As you can see I haven’t had much time to sit down and write these days. The cats I work with over in Cali are crushing it with new clients and it’s going to take a complete overhaul of my time management to keep up. In the face of endless work, my high expectations, people depending on me to contribute, lead and execute visions, I can only sit back and appreciate the fact that it’s all about music.
At this point I actually enjoy pushing the envelop, I’m developing a true love for challenges, a love for war and the grind. I’ve done it my whole life and it’s how I’ve gotten this far but in the last few days I noticed the amount of freedom I have in my life, I thought about my friends, my business partners and I saw the present for what it really was and in turn the future…
And I wonder, if you know what it means to find your dreams come true.”
I’ve been on the come up for so long and by no means am I satisfied nor have I accomplished anything close to what I want but in many ways I have because I’m already living a dream. My eyes are getting watery as I write this because I’m thinking about the first time I heard Sinatra’s My Way, the day I decided I would never settle, no matter what happened, rich or broke, hurt or healthy, I would never give in. Believe me, I’ve taken some serious losses in the name of true freedom but those words mean a lot to me. I’ve taken some big risk in the name of creativity and you’d think all of that would make these feelings subside but as time goes by nothing seems to change…
And I wonder if you know what it means to laugh as tears go by…”
I’m coming back to you guys talking about this because EMPT is part of that dream. EMPT represents my life in many ways and I’m thankful for everyone that comes here and supports the website –
This is my song and nothing can make it die It’s been so long and it’s stronger, I know why And I wonder if you really, really know that as long as I live I will sing my song for you..”
All the quotes above are from Labi Siffre’s My Song, an incredible song that literally started playing this morning when I sat to the computer. Aside from being a blissful coincidence it’s the perfect song to describe how I’ve been feeling. Kanye sampled this track for “I Wonder,” one of my favorite tracks from Graduation. I’m not going post Kanye’s version because it’s very different from the original in terms of meaning but check out Labi Siffre’s it’s a true classic, enjoy.