LIDO RAPOSO

Political Views

 

Just for clarification purposes, I'd like to say that my political views are not necessarily the same political views of the people &/or organizations/businesses that I work with. In fact, as an American Citizen, 

"I Stand With President Donald J. Trump" !

Unfortunately, due to the incivility & ever increasing violence occurring in the United States today, I am no longer posting the names of my mentors & organizations/businesses whether they be in the musical &/or visual arts without their expressed consent. The reason for this decision lies in the plain fact that I don't want any person or any persons working for any organization/buisness supporting me to be "attacked" due to this incivility in any way, shape, or form (guilt by association). In fact, I have a new wonderfully talented & gifted mentor to add to the list, but their identity shall remain anonymous, as well.

I do not lean politically to the far Right or far Left. In fact, I always voted Democrat until then, President Elect Trump came into being. However, given the choices of the 2016 Elections, I voted Republican because the USA was headed nowhere good that I could see. I constantly heard complaints from other people regarding a severe lack of jobs, major struggles to pay the bills, and expensive healthcare costs needed that they couldn't afford. I saw business after business close. It seemed as though the USA was in a rut for many years and that the USA could just not move forward. So, I like millions of other Americans took a chance and voted on then, President Elect Trump.

As I Tweeted previously, "Within Every Sporting Event, There Is Always A 'Winner' & A 'Loser'. Unfortunately, In INCIVILITY - There Are No 'Winners', Only 'Losers'."

I think it's fair to say that this is a good example of how opportunities (The American Dream) not just for myself, but for many others too can be limited because of these recent incivilities.

This does not mean that I am not continuously pursuing my work to reach "The American Dream". Nor, does it mean that I am hopping off "The Trump Train" but, rather simply changing to a less clamorous cart within "The Trump Train" to continue my studies. I will continue to Tweet *as needed* & concentrate more intently on my studies with my mentors to reach my own personal "American Dream" to share with all. Therefore, the number of Tweets regarding politics will decrease. Also, during the next two years, we as a Nation will have the opportunity to witness if Democrats can prove President Trump wrong by delivering more favorable policies for the benefit of "Our Country"; more so than what President Trump has been already able to do in just his first two years in office.

The 2020 Presidential Elections will arrive shortly. Never the less, President Trump is still "Our President" and the leader of "Our Nation". What will the Democrats have to "bring to the table" along with President Trump to prove themselves (Democrats) worthy to all American Citizens? 

I will always continue to keep you informed monthly of anything new, within the "Updates" section of my Blog. Otherwise, procedures remain as status quo while I continue to study; before being ready to produce and release (share). And, because of my involvement in politics leading up to the Midterm Elections of 2018, I have a lot of catching up to do within my own work (the arts).

I sincerely hope that this escalation of incivility within the USA is extinguished for the greater of "Our Country" and that the continued pursuance of "The American Dream" with which this country was founded upon, still exists and is attainable.

 

Updates

 

I'd like to begin by saying that "in the background", I am constantly working on projects. Therefore, I'm multitasking projects in which some projects can be completed in a matter of minutes while most projects require days if not weeks or even months.

Secondly, I can't list all the projects to you because I don't want to get too far ahead of myself and make any empty promises.

But, I will say that when all is ready to "properly begin", I hope that you will approve.

Just as preparing for any form of construction, it does take a lot of time, stamina, careful planning, and action.

If you have any questions, you can always contact me through this website and please, realize that this Website is the "Hub" of all my updates and work to date.

 

GOAL :

My YouTube & soon other Social Account(s) will be centered around my art, except for Twitter. My Twitter account (@LidoRaposo) will continue to be centered around politics supporting President Donald J Trump & this Great Nation of which I am proud to be a citizen of.

Also, I will continue to support & join the good men & women who also, support President Donald J Trump and this Great Nation in a positive way.

I have consciously decided to make this support "my cause" in my artwork.

 

ETHICS :

As a DIY artist, I am studying as well as I can.

Just as I finish one series of studying materials, I discover a new different series of studying materials to also, study & apply.

There are 2 ways to approach this:

a) rush through the material & produce an "ok" product, or

b) take the time needed & produce an "acceptable" product

I choose the latter because that is obviously the best route to follow.

Just as any other student studying, one is not released (graduated) until one fulfills their earned credits.

Therefore, in choosing the latter, the student has their best chance to succeed in their field(s) of study(ies).

So, with that said, I continue on forward carefully studying to produce the best that I can to share with all.

Yes, "forever a student in life", but there does eventually come a time/moment to graduate & apply one's self & knowledge. And, those first few steps are approaching. Again, this Website is my "Hub".

I'm continuing to study carefully with my mentors & the organizations/businesses with which I am associated with.

I'm continuing to improve my musicianship & am gaining a better understanding of my tools (PedalBoard(s), Amps, Software Programs, Guitars, etc)

I'm working very hard to set the foundation on which to build what will hopefully be a promising future in the arts for myself & others. Thus, a journey evolving & following a mindset that will hopefully be pleasing to many.

 

FORMATS :

There are 3 stations that I use to make music/videos :

1) Music - consisting of writing music/lyrics, recording, mixing, producing, and mastering.

2) Visual Arts - where I choose different mediums to be mixed with film to later produce the video visualized.

3) Video - where I use a series of different video softwares to then produce & direct the video visualized.

 

POSTS :

It has come to my attention that unfortunately, publishing (although my own version of a song) is not recommended

as an Independent Artist for several reasons.

The largest reason being CopyRight Laws.

Although with receiving permission to publish my own version, there are still Fees & Royalties to be paid to the original artist(s).

Any piece of art created is considered Intellectual Property.

I know I certainly wouldn't want someone using (stealing) my art work for the exact same reasons without notice.

In fact, it's even illegal to purchase & photocopy any piece of Published Sheet Music.

Therefore, this allows me to begin experimenting to write & publish my own music.

As said to me in the past, "go study your own craft".

So, under the guidance of my Mentors & reference materials, I am.

It can be a great challenge to get started (like starting your own business), but with a good plan, determination, guidance,

& hard work it can be accomplished.

This is where I am today.

* A New Year Is Approaching & Hopefully It Will Be A Prosperous Year Filled With Fun & New Beginnings !

 

Thank you for your loyal & continued support!

 

 

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