Two years of thought organization, boiled down to 125 pages of pure rock n roll. We’re going to press soon! #MC12 #author #musician
Hey, happy Friday. Here is the #MC12 LP and CD cover. Isn’t it pretty?
Hi, happy Friday. This is a photo of Del Suelo setlists since Jan 2017. Before this project, playing a solo set was a once or twice a year adventure for me, but all the sudden I’m trying to pay rent playing music and I’m doing hundreds of em. It’s about as vulnerable of a gig you can get, and if you think playing to 800 people scary, it’s got nothin on playing to an empty room. I began to take note on how things like ticket sales and audience attention began to impact my sense of self worth as a performer. So, I started to write “do it for you” (@neilpasricha ‘s idea) on the setlists as an attempt to extract myself from success or failure being determined by external validation. . . 👽 The psychological interplay between success in the external world versus pure creation is a really interesting idea to think about, and instead of rambling on about it, I’ll let it get worked out by the 4 burnout punk rockers over many, many beers in “The Musician’s Compass”. . . #MC12 🎵 release Sept 7 📖 sept 28. Coupla tour dates soon. Get hyped!
The band in #MC12 is called “North By Choice”. The are not a real band, but they have their own twitter account. On stage, they wear black and white striped t-shirts. Besides representing the themes of manic-depressive, day and night, (and basically the dual nature of all things) the black and white T-shirt is a fun inside joke for the two bands I’ve played the most shows with in my life: The @andinosuns , who wear black on stage, and the @thedeadsouth who wear white shirts on stage. . . I used to think that having an on-stage outfit was contrived, but after playing a million shows with the Suns and the South, I’ve come to respect the transformative power of changing into stage attire. Changing into a uniform is a unifying act that helps separate the two worlds a musician lives in. . . “The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme” is an album and a novel laden with inside jokes to all of the friends I’ve played music with, and will be available Sept 7, 2018. #MC12
Been to a thousand concerts, easy. Every time I’m at one, I wonder to myself “why do people love music so much?” Part of it to do with finding a sense of self identity; a looking into the foggy mirror of our sub-consciousness. If you want to feel a little badass, a little street, a little sexy, put on some 2Pac. You want to feel strong, independent, rugged, throw on some Johnny Cash. If you want to feel more intellectual than everyone else, listen to Rush. It makes sense to me why people who feel lost turn the to music find out who they are. Life is scary when you don’t know who you are. . . . I fuck with the concept of musical genre a lot in MC12 (“The Musician’s Compass” — our forthcoming release). I think that, as much as we like to know (or pretend) who we are, we are million faced creatures subject to our emotions, life’s changes, the daily weather conditions, and whatever the lunchtime special is in the work cafeteria. While MC12 is a project very much on theme, every song is of a different sub-genre, and ode to all of the places I once sought my own self-identity. . . . “The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme” is an album and a novel, and will be available Sept 7, 2018. #MC12
July 2017: Pre-production for The Musician's Compass: A 12 Step Programme is in the bag. New record and novel due out 2018.