Long Time No Blog!!!!! (my bad… )
Summer’s gone, fall is just about over too. It was a long summer. One I’ll never forget. You know the saying, “The show must go on”? Unfortunately its true. Even when we think that we can’t, we must. Altogether I lost 5 loved ones between the months of July and November. I’m praying no more for a looooooong time to come. . . . As I’m sure you can imagine, that took a lot of wind out of my sails, but it’s truly time to get back at it.
Many things are finally developing for me. Since my last Blog, I’ve been working quite a bit with Kurt Farquhar. I mentioned him in a previous blog. He’s the founder of TrueMusic. http://www.truemusiconline.com They place a ton of music for film and television. If you’ve seen it on Prime Time tv, TrueMusic is probably behind the music! The process of getting a song placed on tv or film is quite different from anything I ever imagined. I won’t bore you with details but I have three songs that have been accepted and should be placed!!! Where? What shows? With whom? Your guess is as good as mine but. . I really don’t care! Its all good!
Ok, I’ve already used one cliche. He’s another, “Small world”. During a meeting with a TruMusic attorney, I was asked if I was the MC Burton from Grand Rapids, MI and do I know Mike Starr. Here I am in the most import meeting I’ve had this year, I’m already nervous and this question pops up? Surprised would be an understatement if describing my reaction. 3rd cliche, “to make a long story short”, the person who set up TrueMusic’s computer network and server systems is a friend of mine from back in Michigan. Mike and I go waaaay back – longer than I care to mention. I hadn’t spoken to Mike in close to 20 years! Mike used to record in my studio back in Grand Rapids b4 I moved out here. How crazy is that!!!
Anyhow, Mike and I were working in the world famous Westlake Studios this past weekend. Westlake Studios has hosted every Grammy winning artist you can imagine. To think that I was working in the same room that Michael Jackson once graced, is way beyond cool! They even had a special balcony that was built just for Bubbles (remember him, the chimp?) so that he could watch Michael when he was recording. weird but true. . . . On another front, my buddy Mike Bara has released his second book called, “The Choice”. Show some love and go get it! It’ll make a nice stocking stuffer!
http://www.amazon.com/Mike-Bara/e/B003UU78RK Mike and I have been working on his independent film, Tech Support. However, due to his book tour and speaking engagements, the film production has been postponed until after the new year. I guess my Oscar winning performance will have to wait. . . .
I can’t believe that the year is drawing to a close already! Christmas will be here before you know it, then its “2011″, then we’ll all be in debt for about 3 months or more and then we’ll do it all over again. Well at the least my company is up n running and finally making some noise and creating some recognition for me. In just a few days will be my one year anniversary since I left Corporate America. I used to ask myself, did I do the right thing by leaving. I don’t do that any more. ; )
Have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season!!!