Reptilian Aliens Invade YouTube with New Promo Video!

The Love Lyzardz have launched a new promo video on YouTube.  Check it out!  Stay tuned for more articles!

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The Modern Musician’s Path

If only it was a record company standing on our doorstep after I’ve spent all this time pumping out a demo with my boyfriend Dez, but the past has shrunken down to nothing.  It is all just a fantastic mirage of what used to be, the novelty of a record company taking full charge of the musician’s path.  Nowadays, it’s the DIY approach that holds true.  It has to do with the self-promotion thing on social media in addition, and the following the artist hopefully gains from posting content day after day and possibly catching people’s interest in a cyber world that is over-saturated with entertainment options.

The demo came about from two friends turned lovers bonding over a common interest in playing music and from enough time passing, agreeing to put together a cool and unique music project to further advance the conversation 60s/70s rock legends like Janis and Jimi and Jim ignited, which saw the counter cultural flame die out too soon.  Dez had amassed quite a recording equipment setup over years of collecting, from playing in past rock bands.  We decided to turn our efforts toward putting down a real live demo, a modern twist on earlier rock, folk, psychedelic and pop music traditions.  Somehow, through what felt like pulling eyes and teeth out of our own heads, recordings were made and a website was created to showcase our hard work.

It seems another issue in the modern age of music production is getting the right sponsorship.  Our recording equipment is not up to the times and should be replaced at some point in the near future, once we decide to put the hammer to the anvil in terms of recording new material.  We took the concept of crowdfunding into our hands and co-created a video with comedic elements, in the attempt to attain such sponsorship, but it has not quite come along yet.  I believe with proper financial backing, we can invest in more technologically advanced recording mics, software, etc.  Upgrades in equipment are what the big players in music achieve.

Of course, presentation and image are everything, and having some working knowledge of how to build a killer music website to showcase to the world helps.  The Wix.com site builder is quite user friendly and is easy to navigate.  I recommend it to artists who want to have more freedom to customize their website more to their liking vs. a site like Bandzoogle or Bandcamp where you get boxed into using their particular templates.

Once the following comes, the calls to that entertainment lawyer you happen to know begin.  Until then, it’s important to take the old fashioned approach, which is to continually play out at venues and gather subscribers who can actively share your art.  The rest of the process is just keeping up with the daily hustle, staying focused and persisting in the face of challenges, calling again to remind people you’re in their corner, and getting that stroke of dumb luck to launch you through the industry’s door.

Stay tuned for more articles! ❤

 

Rock n Roll

Jacket Customization

I’ve been off in another corner of the universe for a long while working on my music with my boyfriend, a blend of folk, rock, pop, and psychedelic flavors.  The current artistic project of mine is jacket customization with patches.  I bought these two big patches at a killer fabric store in the Mission in SF, which had discounts on materials.  I got the dry cleaning lady up the street to sew on the snake and roses patch, as she had to open up the inner lining of the leather jacket.  I was able to sew the tiger patch on the denim jacket, seeming as there was no lining to open up.  Floral designs are in for spring.  I was inspired by the Guns N’ Roses theme with the snake and roses patch (Slash’s snakepit), which turns the faux leather jacket into a true one of a kind rock n’ roll piece, including the pink Playboy bunny patch sewed on the arm of the jacket by the same woman.  The tiger patch on the denim jacket is a tribute to my Chinese zodiac sign.  I’m an 86′ baby all the way.  Experimentation with patches on articles of clothing or accessories is a fun undertaking.  It all harkens back to when I used to sew band patches onto my bags and clothes in high school.  More posts coming soon!

 

Prescott College Dance Reunion Weekend!

This past weekend in Prescott, Arizona was truly magical!  I enjoyed dancing with fellow alumni at the Prescott College dance reunion weekend.  I stayed with 3 different alumni and ate awesome organic vegetarian food!  Dance has been a major part of my life since I was young.  I grew up taking ballet, modern, tap, and jazz at Dance Innovations in Chatham, NJ.  I did a lot of performances at nursing homes and benefits and some competitions.  One summer, I spent time in Philly at the University of the Arts doing a summer intensive program, which was amazing.  The Prescott College program gave me the tools to be creative and improvise on the spot with movement and Dance Innovations gave me the technical foundation to perform, which is so essential to the art of learning dance.  Peachy’s Puffs, the candy/cigarette company I work for in SF, is hiring vintage dancers to do the Lindy Hop and Charleston during the holiday season, which I’m thrilled about!  Since this past weekend in Arizona, I’m looking forward to taking classes at the Arthur Murray studio!   Stay tuned for more posts!  ❤ ❤ ❤

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