if you missed the first episode of the resurgence of “in the mix with shoom“; here’s your ticket! it came out to be a great show but honestly, i’m a bit on the fence with this whole podcasting stuff. it’s not exactly fun anymore for me; kind of like a “been there, done that, feeling”, so i’m not sure if i’m going to keep doing it while i’m out here. i’d like to do something related that i’ve never done before and give it my all. anyway — we’ll see. the episode features kevin breuner, the vp of marketing at CD baby. here’s the link —
a few weeks ago i went to las vegas for the first time. i wasn’t impressed by the bright lights or the big drinks. not to mention, i’ve already been hanging out at the casino with my grandma every couple of weekends while in arizona. we took her for her 85th birthday. she really has a thing for pushing buttons and pulling levers.
we drove all the way from az. it took us about 5 hours. my cousin melanie drove half-way and i drove half, going and coming. there happened to be a native rest stop/restaurant right around the 2.5 hour-mark along our route. the bathroom smelled horrible each way but mostly during the stop on our way back to maricopa. the drive was beautiful. the landscape, the mountains — some snow capped and others table-topped. the curvy roadways that never seemed to end — bare of civilization and cellphone service for at least half of the 300+ miles we drove. hip-hop and r&b hits from the 90s and 2000s on siriusXM was our soundtrack most of the way.
we stayed at harrah’s, right on the strip. granny’s a gold member working towards diamond. i know “scared money, don’t make money,” but gambling isn’t really my thing. i rather hold on to the little i have — but i did come up $42 from $5 on a slot machine at caesars palace — amazing building. harrah’s accommodations and amenities were pretty cool, too. i was excited mel decided to go for the upgrade. i liked how the light in our bathroom was naturally dim and the shower had an open design — no shower curtain, no door, nor frosted glass. i kept checking myself out in the mirror when i showered. very intimate.
unfortunately, the weather wasn’t warm enough to hang out by the pool but i still threw on my bikini for my first sauna and steam room experience. why didn’t i get the memo? i borrowed granny’s shiling oil and dabbed a bit on my nose and shoulders before i went inside. my respiratory felt great but thank god for the ice towels.
it was a 2 night getaway with the ladies and in between the birthday girl hitting the slots, the original plan was for my cousin and i to do a little site-seeing. perhaps go zip-lining, take a ride on the high roller ferris wheel, hit the club, but between participating in a few slot machine feeding sessions with grandma, 2 big drinks, and a few beers, we were tired. i had fun with the fam, but the next trip to vegas has to be with friends so we can wild-out!! mel, u can come too.
if you build it, they will come. so — here it is.
this website has been a long time in the making and i’m very proud to finally share it with you.
over the past 5+ years, i’ve learned much about myself, about life, and was able to manifest some amazing things right before my eyes. thanks to everyone i’ve met along the way that has helped shape this very moment…
i know you’re probably wondering, ” shoom, when you comin’ back with the podcast? i’m still waiting for my interview!” honestly, i’m a bit on the fence about the podcast stuff. i’m super proud of the platform reg and i created especially because it allowed artists of various calibers to share and inspire. but i feel like it’s time to do something different. i’m still very passionate about sound and connecting with creatives, but the fire that drove me to do the things i did before no longer exists. my creative focus has evolved, and i have to keep reminding myself that that’s okay. i mostly feel like i’m letting everyone down, but sometimes when driving on the highway you have to switch lanes to maintain your momentum. feel me?
lately i’ve been feeling summoned by the stage. to continue to create and even perform music of my own. to host and curate events. so, that’s what i’m going to do and this space will be your portal.
inthemixshoom.com is your link into my creative mind, my journey, the connections i make with others, my stumbles upon music and more. i’m open to letting it turn into whatever it’s supposed to.
reg and i are currently working on visuals and we’re looking for people to join our team. production assistants, writers, video editors etc. send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and drop us a line 🙂
take a look around the site. leave comments. check out the tees (which are now available for pre order). listen to my tunes — and all that good stuff.
looking for recording artists + producers to do tracks with.
new music coming soon.
a huge thank you to all the supporters.
i usually don’t like cameras but this is cool.
peep my debut interview with minister calvin of the bro calvin show. i even attempted a freestyle — ha!!
the ninja party was awesome!!! #dontstopdreaming
born and raised in los angeles, california, ryck jane is burning up stages all over the u.s. and europe while touring with the alternative hip-hop band, wylde bunch. ryck has been writing since the age of 14 years old and she’s not only an emcee — she’s also a trumpet player.
miss jane sent over her debut mixtape california raisins and i’m in love — a nicely served platter of an assortment of sounds, flows, and lyrical content. i listened to every track straight through.
check it out for yourself…
the ninja party — a fluid festival meant to awaken the inner child that may lay dormant in the adult conscious. vendors + pop-up shops + music + dancers + giveaways + face painters and more
at the event ill be conducting a live interactive song project where i’ll record the voices of participants to be used as a part of a one of kind song. i’ll also be interviewing artists and creatives about their art, their music, and their passions. my goal is to put together an audio project.
#challengeyourself the ninja party on facebook
hosted by the marxman and spike grant + music by dj boston chery