54: One Year Later

Wow. It’s been one year. ONE YEAR! Holy crap. I know I keep saying this but wow. The album that I have ready to release in June has been waiting for over 2 years to be released and that’s ridiculous. Finally though this thing I call my album is taking shape into something wonderful. WONDERFUL.

The Art Show at which I’ll be selling my album has been moved up to June 2 which will be the release of my physical album which today got a new cover AND an extra bonus track.

I decided that the cover for the physical and digital release are going to be the same except that the physical release has the words “Special Edition” by the “ZW” logo.

Another thing that happened today. I decided that a song that I wrote AFTER I created the final track listing was just too good to miss out of being on my album so I’m going to record that and it’ll make it’s debut on my debut. It’s called “Congratulate You” and I’m excited for it, obviously. That song will be put on the end of the album making it the 12th track overall on the special edition and 10th track overall on the digital standard release.

One more piece of fun. I’m going to be selling the physical album for $10 and $2 of that will go to the Save the Music Foundation. You can visit their website and learn about all the good they do here.

I hope to see you June 2nd and I hope you bring $10 to support both me and a wonderful organization. Remember the special physical edition is limited to 100 copies ONLY so get there quick!!!! 🙂

50!!!!!!!!!

This is my 50th post. Crazy. I know. Over the course of ALMOST one whole year, I’ve managed to post on here 50 times. That’s pretty good considering I tend to get with things pretty quick and easy. Not here though. Once I realized that I have somewhat of a following I guess I thought I probably shouldn’t just abandon this.

I’m halfway finished with my sixth song in total, fifth song that’ll be on the album. It’s called “In The Sky”. That song and “Maybe I’m Broken” go hand in hand as one song is from a certain persons viewpoint on a situation and then “Maybe I’m Broken” is from another person’s viewpoint. I’m pretty proud of the two songs. I’ve got to edit the vocal track of the song and polish it up a little and then it’ll be finished. So after that’s finished up I will have almost half of the album completed!!!

SONGS I HAVE DONE/PRETTY MUCH DONE:

  1. Take It Lightly
  2. Be Free
  3. Shadow
  4. Maybe I’m Broken
  5. In the Sky

WHAT I HAVE LEFT

  1. Sleep
  2. Those Times
  3. Despite Them
  4. Back of the Room
  5. What Am I?

I think I’ve got myself on a good schedule. Also, good news. I’ve found someone that’s willing to put her talent of playing violin and drums to use. I REALLY hope that it works out because that would add some type of something more to the album. I’m going to do everything in my power to get some of that going on in the album!

So now I’m going to talk about the Amazing Race. Vanessa is a gross person on the inside. And you know that you don’t someone when you don’t like that they made fun of Rachel. Yes. Rachel. She’s back if you haven’t heard or seen The Amazing Race 20.

Rachel was a contestant on big brother 12 and the winner of Big Brother 13. She and her husband or whatever who is also from Big Brother, Brenden, are competing together. I talked about the two frequently during the summer. They’ve made for some good Amazing Race drama what with threatening to leave Brenden and quit the whole show just because she couldn’t taste Salami anymore.

Anyways, this girl Vanessa keeps picking on Rachel for no apparent reason. Maybe she’s jealous of Rachel’s fame? Maybe she see’s Rachel as weak and easy prey. Well she must have not seen Big Brother because if anyone fights back, it’s Rachel. And it looks like that’s what will happen next week in and airport. God, I want Vanessa and her tool boyfriend Ralph (yeah, Ralph) to go home.

Quick jump back to music!!!!! Don’t forget that my single, “Take It Lightly” is available for download (it’s free) and you can listen to it right down below.

49: ALMOST 50!

HOLY BAGOLEEEE! I was able to go to The Hunger Games preview last night with my fabulous mother. She won the tickets and the movie was so great. So beyond expectations. Everything that I thought should have been included in the film was and there was even extra stuff that wasn’t in the book like the perspective of the gamemakers which added such an interesting aspect. Anyways. I just thought I’d like to brag about how i saw it TWO DAYS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!!!!!! 😛

Next topic. Survivor: One World. There will be spoilers. So prepare yourself to move OFF of this page if you haven’t seen the episode or read on if you have and want to hear my thoughts.

I’m singing and dancing right now that the meanest, most vile, disgusting, hateful, ugly (inside and out), revolting, putrid, vomit inducing, slimy, grimy,  piggish, FOOL is finally off the show. Yes, Colton, I’m talking about YOU! When your appendix decided he could no longer stand to be in your fowl body anymore, he decided to make a run for it, taking you with it. I’m sure your appendix is much happier in a jar than in you.

I’ve NEVER in my years of watching Survivor hated anyone so much as I’ve hated this childish boy. Why you may ask? Hmmm, he’s RACIST, ENTITLED, CONCEITED, DISGUSTING, HATEFUL, AND DOWN RIGHT MAKES ME WANT TO THROW UP ALL OVER HIS FACE AND HOPE MY STOMACH ACID BURNS HIS FACE OFF. “Tell us how you really feel” you might be asking. I did. This is a person who basically said that the only black people he associates with are the ones that clean his house and that basically because everything has been handed to him, that someone who wants to pursue stand up comedy, shouldn’t associate themselves with him. He then proceeded to single out the “weakest” person, Christina, on the tribe and along with his side kick, Alecia, bully her like two middle school girls hell bent on ruining someones lives.

Dear Colton,

While you were bent over crying because your stomach was hurting, WHO RAN TO GET THE MEDICAL TEAM? Christina. WHO RUBBED YOUR HEAD WHEN IT HURT? Christina. I’d like you to know that while your insides were bursting, I felt no pity. To use an old saying “Karma is a bitch.” so are you. I hope you have no friends after you leave the show because you deserve a life of solitude.

Hate is all I have for this p.o.s excuse for a human being.

OH WAIT! I just learned. He didn’t have appendicitis. He had a severe bacterial infection in his stomach. I guess the bacteria were just flocking to their own kind.

Anyways. The show probably won’t be as interesting anymore and the producers are probably upset that their main source of drama/ratings is now gone. But we still have Alecia.

In other TV “news”, “The River” just had it’s season finale on tuesday and I’m angry that I wasn’t able to flip my TV on and contribute to their poor ratings. The show is really really good. One of the best shows since The Walking Dead started in 2010. The acting is really good and they don’t focus on SCARY SCARY SCARY as much as they try to develop the characters. It makes for a great show. I don’t think it’ll be renewed by ABC which makes me sad but Netflix is in talks of picking it up which would be fabulous.

So, that’s it for that long little rant about DISGUST. Thanks for reading.

44: CRAZY IMPORTANCE

I sit here on my (now over) snow day to bring you some good news on my debut album! I know it’s been a long wait. It seems like I’ve been telling you there’s going to be an album out for years now. But the truth is, it’s only been about 1. So what it is this news you may be asking. Well here it is.

The album, titled “Zackery Wilson” will see 2 forms of release. One form is a physical, “special edition” version of the album which (if money permits) will be limited to 100 copies. This version will contain a small book with lyrics to all 11 of the songs featured on the album. The book will also contain original photography by yours truly. Here is the cover. 

The second form is a standard digital release which will contain 9 songs. This version of the album will be released on my Bandcamp page on June 12. I will add a digital booklet with the lyrics. Here is the digital cover:

The track listing for each of the versions is the following:

STANDARD:

  1. Take It Lightly
  2. Be Free
  3. In the Sky
  4. Maybe I’m Broken
  5. Those Times
  6. What Am I
  7. Despite Them
  8. Back of the Room
  9. Shadow

SPECIAL:

  1. Take It Lightly
  2. Be Free
  3. Sleep
  4. In the Sky
  5. Maybe I’m Broken
  6. Those Times
  7. What Am I
  8. Despite Them
  9. Back of the Room
  10. Too Long
  11. Shadow

So there you have it folks. I’m still playing around with the inside art. Right now I’m not too sure about it but you know me and how wishy washy I am. I’ll have the final version done by tomorrow and share that with ya’ll.

For now, I’m going to go listen to my new Memoryhouse CD and talk to you guys about all my thoughts on fabulous topics in reality tv. Have a nice night.

 

43: American Idol

I’ve recently been watching American Idol… I don’t know how I got sucked into this thing but you know. Things happen. My current bet on who I think is going to win the whole thing (I know it’s a little early) is Phillip Phillips. I’m not really sure what to think of the other contestants. I really like Heejun but I don’t think he’s going to go far. I think Eben is another competitor but I have a feeling he won’t make it past the final 7. He’s too young.

I sit there and watch the show and think… I actually want to do this? What is wrong with me? I don’t feel like I’m personally good enough to make it so far as the final 24. It’s crazy though because I bet every single person in the final 24 thought the same exact thing. Season 12 here I (hopefully) come!

On to my music. I’m almost done with Be Free. This one is a little trickier than “Take it Lightly”. I’m not sure on the vocal volume and all that jazz but I just need to get over it. Also, I’m going to add two more tracks to the upcoming “Take It Lightly” single (released March 12), making it more of an EP. Here’s the track listing:

If you didn’t notice… I’m moving the release of this EP up to March 12, which is only a couple of days away. March seems like more of a suitable release. It’ll be even more of a tease because you’ll have to wait 3 months until the album.

I’ve been working hard lately and have quite a few songs that need completing… like… a lot. upwards of 5. I need to get busy.

Right now you can download for FREE the first single off the album, “Shadow” and you can do that here.

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Back for another round of the blogging, the fortieth to be exact!!! This week I come to you with not much news, but just some jibber jabber about random things.

Recording is going… not at all. I haven’t really recorded anything with my microphone yet but I will starting hopefully next week.

Also, up in the menu there is a new tab called “gallery” which is most of the pictures I’ve taken. I might even use one of them as the album cover since the whole underwater concept hasn’t exactly been working out. Also, the blog banner is different and the “ZW” is the logo that is going to be used on the front of the cover.

I’ve slightly altered the covers for “Shadow” and “Take It Lightly” but they aren’t too different, just a little more contrast-y than the originals.

So lets talk Lana Del Rey. I discoverd her music a few weeks ago before she performed on Saturday Night Live, which in her case was a big mistake. She….. well she wasn’t great but she wasn’t as terrible as many say she was. You can watch her performance of one her really fantastic songs (that she didn’t do much justice) below:

She doesn’t sound bad in any other live performances that I’ve heard her in so I think she was just nervous.

This performance in turn made me super duper nervous for the first time I perform in front of people. I was thinking of maybe trying to set up a show sometime at the very end of May/ very beginning June right before the release of the album which comes out in June 4 at my friends art show which (tentatively) runs June 4 and 5. The digital release of the album will be on June 12, a week later.

Here is the new cover of Take It Lightly:

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Well hellllo there! I’ve been working on the album a little bit lately. I’ve been mainly re-writing a lot of the songs I have prepared, making them the best I possibly can make them!!! I’ve decided that I’m going to include the song “Shadow” on the album. I think it’s a really strong track, one of my favorites.

I gave “Shadow” a new cover so it goes more along the lines of the overall theme of the upcoming album… well, at least the single covers.

You’ve probably heard the song before but here, you can listen to it again and if you haven’t, you can download it!!! 🙂

So far I know of just four songs that I for sure want to be on the album:

  1. Back of the Room
  2. Be Free
  3. Take it Lightly
  4. Shadow

So I’ve got 4 for sure songs…. now I just need 7 more.