I hate that expression.
Today is the culmination of the last three months of my life.
Scratch that. Today is the culmination of the last three years of my life.
I could probably further revise that statement and suggest that today is the culmination of my entire life, and that would most likely be accurate. However, since this is such an important turning point for me, to lump everything into this single moment in time would probably create too much pressure for myself, and since I woke up after a night of restless dreams at 5 am with a churning stomach, I don't think I should actively pursue anything that will create even more stress.
Chalkskin Comes Home happens today (7 pm at Skully's Music + Diner in Columbus, Ohio). The catchphrase I've been using for this show is "Everything Changes," and I simply can't think of any way of summing things up that could better capture the essence of what's going to happen. Simply put, today, everything changes.
Tonight, when I take that stage, I will be planting my flag firmly into my life, and when the lights go down and the show is over, I will have been baptized and renewed.
And that's why I'm up writing this instead of sleeping. I'm finding it impossible to rest when so much is right in front of me.
I can't wait to do this. I can't wait to share this experience with you. And I can't wait to see what happens after everything changes.
MC Chalkskin is a San Diego based nerdcore hip hop artist that has been rocking stages up and down the west coast for years. He's got two albums, a handful of EPs, three music videos, and has gotten praise from top artists in the genre.
But despite his stage persona's back story, few people know that the artist MC Lars called a "talented breath of fresh air" is actually from Ohio! True story, bro. Dude went to Big Walnut High School and Kent State University! He worked at Camp Lazarus!
Now the celebrated rapper will be coming home to perform for the first time in the heart of it all! He's going to take flight in the birthplace of aviation! He's going to tackle the Buckeye State! And he's doing it all just for you!
Columbus based rockers Slopapotamus will be storming the stage as well, proving that Cleveland isn't the only town in Ohio that rocks!
Get ready to groove, because Slop playsthe best dance music from the 70's to today.You won't be able to get enough of the strong, cutting vocals and harmonies of Megan and Anthony. Or the rocking riffs of Dan, the funky bass of Matt, or the funky beats of Patrick. Add to the mix a killer pop synth from Jeff, and you've truly got a recipe for a great time.
It's going to be an ambitious and furiously rocking show, and you simply have to be there. It will be the kind of night you will want to tell your grandkids about.
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This is an 18 and up event.
Insurance claim adjusters are on the scene as we speak. They are standing atop the nearby buildings, peering down through the gaping hole where the roof once was. The damage is almost incomprehensible.
On Saturday the 14th of July, the roof of The Ruby Room was completely blown off.
Broken Pixels, Geezer, El-Gun Legro, Doc Awk, Devil's Playground Burlesque, MC Lars, and MC Frontalot joined Chalkskin on stage and rocked the crowd like a broken dishwasher. No one throws a Comic Con after-party quite like The Ruby Room!
Chalkskin would like to thank everyone came out, performed, and made the event happen. Can’t wait to see all of you again.
Until then, our prayers go out to the victims and their families.
While the Steve-O show was canceled due to lack of sales (on their end, not ours), it did bridge the gap to getting us a gig at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on the 2nd. This will be a bigger opportunity for us, since there will be industry types and media there.
Chalkskin on the red carpet, yo!!
Despite the common belief, this is not an elaborate ruse created merely to fool you. No, it's not an April Fool's joke. Just ask any of the thirty plus people I mentioned in my previous news post. The folks that helped create the album on that insane weekend of dual studios (record and video), photography, and live performance. They'll tell you... it's very real.
And they'll probably tell you that what we managed to create is pretty darned cool!
Today - April 1st, 2011 - our lives change, and we hope we can change yours too. We have an album out, our website is classing up the world wide web, and we can start to find our audience. It's exciting.
You getting the hint yet, kid? Why aren't you buying the album right now instead of reading this?
Of course if you're in the San Diego area tonight - let's say, around 7 pm... you really should stop by the release party / show. It features The Sneaker Kings, Feraz Ozel, Rich Prophet, Dylan Boisvert, J-Man, and M.C. Chalkskin & D.J. Pop'N'Fresh!!
It's also catered.
$25 gets you admission, food, the show, and a copy of the album.
$10 gets you admission, food, and the show.
It's at the Queen Bee's Arts and Cultural Center on Ohio Street.
I'll let you know how it goes.
NOTE: The physical album release was delayed a "couple of days" due to the recent move at CD Baby. I do have CDs available on my person, and the digital copy is live.
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