(from left to right)
Harland Griffin: https://soundcloud.com/harlandgriffin206
Hezza Fezza: https://soundcloud.com/hezzafezza
Sir Nicolas: https://soundcloud.com/sir_nicolas
at the start of 2017, I began my internship with Distinction Music Management – a local agency dedicating to provide local music artists a performance and marketing outlet in Seattle. For a few months, DMM held monthly gigs at Lucky Liquor in Tukwila, but has retired that since then. This was our January lineup.
Hekl, The Mad Scientist https://soundcloud.com/heklthemadscientist
DJ Corndogg https://soundcloud.com/dj-corndogg
Raven Matthews https://soundcloud.com/ravenmatthews
Michete http://www.michete.com/, https://soundcloud.com/michetemusic
youngster jiji – https://www.facebook.com/youngsterjiji/
trauma del rey – https://www.facebook.com/traumadelrey/
internet user – https://www.facebook.com/internetuserbeats/
Since graduation, I have had a hard time. Feeling uninspired, and ultimately depressed. Over the April Fool’s Day weekend, I was in Seattle for a music show, supporting friends and acquaintances, when the idea of combining this song with footage of the new fifth season.
The new episodes of Samurai Jack have been a mild to moderate obsession since it has managed to tap into this bank of nostalgia that has been part of current trend, but one that I managed to ignore until now.
The song, created by Youngster Jiji is a song that has thematically and theatrically captured my interest and imagination since Halloween last year with the use of dynamic dualism, conflicting emotions, and energy.
The experience took me less than 36 hours, and I gotta say, I’m quite pleased with myself. Back when I was taking an editing class, I had such a rush and excitement in my work, and it felt good to feel that again.
For clairvoyance and transparency, I do not own the materials of said footage, but I strongly support them, and encourage others to do so.
Over the summer of 2016, I wrote my second one-act.
Not the original idea I planned on writing, but the one I managed to finish.
When fall semester started I submitted it for the 2016 production of Stage One, but no luck.
Maybe I’ll get a chance to revise it, and improve upon it at some point.
Reach out to me if you’re interested to read it and offer some constructive criticism; till then it’s on the shelf.
In the semester of Fall 2016, a brand new creative writing journal started up on campus of Washington State University called Ever After. Their focus is to publish creative works in retelling of classic fairy tales.
Several incidences have occurred where I attempted to submit my poetry for publication, whether if it was a campus magazine or a summer contest hosted by Button Poetry.
When the first promotional fliers were hung in Avery Hall, in the back of my mind, and old poem stood out, and this one fit the bill, and was accepted.
I was ecstatic when I received news that my poem, “The Huntsman,” was accepted.
The editing process was distant and brief with conversations consisting over emails, but helpful.
Considering I have only taken one poetry class in my higher education and little to no feed back from any sort of community about my craft, this was a sample tasting of what it feels like — to me — as a recognized writer.
My thanks goes out to the publication house, and those involved.