listen up! it's about to get LOUD...
Bringing some of the heavy stuff your way this week.
It's good and the kat holding down, knows what he's doing. There's no fakin' the funk (i know..he's not playing funk but....you know what I mean.)
Make no mistake, this isn't just some bash and crash player. He understands his role and what it means to be a musician in this world. Full of life and personality and also a guy who is trying to help other drummers, through technology. This is the kinda guy, who is the reason why I chose to do this blog. You just don't hear a lot about players in this genre. There is always something to learn from everyone and every style. Ladies and Gentleman, OPUS is in the building and he is Talkin' Chop.
What's it like being a "Drummer Dad"?
It's amazing to be a new dad. It's probably one of the best things in the world honestly. Everyone always says you don't know life or true love until you have a child and I never fully understood that until now. It's very true. I'd do anything for him & he can do whatever he wants for a living. He's already messing around on the drum kit. I even built him a small set up with some left over Pork Pie drum parts I had but I will fully support him in any field even if it's not music unlike what I had as a kid. It used to be music 1st everything 2nd, now music is still up there but it flip flopped & he is first & music is second even though I'm very active and still tour and stuff. I just either take him with me or keep it to tours or fests that are worth while to be away from him. Anything that isn't worth while I just don't do. And by worth while I just mean either playing in front of a lot of people, opening for bigger bands or getting paid well. I've played every shit hole across the country for $50. I don't need to do that any longer really though I would if I had too still if I was already out on the road & had a choice of playing for something or a night off, feel me?? ...lol...
Opus & Orion
What do you want your legacy to be?
As far as my legacy, I keep it pretty simple... I just want to be known as a talented & respected artist not only for my music but for my personality & work ethic. I don't need to be famous, though I would take it if it happened and anyone in the music biz who claims other wise is a liar, haha.. But really I'm very happy and content with being a house hold name or very popular (instead of famous), & more respected then anything else. I don't need to be rich, I just want to continue to make an honest living for my family playing & involved in music. Let's keep it simple. Less is more. No stress either. But again, I won't turn anything away that happens. I would like to leave a legacy more so for Orion. Orion is my sons name. Yes, named after Metallica's song which was blasted during his birth in the hospital for real but also for the astrological meaning of Orion's Belt.
Heavy huh? But good.
Big Thanks 2 OPUS for giving us a glimpse in to his world. I expect to see more from this kat in his career.
So make sure you support him and his band Dead By Wednesday #IndieMusicMatters #DrummersSupportDrummers
drop by his Soc. Media and say "Hello", he won't bite.
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