My Interest Is NoiseSubmitted by Notslla Ω™ on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:13
Witnessing The 2012 Republican National Convention left a bad taste in my mouth. Since then, (feeling motivated to do good) I've painstakingly put all of my energy into an idea which has recently turned into reality. After building a team of amazing developers and designers who believed in the concept, we finally launched the beta over the summer.
Currently, our website is a place where talented individuals (musicians, vocal-artists, audio engineers, etc.) can post resumés and connect with other artists from around the world. Also, people looking for talent can submit job opportunities and hire artists for their projects. The site consists of members from more than 150 cities in 50 countries, speaking over 35 languages. Included are Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar winners and nominees (WOW!).
The objective for the site is to create a genuine virtual workplace so anybody can be paid to work for anyone, no matter their physical location. It'll be completed and functioning after we've secured funding from an interested angel investor or accelerator (fingers-crossed). Speaking of, there is a wonderful site for startups I highly recommend called AngelList (angel.co) that makes it easy for entrepreneurs to gain access to potential candidates and investors, and has a beautiful platform that helps facilitate information about companies. It's definitely beneficial and puts you and your business on the right path.
My background is in audio post-production, but let me explain how I got here. I grew up fast, moving from state to state, making friends, upon new friends, upon newer friends. When I was in high-school I played football, ran track, and was an average student. But in my free time, all I did was make music, every single day. DAW's (digital audio workstations) made it easy to create instrumentals and record vocals, so I was in heaven.
After receiving my high-school diploma, I got a football scholarship at a D-2 university, but continued to work on music in my dorm room until I made the ultimate decision to switch colleges and go all the way with audio. Flying out to Los Angeles after graduating with a recording arts degree was the obvious move, and I did it in a heartbeat. I began working at a post-facility as a sound designer when I was 20.
Fast-forward to today and a lot has changed. RP entered as a presidential contender twice since I moved out to L.A. and I've missed every one of his appearances on Leno, AND the awesome rally with 10,000 supporters at UCLA. Trust me, I know I screwed up. But, I was one of the many who donated on that faithful day that changed everything - November 5th in 2007. Remember, Remember the 5th of November! So I was excited about that. The DailyPaul has been my go to site for news since those days.
I wanted to share my experience with the DP because I greatly respect all (well, most) of you and would love your feedback, yet I've been holding back for quite some time, for various reasons. I can say for a fact that I'm not the best writer or orator on the planet, but what I can tell you is that if you believe in something, and will do whatever you can to achieve your goal, without giving up, it will simply transpire. Although the goal hasn't been reached in our case, it's safe to say that we are in the midst of it all, right now. I cannot explain how unbelievable it really is, but maybe Neville Goddard, Alan Watts, or The Tao Te Ching can give you the pertinent words.
Being the long journey I expected, this is a community I can see myself taking part in for years and years to come (Mike Nystrom probably could relate to this). There is a deep-seated excitement when trying new things, and having them grow. In my own way, my explanation for this feeling can be summed like this: A yearning to invent a new rhythm or rhyme. An eagerness to record that song on a whim. The passion to write symphonies and conduct orchestras. All come from the same place. From within. Within us. Within you.