amazing how goals shift over a span of time... Apparently 3 years ago I was still focused on getting my music out in front of people.
Thought I had found a missing piece of the puzzle. interesting... Would have been about this time that we would have just disbanded from #beforeourdayjobskillus and The Way Out because I decided it was more important to pursue freelancing Gene Media Productions.
It was an experience I needed to have
and a lesson I needed to learn.
During that time I learned that Satisfaction doesn't come from a career,
It doesn't come from an external place at all.
it comes from belief, it comes from within.
It's reflected outside once one can see it.
Turns out I had it backward.
yeah, it happens. I can empathize,I've been there too.
Doing it for financial reasons alone, for likes, analytics, or attention alone is seeking external sources of validation which is ultimately not going to bring the satisfaction you seek.
it starts within and is reflected in the results you experience because of it, not the other way around.
Don't be afraid to do some soul-searching. Don't be afraid to let it rest for a bit.
if you can't find satisfaction within yourself, you won't feel satisfied in your pursuit and it'll end up just feeling like a grind.
If that's the case, then as a creative, it might be worth exploring a different path for a while. Not quitting, just pivoting to something more enjoyable for the right reasons.
Follow your creative instinct, do what feels right to you.
Nobody will judge you for it.
Maybe after that, you'll come back feeling passionate about picking up the songbook again someday for the right reasons.
Do what you will. You are too feable to disturb my serenity. - Seneca
How does one Practice Wholeness in a world divided? What does it mean to be a "whole" self, of healthy mind and capable of making healthy decisions? As children in the developmental stages of life, the world is a place full of new things to discover, and as the child may seek to discover the nature of this world, seeks to become a part of it, one might note the abundance of questions asked by the child. Questions like why. As the child grows into 'adulthood' however, the inquisitive nature of life is forgotten. Why?
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. ”
― Albert Einstein
Once upon a time I set out to record some Drum Loops. Today I Revisited the concept.
This time around I sought help I mean, lets be honest here, It'd be better to leave the drumming to the drummers.
The Goal going in was to Sample the entire Drum kit. Bring your choice pieces, mic it, warm up. Record each drum in every possible way.
So we Warmed up, finished sampling the kit into this session here. Luckily, the setup was quick and efficient. Tracking went smoothly. we captured each Sample and then about a half-dozen loops.
Next up is getting the loops Mixed, I won't get too deep into the weeds on the technical side. Light EQ mostly. Some Minor Edits. Later, the samples will be Exported as individual files and arranged by velocity.
What do you think when you hear about the creative cafe?
I know we're not all marketers, but there's something to be said for presenting something thats cohesive. I see the whole event/community here as an exploration of creative lifestyle. a mini creative lifestyle blogosphere if you will, only each month we host an event. On the presentation side, I'm less concerned about 'branding' and care more about 'culture'. I see it almost like a 'brand of me' kind of thing, except instead of it being 'me' its instead a group of like minded people, together, accomplishing something very cool.
unplugged Acoustic performances
Saturday All Day, September 29, Join our friends @ the creative cafe are showcasing their music.
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Cody Gene Music
content what is it?
Content is the stuff we post about in relation to the event.
what is content used for?
Content is used to connect with our audience and each other, to attract people in and build relationships so that people can get to know us and what we're all about here...
So here's the challenge...
Come up with 3 categories into which you can plan your content.
for example, these are my 3 main areas of focus when it comes to creating content for Gene Media:
1- Music Mindsets
3- recording + production
After you've got three niche areas, start thinking of some subcategories within that, these might mean individual post topics, pictures, or videos.
1- Music Mindsets
Capturing ideas on the fly... hope you have a pen and paper
Remember that great idea you had while you were out on the town? Neither did I until I started carrying around a notebook for scratching down ideas.
Start collecting and stockpiling these ideas and before you know it, you'll have a deep pool of resources to draw from next time you sit down to focus on creating some new content, and the beauty part is, you'll never have to worry about running out of ideas again...
Gene Media Productions
Cody Gene is an Independent Record Producer from BC
Music Methodology & Creative Lifestyle