As I was reading the sad story of Britney Spears the other day. (The singer has been under her father’s guardianship since 2008). I realized that’s it’s really sad how many parents exploit their children through show business.
Up until recently I never really had the courage to talk too much about my health problems. People always considered it to be a weakness and told me to hide it and pretend I was fine. But sadly my illness has become more part of … Continue reading MY BATTLE WITH LYME’S DISEASE
I started making music when I was 13 years old. As a young aspiring musician I was always told to better myself and be as perfect as possible. I was quickly sucked into that whirl of self destruction that is “perfectionism”.
I grew up in a society that always taught me that women too, can have successful careers and excell at men’s professions. Yes we can, but it comes at a heavy price…
While I was attending my weekly massages for my fibromyalgia, my massage therapist asked me what other activities I was doing in my daily life, aside from working at the computer and singing. I told him I was also a drummer. He asked me what … Continue reading IMPORTANCE OF DRUM ERGONOMICS AND HOW DRUMMERS LIKE TRAVIS BARKER DESTROY THEIR BODIES WITH DRUMMING
I was 21 years old when I started feeling the first symptoms of fibromyalgia. I remember waking up in the morning and feeling really stiff. My neck was especially aching and I could barely move it. It took me several hours, to feel somewhat better … Continue reading HOW I WAS CURED FROM MY FIBROMYALGIA
In 1996 it was discovered that about 15 to 20% of the population have a differently “wired” nervous system. The discovery comes from the clinical psychologist, Elaine Aron. She was the first to realize that not every person processes, information and external stimuli, the same … Continue reading WHO IS THE “HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON”?
Since I’m a drummer who can’t afford big studios to record my drums in, through the years I have developed my own way to record my acoustic drum set in my home. I usually record my drums with two interfaces that each have 2 XLR/mic … Continue reading RECORDING DRUMS WITH 2 MICROPHONES
For most of my adolescence I suffered from social anxiety and depression, my main escape was music.
In itself music is a wonderful thing created to heal the soul and make a person feel good. The problem starts when music is created in an unnatural way (using the wrong frequency of A=440hz instead of the natural healing A=432hz) and when its used to promote negativity.
As a teenager in the early 2000s I grew up mostly listening to Rap music and Rock music (Grunge and Nu-Metal).
My two favorite artists were Eminem and the band Nirvana, or better yet the singer Kurt Cobain.
Disclaimer: Since these two artists are considered to be like Gods from their fans, I want to say that, I acknowledge the talent both these artists have, and they were great songwriters, but I am really saddened by the way they used their talents, and therefore I cannot write too many positive opinions about their lyrics, especially.
NIRVANA, KURT COBAIN
By the time I started listening to Nirvana’s music the singer was long dead from a self inflicted bullet,
But that was not the reason I was drawn to his music.
I was sucked in by that depressing, self loathing, victimizing feeling he conveyed through his lyrics…
I was around 9-10 years old when I first heard “In The End” by Linkin Park, I immediately fell in love with the song and the band. Throughout my adolescence while dealing with depression and social anxiety I always turned to music for comfort. Linkin Park played a really important role in that. Even though their lyrics weren’t always positive, and weren’t really giving me solutions on how to fight my depression, I can say they were a big part of my life.
I mainly learnt to sing through Chester Bennington’s powerful rock choruses, I knew their songs back to back and had sung them thousands of times. Needless to say I was really sad when I heard of the tragic end of Chester…….may he rest in peace.
But one positive thing came out of all this, it brought more awareness on a really important issue, suicide…