by G-U on 09/02/15
Waking up to the biggest "continental breakfast" I've ever had in a hotel was definitely THE way to start today. We spend the morning getting ourselves together, taking a homeboy to his college class then an hour long wait at a medical dispensary so Santos could get some..."medication" haha.
After we took care of the day's errands, we made our way down to San Diego, where the Padres had a game today. So we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and walk around downtown and sell cds. San Diego was cool, we didn't get a chance to hit up Chicano Park like I had hoped but we will be there tomorrow. Growing up listening to Kid Frost and Latino Velvet, Chicano Park holds a dear place in my heart and can't wait to experience it for myself.
We dipped out to Chula Vista after a few hours in Diego and proceeded to make new fans at the Chula Vista Mall. Sold some more CD's and felt we really got to connect with the locals(Shout out to Christian, hope your dad pulls thru!). It's moments like these where it reminds me why I enjoy making music and grinding it to complete strangers. I love meeting people of all walks of life and connecting thru music. A simple one on one conversation with someone can go a long ways and I feel, is very underrated in 2015. I hope that feeling never disappears.
After the mall we headed towards Imperial Beach, which ended up turning into a bigger mission than plan haha(GPS can be tricky!!). We got there too late to hit up people with our music but showed up just in time for an AMAZING sunset that we thoroughly enjoyed. You gotta realize something...we're small town valley boys. We don't get to see sunsets by the ocean very often, and we made sure to appreciate every minute of it.
Calling it a night early, we did laundry at a local laundromat and headed to our motel 6 for the night. Now we're drinking a few Coronas and getting ready to hit the pen and pad again and continue this creative flow we've had lately. See ya'll tomorrow night. Stay blessed.
by G-U on 09/02/15
So after last night's blog post, Santos and I proceeded to work on a new track and drink some more...so let's just say that this morning I was definitely feeling the consequences of last night's festivities haha. But please believe that the song we were working on was definitely worth it.
We woke up in Montebello and decided to take our talents to Venice Beach and spread this good music to unsuspecting strangers. But...being the carefree and small town boys that we are, we ended up hitting Santa Monica Pier and gave out some CDs to the locals.There we spent a damn good hour searching for a store that sold a Square credit card swiper(shout out to Best Buy) then headed down to Venice Beach.
What can I say about Venice Beach, maaan? It was incredible. We showed up late so there was very few people we could sell cds to, although we did sell a few. One of the new fans told me she was visiting from Germany and loved the cd. Promised to take it back to Germany and promote me with her friends.We international now, baby!!! The real treat was how amazing the beach was. It was incredible to just walk down the beach and feel that care free vibe from the locals. The waves exploding when they met the soft sand while beautiful women walked by...this definitely made me understand every lyric about California I ever heard. I will definitely be back.
Oh, and I almost forgot. I finally decided to release my new project "No Offseason EP" for FREE DOWNLOAD online today. I figured if I'm 2 states away promoting it, the least I could do is let all of yall get it for free while Im away. You're welcome haha.
And as I type this, I'm sipping on a cold Modelo while staring out the balcony of a free hotel room we managed to get tonight. Funny story on that later haha. Tomorrow is grind time in San Diego. And I'm excited. 5 days left on this wonderful adventure. Let's live it up.