Music of Choice: El Prez & Dale Danja- “Perfect Strangers” EP
January 30, 2009, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Music, Music of Choice, Shawn Chrystopher

El Prez and Dale Danja are like family, and this EP BANGS!

Dale let me skim through it when i showed up at his crib to grab some Pro Tools presets last week and I love what I heard (not to mention Im on two tracks..lol)

DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!

El Prez & Dale Danja- “Perfect Strangers” EP



A City With No Seasons: Day 15
January 28, 2009, 2:33 pm
Filed under: A City With No Seasons, LP Update, Shawn Chrystopher

Last night’s studio session was nothing short of amazing!

Me, Zaire, Kurt, Evan, and Kyle (she’s always sleep..lol) went through the tracks that I have so far for my album and have a DEFINITE 4.

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The song I recorded last night called “On Stage” is CLASSIC MUSIC!

There is no genre that can hold the music we are creating. When the album is done, and we submit it to be distributed, the genre we’re putting on every song is “Music“…because that’s only way to describe it….

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But back to the song “On Stage“…

it is “Sold Out Arena Music“…like you couldn’t perform this shit at a club! Performing that song in a club is like trying to explain the Pythagorean Theorem to a six year old (it’s just going to go WAY over people’s heads).

The song literally took 24 hours to create (I dozed off for about an hour and a half..but i was RIGHT back into it)..

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Man I hope people appreciate this hardwork.

No need to thank me,

Shawn Chrys

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Lakers 35-9
January 28, 2009, 2:21 pm
Filed under: Lakers, Shawn Chrystopher

This loss to the BOBCATS does not surprise me….

…if only KObe wouldn’t have fouled out… :-/



Tragedy
January 27, 2009, 8:31 pm
Filed under: Shawn Chrystopher

I was in my studio, working on  a song for my album with the television on mute (like I always do) when a news story on the tv was brought to my attention.

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The bottom of the screen read “Man shoots wife and 5 children to death.” I froze…cut off everything I was doing and immediately turned the television volume up.  The reporter was describing the event, stating that a man who was down about he and his wife both losing their jobs at Kaiser Permanente, and felt he had no other option,  shot and killed his innocent children, his wife, faxed a letter to his local news station before ultimately turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.

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I felt so small at that moment.

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I felt ashamed.

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I talk sooo much shit about nonsense when there is SO MUCH more goin on in this world.

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There is no doubt that music means everything to me, but it felt so pointless…so miniscule. I’m sitting in front of a Mac for 11 straight hours, mixing down a song for an album and there are 5 innoncent children who didn’t even get to see their lives fullfilled, killed by the very person who brought them into this world.

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These past few months have shown us, with the events surrounding president Obama, that ANYONE can be ANYTHING. Here you have 5 beautiful black children, all under the age of 8 and ANY ONE OF THEM could have been the future President of our country.

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This sickens me.

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I know life will go on, it always does. I know I will continue working on my album. But all I ask is that you never forget this event, and events just like it. Make your life meaningful, no matter what you do be the BEST at it; make your life count!!

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I have a 6 year old sister who I love to death, and just seeing those kids faces on the screen hurt me more than anything because it was like I saw 5 different pictures of her. And if something like that were to happen to me…..honestly, I wouldn’t know what to do.

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All I ask is that you put meaning and effort into your life and everything you do…and cherish the moments you have.

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Rest in Peace Brittney, Jaszmin, Jassely, Benjamin, and Christian.

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Shawn Chrystopher

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Lakers 35-8
January 26, 2009, 2:03 am
Filed under: Lakers, Shawn Chrystopher

why did it look so easy??



Lakers 34-8
January 24, 2009, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Lakers, Shawn Chrystopher

This shit was too easy…..bring on the Spurs…we WILL win!



A City With No Seasons: Day 9
January 22, 2009, 1:09 pm
Filed under: A City With No Seasons, LP Update, Music, Shawn Chrystopher

9-5

Not the regular 9-5…. we went from 9pm-5am (5:45am to be exact)

I didn’t even work on my album tonight which is the crazy part. El Prez, C San, K Mak, DNEZ, H.O.P.E., Julien, and Kurt all came by and we worked on two songs (one with a bunch of rappers on it..and the other is H.O.P.E.’s song featuring me).

We have video footage of the session that will be going up soon!

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-Recap-

Tracks recorded: 2 (Untitled Track, Who I Be)

Movies watched: 1 Movie and 1 LONG ass DVD of the Planet Earth Series (that shit was crazy)

Randomness: The Planet Earth Series was FULL of randomness (too much to just list a couple)

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No need to thank me,

Shawn Chrys

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