Thursday, December 13, 2012

Welcome Back Barry (Part 2) - The Hip Hop Album (Part 1)

Hey again everyone

As promised I am going to talk about how I am going to do my Hip Hop album and how I got into loving Hip Hop/Rap music.

First of all how did I start loving Hip Hop music. I was 13 years old at the time and my brother was trying to get me into music a lot more, so he got out a Cypress Hill called The Temples Of Boom and had a track called "Throw Your Set In The Air" cool joint then along the way he introduced me to Snoop Dogg's Debut Album called "DoggyStyle" then more West Coast and my love for the genre really kicked in with also East Coast stuff from Biggie Smalls and Nas helping out as well

My brother stopped listening to it years later but I am still going and proud of it, so I thank my brother for it every day which is brilliant.

Now during my school days I tried to rap but I had problems which were 1) I couldn't flow right and 2) I was incredibly shy which I am still am now. That is one of the things I really need to get through which I did talk about in a vlog a little while ago.

Its been 14 years since I wanted to do this but its down to my confidence and my ability to get it done. I want to record the album next year and have it out by the end of next year at least. For me this is the scariest fucking thing I have ever done. This is the biggest demon that I have to face left, which is stage confidence. I did have those nerves when on stage at the Bath Gathering a few days ago. Thats something to work on too.

What made my decision to do an album, I was in my room going through a bit over a break up which was grown up and done right in terms of a break up and I was listening to Drake's 2nd Album "Take Care" because I used to sing lyrics from that album to my ex and I was listening to the track "Lord Knows" and heard from Rick Ross's verse. It felt it had a lot of power and swagger to the verse which was brilliant and reminded me of Biggie Smalls. One of my favourite MCs of all time. That how I wanted to do an album.

Now I am thinking of concepts and ideas for the album which includes a mix variety of tracks. Some people thought my twitter and facebook were hacked when I mentioned this idea. I have heard people are excited for it including one of my favourite indie musicians ever Tom Milsom. Who is very critical and honest about the music scene. I said to him I don't mind how he rates my album as long I get it done but I know Tom said to me that he knows it will be my own words and thoughts going into it. Now that deserves a huge amount of respect.

I will start talking about the tracks in another entry which could be tomorrow or over the weekend when I have a lot more time to do it.

Take care for now guys.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Welcome Back Barry (Part 1)

Hey everyone

Its a long time since I last did a blog post on here and I have seen a few friends I know come out with blogging and thought I would make a comeback.

Now A lot has happened to me which some of it has been great and some not so great but have to deal with it one day at a time.

I don't have the most interesting life and I don't know why people like me, its puzzling me at times. I don't want to develop an ego where I have seen people who had no egos back in the day, having egos later in life where they aren't healthy to other people. That's probably why I find it a surprise.

Anyway no more negative stuff.

During the summer and autumn I helped out with a couple of projects where I was an Associate Producer for The Chronicles Of Syntax where I had a lot of fun on set. Sadly I can't talk about what happened and what I did because contracts and that's understandable.

The other project was as an executive producer for a film called Dark Roar which is based in Brighton. I hung around the crew for the day and it was great day to be had.

I'm waiting on the screening dates to happen which will be interesting indeed.

I also helped out on a project with my neighbour being the director. Its called RG1 where during Summer In The City weekend on the Sunday I helped out for one day which a lot of fun. It finished and it had a screening last Tuesday which I couldn't make it because of money and needed it for the Bath Gathering last weekend which I will get to. It got onto the local news which I was gutted about not going but hey Im glad I helped out with the project. I have seen it and it was nice short film dealing with Youth Crime.

Speaking about the Bath Gathering and my trips to Bath this year have been brilliant. I always love going there. I did 2 Bath Gatherings this year which was first and broke my own rule of only doing 1. Last weekend was memorable for the Christmas one. I'm glad we did it for the memory of Nathan Wills who passed away during the summer. Nathan to me and a lot of people was a great friend and will be missed indeed.

Charlotte's videos shows the gatherings really well from the summer one and the one last weekend for Christmas.

Bath Summer Gathering

Bath Festive Gathering

I got a lot more to say but may leave for another entry tomorrow in the second part where I talk about my music album and my near feud with YouTube and certain YouTubers I was so close to dissing NO JOKE which Im glad I never did.

Take Care Guys