I don't deal with big production. I don't think I even spent a collective of $2500 since 2006 between the gathering
of the equipment to the recording and reproducing of the CDs to DIY merch to having merch professionally made to booking shows
to advertising. $2500 is not a lot over a span of 9 years.
My budget set aside for M.C. Too Tall,
Crowned Eagle, ElevAtioN and now P.H.O. related stuff is small. Some say it is way too big because "Where has it gotten
you?" It's gotten me exposure (several spots on Rew&WhO which is a true achievement, my appearance at 3 of 4 Vladapalooza
events, interviews on Hardfire and Vampyre Lounge just to name a few). I've made CD and march sales when I had supplies. It
brought bands the people wanted.
Now I feel I've done enough to slow down and scale back. I've been moving in this direction
Scaling back while remaining relevant is in itself an art form. Being able to put your ego aside
and not always be in the forefront allows new talent to come up through whatever promotion you're running. That being said,
I sought out a person to front my venture into party events and my promotion overall, for example, discovered someone who
was new but was creating a buzz and building a following and pitched my idea to them while building and maintaining a rapport.
Maintaining a rapport does not mean putting my seal of approval on any and every last one of their actions but I can't order
them what to do and what not to do on their own time. We're all individuals who don't necessarily have to agree on everything
but if there's that one common ground to bring about good quality events and keep the promotion behind those events on the
map and they do exactly what they're assigned to do, I see no reason to cut them off. In fact, it is protocol to defend anyone
who is part of Crowned Eagle Entertainment who has shown nothing but consistent reliability and loyalty to Crowned Eagle Entertainment.
a story. Dennis Rodman was one of the NBA's best rebounders ever. As of today, he is 22nd all time. He was also known for
his bizarre off-court antics and the constant changing of his hair color. When the Chicago Bulls acquired him from the San
Antonio Spurs, the press rushed to get Michael Jordan's opinion on the acquisition of this outrageous persona that was about
to share the court with him and he said "The man can play ball".
Thus, no one in Crowned Eagle
Entertainment is doing anything that is damaging to my reputation or even their own. I do utilize my wisdom and experience
to school the newbies to the well known fact that they have a rep to protect. So that being said, I am pleased with the current
staff, the current mix of rookies and veterans and it will remain the same with the exception of adding one or two new members
and, of course, these new members, whoever they may be, will be female and in their 20s. That, my friends, is simply to appeal
to the younger crowd which I can cover some other time. There's my explanation of why I select who I select for keeping the
operation going and why I keep some on board while giving others the heave ho.
Now stay strong and keep kickin'
dat slang. I'm M.C. Too Tall.
What's good, my people? Just touching base as the title for this blog entry suggests.
Two ElevAtioN installments in
at it's new home, Lucky 13 Saloon and I can safely say we have a good spot. Sundays though are tough. We tried but it's very
difficult to bring people in on a Sunday. That's usually people's rest day. However, I spoke to Rob, the sound guy and he
says it's a go for one Thursday a month and so after my February break, ElevAtioN returns to Lucky 13 on March 12th with
Alex Von Nihil as our DJ for the evening and the featured band will be a personal favorite of mine, Box Of Crayons. We get
them before their big annual St. Patrick's Day performance at Connolly's in Manhattan. We're calling it the Super Sonic St.
Paddy's Day edition and we expect some drinkers in the joint! http://www.facebook.com/events/762488973841764
following month is expected to be good too. The band and DJ I'm in negotiations with are kickass, I tell you! It will be hosted
by ElevAtioN's original hostess, none other than the ever popular Luna Vega as it will be an annual birthday shindig for her.
That will be Thursday, April 9th. I'm also in negotiations with other bands for future events as ElevAtioN continues to grow!
other news, my good friend D.J. Spoke and I have put together another P.H.O. song called "The Onslaught" and we
have that posted on the M.C. Too Tall Soundcloud. We're working on another EP that I would like to release by summer which
will include this and 5 other songs.
Last, but not least, I heard some of you have asked about new solo material. Well the title
for my first M.C. Too Tall EP will be "Kill M.C. Too Tall" followed by an album called "Aliens Must Die"
in 2016 beginning a new 3 part series of albums called the Enlightenment Series. I expect to go super uber esoteric on these
albums but you never know if my anger will get in the way and once again change the direction of the production. I do assure
you, as I'm not getting any younger, I am trying really hard to move away from the angry lyrics and production. We shall see.
there you have it. That's what I got for you for now. Stay strong and keep kickin' dat slang! I'm M.C. Too Tall. Word.