Vocalist for Fine Fine Titans
Professional Hair and Makeup Artist
Avid animal lover and freedom fighter.
Writer by day. Dreamer by night.
This entire journey has been a very staggering one. From wavering band dynamics to reinforced guidance from our producer, we’ve been pushed and pulled into depths that couldn’t have crossed our minds going into this. Personally, I know I will take a great deal of this back with me as my drive and confidence is now more powerful than ever.
Somehow…just somehow…Erik has actually enabled me to like the sound of my own voice. I’ve never been able to say that. I never thought I would.
This is bigger than us and we need to continue on this path no matter what. I don’t have time or patience to put up with bullshit…because time marches on and so do I.
Dude. You guys. I am so proud of this album. It will take some time before its ready for release but on that day, I might pee my pants.
Yeah. I think I could live here. I would miss Michigan but this place could hold a slice of my heart, too. I feel like the lifestyle that many of the people have here is very similar to my mindset: focused in art, driven by creativity, very active and health-conscious. I feel like this is what Grand Rapids could be if it weren’t for our fat, lazy winters and super conservative fundamentalists.
Maybe if I could just have a Michigan vacation home from Labor Day to the first week of November.
Outside of our guest home:
Today is our fourth day in the studio and we’re still smack in the middle of drums. A lot of bangs and stuff.
This is Madden, the studio pug!
And Oscar, our host’s black lab who we get to see almost every morning.
Yesterday was a long day of traveling. Hours of driving, hours of flying, Taco Bell with homeless men at a moment of weakness/exhaustion/a striking hunger and a brisk walk around the neighborhood left us crawling into our beds. Our guest home is cute, cozy, accommodating and very clean. We even received fresh flowers, bananas and red wine! Super cool.
In our first full day here in North Hollywood, I started out the day at 6:30am with a short jog and then a 3 mile walk with Evan and Dustin from our guest home to the studio and back to our guest home with a stop at Starbucks and a donut shop on the way. Later on in the day, we walked another 5 miles to and from Ventura Boulevard and through Studio City where I could have spent a fortune on clothing. I purchased one item with the boy’s encouragement and then decided to practice self-control. Naps sort of ensued after our adventure, but we ran down to LA to share pizza with a few friends of mine. They then lead us to Ameoba Record Shop in Hollywood and I scored some really fantastic finds. An Alternative Press Issue from 1993 featuring Trent Reznor and Ian Mackaye, a few books and the soundtrack to the “Sound City” documentary. This time I really had to practice some self control…this place was huge and astonishing. It honestly made me wish that downloading music never even became a possibility because the magic that happens in a thriving record store becomes a liberating, religious experience.
I have to say…so far Los Angeles and California (in general) seems like a pretty cool place. I know there is SO MUCH LEFT to see but it is quite a different world. I can see a lot of myself out here but the more I displace my body, the more I relate to my home: Michigan.
Well, we’re back at the guest home now…super tired and ready to enter the studio tomorrow! Vacation is fun but we’re out here to work and we’re ready to put out the best album that we can.
We are so thankful for the amazing amount of support we have been blessed with. We have definitely met a lot of negativity in the face of not only our campaign, but the idea of running off to Hollywood to record an album. We do not share an unrealistic view: we are not going to get famous or…
To everyone who has reblogged, shared, donated, offered a “good luck”, purchased merch, attended a show, booked us on a show, directed us one way or another and who just flat out supported our dream, we’re going to pull through for you. We just have to.
I’m sure you’ve seen, but the band that I am so lucky to be a part of is headed out to Hollywood in 19 days to record our second EP. After careful consideration, we decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign to give our family, friends and fans a chance to be a part of this enormous dream with us.
We only have 4 more days left on the campaign! We’re not even close to making our goal, but every little bit helps to pay for studio costs.
I just updated our perks list and one of the perks offers a haircut and style by me at A Davis Brown Salon in Grand Rapids as well as a digital download of the album before it’s official release.
Here is a little update from me about Fine Fine Titans, answering a few questions that were asked of us! We are 25 days away from boarding the plane to Los Angeles to record our new album. We only have 10 days left on our campaign and we need your help more than ever.
Only 13 more days left of the campaign and we’ve reached about 15% of our goal which alone is awesome, but I know we can do better. I thought we could, anyway.
Well, here is our Indiegogo fundraiser. We will be leaving in just 27 days to record an EP in North Hollywood. This is the biggest and best thing to happen to us as a band and any musical project I’ve belonged to and could possibly be the last.
I can’t believe in just one month from today, the guys and I will be boarding a plane to Los Angeles!
I’m ready. I’m not ready. I’m ready. I’m not ready.
I need to finish writing my parts on our songs and get back into shape. I need to make money because a girl MUST shop when she is in LA. But mostly, I need to chill the fuck out and realize that I am good enough for this. I can do this. I may not be the best vocalist/lyricist/musician/recording artist…but we have the passion. We have the drive. We have something to say. Hopefully that’s enough.
It doesn’t matter anymore, because we’re going to do this no matter what. No matter how many insecurities gnaw at our throats. No matter how many naysayers we have on our backs. No matter if we run ourselves into the ground because if we don’t try, we’d kill ourselves later for never knowing.
I’ll be documenting our entire trip on video. I’ve never done a video diary before, so I’ll need all the tips I can get!
You could watch her skin turn translucent and her eyes sink further in each time she made excuses for the life she hadn’t lived. Rehearsing phrases that reek of poison- She melted sunshine through her lips But what destroyed the life inside of her was the monster inside of him.
She carried the shovel and he lead the way- Every battle she fought in his name dug another hole for her grave.
His sickness seeped into her bones, She felt a numbness creeping in. What of him that once made her feel alive now plagued her heart with ignorance. Between the sheets, he watched her sleep, She knowing nothing of his crimes. Blinded by innocence, she could not have seen the destruction of the monster’s pride.
She carried the shovel as he lead the way With every kiss and promise made that girl dug out her own grave.
Well you cannot haunt her- You cannot haunt her any longer. You cannot resurrect the fear that you once ignited in her.
Only 28 days until our campaign ends. We’ve been blessed to have raised close to 1600 by now, but this hardly covers a portion of our studio costs.
If you would like to help a poor Michigan band get out to LA to record their next album, pass this around! reblog, please! If you are feeling generous, a contribution would make us pee our pants with glee.
If you think crowdfunding is a complete joke and we’re scamming you for money, I’m sure there is a job open at any major record label and/or your local Walmart. ;)
No, but seriously, I’m ecstatic to have reached even this far.
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Based on circumstance, I am now an independent contractor. I always knew that I would eventually end up working for myself, but I didn’t plan on it happening so soon…but my life is quickly changing and I have to adapt accordingly.
My passion for our music and the work we do in Fine Fine Titans is my main concern and sole reason for this change. As our art is rapidly growing with high hopes for the future, I can’t let anything hold us back. This a huge risk…gearing everything in my life up to focus on an unlikely dream…but I’m ready. I won’t let negativity stifle my substantially large ambitions…because I owe this to myself, to my husband, to my band and to everyone who has had to bury their own dream, unwillingly.
In the mean time, you can find me at A Davis Brown Salon in Grand Rapids. You will contact me directly to make an appointments. Email Jennhasfeet@gmail.com if you are a new client or call/text me if you already have my phone number.