You know what really trips me out? Movies made in one time period but about another. Like “Animal House”: a film made in the ’70s about the early ’60s. It’s so hard to decipher the contexts of both the movie shoot itself and the era the film is set in. ”A Christmas Story” was made in the early…
That Samsung Galaxy commercial where the mom and kids are seeing dad off in a taxi cab and she wirelessly sends him a video she warns he “probably shouldn’t watch on the plane” is like a Rorschach test; whatever you think is on that video is exactly what’s on it, and that is how filthy a person you are.
Well, that’s a wrap on release week promotion for Born and Raised. It’s so phenomenally weird to wake up this morning at home and not in the back of a bus somewhere. On the bright side, releasing this album and getting back in touch with my fans has been something I’ve been waiting to experience for a long time now. I’m finally at a place in my life where I can truly appreciate the kindness and support, and you have shown me lots of it. Thank you for that.
As I understand it, the album is set to enter the charts at number one, which is just incredible on all your parts because there has been very little I’ve been able to do to promote it. In a world of schemes and strategies when it comes to selling something, you guys just bought music you trusted you’d like. You picked it up in the same way I made it… from the heart, no trickery. That is so cool and rare and all the marketeers in the world together can’t manufacture that. I am very grateful to you.
The making of this record was purposely undocumented, but there are a few iPhone videos and some photos to share. I figure I’ll do that here, and more often than I usually have in the past. Even if this album slides off the charts in a month, it doesn’t make it any less special to me, and we should all be digging this music together, like we would have (and will again) on stage.
with thanks and love
This has been one of my favorite shows on television for a while. One of those half hours that goes by like 11 minutes. Remember the video last Christmas with the two guys giving each other shopping lists to read off at Target? It was inspired by these guys. Too many people I know would love it don’t know about it, and as it’s told to me, a second season still hangs in the balance, SO… Tune in and check out Impractical Jokers tonight at 10… Funny and fun and good natured. Check out the show’s website here. I just like to see the good stuff (and good guys) win.
Loved it! Thanks :-)