Another week, another video in the can…
Wow. 19 videos. Well, 19 “official” videos – that doesn’t include the various paperstyle videos and other ones where I’m talking to people. But 19 videos is a LOT – heck, there are industry artists that don’t put out that many videos in a year, and I’ve done it in almost 4 months!
I’m glad I’ve been doing it, though, because, aside from being a way to express my music visually, they’ve also been like little postcards for myself showing me different aspects of Atlanta. Now that I’ve got a week (and 2 days) left here, it’s nice to look back and have reminders of this town.
Truthfully, I wish I didn’t have to move. I really like living in Atlanta. Unfortunately, I have to face the reality that it’s hard for me to make the moves I’d like to make in the music biz when I (a) don’t have a car to get around to various spots to perform, and (b) when you have no connections. There seems to be a better opportunity for me to get on in Washington, D.C., so I’ll be heading up there for at least the next year. My bro is a DJ, and between his ability to talk that talk and my ability to create songs that make people want to rock out (or “rap out,” LoL), we should both be able to get farther ahead in what we’d like to do.
In the meantime, I’ve still got 2 or 3 videos I’d like to film here. I don’t know what will happen during my transition period, but since I’m commited to doing this exercise for at least one year, I figured it would be wise to film some videos ahead of time just in case I don’t have the ability to film anything during the weekend of my move (though why I wouldn’t is beyond me, but ya never know!)
Last week’s song is already proving to be a success – it’s already gotten 237 views in 2 days as of this writing (the same amount of views “Obama Obama” got in its first 2 days back in June) – but I expected that to happen, given that the song deals with John McCain being a pimp. As for this week’s video, I’ve already got the idea, and I’m working out the technical details of the video right now. It’s going to be a stylistic video parody of another popular YouTube music video, put out last week by…
Hmm. On second thought, I’ll leave that surprise for next Sunday! I will say this, though: it’s for a song off my album, “The A.P.T. LP,” and if you ain’t got it yet, you’re missing out!
That’s all for now!