Stayin’ Busy: A Busy Day For Busy’s Best Friend Silent Knight
Silent Knight is so busy, the only friend he has time for is an imaginary friend he couldn’t help but name Busy. Okay, not exactly, but with an album named Busy Is My Best Friend, featuring the hit “Stayin’ Busy”, Silent Knight is definitely about his business when it comes to music.
So with the “Stayin’ Busy” music video surpassing the 50,000-view threshold a few days ago, I asked Silent Knight, ”What’s a typical busy day for Busy’s best friend?“
“A typical….no, a random busy day for me (because not much is typical I guess) would be waking up by either my phone alarm or a call. Possibly sleeping on a couch in NYC. lol. Jumping online to check 3-5 email accounts, my personal facebook page, as well as my “artist” page, the Band Called FUSE facebook page, and my Twitter account. Most likely as I’m doing this, I’ll be making some sort of breakfast, or a poor excuse for one. And I’ll also be responding to a bunch of texts, and checking voicemail. Depending on how many emails I recieved and how important and/or time consuming they are….this process could go on anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours or so. Especially if I’m returning calls. Even if I’m not returning most calls….I’ll probably get a call from Xman; the organizing, data-basing, song writing, project managing producer if you will….of my band. Oh yeah and insane guitar player! I’ll talk to him as I’m checking emails. I’ll pace around a while, then come back. If a new song, video, or album of mine or one of my friends or associates came out that day, then I’m also spreading the word about that.
After that I’l work out for an hour or so, check emails and messages again, take a shower, check emails and messages again, get dressed, and check emails and messages again. (Not necessarily in that order.) After that i’ll throw on some beats I’m writing to. I might write to one, or write small parts to 8.
Then I’ll walk, take a bus, then a train to BK, (yes, all the while checking the damn emails and messages from my phone) and be writing along the way. In my head, or on my phone, or an actual notebook! Then I’ll arrive at a radio show, let’s say it’s The Company Man show at PNC radio. I’ll be in the waiting room for a little while, pace around, sit on the couch for 3 minutes at a time, look for an outlet to charge my phone, and look like a lunatic. And keep writing.
Then we’ll do an interview, maybe rhyme a little bit, chat it up some off air, build on some things, and i’ll be on my way.
From there it’s subway to other subway to Penn Station. NJ Transit train to New Brunswick. Walk to one of the fine eating establishments and meet my girlfriend for lunch/dinner. She’ll have just been coming from work, not in New Brunswick, and be about to go home….also not in New Brunswick. (busy is a mutual best friend). From there….Cab to Highland Park for a meeting for Hub City Revival, which is an organization I co-founded, that puts on all ages art and music events. After that i’ll head to the compound, record a few verses or hooks, or practice takes of something, have a short band practice with FUSE, then jump in the mothership and head to Philly, where we have a show that night. Before heading to Philly i’ll probably talk to DJ K.O. on the phone, plot and plan a bit, then remember we still need to pick up our new t-shirt re-up. Soooo me and Toast, or Qloc will jump in the car, drive back to New Brunswick, pick up the shirts from my boy Ali, check out his new store, build on some upcoming events, then go back to the compound to jump in the mothership. Did I lose you yet?
Drive to Philly, while having a meeting in the van, then some people will sleep and some will practice and/or write lines.
Rock out a great show in Philly, see some familiar faces, meet some new people, sell merch, network with people, check out the other acts. Then….back in the mother ship. Check my email and messages again, cuz it’s been several minutes. Make a few calls, fall asleep in the ship. Wake up back in Jersey, start a load of laundry. Watch some tv, while writing in a planner, my phone, or a random piece of paper. Plotting the next day or week, or month. Writing a bit, listening to music. Thinking I should go get some water or that I’m hungry and should grab a snack. Then…..waking up by my phone alarm or a call.
Was that one day or two? I don’t know. But I’m hungry.”
-Silent Knight (@SilentKnightter)