Scruff’s Top 5

Merry Christmas to all of you guys out there who read this blog of mine. I’m very grateful for you all, giving me an opportunity to share my journey with you. This christmas i’ll be hanging out with the Thomas family. It’s become kind of a tradition, one that I definitely look forward to. We eat a good meal, open presents, and enjoy each other’s company. That’s the real reason for the holidays in my opinion. Making memories and sharing smiles can make the coldest days warm, and poorest days feel rich. I hope that all of you out there can enjoy the same on this day.

This past week I had a birthday party in Omaha. We partied from 8pm – 6am nonstop music from all genres in the electronic scene. I was fortunate enough to play from 10-11 and from about 430 am to 6am. Both time sets gave me the opportunity to play some tracks that I had never played before live, and to help prepare for my upcoming gig in Cedar Rapids. I’ve learned that preparing can make or break the night, I hate prepping for a set to be honest. I enjoy going out and playing whatever comes to mind, just relying on reading the dance floor. In some situations that’s fine, but when you are being paid to put on a show, prepping becomes a part of putting on that successful show. That being said over the next 10 days i’ll be prepping my set for Cedar Rapids. That includes listening to tracks adding and subtracting them from my playlist, setting cue points, and hours of practice. Though it seems tedious, I know that when I step off that stage I would have given that crowd my all, and that is a feeling that you can’t replace.

My week was great in regards to getting back on track. I woke up at 5 every morning (except Friday) and drank a tall glass of water, stretched, did my push ups, showered, and cleaned my bathroom all before 6. That felt amazing to be honest, I don’t think I stop to think about that small accomplishment enough. I just started my day on the right foot, I can now build off of that and get more done. I know it may not seem like much, but for me it an improvement from sleeping in and not utilizing my time appropriately. This upcoming week I plan on structuring my mornings off with certain tasks. Each day will be a different task that will ultimately help in my long term goal of playing my own original tracks in my sets within the next 5 years. Some days i’ll just be reading and researching, other days will include exercises that incorporate the things that I have read. I will also include the usual music shopping, blog writing, online store upkeep, email answering, and of course personal reflection. Adding things to your schedule might require more time but it is manageable, especially if you plan on things taking awhile and spreading them out so that you can have positive results; not just frustration.

The online store is up now, I have merchandise for purchase. I hope that people will buy and help support the movement financially. In a day where penny pinching is at an all time high, I appreciate it when people invest in my life, advertise my brand, and help spread the word about scruff. I’ll be working towards a new line of merchandise for the spring. Stay tuned for updates, sales, and discounts. For now you can purchase a hat, hoodie, and a t-shirt online. I’ll post the link on the bottom of the blog, check it out when you get the chance.

  1.  Strobe light – Solardo
  2. The Sermon – Tchami & Malaa 
  3. Taj – BLR & Rave & Craze 
  4. About Your – Jacob Plant Feat. Maxine 
  5. Not Afraid – Tobtok Feat. Lonestate 

 

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