Lapdance Romance Part 1 – A Labor of Love, Persistence and Complete Insanity

Waaaaaaaay back in July of 2010 I wrote a little ditty called Lapdance Romance. I wrote it as a romantic gesture for a man I met and fell in love with at a strip club. We met because he was lonely, bored and on a whim decided to go to his local strip joint and get a lap dance(or 4). As fate would have it, I was the lucky stripper and we fell madly in love. Then some shit happened, we broke up, I wrote the song as a big romantic gesture, we got back together, got married blah blah blah etc. It’s the kinda stuff movies are made of really. However I’m not a filmmaker, so I wrote a song and painted a lovely picture about it instead.

So, when I originally wrote the song, I recorded a demo of it using only Reason 4.0 and Sonar as my DAW in my makeshift home studio one sunny summer afternoon. I then presented the song to my estranged sweetheart as a romantic gesture to let him know that I still loved him. It truly was a labor of love. 
Fast forward almost 4 years later and I’m still working on the damn thing. I had some lofty goals for this song and they’re finally coming to fruition. It wasn’t just enough to record my crappy home-recorded demo and give it to the object of my affection. NOOOOOOOOO, not me, that’s just not how I roll. I needed to make a production of it, literally. I wanted to make a full-on cinematic style, professionally shot music video. So that’s exactly what I did. It may have taken 2 almost years from the beginning of production til now, and they’re have been numerous obstacles(illness, lack of money, battles with producers) to overcome, but the end is now in sight. 
This has been an amazing period of learning and growth for me both personally and professionally. It’s been frustrating at times, but overall one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’m gonna save the rest of the story for my next post though, but I guess you could say it all began when I approached my friend Arcelia Ocana of Ribbit Ribbit Studios to direct my video…

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