is my job bullshit?
sometimes i get to thinking about what i do with my time and more often then not ill start thinking about my job. it doesn’t really matter what i specifically do for my day job for this conversation because it isn’t really related to music. its a good job and all. but sometimes i think about whether or not it holds me back from my potential. its hard to say.
theres some people i meet who i would tell them quit their jobs in a heart beat and grind. then theres some people i wouldn’t give that advice to. i know that i still have a little bit of work to put in with the free time i do get before i can be afforded the luxury. however i read somewhere that the more you sacrifice the more you’ll get back. often times i think about what it would be like if i just didn’t go to work the next morning. wake up a couple hours after i normally do and get to work on beats right after or while I’m having my coffee. post a couple instagram posts, some tweets, send out a couple emails and make some sales.
its obviously a lot more work than that. where ever i am on the ladder of success its important for me to be observant of the signs. i recently read a couple pages from the alchemist, a book i go back to often to remind me of what i learned from initially reading it. and the main thing is to be in tune with the universe and pay attention to what its trying to tell you.
i know that learning to make and sell beats has empowered me over the last year or so. i know that no matter what happens in my life ill be able to get on a laptop, get to work and ill be able to earn a living. i know that i can get a job engineering at a studio and be successful if i work hard. but with my current responsibilities just quoting my job or getting fired would be… well irresponsible. PRODUCE RESPONSIBLY!
as far as signs, the only ones I’m able to read clearly right now is that i need to work harder. i have time before and after my job and my other responsibilities that i have to take advantage of before i start looking for “more time”. which is really all that dropping a day job is. so i guess tomorrow ill be waking up at 5 am to put in work!
This Goes Out To You is my latest ep, now on my soundcloud. Click the image to listen. It came about in a few sessions with a bit of time in between. Hope y’all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
I decided to start a blog this year. I haven’t blogged since I had a MySpace 😂 but a person I lookup to said to document so here I am.
Currently writing this at my job before the sun is up. Today was a payday. But I earned more from my beats this week than I made on this check. Usually a great feeling but the bar wasn’t set THAT high 😂😂😂
Music is becoming challenging again. I’m working closely with an A&R from Atlanta and I’m enjoying the fact that the feedback I’ve been getting was more than just “ye this is dope”. I’m finding myself in that zone where I’m learning what I need to do to better myself. In the past I would be pretty stubborn and claim that the off beat snare i randomly chose from my library was “my sound”, I didn’t make anything but boom bap beats until 2015 because I thought I was staying true to “my sound”. But something around that time just changed and I’ve expanded the styles I can work in and am truly on the way to developing my own sound.
I released my latest kit on Sunday, the NSX Loop kit, today is Wednesday. I’ve actually been writing this for about a week. I guess the last thing Ima touch on is this – the truth isn’t as glamorous as the perception. Perception is a powerful thing and it’s crazy to see actually successful people twist the perception of ppl to make things look bigger than they r. One of those, never meet ur idols things.
But I guess u could also take that as…. use perception to take urself over the top.
Whats good everybody,
I’m BluffGawd, this is BluffBC. In this case BC stands for Book Club, and the first book that I’m going to write about is #AskGaryVee – One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media & Self Awareness.
If your at all familiar or a fan of Gary Vee you already have an idea of what this book might be about, however if you aren’t you should go into youtube and watch a couple videos that Gary puts out and you’ll get a glimpse into the madness that is Gary Vee.
When I first discovered him it was probably on the Breakfast Club or one of those Facebook Ad videos. Either way I’m glad I did.
This is the second book I’ve read by Gary Vaynerchuk but its probably my favorite. Its basically a refresher course on everything I’ve learned from watching the #AskGaryVee Shooooooooow. Which is great because Gary has a tendency to talk a little bit fast and he releases content at an alarming rate.
The reason I chose this book for the book of the week is because its very easy to read, easy to digest for even the shortest attention span because Gary will keep you entertained and the questions asked are often times questions I’ve had floating around in my head and never had anyone to ask or questions that I’ve never even thought to ask. But regardless of what is asked Gary keeps his answers very clear, easy to understand and full of practical advice for any reader.
Half way through reading the book I found the audiobook and I ended up starting over and listening to the book to the end. The audiobook is actually what really made me want to write about this book because Gary changed some of the answers to make them more relevant to whats changed since he wrote it which I thought was really dope and showed how much Gary cares about this book and its readers.
In the link below you can purchase the book and I highly recommend that you do if your looking to grow as a business person and entrepreneur. Best of luck and thanks for your time!
Audiobook and Hardcover
Free Drum Samples – LoFi Drums Kit (Free Download)
The Drum Broker is actually one of my top go-to sites when im looking for sample packs/drum kits because theyve always got high quality sounds. The last kits I bought from them were Pad Thai 4 by Marco Polo and Cold Air 6 by Cardiak. So when I saw that they released a free kit, I ran straight to the download link! Check it out, let me know what yall think!
If your reading this, shout outs to you!
First of all, I’m Bluff Gawd. Father/entrepreneur/producer/rapper/avid reader/a bunch of other things. I actually havent done a blog since like Myspace but I like to write and alot of the current social media platforms are for much more condensed pieces of content. So with all that said, I’ll be using this space as a context to the content.
Earlier this week I released my first Sample Pack for free via my youtube channel, which you can subscribe to here. I put out new beats almost daily for free as well as beat making videos and a series that I call “Who Do You Hear On This?”.
Anyway, the sample pack was something that I’ve worked out of and built over the course of 3-4 years when i was first getting into producing and I decided it was time to share it with whoever was looking for samples.
The pack consists of soul samples, funk samples, rock, reggae, breakbeats and everything else you can think of.
You can download the pack here – https://www.bluffgawd.com