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How my Album Came to Be

Stolen from Dictionary.com 

"PROCRASTINATE 
Defined for Kids." 
Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.


:  to keep putting off something that should be done

I'm one of those pesky "bedroom producers". I've written thousands of songs, but they all remain dormant on multiple external hard drives, either unfinished, or abandoned. I've been producing music for nearly a decade, and until now, I've never done a formal "serious" album or ep release. My songs had an 100 percent chance to end up to on a hard drive, never to see the light of day. I saw this as a problem and always sought to release music, but never got around to doing it. By the time I had a song that was 98% of the way there, I grew tired of it, and started from scratch. To me, it is much more entertaining and exciting to start a new song from scratch, than to finish and old one. This needed to change. Before this album was even conceived, I purchased a tape cassette duplication service that I could redeem before 2017. This was in April 2016. I pretty much didn't have a plan at all. I just knew that I had a concrete deadline. So, I started digging through my multiple external hard drives, and I started writing new music. September 2016 rolled around and I had a dozen or so decent songs, some were from 2015, and some were still being created. I met with one of my best friends/former college roommate to do a "Practice Mastering Session" a few days before Thanksgiving. I had around 12 songs that I really liked, and I figured that I'd make some soundscapes and interludes to stretch the 12 songs across 2 sides of a tape cassette. That might've been boring, but December was just around the corner. A month went by after that "Practice Mastering Session" and I had written even more songs and had a total of 26 tracks. Side A was now an ambitious playlist of my favorite tracks, and Side B had a few good songs, but like any B Side, it was stuck with mostly filler and skits. With just a few days left in the year, I finally submitted my Masters on December 29th 2016. I knew all along that I would have procrastinated until the 11th hour. It was a stressful ride. Everything you hear was written, recorded, and produced by myself, in multiple bedrooms, with the exception of a Lo-Fi Halftime cover of John Cage's iconic song 4'33" I really hope you enjoy what you hear. I hope my ambition inspires you to create and finish music that you love, and I hope you share proudly it with the world. I had fun making this. I laughed, I cried, some of my gear broke, I moved 3 times, switched jobs, blah blah blah blah, the whole 9 freakin' yards. This experience helped me grow as an artist and as a human being. I look forward to doing it all again and releasing more music soon.

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