Never Say Never

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Preface: my first choice of title was ‘We Never Know Anyone’ I thought Nicki Minaj as a hip-hop, free form, fast-paced rapper. I saw/see her as overly made-up to the point of clownish, being colorful enough to stand out against the extremely point-driven Lady Gaga; or maybe the black girl version of Katy Perry. The truth is, I don’t listen to the radio or watch pop-culture news, or read ANY magazine. I have no fucking clue! I have perception. I have personal taste that streamlines me into specific decisions on any given day. I most randomly came across a very piano-string focused ballad of a Nicki Minaj song recently, and frankly, it rocks my world. This one observation has me … Read More

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Passion and Productivity

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Being productive, feeling productive, engaging in productivity…such a seductive concept, word. It literally is just ‘what are we doing with our time?’ This is the sole reason people get hung-up on that ‘living your passion’ concept. Like you should be spending all of your time focused, working on, generating this idea, start-up, project, item to sell online, or whatever the hell it is. The TRUTH is: most passion-focused people have day jobs. Most passions are feel good. They keep our sanity, they connect us to other humans, or give us a stress relief -an outlet from the day-to-day. Consistently going to yoga and loving yoga doesn’t mean you should become a yoga instructor or study all the various modalities; like … Read More

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My Status is Not Stasis

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  This past Sunday my mother and I were driving to visit my grandmother and I got pulled over by a cop. Quite curious since I was obeying the law. It always makes you feel a little anxious regardless. Turns out my inspection sticker has been out for 6 months! Geez, why didn’t I notice? It is usually mailed to me automatically, yearly. Since I have moved, I guess the forwarding address expired too, and the updated one never did arrive. As I’m going on to the cop about my new address excuse (it is old on my driver’s license too), my mother is over there hootin-on: ‘she is my darling daughter’ and ‘this is my model child’. He’s suspiciously … Read More

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Bailing

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An appropriate segue with from the last post: I jumped ship off that baking business. Was it because I didn’t want to put in the continuous hard work to make it something better, more exceptional? I’m wanting to bail on this second song I’m currently in the studio producing. Everything lyrically has been reorganized and changed; it is not -at all- going where i thought it would. I can’t firmly say i hate it yet, but time is money. I will know definitively by Thursday. I hinted to the producer Monday about just shelving it, just starting another song i have ready. I was going very avant-garde. Fuck it, this is for me! He proposed structuring it commercially. Sure I … Read More

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Baking-Business-Experience

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  Reflection for Thowback Thursday The banana bread recipe post instigated a reflection on my previous (auto-correct spelling called it ‘precious’; I refrain from over-analyzing) gluten free, vegan dessert business of 6 years. I did a handful of savory things, but that was just for a handful of my clients. I had the business a year before my first website, entirely through a physical newsletter. By the time of its demise, I’d actualized two websites and worked with vegan and vegetarian caterers in Dallas providing their desserts, whole-selling to a couple stores, and doing how-to demo classes at Whole Foods and Sur la Table in Dallas and a few classes in NYC. I took it fairly far; so many don’t … Read More

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