Sometimes the only thing harder than articulating a desire is carrying it out, giving yourself permission to make your passion a pririoty.This link flickered across Twitter today. Adam WarRock gave up his dayjob to pursue his dream.
For those of you who don’t know, I recently quit my miserable job as a lawyer to be a full-time emcee and creative person. Since then, I have received an amazing outpouring of support and goodwill from people who wanted to help support me and my music. So I contacted my DJ, Ruckus Roboticus, and begged him to give me a beat so I could make a full-fledged professional song to give to you guys who wanted to donate a few bucks my way. We got the idea for the song, and it kind of spiraled out of control into the song that stands before you.
It’s without a doubt the best thing I’ve ever done: it’s meaningful, it’s clever, and it’s sincere in all the right ways, while still being dope, if I do say so myself. This comes in NO small part to the amazing beat and production that Ruckus put together, the great guitar work of Conrad Dillon and the awesome artwork from Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again.
You can download Adam’s album – you get to name the price – from his Bandcamp site.
It seems rather apt that this is the only thing I’ve posted all week. I’ve actually been preoccupied with the task of regaining paid employment, and while I am not ‘starving’ I am very time poor. I guess (for most of us) it’s just a balancing act – of time, energy and financial resources.