X’s Thoughts

Damn I’m bad at this

Yo, It’s Xavier.

I don’t think I’ve blogged here in what 3 years. Damn. Welp. That happened. Hopefully I’ll do better this time.

Read more

Old Hobbies?

Everyone needs an escape from their work every now and then. I know that I love to get away from the tedious rotoscoping and editing every once and a while but I’m terrible with being idol. The only thing I can sit still for is a movie and I can only watch so many flicks in a week before I start feeling too unproductive. So I’ve decided to restart an old hobby of mines that I haven’t done in over 8 years. Wow… that makes me feel old. I’m bout to make some BEATS! lol Just for fun. I think I’ll work on a beat for an hour or so a day over the next week. Just to let my mind wonder off into another realm of creativity.

I started this one today. I don’t know if you could even call this a skeleton yet. Decided I’d test my Chops on this sample I found diggin through the interwebs.

Read more

Dropping old idishh like its new

So in about a week or so we will be releasing a video that I concepted back in the summer of 2012, shot that fall but due to some contractual issues couldn’t be completed and released until now. It was interesting to watch as time passed how certain image styling I thought were very progressive at their inception got used by some of the more “progressive” thinkers in the industry — and by some I mean Kanye West and Donda. It really made me think that we all must be pulling from similar wells of inspiration and watching the same cultural trends, choosing to divert in similar ways.  They couldn’t have stolen my idea because I never released it. I will admit that I do get disappointing when this happens though because now I fear that I’ll like like a copy cat in stead of a pioneer but the early bird gets the worm. Then I think about how long have these guys been sitting on their ideas before releasing them? Mad Black Men is an Idea I had in 2011 and its just now about to drop in 2014. Time of Our Lives is just getting off the ground and that’s been in the works for a while and all the music is practically finished? How far ahead of the culture should I be thinking in order to strike a chord that resignations. Should I be concerned with timeliness or remain focused on making things that are timeless?


Read more

Its Been a Long Time


Wow, Blog Thingy has been out of commission for almost 2 years now. I can’t believe I let it go for so long. But it wasn’t because I was out being lazy. No sir-y Bob. I’ve been a busy bee. I can’t wait to get back into the habit of sharing my work, my process, thoughts and inspirations with you all via the Blog Thingy as well as reconnecting with the Milwaukee Concert scene once again. Here’s to 2014 baby! So much awesomeness for you guys including my first Television on the internet Show Mad Black Men brought to you by Dailymotion.com and My first Feature/Musical/Mind boggling experience film Time of Our Lives with my man Klassik.




Read more