ThE MorninG AfteR

2015-10-17 09.17.10

Thought that title would catch your eye.

For your information it’s the morning after performing a rock show! Last night was epic. My first show in a couple of years. My hair is much shorter, I’ve put on a couple of pounds (hey haven’t we all) but the feelings you get, the adrenaline is incomparable! The nervousness I get is like playing my first gig, or going on my first date. Almost like my first kiss, I question every move I make.

Constantly thinking am I entertaining?

Does this sound ok?

Am I gonna forget my lyrics?

Was I suppose to sing there?

Did I forget something?

All these factors come into play when playing your first gig or any gig. The excitement of the crowd is what fuels me. The smiles on people’s faces, the fist pumping, beer chugging, and just watching everyone sing along to your songs. I thank God for this opportunity to be able to do what I love. I guess I can call my self an artist. With that being said there is nothing more rewarding than the amount of love, hugs, high fives, and new friends you get the opportunity to make after stepping off a stage. The time and effort that goes into your preparation is all worth that 45 min set. This new band of mine called The Rollix started 3 weeks ago. Yes, seriously three weeks ago. There I was sitting on the couch, scrubbing new leads for my ever so stressful sales job when I looked over at my wife (if you don’t know her she looks like princess Jasmine from Aladdin) ((in fact she doesn’t even know but one of my band mates buddies asked me “who’s your hot friend in the blue shirt, my buddy is way down with that. CAN YOU HOOK IT UP?” I had a feeling he was talking about my wife but wanted certainty. It feels so good knowing my wife is still as sexy as I think of her and im so blessed to wake up next to her every morning))and I said “Babe, I think I wanna join a band.” She told me you should, you love singing so much. The moment I stepped into the rehearsal studio at Bedrock in Echo Park I felt this energy just come forth. I’ve been so much happier, feel so much more alive with these band mates.

   Speaking of, these dudes are straight characters. The guitarist Alex is this Asian stallion on the axe and just rips that guitar just as hard as he rips his vape pen all day everyday. So technical, so precise, and can change guitar sings mid song while still playing. Basically he’s a badass.

    Robb is the Head Honcho. This crazy dude booked our first gig after 3 hours of rocking out with me. He’s plays multiple instruments is a dad, and working 2 full-time jobs as an x-ray technician and still has time to come practice and want to play shows. When it comes to drive and sacrifice you will find what is important to you and make time to do what you love.

     Now on to the heavy hitting “lord of the drums” Bollet. Yes “it’s like bullet with an O.” Dude, this guy gets married in February takes a weekend off to spend with his new wife then they practically don’t see each other for months to save enough money and move to the United States from BRAZIL!! No lie they moved here like 6 months ago. Just bought a brand new car, no miles on it, and they don’t even have a Driver Licence yet! How ballin is that? Wait Bollet the Baller? Sounds about right. He doesn’t work just plays drums in like 7 different bands, makes money playing shows, kicks a hole Lotta ass spinning his sticks mid drum solo just showing off his skills.
It was a killer first show. 3 hours of sleep cause I had to much of that “gramps cough siZurrrp” and left my truck over night and had to pick it up before the meters start charging then drive to Korea town to drop off my drummers equipment and now I can’t fall back asleep. I smell like a homeless person, my “signature knee drops at the right beat” really take a toll on your body when you’re in your 30’s (yea I’m old shut up) jk but it was sooo with it!

Last night just goes to say, if you have ever had a passion inside of you, some type of creative outlet, may it be music, dance (Jaclyn), painting, comedy, photography, singing, sports, speaking, helping others, creating clothes, etc. whatever it may be, let it out. I repeat LET IT OUT!! You will feel so much better. When you can put your heart and soul into something you are so very passionate about, the rest of the world goes blank, your worries will disappear while you’re in that moment because, for that moment you are doing what you love. And Love will save the day.
Here’s a song I wrote a couple of years back


Single formation
Say 100s of wishes
With no fulfillment

Got no desire
To be the richest stiff
In the cemetery

So let’s abuse some substance
When we fight for nothing
Would you be on my side?
Through broken homes I’ve grown
My true colors have shown
From a zero to a hero

Love (love)
Will save the day (save the day)
It’s a private menu
But a all night venue
Love (love)
Will save the day (save the day)
Love will save the day

You showed up in the cold of the night
Where the freaky little people always
Wanna meet you but everybody knows people always see through.
Ask me one little question baby and I knew I knew I knew
Tomorrow rolling in so fast in front of us. Anything you know we can make it through

Love (love )
Will save the day (save the day)
It’s a private menu
But an all night venue
Love (love)
Will save the day (save the day)
Love will save the day……

Hope to see you at our next gig.