|When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
i believe it was when we started playing live back in the eighties through the early nineties ..
but having to work day jobs and study in different schools at the same time was wasn't really doing me any good..
in the band THE ELEPHANTS is where i matured musically, having to write the songs by myself and even teaching the other's instruments parts to the other band members ..
but the day i realised my dream could really become a reality is when i got involved in the dance project where i am a dancer ...by asking me to record my complete repertoire ..not only will i have that long awaited demo EP to shop to venues and in a later phase maybe to A&R, i don't know yet ..
also, my agent (who is also my choreographer) will be the one to book my first noticeable tour ...
but not until i found myself surrounded by a team did i ever felt or believe things could work out so nice ...i can see a more global picture in my head now of what i am doing ...all the dots seem to join together now....and it's only since the start of 2009 that i really started to believe in myself, on the practical side you know...logistics and such ..
but i have always found, even in puberty, that making music could be the best way of life for me ..
The day I wrote my first song.
I guess I realized my dream after I started showing other people my ability then tell them how long I've been playing, and they reply with something like "You've only played for that long? Seriously?" After I heard that a few times, I knew I had something.
I remember as a kid going to a ballroom dance with my parents. I would watch and listen to the band and wanted to be able to do that. I'm not sure I thought I could do that for a living but it did happen. I started playing in a dance band in Iowa when I was 16. It was great being paid for playing and accordion. In 1977 I met Glen Kelley and played in his 7 piece polka and big band. I used to arrange for the band. We had 2 trumpets, sax, baritone horn, tuba, accordion and drums. I purchased an electronic accordion and then Glen Kelley and I performed as a duo. Eventually in 1984 we moved to Los Angeles and got in the "senior circuit" as I say. That is we started to play for ballroom dance clubs and senior centers. I'm still doing that.
when i recorded the first album
Half way through my Electronics Engineering degree - I stuck with the degree though and got the piece of paper ...
I think the first time I played live. These days my inspiration varies but as a kid I wanted to be loud and tear people's head's off. Pleasant thoughts.
Just this past year (2008). When my music started to get picked up with different local radio stations, and several internet radio stations as well. Downloads of the music has picked up. Then I started realizing that this could be a way of life for me. Doing music full time would be a dream come true.
It's all I've ever done. I've worked at a few odd jobs here and there, but I've never thought I would be doing something else. I realized early on that I would be a musician all my life.
It recognised it could be a way of life when I was 19 it just took the trials and tribulations of life to cause me to wait until 35 to pursue it.
The first time I stepped in front of an audience. It wasn't the best show ever, but I definitely felt some appreciation out there. That alone was enough to convince me to stick with it.
Honestly, around second grade..
In junior high school, though I didn't actually settle on a music major until my third year of college.
I don't even know if I realized that yet. I believe in following your dreams a lot and I always felt like I was gifted in this music thing but I haven't had the balls to totally pursue it solely. Ever since the first beat I made I felt like this would be a dope job ha.
Almost as soon as I started, but certinaly once I became proficient enough to entertain myself.
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