Here’s a link to a kids album I made back in 2010 but never mixed until now. I was spending the summer as a guest of Oliver Ryan and volunteering on the family farm with vegan organic agricultural multi-instrumentalist, Farmer Steve Eaton. We wrote and recorded these songs in the field, in the barn and on the beach in Springs, New York. Play them for your kids and see if they are inspired to eat kale! https://soundcloud.com/user-751302985
I'm proud to post the process video of the making of my album cover art and the Interview I did with Mass Appeal about it: https://massappeal.com/pete-miser-depression-era-thinking-premiere/
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED! My new album, Depression Era Thinking is on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube, etc. Give it a listen...but not with your kids around...and not at work...and not at a party. In fact... https://petemiser.bandcamp.com/
On "Making It" in the music business... Every now and then I have a correspondence with a really cool woman who is trying to help her son navigate his way through the music industry. She hit me up recently to ask if I'd be down to produce some songs for him. Here's my response. You might want to read this excerpt if you're considering becoming a world famous rapper. RE: Your son... I checked out his Youtube channel to re-acquaint myself with his style and work. Working with him requires a massive conversation and a lot of it we have already discussed. I would love to have a discussion with him but here is the thrust of what I’d say: It all starts with his own initiative. Period. He needs to show passion and he needs to do it publicly. His social media needs to be popping. Lots of new stuff all of the time: New songs on Soundcloud, new videos every two weeks on Youtube, shorter videos and photos on Instagram, engaged tweeting to members of his community and wider. If he doesn’t get on that, he’s not doing it. Social media is essential for an independent artist. All this social media activity means he needs to be generating lots and lots of content. He needs to be writing ALL THE TIME! If he’s not, he’s not an artist. Dre would lock Tupac in a room all day and expect him to write write write. At the end of the day, Pac would come out with three new songs…5 days a week! That is the core of who your son wants to be. If he’s not down to do that, he’s not interested in the job. As he keeps moving forward he will outgrow rhyming over other people’s beats (which he does a lot on his Youtube channel.) For me that meant making my own tracks. I am incredibly happy that I broadened my skill set in that way. It provides way more opportunities than just being a good MC. There is no shortage of good MCs out there. He needs a better work ethic than everyone else. He needs to be a better MC than everyone else. He has to have more charisma than everyone else. He needs to be more pleasant to work with than everyone else. Those are the things that are going to push his career forward. When he gets to that point, then I might be down to work with him. That’s not at all to say that I’m too good for him. It’s just to say that we’re all struggling to make our careers happen. I would really need to see a ton of his own initiate for me to contribute a lot of my time and energy to help him move forward. A big incentive for me would be to see a capable team around him. You can't pull this off alone. His team would include a good manager, a community of creative people (MCs, producers, DJs, videographers). A board of directors essentially. All that said, I’d be down to talk with him (and you) more about it. What I’m talking about is strategy. Career strategy. Not art or rhyme skills but the long term plan of attack to be an artist for a living. In my opinion, being a star is a goal one should strive for and cross your fingers for but it depends on forces beyond our control. Making a living doing your art IS something a person can do a lot to cultivate. Wow, long email. It’s a really complicated subject I guess. Keep in mind there are tons and tons of resources out there meant to help fledgling artists take flight. CDBaby.com has a whole blog devoted to it, there are interviews on youtube about this stuff. My friend, Bosko created a podcast about it you can check out here: http://www.electrospit.com/producerturnt/ Have him check it out and tell him to keep fighting the good fight!
Behold, the last day of the Kickstarter campaign for my forthcoming album, Depression Era Thinking. I am humbled by the support people have shown me on this project. Thank you if you took a look. If you contributed, I am extra grateful. I can't wait to deliver the completed album. If you still want to get on the team, click here before midnight: https://goo.gl/PduLth
Oh man! 2 days left in my Kickstarter campaign! This is the first verse from a song called Hands Of Time off my work in progress album, Depression Era Thinking. Time is running out. If you want to check out my campaign, click here: https://goo.gl/PduLth
Throw way way back to the nineties, baggy shorts and Tims and my old crew, 5 Fingers of Funk! https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10212359204160378&id=137017626351104
The big daddy of my Kickstarter rewards: the original artwork that I did for the album cover. Go to https://goo.gl/PduLth to support my project! #Typography #Lettering #PaperArt #DET
More Kickstarter thank you gifts: An elegant blank Moleskine notebook for you to write your deepest secrets in. I will hand write the lyrics to one of my songs in the first two pages but leave the rest to you. What will you write? What will you draw? Will you transcribe the rest of the album while you listen to the digital download that comes with it? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/163447206/pete-misers-new-album
Screen grab from my Kickstarter video. This was back when trucker hats felt like a fashion innovation and before the finance guys moved in and took over Williamsburg. If you haven't seen my Kickstarter video, please click here: https://goo.gl/PduLth
I'm feeling humbled and thankful for everyone who has supported my Kickstarter campaign (https://goo.gl/PduLth). Unbelievable that it's surpassed it's goal in day 1! Thanks to anyone who even took a look whether you supported or not. I appreciate it. #Thankful #DET
My Kickstarter campaign is officially live! Take a look at what I'm up to and get involved at: https://goo.gl/PduLth
Kid-friendly and featuring Portland's own Bosko on the Electrospit, "I Wanna Know" is the holiday hit you've been looking for in your stocking. Download it here for free: https://johnbritton.bandcamp.com/track/i-wanna-know https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3491287955/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/track=3902373425/transparent=true/
Happy Holidays and happy new year! This is a timelapse of a recent piece of paper art. The song is "I Wanna Know" and it features Bosko on the Electrospit. Download it (for free) here: https://johnbritton.bandcamp.com/track/i-wanna-know To see more of my artwork, go here: www.Ho-MadeMedia.com
You can download That Mexican Thing for free (so you can whip it out yourself) here: https://petemiser.bandcamp.com/track/that-mexican-thing
Word on the streets is Robert Prichard will be playing some of my music on http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/brooklyn-bandstand/ today. Listen up if you're looking for something to listen up to. The show is on now.