The holiday season is here party people! This week turkey sandwiches, football blowouts and pissed off Natives. Next month, maxed out credit cards and after holiday sales at Macy’s (holla). Even if your enlightened and hate what the days REALLY stand for, make sure you take time out and be thankful for the good things you have in your life. Pause for a minute this week and thank God for waking you up today at least and giving us all a few days off! If you have to work this weekend, thank God for overtime, Xmas is around the corner.
I know I have tons to be thankful for this year. My regular readers out there know how much drama I’ve been through. As the new year approaches, I’m ready to set it off in a major way and show the West Coast how The Tennessee Hustler, NY Transplant does it!
Can you believe that my Canhead Records blog turned one year old yesterday!?! My site that started out as a way to kill time and post my rants, reviews, flashbacks of my previous musical life, experimental music tracks and New York notes, has evolved into…well, it kind of stayed the same. Just like it’s owner, Canhead didn’t change a cottdamn thing! If anything, the blog improved and refined some old habits. I was surprised by the results and reactions, and continued posting on my new journal/web magazine/favorites bookmark folder/mp3 dump. Soon the numbers started showing a increase in visitors. I re-discovered my love of writing and the old high school newspaper editor in me was awakened.
I found several blogs that I looked to for writing inspiration such as hiphopmusic.com(now playing Amadou & Mariam) , Hiphopblogs.com, Pro Hip-hop.com, Pyramids to the Projects, TofuHut.com, and a little site called Blogcritics.org. I began submitting some of my articles to them, trying to sharpen my sword and build my confidence in writing. Blogcritics.org was extremely helpful and I found myself reviewing artists releases. Celebrity interviews were soon included, favorites list were noted down, blog writers were emailed introduction letters and some remain in touch, premier and concert tickets were mailed cross country and I found myself back in the mix….almost.
Then the real world came crashing in as my personal life turned ugly for a minute. After I re-adjusted and re-located, the site continued to be anchor in a very turbulent period for me. Slowly, things began to stabilize in my personal world, and the blog continued to grow. Now in Los Angeles, I began to take Canhead very seriously and reached out to others who had a similar vision. Now, as the blog hits it’s first year, it’s faced with it’s next growth spurt….the relocation, renaming and re-launching of a bigger, better and deffer Canhead.
That’s right folk, if everything goes according to plan, Canhead will cease to exist in this present form. I plan on writing more for Live Streams LA.com and focusing on the big streaming picture, as well as stepping up the freelance journalism game. Plus, I am dying to set this site off the way it should be. I mean, Blogger.com is ok, but it’s far from the real deal. You all have been here for a full year reading my bs(blog story), you deserve the best site you can get.
You will still find all kinds of funky fresh, liberal, intelligent and stupid dope manuvas here! I’ll keep hitting youz up with the usual mp3 or two, weblinks, event announcements, nekid girlie pictures and political conspiracy theory propaganda that you can handle….if your still feeling me. Basically, change is coming. Stay tuned!!
So yeah, that’s it. Happy Thanksgiving…Happy Birthday to the Canhead Records blog….and a Happy Festivus for the rest of us. Have some cake, be careful with the punch, it’s spiked and not with the weak stuff either! It’s a celebration bitches, enjoy yourself!
Here are a few of the pages that seem to get the most repeat hits at the site and some others that I thought were really, really good. I have some real posts that I’m working on for you so stay tuned.
Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born . . . a Festivus for the rest of us!
Cosmo Kramer: That must’ve been some kind of doll.
Frank Costanza: She was.