Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Too Bad, so sad.

Only heaven knows how hard I try to get attention from the media so I can explain the idea behind this personal project named "Thunderbolt", short-long story the entire proceeds of the album will be donated to different non-profit organizations focused on the well-being of all those in need, the local media didn't seem to care at all, I went to http://www.usnpl.com/mtnews.php - This site has a full list of the newspapers in the state, I sent an Email to each one and I got just one response from Marma (Helena Air reporter), but that's Ok.

I could lie over the internet and talk wonderful things about what is going on right now, but would should lie?, this is what I feel and I think I should be honest with all those that I know they do care.

I am not a hater, I do not have political point of views and the Hollywood stars are not that important for me but certainly they deserve my respect as human beings, I personally don't like the media, the paparazzi and the tabloids, I really don't care if the rapper "Young Thug" issued a public threat to another rapper called, named or known as"Plies" ... I am mentioning this because those were the "Last News" I heard about, in May this year 2015 the local media got crazy because Kim Kardashian's skidded on an ice-covered Montana road and dangerously crossed into oncoming traffic.

It is sad, our society is focused on so many vain events that we forget what really matters; And I am not talking about the "News" about "Thunderbolt" is the idea behind and I am 100% sure I am not the only artist around the world that would like to help the ones in need but my way makes an unique form an expression and I know this could've inspire to big, better and well known artist to do something bigger than what I am doing, but who cares? - I am not Young Thug's friend, I am not a Kardashian, I am not planning on getting naked or becoming a porn star, so who cares? - Why should I be in the newspaper?.

I also tried to open an account so I can "sell" my songs through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and some other venues; Well, they want me to pay a yearly contract, get a "label" for my album, pay for the bar code and give them a commission ... I wonder what part of "The entire proceeds of the album will be donated to those in need" - I would understand they wouldn't trust me but if they would've care I would've ask "them" so send the check they would have to send "me" to a  non-profit organization I would pick ... But C'mon, that's too much work for them and not worth it. - So, "Thunderbolt" is not available at any "Big" music store but this website.

Then, I tried to do some advertising using Facebook and social media; I knew I had to pay but I didn't know why so much just for a few.

But this sour experience with the media won't stop me from doing what I had in mind, despite them; This is me and my good will and my fair-enough knowledge for  what I do;  I have been able to create the music, write a song for it, sing the song and make a video for it; Good or bad this is a personal achievement.  we all must enjoy life ... And like Rumi said once; "Life is guest house,  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

I am still happy, this a personal achievement and I won't fall for they think would "sell"; I could start singing about asses, big breasts, hot chicks, bang-bang, moan-moan and repeat but it won't happen. 

Axel Samano
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