So, with my history of inconsistent blogging, I might be setting myself up for a big let down here, but here is what I'm thinking: we, as Metermaids, are in a very interesting little time period that will be unfolding over the next couple of months, and I want to honestly document it, if only for myself, day by day.
I'll explain why.
It is pretty much make it or break it time for Rap's Bad News Bears. Sentence and I have been doing this together for three, maybe four years together. Now this might not seem like a long time tom some. But with all of the things we have gone through together, it sure as hell feels like a long time. We have had complete shit-show national tours, and we have had insanely dope national tours. We have played shows for thousands of people. We have played shows for two people. We have sat down with massive industry people who have asked us if we were ready to be famous, and we have had seemingly sure-thing record deals evaporate in front of us.
We have talked at length about how all we really want out of our experience is to be able to make music as our job. Not to be rich, not to be famous. Just to earn a living off of music. Now that is not a small wish -- I wouldn't even venture to guess what percentage of musicians ever achieve this lofty dream. Probably 1%, if that. Nonetheless, this is our end goal.
As I have mentioned on this blog before, we finished recording vocals for an EP with legendary producer 9th Wonder in November. I think everyone involved with Metermaids sees this EP as the realest chance we have at being successful in the biiiiiiiz, to actually achieve the dream of making decent money. As in, if this record can't do it, then nothing can, and it would be wise to bow out gracefully. Or semi-gracefully. Or in a weeping, heaving mess, whatever.
Not that I, or Sentence, will stop creating music. I have written music since I was 14 years old, and don't see it ever stopping. But as far as the many sacrifices that come with trying to have a real go at a career in music -- that will most definitely be doneski.
We just got the tracks from 9th back this weekend, so I feel like it is a good time to start with my little project.
This week we will head in to the studio and put the finishing touches on our vocals. From there, we need some DJ cuts -- since we share a manager with Kid Capri, his name has been tossed around as a possibility to do these cuts, but he is an extremely busy man, so we will see. But Kid Capri on the cuts would be fucking amazing yo. We're talking about the World's Greatest DJ here, for reeeaaaaaaaaals.
After that it needs to get mixed.
I don't know when it will be done and ready to be shopped. I hope soon, for the sake of my sanity. But I need to learn to be more patient.
On some "everything-but-the-kitchen-sink" type shit too, I think that we might be putting together a mash-up of our last EP "Smash Smash Bang" with the White Stripes album "Icky Thump" to release for free. I am heading to the studio tomorrow, hopefully, to see if we can do that.
That's all for now. I hope this is at all interesting to anyone.