It is embarrassing yet rewarding to find my previous Bash This Recording posts still playing my krud here. It is rare that I get the opportunity to hear where I came from in my sound engineering travels and I guess I still wish that that task had someone experienced at the helm steering from the get go but, much of my growth wouldn’t have been so, yeah, chalking it up to the overcoming of a hurdle despite the race not being quite yet over.
Born in the 70’s, I grew on into a musician that took to heart the infamous cliche “sex, drugs & rock n roll”. I got much of that on some very memorable and sometimes disturbing moments touring Western Canada on the bar circuit during the late 80’s & early 90’s. Back then, if I recall correctly, being discovered, signed and given a mansion was still a relatively common thing.
I maybe had the musical abilities in my prime but I didn’t have the original catalog and the cliche was like a moth to a flame, burning me with every stroke of a wing. I had to grow up and experience some stupid crap late in my days to come to the artist I am today and with some looking back, think, I would’ve been a horrible celebrity.
I still dream and in the breaking of a half century old/young a couple years ago, the aspiration to be recognized for my musical efforts persists although today, I think it cruel of us to make celebrities out of anyone for any reason. So, to go back to, “so, what went wrong”? Why aren’t I splattered across the tabloids in scandal and eventually a highly suspicious death? lol.
Nothing went wrong… it didn’t really go right or, as anticipated either.
When I was still a teen I wished to have my own studio and a way to share my results with the world… besides the becoming of the rockstar stuff. Technology put it financially within my grasp and clutches in 2015 and so, the wish came true.
I am not thrilled beyond measure where I currently am musically at but I’m not stretching the noose over any steam pipes just yet. I am happy my music is! Will it be enough to languish in Nowhereville? That is yet to be seen and I ain’t no teller of fortunes although I am pretty good at picking out other artists’ gems.
Where are you? Did you ring the brass bell on the rollercoaster or come close? Do you aspire towards the red carpet and the Charts that Bill, in maybe some Board-uhm, perspires over creating?
Anyways… it’s an early morning and I might be jibber jabbering on and have lost my point somewhere in the tangled mess of words I just typed. Did I have a point? Uhm…
Hockey! As a Canucker, hockey comes almost 2nd to music… 3-2 series lead for Colorado as of last night!