GOT TO VEGAS ONE DAY AFTER WSOP IS OVER (BUT LIFE IS GOOD) DAY
I picked up my album from the pressing plant on Friday …. I thought the WSOP main event was over on July 18th ….. turns out it was over on the 16th (which was Monday) ….. I get to Vegas yesterday afternoon and they are wrapping up interviews with the last of the final 9 for the final table of the Main Event.
There was a press room here for the last two months that I could have flooded with all my music and my concept behind the album, etc. I missed them by a matter of hours …. I could’ve made it too over the weekend but I was so used to flying out of AC that i didn’t realize until Sunday night I could fly out of Philly.
I got a one way flight out of Philly and 3 nights at the Rio for $295.00. I’m not even tripping out missing the poker audience or the press. The album is still done — i just have to adjust my marketing.
On the way here I listened to the Nas LIFE IS GOOD album. The album is so good I almost cried. One because I listened to a really good hip-hop album for what I feel like was the first time in years and the other was because I felt like my album (with all the samples) and a half-old school feel is not that far from what I think is good work of art. I think I just felt vindicated, even with all the bull—- I went through to complete this album. At the end of the day your trying to make some art and complete your idea. I did that so I feel good.
I’m trying to break even for the trip money-wise playing small Omaha at the Venetian tonight. I’m $500 which is what I think the trip should cost. If I can get the album on Cardplayer and/ or the 2+2 forum I’m happy. That’s really what i’m trying to accomplish.