December 19, 2007

Half Empty


That's how I'm looking at the glass these days, half empty. My job decided to let me go and -- because I've never had any prior incidents and was an exceptional employee -- gave me the lamest, contrived excuse as to why they were firing me. Streaming music? Really? You guys could've came up with a better excuse than that.

Oh well, I know when I'm not wanted. As a result of being recently unemployed, I've been out of commission for the past week but I'll try to keep the place up the best I can. Today's selection from the crates comes from Vicki Sue Robinson's Half & Half, released in 1977 on RCA Records. This record was one of the first ones I bought when I first started using samples in my beats; I swiped it from the record store for like three dollars. Of course, I only picked it up because two of my favorite producers had already run through it, using Half & Half to make two of the hottest joints that year, "Free" and "My Problem (Jealousy)". Check out what this underrated disco queen, who sadly passed away in 2000, has to offer on her third album. In the meantime, let's see if I can bounce back and turn the beat around. (download)

7 comments:

shiversinside said...

Danny

Same thing's happened to me very recently! But yeah best to look at it as a glass half empty. Great post and the blog's a real tonic - one of the beter things about my newly enforced leisure time!

Anonymous said...

sorry man, terrible terrible explanation. hope things look up and thanks for still sharing!

A Pyrex Scholar said...

that sucks man. streaming music?

Anonymous said...

Keep ya head up bro! Good things are on the horizon . . .

Anonymous said...

boo @ you getting fired. just found your blog and love you posting up music. stuff like this keeps us budding producers without the money for a turntable going. much love to ya.

SirFunklicious said...

hey great share friend...sorry to hear about the job thing, ridiculous excuse to fire somebody..

sirfunk

J.J said...

Hi Danny, my glass is always half empty, and sometimes it's only the music that keeps me going.

Sorry to hear you lost your job, their loss not yours. Hope things get better for you in the new year.

Merry christmas and lots of happiness in 2008.

J.J