Monday, February 11, 2008

a day in the life of a rap superstar

7:30am: Breakfast Cereal. Mini-wheats, to be exact. And a banana.

7:40am: Listen to mastered version of my album once through. Two songs sound a bit bass-y on my computer speakers, but my computer speakers are my computer speakers. And hey, bass is always good; it's hip hop, right?

9:00am: Judge a hundred sixth graders and their poetry. And no, that's not hyperbole-- there were literally a hundred kids in one big one-round poetry slam, and i was a judge. Yeah, i'll give a 3.5 to a ten year old, sue me.

Noon: Hummus and crackers for lunch. And a banana. Listen to mastered version of my album twice through. Sounds great in the Ipod. Sounds great with computer's INTERNAL speakers.

2:00pm: Week two of my residency at a St. Paul middle school begins. We watch some Marc Bamuthi Josepth on the DVD player, write poems about EVIL, discuss dynamics, and gossip/give relationship advice. Listened to the album on the way to the school, by the way, and it sounds great in car speakers too.

6:00pm: Chicken and Brussel Sprouts for dinner. Don't know why they have such a bad rep. Listen to mastered version of my album twice more all the way through and am satisified.

9:30pm: Do a thousand pushups, chat with Prince on the phone, play soccer with a bunch of orphans, read and memorize page 577 of the dictionary. Okay none of that stuff has happened, but it's only 9pm right now.

Midnight: Dream about zombies. Again.

So as you can probably guess, the purpose of this post is to say that the MASTERED version of my new album, EL GUANTE'S HAUNTED STUDIO APARTMENT, is done. Also, it proves to my grandparents that i actually eat halfway healthy.

It's a GOOD thing that one enjoys listening to one's own music constantly right? That doesn't mean i'm an ego-maniac; it means the music is good, right?

Of course it does.

I posted a new song over at the MySpace, but you didn't hear it from me. More importantly, two new videos! Headed to Madison this coming weekend for some shows and radio promo stuff-- lots more shows (and bloggy self-promo) on the immediate horizon.

Be thankful i don't post about my life EVERY day.

No comments: