While sitting here at my desk this afternoon contemplating what I should pack for B.O.M.B. Fest this weekend, it occurred to me that this weekend officially kicks off the summer, for you, for me, for Mindz-I. Huge Festival in Hartford featuring Weezer, Coheed & Cambria, Snoop, and a ton of CT original arts including Solistic's own John Stavola aka Stavvs aka Face aka Dr. Groove performing with The Backyard Committee... Damn fine way to start it off!
These days there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day for everything that needs to get done. The Love, dUECE bUG CD Release Party is just a couple of weeks away and FuzeOnFest 2011 FEATURING KRS-ONE is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! We have Solistic, The Bittersweet Vine and Ocecmic getting ready to drop EP's and music video plans in the works for She Eats Planets. See Thru Soul and BFUNKD will be making their return to the scene after some line-up changes and all the cover bands we represent and adore are out there bringing you the songs you LOVE to ROCK OUT to on a warm summer's night! The Mindz-I Calendar is filled with events for this summer including the very anticipated Full Blast Movement 3 Featuring Apathy and an NEW ~ ALL AGES BATTLE OF THE BANDS SERIES at The Steve Hine Academy in Milford.
For all the blood, sweat and tears, there are also an equal amount of perks, one of which is that I get to listen to tracks long before anyone else ever does. This morning I had a "pancakes" (breakfast meeting) with an artist and after discussing things to come and ironing out some details of things already in the books, I left with CD in hand. As I sat in ridiculous traffic on the way back, I couldn't help but be amazed by the diversity of this artist and by his growth over the past year. Then I hit the thank you track, and I couldn't help but be awed by his absolute humbleness. One of the best feelings in the world, for me anyway, is knowing that I helped someone, in a big way or a small way, doesn't matter. The BEST part of my job is that fact that I get to help make people's dreams come true everyday and they, in turn, mine. Mindz-I is a lot more than events and parties... we are making dreams come true and bringing people together using the only true universal language... MUSIC...
So, here's to kicking off SUMMER 2011 with a BOMB and FULL BLASTIN', SOLTASTIN', OCECSMASHIN', PLANET EATIN', VINE DRINKIN', BFUNKIFIED, SOUL SEEIN', BC CONNECTIN' our way through the rest of it!
~ m ~