I was recently approached by the Creative Director for Bel Air Talent Group in Hollywood, CA, Ashley Camden. She works with Executive Producer, Skyler Lexx, who works with countless celebrities. Skyler's partner is Romeo Johnson, who was the vocal coach for The Voice, seasons 1-4. He also works with countless celebrities. Both, Skyler Lexx and Romeo Johnson, have a remarkable number of accolades under their collective belts.
Skyler has been watching my YouTube videos and wants to produce music with me. He wants to shop me to Atlantic and Universal Records. He also showed interest in Ever, Emersen, and Cara. Ashley contacted me several times over the last few days and we coordinated via YouTube. We finally spoke this morning for about 45 minutes. I was absolutely grateful for the time and effort she spent sharing all of the information about many of the people I would potentially be working with in order to create the music. I was mesmerized by all of the incredible people I could potentially meet within their circles.
In the end, I politely declined, at this point in time. I told Ashley I understand that the music industry is a business and that it takes money to make money. I respect that. All of the people involved, from celebrity session players, to writers, recording engineers, studio facilities, etc., want to get paid for their efforts. I understand that. I have a real and viable opportunity to finally show the world what I can do. I’m also hoping I can do so with my children performing with me. That would be a Blast!
I felt that Ashley was a little disappointed by my response. She dedicated some of her valuable time for me. She was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I truly appreciated her energy and effort. I did let her know that my door is open. If they are interested and can’t get me off of their conscience (elbow, elbow), I’m a phone call away. We can definitely continue the discussion.
I am honored and thrilled by the attention from Ashley Camden, Skyler Lexx, and Romeo Johnson. I was definitely chosen because they want to work with me. I am truly grateful for their confidence. Thank you, respectfully.
I forwarded all of the above to Ashley so she knows her efforts meant a great deal to me.
Thanks for your time, again!
Friends kept asking me why I hadn't created a Facebook page for myself. I finally did in August 2013! I also created a Facebook page for this website!!
I get a few thousand unique visitors to my website every month. I want to see how many of my visitors are on Facebook! For those of you who see this post, and you are also on Facebook, would you be so kind as to 'like' my Facebook page for this website?
I know the commenting system here is not great because the site requires you to give your e-mail address. Many people feel this requirement to be intrusive and I don't blame any of you. You don't have to comment here, but please show your support for my public efforts with this website!
Endless "Thanks" in advance!!!!!!!
Today is a momentous day for my 11-year-old son, Ever! Ever opened his own YouTube channel! After watching me create videos for YouTube and helping me on a few occasions too, it was only a matter of time before one, or all, of my children to do the same. This is that time for Ever! I will be thrilled if Emersen and/or Cara open their own channels one day. I'll wait patiently for that time.
At this time, to kick things off, Ever has posted five videos! He is well prepared and we've already coordinated with his fabulous piano instructor, Thu Ly, about more projects. I'm also hoping to produce videos with Ever so that we can perform together! If anyone has any good suggestions for piano music or piano music accompanied by a vocalist, we'd love to hear from you! Please post a comment here! Chime in! We need suggestions for music!
Oodles of Thanks to everyone coming to visit my website!!! I'm busy working on uploading all of the videos and blogs I had originally posted on YouTube. It's a tedious process of reproducing each video because this web hosting service has size limitations for each video I upload. All of the elements you see on this site have to be formatted by MUA! Even the blogs I copy and paste here have to be reformatted! AND!!! I have to make everything look good for all of my visitors to ENjoy! Wshooooooo! You got THAT right! It's ALOTTA work! I'm diving right in though! So much to do ... so little time. Best get back to that stuff!
Please say 'HI'!!!!
At this point in time, I'm floating in limbo until a final determination is made by either Google, or YouTube. This is frustrating to say the least. But, whatever happens, I will move forward and continue to share as much as I can because that's what I love to do. It's my nature. I've got an itch that I just have to scratch! LOL! No dirty thoughts please. ;P
Cat, Ever, Emersen, Cara, and I welcome our family, friends, and all who find our humble home on the world wide web! Please feel free to share your thoughts with us, but please, keep it clean - three of us our children. You'll have to decide which three of us are the children! =)