Friday, September 28, 2007

Back to Music.

In my previous blog entry, I wrote about getting back to working on music, and October is the month that will get that plan underway.

Here's a quick roundup of events that have been officially confirmed:

* Wednesday, October 3rd @ FlyPoet Showcase (The Savoy - Inglewood, California)
* Wednesday, October 10th @ VIMBY.COM Launch Party *Invite Only* (Safari Sam's - Hollywood, California)
* Friday, October 12th @ Temple Bar (with Slapbak - Santa Monica, California)

As you may already know from my earlier entries, FlyPoet is a great monthly arts showcase that features extremely talented spoken word artists, musicians, dancers -- all narrated by the great performance artist Norton Wisdom. I'll be kicking off the event with some string and voice action, so come hang out!

VIMBY.COM (VideoInMyBackYard) is a new video-driven site that focuses on youth culture and lifestyle. The site goes live on October 12th, and I'll be performing with Inka One at the launch party to help with the celebrations. Check out the video from the recent screening event. I make a cameo! :) Industry Mixer Video

And last, but not least, I'm back at Temple Bar! I'm currently preparing to record an album, and the best place to work out arrangements of songs is in front of an audience. So, please come share this exciting experience with me as I fine-tune my material for the album! October 12th is the date. The time is 10:30pm. And make sure to tell them "Paul Dateh" at the door! :D

The plans for my album are starting to come into focus. I'm currently narrowing down my choices from things I've previously written, and I'm also in the process of writing new material. I'm looking very much forward to getting into the studio. That feeling you get when you step up to the microphone for the first take is priceless! Currently, the goal is to have the album ready for release early next year. w00t.

There are more exciting things to come, but I can't talk about them just yet. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blogging Forward.

Although I couldn't be happier about last week's small victory against the "overzealous" and "incendiary" actions of Miri Ben-Ari's legal team (as admitted by Ms. Ben-Ari's own manager), I have decided to archive my blog entries that document the facts pertaining to this issue.

I am a musician, and therefore music is my ultimate priority. I would very much like to put the events of the past week behind me and move forward to work on new and exciting music-related projects.

However, I will be happy to release these archived posts to anyone that requests them for research purposes or educational use.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone for offering such incredible support during this past week. I couldn't have done it without you!

I look forward to making more music for you to enjoy.

P.S. Stay tuned! I have some exciting news to share with you all soon. :)

Monday, September 10, 2007

photos from recent shoot.

I recently had a photo shoot done by the amazing Vu Bui. Check out his photostream on Flickr to see some really great shots he took!

Also, check out Noodle Scar, a great videoblog by Vu, Lan, and Bonny. I'm a special guest on today's episode. :)

In the meantime, I have a couple performances coming up (with more in the process of being confirmed!). Check out the show schedule on my MySpace profile for all of the details.