Slim Pickens came from a poem a buddy of mine wrote when we were kids.
In the poem, he said, "Slim are the Pickens." As he was referring to blades of grass.
He was describing how blades of grass from afar look all the same, but if you we’re to put each and every blade of grass under a microscope. Not one was the same.
I inferred that as people.
We all have a story. It’s our story. HiStory/HerStory.
I’ve always have been drawn to music. I can only tell you how I listen to music. I can't tell you what music means to you. But, to me. They are books in motion to a rhythm. Hearing other peoples pain or happiness or even just the feeling from the actual sound in what the artist was trying to emphasise with the words. It made me feel like I wasn’t alone. Up until the age of 8. I mostly lived in a foster home. I think that forced me to aware of my surroundings and people but not much discipline.
I wanted to use music to tell my story to see if anyone could relate and Slim Pickens Records was born. Well, as you can see. I’m not a rock star.
As the years went on. Slim Pickens Evolved. My buddy started a brewery and the idea clicked years later. Music is selfish in a way. It’s my ego. It’s MY view or MY Story. One day that whole thing flipped. I saw from my buddy’s brewery that I could use the packaging as another vehicle to help people and help support myself in a way everyone can win and I could still be creative on many different levels. From the Juice, the ingredients to the packaging.
Slim Pickens isn’t about helping businesses. It’s about the people that start them. The business is just a part of who they are. I meet great people from all over the world. Since I’m one guy. I wanted to maximize Slim Pickens potential with the least amount of effort. I know it sounds lazy. But when you feel like you are all you got in this world you better be a little clever.
The more people we put on the cans to tell their story. The more people they will tell and over time it will build its own synergy. The stories have to be genuine. Not some bullshit. This isn’t an advertising company. This is about genuinely helping and lifting everyone around from our local community to across the globe. (Mom and pop Shops in Tampa (Locally as well) will have cans in Russia and our Russian friends will have cans in Florida, Sweden, UK.) Organically, the stories will arise.
The word will spread on its own and have a good time doing it.
That’s the Ta’veren of Slim Pickens.
The Cans are the blades of grass.