/end radio silence.
Hello! It's been quite some time since I have posted a "blog", 3 years to be exact. Wow. I figured I should start this process up again as I am finally feeling inspired and creative again.
A quick update on whats been happening with me.
About a year ago I was diagnosed with ADHD and Depression. A lovely combination. There is a stigma attached to both of those. I realized after talking with a few friends and co-workers that it was time to have a real conversation about Mental Health with my doctor. Prior to that I took a quick online quiz from Buzzfeed or something and it asked 10 or so questions and also confirmed what I was feeling... I was suffering from depression. I wasn't sad all the time, Hell most people wouldn't even know that I was depressed. I smile a lot and laugh a lot but most of the time it was just to fit in to my surroundings. I wasn't even upset so to speak, however, I was skipping out on things with family and friends, I would rather just lay on the couch (no I am not just lazy), I found it difficult to concentrate and focus, I wasn't writing much music, or at least much good music. So I took the step to ask the questions with my doctor and he started me on some low dose anti-depressants.
These have drastically changed my life for the better. Not only have I lost 40-ish lbs but I have also been feeling so much better overall. I still have some bad days, but those are few and far between. So now that I have a good grasp on that... On to the next topic...
MUSIC / STREAMING / DJING
Wow, what a crazy insane year. As some of you have probably seen, music releases from me have been almost non existent since the end of 2016. Mostly, that is due to a severe writers block likely because of the depression (see above). I finally appear to have broken through that and have begun writing lyrics again. It feels really good. I have decided to take on some pretty intense topics for this next project/album whatever it ends up being. Things I have never really written about, things that are very personal. So hopefully this will continue and I can begin the actual songwriting process.
Speaking of songwriting, I have recently made a switch from Cubase to Presonus Studio One 3. I really like it so far, it has a nice workflow and is relatively similar to Cubase and other DAWs. So I am working a bit slower because I am learning new software.
So if I haven't been writing music or lyrics, what have I been doing?!?
I have found a passion/love for streaming and creating content via TWITCH. I started my channel about a year ago and I am obsessed. I began streaming Planet Coaster and I have had some incredible opportunities with the developers of that game including attending PAX East in Boston, PAX West in Seattle and most recently playing their first ever Frontier Expo 2017 as a special guest DJ.
And speaking of DJ'ing... My genre interest or passion has evolved even further, I guess you can call me a basshead now? I am so very much in love with Dubstep, Trap and other bass genres. I never had an appreciation for that until I attended my first music festivals. Don't get me wrong, I still love house music and Trance and many others but bass is my current love. I have been DJing a LOT and look forward to building on that and continuing to push forward.
Thank you to all of you for your continued support. I look forward to 2018!
Also, i will try to update my blog more frequently. :)