The first recording session towards track one (final vocals) went great. The guys were happy at my progression as I was able to record much faster. It’s one thing to be a singer but another to be a recording artist. Knowing how to work the mic properly when recording and other technical things is an art itself. I am a singer not a recording artist but I continue to push myself towards that. The thing with singing or recording is getting used to all these technical things that you need to be aware of. As time goes by it becomes second nature and then you can start to have more fun with it. I grew up singing to just sing but as I travel down this musical path I learn more and more about the technical side. There’s so much more that goes into a great performance besides hitting the right notes. I never went to music school because I couldn’t sight read but I always had a good ear to sing things back quickly. I learned differently but it didn’t mean I couldn’t learn. I used to be upset I didn’t go to music school but I am a huge believer in things happening as they should.
My birthday was awesome and the amount of love was crazy! Between all of my social media accounts +500 of you wished me well and I just want to say thank you. I had so much cake I am caked out. It’s definitely a time of reflection turning 30 and remembering where I started to where I am now. I don’t even mean as an artist I mean as a human being. Growing up there was a point where my teachers didn’t even think I would be able to finish school because I have ADD. From barely being able to concentrate on anything to now not being distracted at all is an accomplishment for me. I don’t take any medication for it because I wanted to train myself to focus and not have to rely on anything to accomplish that. I took medication at one point when I was much younger and I hated how it made me feel. I either felt nauseous a lot, I would never be hungry, I would feel out of it like a zombie, etc. It just wasn’t for me and I have no judgement to anyone who does take medication (for this or anything else) it just wasn’t what I wanted for myself. I told myself you have a disadvantage but you can fight to overcome it if you work hard.
There’s a lot that people don’t know about me but the one thing that’s starting to show more and more is just how hard I’ve worked to get here. All I ever set out to do was inspire people and earn their respect along the way. Money and fame to me mean nothing. I just love music so much and I love meeting so many people with all these different stories about life.
(9/11 – never forget)