I'm so thankful to my family and friends. Thanks for coming to celebrate with me. Thanks for putting your good energies into my life. Thanks for blessing me as I turn 25 and charging me up with more than enough positivity for the journeys ahead.
School assignment for time based media course. "Select an artwork presented in class, or approved by the teacher, or select your own artwork. Referencing our foundational readings (Benjamin and McLuhan), discuss how that artwork's medium or mode of production affects our experience of the piece." I had fun with it decided to look at Kendrick's newly released music video for ELEMENT. This paper made me uncover some interesting themes in the song, I think I'm on to something 🤔
Was meeting with someone today to introduce them to LOUD! They were super excited with it and in talking asked me send him some music that I was into. So I made this list of songs. These are songs that over the past couple years have gotten me excited. The artists, the culture, and the music keep me motivated, keep working on making LOUD a reality 😁.
Good news is on the way 🙏🏿🤞🏿😝 in the meantime check out these songs, aka the life blood of LOUD.
I’m proud to say I have 26+ artist in LOUD’s Music Group. I’ve secured $1720 in funding; LOUD has been viewed 1207 times online; has 103 followers despite not officially launching any social media; has 100% positive responses and every day I meet people that love the idea and want to be apart of building it.
Apple music, Spotify, etc make this assumption that paying for a service is related to someone's willingness to have the service. Its something they've learned from the flawed but prevailing economic theories in North America that are used in our brand of capitalism. The truth is how much money someone exchanges to another person for a good or service has nothing to do with their willingness to pay, and more to do with their ability to.
Following my strategical failure in Ottawa where I put far too much faith in incubator programs even after I accounted for anti-blackness I'm switching my approach for LOUD in Toronto. I'm no longer asking for funding. I'm hitting the ground and going straight to the people LOUD was made for. This is an update for folks interested in the project so please hit me up and share your feedback!
I'm about to bring my 2nd ONYX project into the world, but really the first project thats actually very personal to me. It's called LOUD and it's important for me to bring it into the world with its purpose clearly defined by the experiences that created it. It means a lot to me that your reading this post. Keep me in your thoughts and I'm glad to be receiving your positive energy while I put it into the world for the first time tonight :)