retiring from all forms of studio work and
My reasons for retiring are:
1. I get no satisfaction or fullfillment from
it anymore. It doesn't make me happy. On the
contrary, it depresses me.
Normally I'm not depressed, it's only
surrounding the studio. I'm happy when I'm
away from the studio.
2. Can't make a living at it. 90% of the
studio work I've done in the last 6 years has
all been either for free or for peanuts, and
hasn't generated any income since.
3. It drives me to do drugs, cause I HATE
BEING IN THE STUDIO. To much pressure &
expectation for me to make/save/spark someone
elses career or project.
4. I quit the studio. Fuck the studio.
5. I can't win in the studio, It's pointless,
it's a "catch 22" for me, watch:
If what I do sucks, it tarnishes the legacy,
hurts the family, and even lowers the price,
and also leaves the artists &
But if what I do shines, it generates more
studio work for the future, and furthur traps
me in the music business, a business I have no
intention of slaving to the rest of my life. I
gave it 20 years. I'm done.
6. Every man has the right to the pursuit of
happiness and should first try a job that he
might gain happiness & fullfillment from.
This doesn't make me happy anymore, it makes
me miserable and a drug addict.
7. I'm done widdit. Whew!
YES, it already feels great already just to
I most likely will try my hand at some of
- Writing (Afeni assures me this is my true
calling everytime she see's me. Maybe she's
- Stage performing, meaning accepting tours or
positions in other bands doing keys &
background vocals. (IF it's real and if the
moneys good. No amatuer or free stuff anymore.)
- Regular jobs in service (like clubs, hotels,
TV show bands or staff, resturants, who knows?)
- And of course still do digital tours cause
it PAYS and people don't expect me & Mon (grown
men) to work for free, like all the studio
requests. I'm 42 and have wants/needs/bills/responsibilities.
So there it is, spread the word, I quit.
I don't make beats, I don't do vocals, I don't
write vocals, NONE OF IT.
Those of you who are friends, will be happy
for me. Happy that I shook something that was
making me miserable.
Those of you who had plans to "use"
or manipulate me at the expense of my own
health & happiness, will be upset about
this. All I can say to those would be, you're
free to do whatever you wish, and so am I.
I choose to QUIT.
there it is.
Thanx everybody, spread the word