joe wize at crossroads

I’m At Another Crossroads in My Life

Yep, I’m At Another Crossroads in My Life

I did a project with one of the artists I’ve worked with for many years, we even had a well know producer as an A&R (Dallas Austin). At the completion, we all agreed that the project was a classic. I felt very strongly about it on the positive side.

Here’s where it gets a little tricky. I’ve had Lyor Cohen listen to the material and tell me my sound is dated. I’ve had Russell Simmons listen to and tell me that I don’t have the shit in it.

I’ve love to create music, but I’m tired of hitting a wall every single time I finish a project.

I’ve even got scammed by the ultimate scammer Mike Baril.

Should I continue and keep going?

Or Should I Keep It Going?

Why Be Awestruck With Celebrities Who Have Never Accomplished Anything?

Why be awestruck with celebrities who have never accomplished anything?

It always amazes me how people follow celebrities. How they get awestruck of a single person. We’ve all been born to this earth and time the same way. We all have been challenged the same as everyone else. I just don’t get how a person can become so obsessed with an entity so that they follow them around or even stalk them.

On the other hand, I do have mutual respect for persons who’ve accomplish major things in their life. I like seeing this because it’s a motivational and inspirational factor. Almost an internal call to action.

Make your art sell on its own so they can’t tell you shit!

It’s really quite interesting when you’re an artist and you come up with a concept and you complete your art with a certain direction only to be told by an industry exec that the concept can’t make money. But your initial direction was not to make money was just to make art. Got to have thick skin when you’re an artist and stay true to who you are and really know what you’re trying to present. Not everybody’s going to love what you do just as long as you do.

If you’re going to chase the rabbit, get ready to jump through hoops and become something who you’re not.

If you want to do it without the majors, make your art sell on its own so they can’t tell you shit!

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It’s All About Sex When Promoting

It’s all about sex when promoting

After having a good talk with a friend, he pointed out something which I’ve known but recently overlooked. It’s all about sex when promoting anything. These subtle nuances added to a product promotion always are triggers for people to be interested. Whether music, cars, applesauce and so on.

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I am a musician by heart and a study on promotion and marketing, in which I have recently become more in depth. I would figure it would be more man than women are interested in this premise but as I examine the issue, I find that women are of equal showing. My unprofessional guess is that people are always searching for the things in life that will improve their lives. They may not be satisfied in what they have or they may be satisfied and just want improvement. So when you show them a guy or girl with the physical characteristics with whom they can subconsciously put themselves with, they get sucked in without knowing.

Within the next couple of weeks, I’m going to try and experiment with this premise. I’m going to make ADs with people who have great physical attributes and people with less physical attributes. I want to see which one of these approaches fair better. I will keep a keen eye on people reactions to both to see if there is truth in this.

I’ve never been a study on what fairs better, but in this case, I’m very intrigued in what will take place. I’ve already had assumptions and I want to prove or disprove them. My reason, I want to become more successful on turnover rates when marketing products. I want to see the results so I can apply the solution to this premise to everything I’m selling or promoting.

Conclusion:

People say that “Sex Sells”, I want to see how true this is.

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Are You Going To Step Up To The Plate When Life Presents Major Opportunities?

Are you going to step up to the plate when life presents major opportunities? You are in control of your own destiny. I always thought that having a destiny in life means your life is predefined. But of course, we know that life is what you make of it. You can have extreme fun or have extreme sadness. You yourself are responsible for how well you do.

It’s funny to think about how much worth you should put on learning as you come up in life and the benefits. When you come from a household where your parents didn’t go to college you kind of don’t take it seriously. Personally, I’ve gone pretty far in my student days but didn’t take too seriously at the end. I’m very grateful for what I’ve learned because it is keeping me afloat at present.

What do I want for my life?

There’s always room to grow though and that’s my goal. I want the better things in life and I’m not afraid to work hard for them.

Drive the fancy car.

A nice living environment

The great life long companion

Good clean living

Over 10 Years Without Sex and I’m Not Crazy

I’ve gone over 10 years without sex and I’m not crazy. Do I want to have it? Yes of course. Will I settle for just anyone? No.  I hope I meet the woman of my dreams but I seem to be looking at the world through jaded glasses of 10 years ago. It’s just like when you search for a job, that expectation of not knowing what’s in store and hoping it’s the right fit. That proof you want to prove to yourself and others that you deserve it. I’ve been focused on that one big push and that one big goal and I’ve haven’t been able to smell the coffee and take in the sites.

What if I never reach my goal? I would be just reaching and never achieving. I’m using sex as a literal meaning and a metaphor of life and wanting to use my skills for what they’re supposed to be used for.

Sugar is So Dam Addictive!

Sugar is in everything!

You can’t get away from it. It’s in foods, preservatives, drinks, alcohol, etc. I wonder if the food industry heads sit in a dark backroom planning to see how next to hook new people for their foods. Once you get on the ride it’s difficult to get off.

My particular weakness is Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail with 25 grams of Sugar per 8 ounces of serving.

 

I wonder if the companies that make fruit juices and foods with sugar, know that you can’t stop before devouring these in one sitting? Maybe they’re planning and counting on this? I know the key for me in losing weight is to control the input of sugar. Easier said than done. Right now I can go maybe a couple days and then it hits me I have to have it. It’s like having a crack addiction.

For now, I’ll roll with the punches and work on putting this addiction on hold.

 

Wish me luck!

 

Why Am I Such A Cynic ?

I see the world in dark colors. When I was younger those colors were really vibrant. I want to accomplish more but every year it becomes tougher and tougher. I’m always wondering if people are feeling like me and are they just putting on a happy face to fool everybody? I’d like to believe in people but time after time they’ve let me down. I don’t see a difference in what they’re doing and what I’m doing except they do their task with a crazy amount of enthusiasm. I’m a true believer that if you think of something you can manifest it. But what happens when your mind is too cluttered to even think straight? Just something I”m thinking about.