Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Like Crazy

Laurent left for Amsterdam this morning, after staying with me for a week.  It’s funny how inspiration works.  In one short week, Laurent and I finished an entire 12-inch single (for Laurent’s upcoming release) -- and even took it to the Mastering house…  You know what that means?  In just a few SHORT weeks, Laurent’s new single will be on vinyl…  Or let me rephrase that…  Laurent’s FIRST single will be on vinyl.  I’m extremely happy for him.  Then again, I’m ALWAYS excited about the release of a record – especially if it’s someone that I know personally.  It was actually kinda cute, seeing Laurent’s face in the Mastering house.  So innocent, like a kid in a candy store.  And Ron Murphy (NSC) is just a legend.  I look at him and I see pure history…  I’ve ALWAYS taken my records to Ron Murphy to be mastered.  Over the years, he’s educated me so much – now I know EXACTLY what it takes to get “that sound” in my music.  It wasn’t easy!  Ron used to send me home to fix a lot of mistakes that I used to make – what’s good for CD isn’t always good for vinyl…  But I won’t go there now.  I’ll just say that when I took THIS project to Ron, I was confident.  All those years of education had finally paid off…  Ron listened to my sound and all he could say was “wow…”  He was impressed…  HE – the legendary Ron Murphy was IMPRESSED.  I became the kid in the candy store…

Sunday night, Laurent and I went to AGAVE to hear some good ol’ fashioned House music.  Oh man… We walked in the door and immediately started dancing – some disco-house tune that kept chanting “MUSIIIIIC!” on top of a funky groove from heaven…  Oh WOW!  Shortly thereafter, Michelle Weeks blared through the speakers, telling us to “Be Thankful!”  Baby, I was in love all over again…  Soon afterwards, an intoxicating deep-house version of Jill Scott’s “Not Like Crazy” filled my body.  WHO said House music was dead?  Jill Scott nearly had me in tears…  The chord arrangements, the winding bass line – whoo lord…  I swear I got the spirit up in there!!!  

Damn, I wanna make music like THAT.  (According to some people, I DO make music like that!)  

Before I left, I made my way up to the DJ (to slap him for being so damn good!!!).  He asked me to stick around for “one more record…”  I admit, I knew what he was going to do.  I just didn’t know which AC tune he would play!  Honey, when “Liberation (Free)” came out of those speakers, I was just like “whoa…”  Out of all the songs on this CD, he played THAT one?  Again, I was amazed – at the same time, trying to hide my shyness/embarrassment/gratefulness…  Throughout the night (before the DJ played “Liberation”), a few people had approached me to say that my song (I had no idea which one) was “evil… sick... the bomb… off the hook!”  It’s one thing to travel around the world and get respect, but to actually get love from HOME?  That feels good…  

Now here’s something I don’t understand.  I went to visit my forum (on www.aaroncarl.com) and say “what’s up” to the people…  I noticed an entire thread of GAY jokes.  Mind you, I have a sense of humor.  I’ll even laugh at the occasional gay joke – if it’s funny, of course!  However, some dumb son of a bitch writes – and I quote…

Q:Whats the Ru Paul and Aaron Carl got in common? A:Well both are black,gay detroiters,transvestites and will die from aids...  

What the fuck?!  Why would anyone come to MY website and leave that message about me, KNOWING I’m gonna see the shit?  Personally, I KNOW who it is; the disrespectful inbred asshole of a so-called straight bigoted LOSER from – well, let’s just say I know who the bitch is…  He just don’t know ME like that…  Honey, I will bring Southwest DETROIT to his fucking doorstep.  But I digress… I’m a gentleman.  (Breathe…  one, two…  ichi ni….  Un, deux….. – alright.  I’m better now.)

Well, it’s nearly 9:30 and I still have business stuff to do…  Guess I’ll get back to work – e-mails to write, etc.  

AC

2 comments:

Virgo Remix said...

You had just better fill my spirit with the sounds of HOUSE music! I was lost in your words for awhile there. I could just picture it now. Oh to have house music take over once again. HOUSE MUSIC FOREVER!

T.

Laurent Chambon said...

My version of the facts: http://laurentetlewis.blogspot.com
It was great!
Love you AC!