Sergio and the Holograms, 1k subs on YouTube, and first-ever NES digital audio cart "A Winner is You"
So, with the year closing out, I'm super thankful and excited to say that this has been a successful 2016! Sergio and the Holograms (my hologram production that has been in the works for ages) finally debuted, the first ever NES digital musical cart was released and showcased on YouTube's gaming giant Metal Jesus Rocks, "Ninja" (my new and original game/homebrew for the NES also debuted/released) and I hit over 1,000 subscribers on my youtube channel.
I feel very lucky to say the least.
I know all of these productions and projects have not come without any blood, sweat, and the ocassional tears, but I wouldn't trade any of my accomplishements for anything. Luck doesn't just happen; the harder you work the more likely something "lucky" will happen. I feel that's very true with my case. I've put myself out into the world, and whether people have loved it or hated it, I've continued to do whatever it is I need to do in order to continue striving for the better. So far, it has brought me here and I feel very forunate; but not without an insatiable appetite to strive for something higher.
With that, I hope everyone is having a very chill and relaxing holiday. 2017 is just around the corner and so is another onslaught of productions and performances! Stay tuned for more stuff.
To keep everyone up to date, I've been working behind the scenes on this really amazing visual project -- let's just say that it will certainly give the world of musical entertainment a new spin. Without giving too much away, I plan on making my multi-framed videos become a live performance. How? In all due time, the concept will be revealed. In the mean time, there has been an amazing photo shoot that was taken in San Francisco. Filming for the new videos and concepts are currently in progress. Also, new material is being developed (it's been a long time since I've shared my personal music) and I do hope you like what you hear from me.
With regards to the music that's currently getting air time in the U.S., I think some of the stuff out there is okay, but I do feel we can use something new to hit the radio waves here. I think I'll be able to bring that. I plan on making the performance a combination of my NES musical arrangements found on youtube, top hit songs that are current and from the past, with a dash of some new/original songs. Subscribe to my youtube channel to watch performances of this new concept and to also catch the latest musical arrangements!
I've finally completed the Mega Man project that I stared with Ryan Wilson ages ago...
It's been very rough lately due to a family emergency that I had the past month, but non-the-less, I've been finding the strength to continue moving forward in life and making sure I get things done! (I'll make you proud, mom!!!) I'm super stoked to present this video to everyone, since I feel it not only encompasses one of my all-time favorite NES game's enticing music (I just love the game as well), but I also get a chance to showcase what I can do as a musician. This is only the start of many more videos like this to come. =)
I've been busy lately with some projects that I've recently picked up and have begun working on (it'll be some new youtube videos, but as to what they are, that's still a secret... ^_^) The new video begins shooting this Thursday with Ryan Wilson! (Film/Photographer/Musician). I'm hoping I don't take too long to get the first video up - I'll be doing my best with getting it posted in a reasonable time frame. I'll also try and have some more frequent updates... =)
News about Clidro! (w/ Josh Goodwin)
We're about to post our next song titled "Now That I'm Older" on our youtube channel:
Have listen when you get a chance! Woot.
So... This upcoming Saturday, 8/10/13, I'll be heading out for a few days to record a 3-song EP with Bryan Verant. We'll be tracking with Marc Jordan (Velvet Revolver, Dave Navarro, George Lynch, Unwritten Law, etc.) in a couple of different studios. I'll be taking lots of pics/videos that I'll be posting. Stay tuned for more info!
So far so good! This site is coming along a lot easier than I thought. I don't know what it is, but sometimes I feel like creating something like a website seems like it would take sooooo much time and it begins to make me feel like "ah man, this is going to take FOREVER..." Surprisingly, this hasn't taken much time at all. I'm really excited to get this site rolling. I'll be posting here regularly so stay tuned!
This is my little blog section. I'm currently focusing my writing on ideas that I'm creating and shows that I'll be performing (and what I thought about them). I'll also have this for feedback or suggestions on what types of songs I should cover for my youtube channel. Feel free to post any ideas or songs that you would like for me cover.