Therapy

I released my project Therapy on Friday, but because of a few technical difficulties I don’t have streaming/amazon links yet. But all the audio is up as a playlist on my home page.

I also created a couple shirts, the link to those is on the Shop page.

This is my first official project and consists of 21 poems all about love/heartbreak.

I plan to do some more online radio shows in the near future and a local run of dfw area open mics and ill definitely post that info soon!

Please check out the poems and leave me some feedback in the comment section

Also don’t forget to share if you enjoyed the project!

 

What is Amazon up to?

I know this is a poetry blog.

By a poet, promoting poetry, and business may not be my niche or whatever.

But it is one of my interests, so I’m straying this week.

A few months ago I watched a very interesting video by Nerdwriter on youtube.

He makes a lot of great content, and I’d definitely recommend subscribing to him if you have a chance.

Short version:

Amazon is creating cashless shopping software (think 3D amazon grocery shopping)

With the aim of licensing the software to grocery chains needing to modernize.

Interesting as that is, I stumbled across an article concerning Amazon and their business moves.

You can see it here.

Short version:

Amazon wants to be the “go-to” site.

Customers spend a significant part of their time on social media

In comes “Spark” Amazon’s very own social media platform.

TechCrunch went into detail on the app and its features.

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What do you think about these new ventures for amazon?

Would you use spark?

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Books books books!

I think a vital part of my writing process is reading.

I think its just as important to consume as it is to create

I mentioned it on a previous post about writers block

and i thought I’d go a little deeper and offer a couple recommendations.

No matter your interests there is are plenty of books out there for you.


  • For my poetically inclined I’d recommend my personal favorite

20 love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda

or The Rose that grew from concrete by Tupac

  • For fiction lovers I’d point towards

The Tale of  Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo

or A series of unfortunate events by Lemony Snicket (Actually 13 books)

  • If you’re more into politics or history then I’d urge you to read

The Republic by Plato

or A peoples history of the united states by Howard Zinn


When I first started to get back into reading I didn’t know who to ask for recommendations, and i stumbled across a couple videos by two of my favorite artists I’d also like to share with you

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A sea of content…

I recently watched a great video on how modern artists are getting attention for themselves now that we have an insane amount of content being produced and attention has become more and more scarce. After all, everyone can’t watch everything all the time.

He referenced this article that goes further in depth on the topic.

The main idea is this: With content becoming cheaper and cheaper to produce, almost everyone is creating content. So much so, that attention has become more valuable than content. Cue sponsored posts, outlandish antics, and social media influencers.

My first thought after all this was that as an artist, it is more important now than ever to master your live performance game.

Now I know this isn’t for everybody. But if you’d like to grow your audience and engagement, I think that the live performance is still the best route. Go to a small local open mic, if you’re in the DFW like me, I’ve got a list of great places I still frequent.

It will give you a good chance to be seen, in an environment where you’re not competing with an ever- refreshing news-feed for attention; you are the focus.

Afterwards, stick around and shake some hands, if someone compliments your work be sure to thank them and mention that they can follow you on social media if they’d like to keep up with you.

Someone who has interacted with you in person is much more likely to interact online.

This may seem like common sense, but I see plenty of talented artists do a great job on the mic, then waste the opportunity by not sharing their social media info on stage, or following up after the show.

What do you think?

Are you for or against the live show?

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Arlington here I come!

Real quick real quick real quick.

I know we’ve all got celebrations and cookouts to get fly for so here’s whats happening right now…

Just got booked for a gig at Brickhouse Lounge in Arlington

on Thursday the 13 from 6-9 PM

I’ll be doing one or two 5 minute set depending on the number of artists performing

As soon as i get a flyer and event page link I’ll post it on social media and add the event to my artist page on facebook.

Now the catch for this show is that I have to get at least 10 people through the door to see me to get my compensation

Now I’m not saying you have to go

but if you do want to swing by be sure to let me know you came by and tell the doorman you’re there to see me

(if you go online and get tickets take a screenshot!)

Its a great venue I’m excited to perform at

and I know its going to be great

Comment or @ me if you want to hear anything in particular when you come!

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Lyrically spun update

I’ve got an update about the Lyrically spun show for yall.

I talked to the dancer I’m paired with recently and got the instrumentals we’re using for the show!

They are:

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and

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I get to work with the owner of Power bar, the pole fitness gym working with us to put this show together. She’s crazy talented and experienced.

And with only 11 days to the show, I really need to select a couple poems, record, and send them to her so she can prepare!

More coming soon, but if you’re on facebook be sure to check out our event page

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