My final goal of the year was to work on or a direct a video project. I was given the opportunity to do so for Thanks For The Invite Portland! check out the recap video above.
Wow. This was one of the most high energy performances I've ever seen. I was not expecting a medium sized Sunday crowd to get that loud and funky. Discovered this man's music while I was in college a couple years back, and seeing him perform live was a treat. 10/10 would see again.
This show hit close to home for me. For any of you that know me, I had a tough time dealing with my mom's sickness a little over a year ago. During that low time in my life I distracted myself with my favorite thing, music. I started listening to Soulection Radio everyday and in between songs, Joe Kay, one of the co-founders of Soulection who also doubles as a visionary tastemaker, preaches good vibes and doing what you love. I've really stuck to that since my mom got better and really believe that everything will fall into place. So far it has, and sharing that story with Joe Kay was a special moment for me.
Also, Esta is one of my favorite artists ever so kicking it with him was awesome, he even opened my beer for me haha. IAMNOBODI is cool as hell too, hopefully be seeing him this summer when he's back in the area and try to set-up a photoshoot or an interview for EYES+EDGE.
JMSN blessed me with the opportunity to come thru to his show at Holocene and take a few pics. Unfortunately I was stressed due to uncontrollable factors and I did not take my best pictures. Everything is a learning opportunity and I look forward to improving my craft in future shows.
Also, the homie Bryan Schuldt has come thru with the logo/watermark for me. Big ups to him.