world. They represent what the music INDUSTRY decides is best. There are so many phenomenal independent artists (and even non-independent) who are left out by the GRAMMYs. So I don't have any interest in what "The Academy" decides is "best" or what labels decide is "popular". There's SO MUCH great music out there. Who needs a bunch of "industry people" telling us what's good? 😤
Music of the Week Jon Bellion -If you've never heard him, check him out. He's supremely talented and extremely inventive. He brings all kinds of crazy production elements that are so interesting to dig in to. He proves that pop music doesn't have to be generic, but instead can be so clever and creative.
Lyric of the Week "Is it the dreams that make us real?" -LOVE this lyric. It's from a song called "Junesong Provision" by my favorite band ever, Coheed and Cambria. I kind of take it to mean "it's our dreams and passions that give our lives meaning. They make us who we are. They make us real".
Ok that's more than enough for this week. I'm still fucking with the format as you can see. I'm also trying to make these a little shorter but if you know me, you know that I have trouble shutting up sometimes. Alright then. Cya next week.
Much love, Corey
P.S. Any suggestions for what you'd like to see in these posts? Let me know in the comments!