Knowing where your heart truly lies

Buenos días a todos!

(Good morning everybody!)

I hope you all have had a discoverable week guys!

This week, I will be talking about being realistic about where your heart truly lies. By this, I mean where your passion is, when you get goosebumps, or where you’re reacting in ways that you’re not even aware of…!

…and I also mean, being realistic about what skills you have and if these skills are at a level, that you can reach your dreams and goals! It’s all very well saying you want to be the best at one thing, but if the time, place and location aren’t in the right place for you to utilise the necessary skills, then it can be quite unrealistic.

I had this realisation where I wanted to be a music producer. That guy or gal who’s in the studio mixing, setting up mics etc. That was just an unrealistic goal, and a misunderstanding of where my passion lies. I have little understanding of the role of a producer. Where I am currently in my stage of life, I would seriously have to change everything and put my soul into producing.

In order to come to this stage…

I think it’s important to;

  1. Take some time out for yourself
  2. Look at your situation as clearly as possible
  3. Be realistic about the proficiency of your skills and what you can actually achieve
  4. Try to understand where your true passion is and follow it all the way

But how do you come to realise this?

The way I found this out, was by putting myself out there and trying all the avenues that seemed to interest me. Sending emails, shadowing etc was and is a great way of getting to grips with a particular area of interest. Usually, the people in the chain of the business, are able to see very easily, whether a person is suited/100% in it for the long run. Be aware of how people react and their willingness. You can’t fault eagerness, but at the same time, you don’t want to create a bad impression.

Now, I know where and what I am aiming for. Developing myself as a world percussionist and drummer. Combining the two together, to create something new and unheard of before. This link here will take you to the guys that made me come to the climax to my conclusion. I saw the live performance of Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita where at the RWCMD – that special time in life where you’re experiencing something that hits home hard – I was reacting in an uncontrollable manner (not extremely ha!) in relation to the music.

The use of percussion and electronic sounds, emulating drum kit made me go ‘dayum, this is it!!’ I can see I was and am on the right tracks and how I can get to where I want to be! I was at a jam night the other day, I mentioned Cuba to the drummer after I played and eyes lit up when I said I could bring my congas down…little moments like that really bring home where your heart lies, truly lies. 

This week and thereafter – sit yourselves down and ask yourself where your heart lies. Follow it 100%.

Your gut feeling may mislead you sometimes, but the more you do this, the more times you will learn from errors and the more you will get closer to your path.

 

Album of the week

Check these guys out, who really made a difference to me –  Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita – Transparent Water (the link is above too!)

Go and find your path guys!

Thank you to everybody! Love to one and all

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Knowing where your heart truly lies

Living It Up

I’ve been…

..full out this week, of which, has left me with a sore throat and a illness hangover. But, that’s not stopping me from getting out there and dirty.

!Make well calculated rest and keep on the grind!

There’s been a fair amount of tension this week, probably to do with the colder weather but also it’s nearing the time of exams. And now matter what anybody says, that causes some form of stress. It’s interesting to see this from a learnt perspective, or in your language, seeing how you once dealt with stress and how you cope better now. You’re able to take people’s comments or actions with a pinch of salt, at the end of the day, how people behave around you isn’t going to affect your life, enabling you to live your life positively positive!! I think that is important. But also to make people aware with just a few carefully chosen words here or there, those words at some point come back when a person comes to realise truth.

On other news…

..progress is being made! I’ve now got a logo, I won’t be sharing it yet until my promotion page is ready! I can’t wait to share it. It’s important, I think, to do something and have something about yourself and business that makes you a little bit more distinctive. I mean it’s how you do it and not what you do. Making limitations can be a wonderful tool.

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just back from London today. I stayed with some family members, it’s really important as a musician to take some time out and spend it with your loved ones when you can. On another note, I had a crazy time. I had never been to Soho before. If you’ve not been. GO. It is jam packed with life and plenty of gigs. Check out –> YPlan <– if you’ve not already! It has events listed in London everyday. I went to see Alex Wilson & Nolita Golding Latin Soul Night at the Pizza Express Jazz Cafe. The percussionist playing mentioned it so I went to see him. I mean you can’t go wrong with pizza and live music! Especially when you conveniently have this spot 😉 IMG_2796

Then I went full out and saw Havana D’Primera. Check them out. They’re from Cuba and their music has caused a storm everywhere. That went on until 3.30am this morning, it was worth every penny.

 

Song of the week

Here it is! Havana D’Primera. One of my favourite tunes from their album.

Passporte – Havana D’Primera

#BlogNo.7

 

Living It Up