Sending Out An SOS or: Release The Birds!

First of all… I’m sorry. I know, I’ve been a bad bad blogger lately. I’ve let you down. I’ve failed you. You hate me. I should hang my head in shame. But, in my defense, I’d just like to offer, that this month has been stupid busy. I put out a new record, drove all over the southeast,  took a trip to the emergency room (more on that later) and filled up nearly every waking minute of the day with some seemingly pointless task, in hopes of furthering, my already rockstar-like music career.

But, I’m back again. Yee Haw! Saddle up your unicorn and drink another pot of coffee, I know I am. You know, I think I might be beginning to go through a little postpartum depression now. Putting out a record on your own is weird undertaking. Maybe less like having a child, and more like tossing a coin into a deep well. You lean over and wait and wait for a sound. Or it’s like a message in a bottle. You don’t  know who has found it, or how they reacted when they did. Or maybe it’s like having a baby in bottle and tossing it into a well. Hard to say really.

To be fair, I’ve gotten some wonderful messages from people who are enjoying “Blackbirds.” I’ve been touched by some of the responses, actually. I know I took some big chances on this album, and I’m glad to know that they were worth it for many of you. I’m really proud of this little record, and now I just hope it gets heard by as many people as possible.

If you haven’t heard “Blackbirds” yet, I hope you’ll go to itunes or CD Baby and take a listen to the clips. If you like it, I hope you’ll download it, or order a physical copy. If you already have it, and it speaks to you in any way, I hope you’ll tell a friend or two. You are this music’s best hope for getting out there. Thanks again for coming with me on this new path.

I love mangos,

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5 Responses to Sending Out An SOS or: Release The Birds!

  1. Stefanie says:

    I am so happy and proud for you. I cannot stop listening to your CD. I think it’s time you get a manager young man. 🙂

  2. now is just another phase of the overall project. there’s the “making the art” part, and then there’s the “sharing the art with the world” part. they involve such different types of activities. but the sharing part can be fun if you approach it right. you have a great piece of art, so that knowledge needs to fuel the “gotta share it even if that’s hard and confusing” part.

    • eliotjames says:

      Thanks Lisa. Once I get past this “drink my coffee and stare into the middle distance” part, I’m going to get on that. 🙂

  3. Kim says:

    Sending some sunshine. 🙂 Good luck with the new album. It’s always such a treat to see you at the Muse. I love the new music and the old pensive ones too.

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