So the New Year is upon us, and that means many things: I need to start working on taxes, remember my trash day was changed from Mondays to Tuesdays and go to the gym more than once a week. Of course none of these are true resolutions, more like ideas that I probably won’t follow through with. Regardless of my inability to dedicate myself to these lame self-promises in 2010 (oh by the way, it’s pronounced twenty-ten), I asked a few of the artists on OurStage for their resolutions. Here are some of the top responses:
|My new year’s resolution is to let the world know that I am Elvis Presley reincarnated and to convince Jennifer Anniston to stop dating all the Mr. Wrong’s and hook-up with her real soul-mate…ME!!!
-Chad Evan Todd
|Well I have a few New Year’s resolutions. The most music-related one is to stop bending over backwards for agents and club owners. After forty years of playing clubs and touring I finally realize you can’t count on anyone looking out for you and your band but yourself. One will say “I can send you the rest of the money later…” or “we really want you back next month after we remodel…”-Derrick Big Walker|
|My New Year’s resolution is to take up the accordion. Seriously, what’s
more sexy than a lead singer who plays accordion? Happy New Year!
|My New Year’s resolution is to be more focused and to reach a broader audience with my NOT UR EVERYDAY MUSIC. While I was in the Army, I didn’t have the opportunity to pursue my goals effectively. So now, since I do have that chance, I have nothing to lose. Don’t follow your dreams…don’t chase your dreams…live ’em. -Arson The Enigma|
|Jakob is going to loose some weight, but he probably will get fat again next year. Mikkel claims that he is going to stop drinking beers and booze, but it will only last for one or two days. Kristján is trying to be more emo, but in fact he doesn’t know what that is. Gerhard’s resolution is to eat more vegetables, he eats tons of meat and therefore he is always on the toilet.
-Born To Love Mary
Every Friday on the OurStage blog, I’ll be featuring a great example of flow and lyricism on a hip hop song pulled from the OurStage ranks. I’ll get the artist’s thoughts on the track, as well as post the lyrics or best verse so fans can follow the flow themselves.
Virginia-based C. Arson is another emcee looking to change hip hop back to the socially-conscious art form it once was while trying to find his way through the world. “Find Ur Way” is a down-to-Earth and easy-to-connect to song meant for people who have struggled in their lives.