Whatever I want to call it, I have some ideas for how “this year” should go. Then again, I don’t use January as a marker for the ‘start’ of something, so much as I check in with myself now and again at any time to see where I’m at, how I’m doing, and where I’d like to go.
On the table for this year? In no particular order:
Broadcasting a live performance from my studio several times.
Attempting to be booked for live shows in the PNW.
Testing Traktor Pro 3 with timecode vinyl and my studio audio interface to get back into DJing a bit.
This may lead to some DJ sets being released as I pull favorites from my vinyl and digital libraries (provided Traktor Pro 3’s “scratch” mode works well for me).
Get into a ‘content creation’ habit for audio/video that keeps me releasing content to fans throughout the year.
Those are the goals.. the direction.. for my music/art business at the moment. I have personal goals as well that I’m just not ready to share in great detail here (for instance, I’ve been intermittent fasting for majority of 2018 and I plan to continue doing it for 2019… I might post about that more because it does have great affect on my art; my brain; how I feel).
Oh, and obviously I should note that I plan to post here more.. to write more in my journals (online and offline).. as part of the whole ‘content creation’ habit.
I hope everyone out there has some goals of their own and is in a good spot to work toward them!
It’s been a minute, hasn’t it Seattle? My last proper show was more than a couple years ago. Time to shake the dust off and have some fun! I’m not entirely sure what the night holds, but it will at least have some great house music from Seattle DJ Academy DJs (current and former students), and a live performance by Sliptide. Come get down with us for some or all of the night, especially if you’re fortunate enough to have Monday off!
It’s finally come full circle. My blogging youth that I left behind in favor of professional work, music, friendships, video games, and a life of privacy (though not so private since I’m embedded in the Gogol Empire) has been itching to get out for years. It hasn’t been until a resent fit of ‘soul searching’ on my artistic self that I’ve come to a decision to fully embrace who I am. Sliptide.
What does that mean? It means that Sliptide produces music, has side-art adventures in music and media, and also plays games, reviews tech and gadgets, and is an active participant in humanity at large. It’s my nickname. My moniker. My musical identity that is so much more than just a “music project” like so many bands, DJs and artists. It’s my romantic view of my relationship to this world and the world of computers.
I need to write. I don’t write enough in my physical journal and I haven’t written online in years. It’s time to get back into it and blog about my musical experiences, projects, some personal stuff, some reviews of things, and maybe even some chronicling of my life in general. It’s time to share. It’s time to reconnect myself to the world.
It’s also time to adjust sliptide.com to accommodate this path forward. Let’s see how this post appears on the site!
Matt and Ryan from the 0hitpoints Podcast were in Seattle for PAX 2016. They invited me to be on the podcast for 2 nights! Check out the video below and then hit up their website for more great podcasts (new every week!) about video games! Also join them (sometimes ‘us’ when I can join in) for the playcast on Thursday evenings.