Ever since my Uncle Mark taught me how to play drums when I was 8 years old, I have always been obsessed with music being a huge part of my life. Since then, I’ve embraced all different kinds of music, played in numerous different bands, became a working disc jockey, and have tried to learn any instrument I can get my hands on.
Everything I do in my life somehow revolves around music. I enjoy other things such as art, fitness and sports, but music has been my life forever, and even when I do these other activities, I am more than likely listening to music to motivate or inspire me.
Not just the songs themselves, but every little piece of production of a song is paid close attention to by me when I listen to music. I pay attention to the drum beat, the guitar, the bass, the vocals, the harmonies, every ambient sound on its own. I try to imagine what it was like to compose the piece, what the studio may have looked like, the amount of work for production… every possible angle of the song.
Between the Fall of 2008 and the Fall of 2009, my love for music guided me to take an internship at Greater Media Detroit radio stations (WCSX, WRIF, WMGC). There I learned the magic of radio that I had always been fascinated by ever since I was a little kid. I learned the hard labor and tedious work of audio production, and also how every part of radio broadcast works.
The best part about music in my opinion is that it is something that I can enjoy and take part in for my entire life. I like to play sports like basketball and football, but at a certain age those things are activities that my body will no longer allow me to play. Music is something that will be a part of my life until the day I die. No matter how brittle my bones get, I always want to be able to at least pick up a microphone and sing if my joints don’t allow me to play drums, guitar, or piano.
Check out the links below, a few pictures of me playing drums!