Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Update on Emma Anne Louise Clark :)

Well she was born at 2:20 am November 28th. I wasnt there cause once again fate reared its ugly head at me and Tammy threw me out just mere hours before my beautiful daughter was born. And then never called me when it occured, thus trying to prove to her family how "no good" I am. Whatever, I have no problem dealing with child support. After the things I went through with her most men would have RAN. Oh wait the first one did! But Im not here about that. I just want to believe that I can still be the best father even though me and 'mommy' wont be together...

All in all maybe me and her would have made Emma crazy if we stayed together, not that I dont miss her... but I understand maybe we werent that compatible at all... well I guess I said enough... later...

My Daughters first month... in my first month of dealing with baby mama drama weve fought then not spoken, and all the usual procedures. It looks like theres no real hope of getting back together although Im not sure if it would be the best idea for either one of us. Which is sad-- I'd Love to be with my daughter EVERYDAY.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


In keeping up with the music business these days you can’t avoid the many debates that break out on various sites concerning digital content theft and what to do about it. The many forms of this problem and the attempted solutions are, to me, wildly entertaining and full of valuable lessons as I position a growing producer business to prosper through these and other challenges.

The only certainty I can predict is that the consumer will ultimately win. The content controllers who survive and prosper will be the ones smart enough to pan for gold in the stream rather trying to build dams and levies to fight a losing battle against nature. As a songwriter, musician, and independent label owner, I’ll be spreading the net far and wide to be sure my content is available whenever and where ever people look for it. Sometimes the folks looking won’t want to pay and I’m sure they’ll find a way to partake without doing so. That’s part of doing business in a changing digital landscape if you ask me.

As songwriters and producers, one tactic proving popular is to take yourself out of the losing game being played by the major media companies. More and more creative people are marketing their music directly to fans and end users like the TV and cable networks to ensure the shortest path (least problems) between them and compensation. It’s also becoming standard procedure to pitch artists directly instead of going through A&Rs and other gatekeepers if you can get the access. The concept is similar. The path of least resistance is the one that will eventually prevail. The fans and consumers are simply employing that same thinking when they seek out and download content. We as producers need to pick up on the obvious and streamline our paths to compensation where at all possible.

I don’t for a second think that there’s a single right answer, or best way to move forward in this business. The fact remains that all of our digital content is becoming easier and easier to obtain for free. I think the key to surviving the changes ahead will be to keep moving forward and simply trying to give people what they want, when and how they want it. Do that and many will pay, some will not. That’s just the way of the world of beat selling these days.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Happy Birf Day Me! FML

Would you believe I got dumped on my birthday? Of course I did... This is seriously become once every month -and she wants me to marry her? NO WAY! Divorce is just as expensive! I shouldn't say such things, but you never know whats gonna happen... Used some birthday money to buy the baby a crib, and other things that I'll need separately. Sad to say I want things to work out but I don't know at this point. Bought myself Optimus Prime and Bumblebee figures (from the movie.) Kinda helps but not really. Also bought my own copies of the babies book. Also on some good news I might get a second job driving taxi!!! I know who needs a taxi in the ohio valley right? It was nice seeing my dad today, after all the b.s. from the past year... That's cuz I don't see much of him on the road-- I'm working with a whole bunch of new idiots! I actually had to train these guys! I need to find a local job. As for the music-- I have been working on some but it's more emotional stuff... hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things... PEACE! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

I'm gonna be a daddy!

Well that time has finally rolled around and sometime im guessing in Dec. Im gon be a daddy!!! HORY SHEET!!! Bet no guessed that one its with my on again off again girlfriend Tami... I love the girl-- just wish she'd make up her mind if she wants me to stay with her or what... so go on comment tell me what yall think!!!