Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

preparing for a recording session with Veronique in about an hour... Can't wait to preview the new songs!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

....thank u all for making this week's WARMTH Session so much fun... Have a great weekend! MUAH...

Friday, December 26, 2008

AC welcomes special guests Trench & DJ Bone on The WARMTH Sessions, tonight @ 7pm EST. www.warmth313.com... Listen in!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

just wanna say Merry Christmas to yahhh.... ta ta tah, tahhh, ta ta tah, tah, tahhhhh...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Aaron-Carl -- Electrevival

Dear Fans and Friends:

I have a special gift for you. It's a collection of songs that I put together for a project, entitled "Electrevival." I want you to have it. Yes, I want you to download it, free of charge. It's my way of saying THANK YOU for taking this musical journey with me.

Feel free to share this compilation as you see fit. Spread the word to your friends. Download it for them as a gift... The most important thing I want you to do is ENJOY it! Some of these songs are new, some are not. But ALL of them represent various points in my life and career -- the different paths I've chosen, where I came from, where I'm going... You get the point.

So again... From my heart to your soul... Download Electrevival and know that I give this to you, with much love...


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm working on something very nice... to show my appreciation 4 u. Stay tuned... MUAH!


I had to share this note with you, because I was sitting here this morning, seriously thinking about quitting music. ...and THIS happened...

Somebody sent me an email today, reminding me that even if I stop doing music, the music is ALWAYS in me. They were right... So in that sense, I don't feel like I've lost. But honestly, there's too much drama in this business. And I've worked TOO hard for TOO long, to be treated like this.

OTHERS have exploited my name and my work, for their own personal gain. I've fought "the system" for many years. I've built Wallshaker Music from the ground up, BECAUSE of this! But for years, my label basically survived in obscurity. It proved to me that people were willing to take my "best" work, release it to THEIR territories, without even giving a fuck about ME. Hell... some motherfuckers are STILL re-releasing "DOWN," 12 years later! ...as if that's the ONLY record I've ever done.

Don't get me wrong... I'm grateful to those who have licensed my records like "Sky" or "My House" or "Tears..." But it hurts my feelings to know that if I release a record on my own, it's not good enough? Or nobody will hear it unless I attach "some other label" to it?

It's all about control, isn't it? And in a world filled with competition -- wait... wait one second...

One second... You will not believe what just happened to me -- RIGHT NOW.

I just received a phone call from a DJ acquaintance of mine... He asked me to contact a good friend of his, who is a big fan of MINE.... The friend is dying from cancer. ...and I mean he doesn't have much longer to live. I've sent this same guy an email once, while he was in the hospital -- it brightened his day. I IMMEDIATELY called him as soon as I heard the news just a few moments ago. He answered the phone...

I told him who I was, and his spirits were lifted. We talked about Detroit, about the Miami Winter Music Conference -- he's convinced he's going... I told him about the women in Cannes who skated around topless -- he wants to go, of course! And I also emailed him a copy of my latest album, Bittersoulfulsweet -- because while a few of my records are still in his DJ crate, he hasn't heard the new album. (Maybe because it's not released on a label like Subject Detroit, or UR or something... but that's another story.)

But whatever the case, I was HIT by a revelation... This man was touched by ME... by my music. I actually got to hear the happiness in his voice. He was so delighted when I sent him my album to download. I gave him my phone number, and told him to call me whenever he felt like saying HI, or anything.

Y'all don't understand. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes... I'm crying because i KNOW he's about to die very soon. But I'm also crying because THIS is the real reason why I've continued to do my music for so long... IT TOUCHES PEOPLE. That's the most important factor... Yes, I fight with distributors. YES, I deal with crooked labels. YES, I've licensed away my control, so others can make money from my music -- but you know what? When I get to speak to angels like the guy I just got off the phone with, I know it's all worth it.

There's no way I can stop making music now... There's no way. Companies can continue their wicked practices, I don't care. Obviously, I'm rising above the madness. Obviously I'm continuing to touch people's souls. BECAUSE OF THIS, I will never stop. If I never have a formal distribution deal again, or if I never get signed or licensed again, I know that MY MUSIC will still make its way to the ones that MATTER -- the ones who NEED it.

Thank you Lord, for opening my eyes and allowing me to see this beautiful, amazing thing...


Monday, December 15, 2008

it's about that time for me to release "Simply" 12-inch single with remixes... I'm SO EXCITED!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Can't believe how close it is to NYE... and I don't have a date! Oh noooo!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

gearing up for my internet radio show tonight, 7pm- 9pm EST. www.warmth313.com. Y'all should REALLY listen in & chat with me!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm So Happy! Wendy & Lisa's new album is out!

If you know me, you KNOW I love me some Wendy & Lisa. It's been forever since their last studio album, but NOW I can scream again... "White Flags of Winter Chimneys" is NOW available! Exclusively on www.wendyandlisa.com

I don't know what I like more... The fact that I just bought this beautiful piece of music, OR... the fact that I bought it directly from THEM.

Being an independent music artist myself, I understand how important it is to have that direct relationship with the fans... And hopefully, YOU UNDERSTAND that without YOUR SUPPORT, we artists cannot continue to do what we do...

With that being said, HEAD OVER TO www.wendyandlisa.com and EXPERIENCE the album for yourself!

And NO, I don't know them personally -- but I swear, if (or when) I EVER meet them, I would melt like butter... And cry -- tears of joy. (Smiles of sorrow..)

And on a final note, I swear I hope to one day have die-hard fans of my own, that adore ME as much as I adore Wendy & Lisa... (what am I talking about? ...I DO! LOL!!! And I thank y'all...)

Hamburg, Germany.. I'll be seeing you soon. Also, the IreneB "Forgive Me Now" rmx will be released on Wallshaker... YES!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008