Saturday, May 4, 2013

Once Upon A Time

Derek G

Once upon a time in the Music realm, there was this chick, oh yea that would be me. This chick LOVES making Videos and attaching Music with them. Ever the student and always learning new stuff this chick ran into the RULES of You Tube Enforcers! They say... "Hey Chick! Stop using this Music or we will shut you down!" Very frightened by the Enforcers of Video and Films she runs to her Friend Derek G, and says "Hey D' what should I do." D' says don't sweat it do your own Music and the Enforcers will shut the hell up. The chick then says, but I don't have any keyboards or technical stuff to do Music. The D' ever so cool and never frazzled threw two links at the chick, one for Sony Vegas and another for Reverbnation, and calmly says go for it, if you need help let me know.  


A brand NEW world this chick enters full of NEW adventures after working her way up to Sony Vegas for Films and Video and adding Sony Acid [for Music] to her arsenal of creativity. Ever the helpful person, Derek of Feed The Fire Films, was always there for her to help her with developing her craft if she needed it. At that time the chick set up her profile at Reverbnation, and had lots of questions and lots of doubt. Comfortable with the Music she wrote for Film she was never quite comfortable with a format that shared her Music with the world so to say. She wondered if anyone would understand it or like her Music. She also wondered if anyone would really consider her an actual Musician.

And then she met five major Friends that would help her through this amazing process... All of these Friends are accomplished well disciplined Musicians, who not only helped her on her way but, shared her work with their Friends. These kind Musicians are Mike Heartman who was her very first Friend at Reverbnation, Noise Flower, Zaelon, Ryo Utasato, P Eric Bailey [who co wrote her second version of "Somebody Save Me,"] and the ever sought after Beatmistresscait who promoted the hell our of the chick.

From Top Left to Right Mike Heartman, Noise Flower, Zaelon, Ryo Utasato and Beatmistresscait

P Eric Bailey taught the young chick how to come across professionally, with any Music competitions that the chick entered. It was he who helped tighten up the presentation of the actual MP3 submissions that this chick presented anywhere on-line. P Eric Bailey taught her how to level her sounds better, pan her strings ever so slightly so they would stand out, and both he and Derek G., helped her with capturing a person's voice so that it too could resonate better.

Armed with good Friends, and a will to persevere it happened.... not in 2012 with "Fire," not even with "Alone" featured in her short Film "Dedicated to Those Who Feed The Hungry" in 2013, but the nominated song for the Indie Music Awards of 2013 "Dubstep Classical" WON an AWARD. 

The moral of this story is that it takes trust, listening, and deep Friendship to arrive at any kind of success to accomplish anything in this world.  It takes loyalty also, Friends do not give up on Friends and in this Industry it happens all of the time. Folks drop off like flies when failure appears, they drop off when it appears you are of no service to them anymore, they seem to forget from whence they came and how God blessed them with the kindness of heart. Like D' always says "Shit Happens." Yes "Shit Happens," but folks of good heart never forget why the GOOD stuff happens and tend to hold only to the GOOD. Eventually success does come around, but working this craft takes a daily thought process, a willingness to persevere, and a willingness to not forget those who helped you along the way.

Dubstep Classical By Shade Law Awarded 2013

So many folks to thank but this is a Blog not a book LOL. I would first like to thank the Fans, and my Readers, and my peers at Reverbnation without your kind support and sometimes purchase of my work maybe none of this could occur. My Partner in Film work for Striking Concept Films Jodie P. Floss for being a dear-dear Friend and co-heart. She's stuck by me through both good and really bad times. Patti A Walton my Friend, Prayer Partner, and yes even I need a Paralegal and Accountant at times hehehe. Nancy B my Friend and also Prayer Partner, for being the inspiration of thinking things through Spiritually and the Voice of "Dedicated to Those who Feed The Hungry." The Heretic- Snordelhans a good Friend and also the voice of "Dedicated to Those who Feed The Hungry." Susan-Gentile Rains for always picking up my work for her Blog. Craig Snider for his wonderful support at a time when I was scared to venture out further on the net. Also many thanks to I LIKE IT at Facebook and Google+ for their acceptance of my work and promotion of it. But yet here the chick stands, not daunted by the task, maybe a bit slower to respond but here and never forgetting any of you. Blessings To All!!!!

And now "Dubstep Classical" By Shade Law, oh darn you readers guessed the chick was me LMAO!

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