Love & Other Social Issues
For the longest time this page has gone without any kind of bio on the Miles Long collective or on me. I had something else planned to go in this space when I came to this page today, but was pleasantly and almost overwhelmingly surprised by the very cool reviews on this 2nd CD, "Love & Other Social Issues." To be honest, I had a moment. Actually, another one of THOSE moments. The quiet kind of moment where time almost stands still and all of my fears, doubts, insecurities and worries dissipate in one real, deep breath. I am focused on the present moment when suddenly this enormous wave of gratitude completely washes over me as I realize-and therefore, under the circumstances, MUST accept-that people do dig my music. I DO have an audience! In a game where integrity is your biggest asset, but is made to feel as if it's your worse curse, it's these moments of immense gratification that make an artist continue to follow their path. It's inspiring and validating. I know that theoretically we aren't supposed to want /need validation from outside sources, but let's be real-what's the point of sharing your soul if no one cares to listen? To everyone who has purchased my CD and enjoyed it; to everyone who has shared their thoughts and feelings about my music in a review; and to all of you who continually show me love and support, I thank you and appreciate you from the bottom of my gut. For those of you hearing about my music for the first time, simply take a listen and read the reviews. I could come up with all kinds of selling points but, in all honesty, I feel that writing anything above and beyond what everyone else has already written would possibly be doing too much. Suffice it to say that I have spent the last several years living this CD-growing as a man, an actor, a poet, and a musician-and I couldn't be more proud of what has been born. I'm already looking forward to what's ready to come out next! And lastly, I want to give a big shout out to CDBaby and the other digital download platforms that support us independent artists and for providing a forum to get our music and messages out. Peace, Love, & Blessings Malcolm-Jamal Warner.