Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Please allow me to introduce myself...

I am a musician that resides in the metropolitan area of Puerto Rico. I aspire to a life of artistic and personal achievement. (Doesn't everybody?) I'm currently finishing up a process that began way back in December 2005 when I began to record an album with my band, Ophelia. The recording process, plagued by endless delays and inner-band tensions that resulted in one member leaving, took 1 year and 5 months to complete. After that, the back-and-forth with the mastering plant took another few months. Our rookie status as independent recording artists made releasing the album a difficult task. The fact that only one, or at times two people were working for the cause on the business end of things didn't help either.

Anyways, here we are 3 years later and thanks to a great A&R man and a credit card (ha!), our record will finally see the light of day on February 3, 2009. It will be available worldwide, as the saying goes.

I write a lot and I've posted many a blog on my Myspace profile (some of which will be reposted here). I've wanted to start a blog for some time but after seeing Feral Pig I got the last dose of inspiration that I needed. I put it off for a while because I didn't have much to write about but considering I'm about to embark on what will be a very unique journey for me, I might gather a few thoughts and anecdotes from time to time.
Now I can finally put a rest to that panic I felt every morning before I left my room and glanced at the promotional flyer on my door that said in BIG WHITE LETTERS: DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON. "How fuckin' soon?" I thought. Well, our time has come. We were in need of some last minute financing so when the bank approved our credit card I, as they say, lost my shit. Needless to say, I've been smiling a lot lately...

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