For the last week or so we’ve been seeing subtle hints at something called Potato Will Eat You from these three’s social media.
I personally was hoping for the love child of Skrillex, Fools Gold and Mad Decent, destined to be on repeat for at least 3 days in my car, but yesterday we got eaten by a more visionary announcement, so kudos to these guys for looking out for the little guy.
It turns out Potato Will Eat You is a joint venture You Tube channel, where they’ll premiere new music, programs and DJ mixes. The verdict’s still out on what this will actually mean, but we got our first serving today with Diplo’s “BUTTER’S THEME” ft GENT & JAWNS.
I’m not calling myself an artist, but the creative process is lonely. You start talking to yourself for hours, days, sometimes years, so you can create something real from those crazy pictures inside your head. You drown yourself in imagination, ignore the world, and you expect the same people who resent you for it to lift you over their shoulders when you’re finally ready to present them with your masterpiece. You deconstruct and reconstruct over and over and over to the point where everyone around you thinks you’re insane. You know what they’re thinking, and you get why, but explaining it would take too long, and you’d rather stay in your crazy head, because you think it’ll all be worth it in the end. They’ll see. You subject yourself to painful, and sometime vicious criticism. You end up doubting yourself so much that you deny your own virtue, so they stop beating it out of you before that last bit of fire goes out. You go back into your lonely head, and start fanning the fire again, hoping that next time, it’ll be undeniable, but it keeps happening over and over and over… No wonder so many of us try to numb it with drugs.
If you choose to sacrifice certainty for happiness, prepare to walk through that door 1000 feet tall, because you will get cut down with every step you take. Hope that you’ll find the happiness you seek before there’s nothing left to keep you going, but know that the taller you walk, the harder they’ll hit.
This is the life I’ve chosen, and I’ll take it any day over being shackled to a desk at an office.