Had a couple discussions over the last week with close friends and realized that even some of my closest friends don't know about some the projects I am working on.
It didn't surprise me, since I am always finding or coming up with new music/song/art projects to work on and can barley keep track of them all myself. Last count was at 11 album projects and at least a dozen art projects.
Now I am not talking about projects for film or TV or ads, I am just speaking of projects for myself. I call them 'vanity' projects because I just want to do them and see what happens during the process. Its were I find an outlet for my creative juices, the juices that may not necessarily serve a film or other project.
Shall We Drive - First Mix
from upcoming release "The John Hughes Tapes"
One of the most satisfying parts of my 'vanity' projects (other than the process of creating) is that they always land me paying gigs and sometimes even get air play on radio stations or published in magazines etc . . They tend to make it out into the world and slowly find a home - despite my meager marketing budgets :)
For a couple months I have been working on a project with the working title "The John Hughes Tapes". Anyone who grew up in the 80's, like myself, was most likely influenced by the music from john Hughes' films (Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink . . etc )
The idea I had was to create a bunch of songs and with the aid of my trusty time machine, travel back to 1981 and deliver them to John Hughes in hopes he would license them for his next teen comedy.
This week has been about trying to wrap up this project. Will try to list more of my other 'vanity' projects as they start to crown.
Labels: 1980, 80's music, 80s, 80s music, Breakfast Club, John Hughes