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The Road to Mastery – Making “9 – Shame”

Sin’s My Love

Pyromaniac Productions: The Business Plan

Executive Summery

Mission Statement

To ignite the fire of creativity.

Company Information

Pyromaniac Productions is a business that focuses on the cultivation of talent through various means. This includes, but isn’t limited to: One on One mentorship, Audio/visual production, Educational resources, and networking. We are focused on talents that emphasize S.A.M.M. (Science, Art, Mathematics and Music), particularly younger talent (age 16 to 30). We want to create a business that not only helps our clients sharpen their skills, but also aids in jumpstarting their careers.

Business Ideology

Unlike the “divide and conquer” ideology of many business that seek to spread and dominate markets, we have a “unite and refine” ideology. We seek to unite talent together and refine our system over time. We prefer a robust system that will make moderate guaranteed profits in the long term over a shaky system that may maximize profits the short term. We want a business that stands the test of time and to do so we believe that a system with a refined foundation and humanistic morals is the secret ingredient.

Service/Product Line

  • Original Educational Content
  • One on One Mentorship
  • Audio/Video Production (recording and editing)

Micro Speech: Play On

Been practicing my writing skills by making short speeches I call micro speeches. Here is my first one. It’s titled “Play On”

One day we’re all going to die. Life’s drama will end and all actors will bow before exiting stage right for the last time. We fear death. Panic attacks are conjured at the mere mention of our ephemeral existence, but I’d like to invoke a new attitude towards death. A view that inevitable termination is liberation rather than oppression.

Death renders everything meaningless. Every person, every event and everything will eventually pass on. This is great news. Every embarrassment, mistake, and regret you ever made and ever will make is guaranteed to be scrubbed clean. So, what’s there to lose? You’re already destined to have every memory, object and relationship stripped away at death. So, why hold back?

Life’s like a board game, in which, all the pieces return to the box. Everybody wins, death is the prize and how you play doesn’t matter. So play on and play hard.

Why Radio is Dead

My eulogy for radio

If I ran for President and More!

So I made a short video talking about if I Ran for President as well as 3 other videos you can check on my channel James Revels Composer You should check em out and tell me if they are interesting.

Other work

Sketchbook: 2015

Sonnet 2: Self-made Psychosis

Sonnet 2: Self-made Psychosis

By:James Revels III

Suffering from my own affliction,

I’m looking for a diagnosis

Because I’ve been lacking my vision.

I can’t seem to find my self-made psychosis.

With the onset of new drama,

You will certainly find my disease.

Sneaky little prodromata

Hiding within me.

Tiny catalyst

Tiny Life changers

The lazy analyst

Doesn’t understand the danger.

I give myself my own prognosis,

That one day I will die of my own self-made psychosis.

Here’s a poem from my poetry book “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” titled “Self-made Psychosis”. An embed to the book trailer, a link to a FREE sampler and link to buy the book.

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Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Click here to download book and soundtrack sampler

Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp a Butterfly” (The GB&U Music Review)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Music ReviewsTo Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar (2015)

By: James Revels III

Welcome to the review of Kendrick’s latest album “To Pimp a Butterfly”. As the current torch holder of the west coast does he live up to the hype or fail us?  Let us explore the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

Kendrick’s sound is unique. I give him credit for trying something new with his sound. I like the groove of songs like “King Kunta” and “Wesley’s Theory” Shine on this album. I also love the Funk and RnB inspired tracks like “Complexion”, it’s smooth and instantly catches my ear.

 The Bad

Whoever produces Kendrick’s tracks lays the effects on his vocals a little to thick. Some songs, like “Institutionalized”, it’s difficult to hear his dense lyrics under all those layers of needless effects. Speaking of dense lyrics, I find it hard to remember a lot of songs because there aren’t many memorable, goose-bump creating lines. The main line I remember is from….

The Ugly

For Free?(Interlude), the second track on the album killed the entire experience of the album for me. First, why is the second track of the album an interlude?  Second, I respect the Jazz instrumentation and spoken word delivery, but to hear a man croon “This dick ain’t free” over and over again makes me feel uncomfortable. It also caused me to be more critical on the album, especially after the strong beginning with “Wesley’s Theory”

Final Thoughts

Who would I recommend this album to: Anyone who likes a funk sound and wants some hip hop with a different sound

Favorite Song: Wesley’s Theory

Least Favorite Song: For Free?

Next week’s review: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Past Reviews

Fall Out Boy – “American Beauty/American Psycho”

Kelly Clarkson – “Piece by Piece”

My Thoughts on Tidal

Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise