Following Music: The Joy Ride
I realized I wanted to play the drums when I was 3 years old. It was seeing Vinnie Paul playing drums in the “Cemetery Gates” video. From then on, I hit on everything that I could. Chairs, tables, my brother, friends, you name it. It just became a drum. I love music too but I am drawn to the drums first and foremost.
I went through school band and hated it. I am not a fan of music being so restricted. From there I got my first drum set, which took me to places I could only dream about. I got to open for national acts, play festivals, play bars, break online radio records, and so much more. The times weren’t always fun and easy going.
In 2010 I quit a band. I will not go into all of it but I thought that I was done. That band almost killed me. I hated everything, including myself. There were sections of that time that I didn’t touch or even look at the drums. I just couldn’t. There I happened to go to guitar center and everything changes.
In 2012 I bought an electric drum set. I had just moved into an apartment and needed to be quiet but the itch came back. I needed to play the drums again. The learning curve was steep and it still doesn’t feel like a real drum. The fact is, I can play again. By the end of that year I was in a Viking metal band and it had dissolved.
All was not over, I decided to build a studio in my apartment. I still can’t believe that it’s really a thing in my life. I can make music whenever I want. It is one of the most liberating things a musician can have. I also started teaching myself guitar and bass because Of my new goals. I want to write an album that only has me on it. That would be amazing! However, things have taken a twist and now I have The Local Music Revolution.
I started the podcast because I wanted to talk to my friends about music. Recording it sounded fun so I went with it. Before I knew it the idea took off on it’s own and now I have a podcast that is fairly successful; more successful than I imagined.
I know its long winded but my point is being made. You have to be ok with going for the ride. Music isn’t just one hill and you’ve seen it all. There are many twists and turns. You might end up doing something that you never thought you would do. Like writing a blog post for and editing a podcast. You never know; just enjoy the ride.
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