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Friday Night Blog…

Posted in Blogging by marcusunlimited on September 26, 2009

1. Created a couple lead sheets for the “All of Us” music album. That of course is just a working title.

2. Sketched out many themes for the All of Us album. Considered classic poetry, however I think I know what my existing audience will prefer.

3. Began to actually implement Facbook tool: http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-James-Christian/1240915111 …and make it publicly available to good, kind and peaceful fans and friends around the globe.

4. Explored Julia Cameron’s “Artist Pages” concept in a number of different methods. This procedure has netted some interesting results.

5. I am thinking of recrafting the first tune for the All of Us album project.

6. Lots of new practice files up at our main YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/marcusunlimited

7. I am enjoying alot of small setting, chamber music lately. Duo’s of piano and violin, maybe a cello added etc.

8. Tried some exploratory drafts of Chromaticus, the full story. I’m rethinking the perspective though. I may want to take it back to a “You” perspective, and borrow the treasure chest idea or there abouts.

9. It has been unusually hot for this time of year here recently. I’m looking forward to the real Autumn weather to begin! 🙂

10. I sold my first music/art aceo card this week. Neat feeling, not so profitable though. I am however quite thankful for so much.
I wish you all the very best,

~Marcus:)

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ACEO Fruit with Sheet Music by Marcus Unlimited

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Monday Night, September 14, 2009…

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on September 15, 2009

a day that will live in infamy? Nah, just kidding. Here’s the latest.

1. Had a mind blowing, A+ idea for AIWU (Alice in Wonderland UNLIMITED) marketing come to me. Well it didn’t actually come to me, I mean I worked for it with pen and paper, over and over again writing the words, AUDIENCE , STUDENTS and MARCUS. These words kept me on focus. I have to think about the audience first, and teach my new students artist to put the audience first. I can’t wait to test this new idea:)

2. A small movement from the first soprano aria from AIWU is mostly done. I want to put the prelim tracks up on youtube for students to practice with. Maybe I can get that in tonight before the eyelids fall.

3. I had a cool idea for the Caterpillar, who won’t actually be a caterpillar but instead will be a… (Shhh!)

4. Bunch of new stuff up at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/marcusunlimited Happy Halloween.

5. I’ve been having fun with the Artist’s “Morning Pages” concept by Julia Cameron from her book the artists way:  (I was considering posting an Amazon affiliate link here but, I have to wait on something first.)

6. The original Time Machine by H G Wells is an amazing book. Such vivid Steampunk lore it is.

7. Recently found out that a young voice student won a 1st place, grand champion at a San Jose vocal competition. Nice!:)

8.  I’ve been thinking about letting students take a run at doing their own cut of my Harmonious Haiku albums: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mjcu

9. I recently asked a question on Answers.yahoo.com about which 3 literary classics  pre-1900, would most parents desire for their kids to read prior to college. Some of the responses were obvious and wise, but I was quite surprised how only one book kept ending up in the top 3 must read; “Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?” Not that its not a great read but I wouldn’t have thought it would have outscored Hamlet or Great Expectations, or…?

10. Newman’s own sesame ginger salad dressing is amazing on confetti coleslaw, wrapped in a heated corn tortilla!

🙂

`Night:)

Thursday Night, September 3rd, 2009…

Posted in Blogging by marcusunlimited on September 4, 2009

1. Dealt with a bunch of banking matters today.  I’ll admit it, I am a bit afraid of some things going on right now, ugh!

2. I have had an idea about a new series, thinking of running it simultaneously with the excerpts from Alice in Wonderland Unlimited. I thought of it because the AIWU songs of course are leaning towards a best performed by young female singers, which leaves to many other students out. Thus a second project added on will be most beneficial to all students. I may base it on an idea I’ve had in the past but had backburnered.

3.  I still dream of some sort of amazing Chromaticus Epic, but, well, we all have dreams:)

4. Taught voice today to wonderful students, who are… “on their way!”

5. Distributed coupon stickies today as a way of meeting and talking to people closer to home base.

6. Noticed that there are toooooo many drug stores in the world! They are opening up a rite aid and a cvs pharmacy right next to each other, corner to corner at one of the busiest corners in Modesto! I wish we could all see that the real problem is not the people, but how many people are struggling with serious drug dependencies. There must be a higher level solution than “more dope?” I feel so thankful that somehow I’ve never had even the slightest desire to try the stuff and it has been an advantage I must recommend for any young person; “…if you are going to try things in life, be sure that none of those things are drugs!”

7. Made some contributions to the first Major soprano aria for AIWU, “in the box” thinking would say it needs to be alot longer of a tune, but, “what is best” thinking suggests it is a beautiful short interlude. Perhaps its melody could be reprized later in the show with different lyrics, like maybe Alice’s return home? / Also I’ve noticed maybe the arrangement could/should be alot simpler?

8. Wondering which art format I should use for the “Journey” concept? Paper or Digital?

9. Some of the itunes volume of sales and subscribed streams are quite impressive, I wonder if I double work load, will it double sales? Or do the types of works they are simply have a “ceiling.”

10. It was a weird unpleasant type of heat today. Like a wall of something, can’t really explain it, glad the sun has set for tonight.

All the  best,

~Marcus:)