While I will continue making music, the chance of EVER seeing me perform any song live, has died. Nobody took me seriously when I said I had a booking agent, and was looking for band members who wanted exposure, and to make money. Since I could not find even a single bandmate to do the shows with, I had to tell my booking agent to just remove me, from her client list. Don’t believe I would give up the chance to recoup some of the money I have been spending all these years on equipment? Click on the picture and see the email yourself.
Because of having to give up this opportunity, I am going to put out such a good CD next time, that every fan and musician will regret not supporting me, when the opportunity was there. The chance to rise above, has drifted by my fellow musicians, and you missed it. Oh well, looks like my readers who fully support my work, will have me all to themselves.
Normally, by this time of the year, I usually have created 3 or 4 songs but this last year has not been a normal year. I moved 5 times, house-trained a puppy which I ended up having to give up, had 10 teeth removed and am still in the process of getting used to the dentures, and that is just to mention a few of the abnormal things, I have had to deal with. As a result, my 2nd book in my Shadow Shifters series is running a little late, and there is no time to create music, while I am playing catch up.
To further complicate matters, I upgraded a lot of my equipment. Of course, this will allow me to create even better things music wise, but these new tools have to be learned too!
So, while I am learning the new stuff and playing catch up with my book series, I have been uploading various things, I have in the works. None of them are complete yet, but you can get an idea of what may be coming in the future. I have been posting them to my Soundcloud account- http://soundcloud.com/lucid-chaos so you can at least get an idea of what is going on, behind the scenes.
I can make no guarantees that this year, I will complete an entire CD. Hopefully, I will be able to get at least a couple of good songs up before year end.
The music has not died within me, it is just waiting for the time to be released once more.
Here are the direct links for people who don’t wish to read-
Lucid Chaos Music
Amazon Author Page
From this moment forward, all my music shall be completely free. Of course, if you want to support my music creation efforts, you can always choose to pay whatever you desire. All music files at Bandcamp are lossless files. That means they have not been compressed and lost sound qualities. However, you can choose to download the mp3 version, if you so desire.
There is music from several different genres such as chill, downtempo, Rock, and EDM. There is music with vocals and without. Frankly, there is a little something for everyone there. The music is for personal use only and may not be used in ANY media platform, without a commercial license. I hope some people find enjoyment in discovering some of my work and do decide to support my future efforts, which will be a little more like my roots. Just rock and blues, mostly.
As for my books, Little Moments OF Truth shall be placed into The Kindle Select And Kindle Unlimited programs. Now people can read it for free, if they are Kindle Prime members. Shadow Shifters will be half off until Monday, April 20. This is only for the ebook versions of both. I cannot change the paperback versions as I already barely earn anything on them, due to Amazon’s preponderance for putting them on sale already. I am looking into alternatives for the paper format of my books but it is looking like short of building a website and using paypal checkout, there really is no options out there that offer buyers a chance to rate and comment on the paperback versions. If anyone knows a better alternative to Createspace, please let me know.
Finally, if you wish to learn more about either of my books, there are links on my author blog, up top, in the Novels section that has everything posted about whichever novel you click on, including excerpts and book chapters/openings. Give yourself a chance to grow and find something new and different. You only live once!
To celebrate this holiday season, I will be randomly putting things on sale from today until Christmas. I say randomly because I am also in the process of moving, so can only do things like this as time allows.
Today I will be marking my First 2 digital CDs for free. If you have been on Twitter these last couple of weeks then you have seen me share songs from these CDs. Both CDs shall be completely FREE, (although contributions to my moving and Christmas funds would be greatly appreciated) through out this weekend ONLY.😀
Both of my books will be only $0.99 each for the same time period. I told early adopters of the Shadow Shifters series that I would never mark it down lower than this and I am a man of my word.
There are great opportunities for all us in my lowering the prices. Readers not only get an e-copy of a 5-star rated book for just $.99, but they gain entrance into a new kind of horror that is uniquely different and they also get to show the world that they are what matters the most. Buying a copy not only says you can see a great deal when it is looking at you, but it also says thank you to me for taking the time to communicate on a personal level and for giving you so many smiles(many more yet to come). Lastly, if we all band together to support new, original, and good ideas from authors who care about their readers, I might actually be able to buy my wife a Christmas present.:)
Both of these sales/giveaways ends on Dec. 22nd. Here are the links to get the FREE music and the $.99 books.-
Keep in mind, I will be changing prices today, so there is no telling when they will display the new pricing. I truly wish to thank each and everyone of you for making this an awesome and fulfilling year. I hope next year will be even better!
Happy Holidays EVERYONE!😎
Firstly, I do not normally bother much with my music, putting it on sale or free, nor do I try to promote it. I create music for fun and hope someone finds enjoyment out of it. However, recent events have made me decide to give away my music to promote it a little. All of my music here has been marked to FREE, however, it should be noted that I can only give away 200 free downloads a month. This is the site policy, not mine. I suppose they do it to keep dumbass freeloaders from downloading every free song they can find. Anyway, the music is free until the 200 free download limit is reached or one week has passed.
As for the events that led to this, I have been scouted by a large booking agency. They want to give me local gigs. While I could do the songs solo and put more money in my pocket, I am old school and just cannot see doing this without some real people up there, sharing the experience with me. At any rate, I am currently working on my 3rd novel, so am already committed for the next 6 months(maybe less) but that just means there will be more time to practice, compose, and be ready when the time comes. So if you are interested in doing some live shows in the Houston area to start( National tour if we draw enough people), then use the contact page . I am looking for everything except lead vocals(Obviously, that is what I do). I have a decent twitter fan base to get us the exposure we need, so give my music a listen and if it seems like stuff you can and want to do(Hint: Listen to more than one song, I am not stuck into just one genre. I do EDM, Chill and Rock. Most songs have some rock influences and that is where my music roots lay.), contact me.:)
Gots to git! Have a rockin’ day ALL!!!