When I Was Happier [IDTAP]

If you like what I write, then please consider sending a one-time donation to me via PayPal. Please use the following link and click SEND to donate, and thank you for reading! https://paypal.me/drumwild This is going to be complicated, so I expect that I’ll probably forget some details and maybe have to write a follow-up.Continue reading “When I Was Happier [IDTAP]”

Pursuit of the Dream

Today’s entry was inspired by a piece written by Johnny L Brewer. Click his name to read. My dream of being a musician started before I was 2 years old. I would sit in my own seat behind the drummer of my uncle’s band, The Sounder. They played around Indiana, and had bands open forContinue reading “Pursuit of the Dream”

Celebrities and Attitudes About Music

I’ve been a musician my entire life, and I spent 33 years in Los Angeles making music. These are two topics that go hand-in-hand for a variety of reasons. The thing that these two topics have in common with everyone is that people have different attitudes about them. Sometimes those attitudes can be toxic orContinue reading “Celebrities and Attitudes About Music”

Analysis: Ruby Cassidy and “The World Will Need You”

INTRODUCTION,This is more the story of how I met Ruby Cassidy, aka “Mystica,” from the Philippines, but I will also be including info on the recording of our album, with main focus on one of the 8 tracks that we wrote and recorded, titled, “The World Will Need You.” While I am using Ruby’s realContinue reading “Analysis: Ruby Cassidy and “The World Will Need You””

Song Analysis: Finger Nine, by DrumWild

This entry is to showcase a song from a collection of songs that I wrote and recorded in 2017. The name of the album was The Year of My Birth [2017]. I had almost called it The Year of My Death [2017] to represent the death of my old self. Good thing I didn’t goContinue reading “Song Analysis: Finger Nine, by DrumWild”

A Non-Permanent Perspective of Music

By the end of 1988, I had mostly given up on the pursuit of an industry-focused music project. I did get pulled back into it in 1996 by a Filipina artist who went by Ruby Cassidy and is now known as “Mystica.” This attempt ended with her ripping me off. Plus, she is a MalignantContinue reading “A Non-Permanent Perspective of Music”

Music: Isolation and Socializing

Music has been my best friend for my entire life. It all started with my fascination about what was going on when my uncle’s band, The Sounder, was rehearsing at my grandmother’s house. I would sit behind the drummer and watch while wearing headphones. When the band took a break, I would go outdoors andContinue reading “Music: Isolation and Socializing”

Music Biz: Johnny Bravo Was a Warning

Anyone who was born in the 60s or was a kid in the 70s knows about The Brady Bunch. It was a sitcom about a mixed family, which was controversial at the time. Divorce was an ugly thing to attempt to put on television at that time. This might be why it was so popularContinue reading “Music Biz: Johnny Bravo Was a Warning”

The Purpose of Music

For so long back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a musician. My uncle was a musician, as were other members of my family. The distinction was that they were doing it for personal reasons, but I wanted to work my way into the music industry. Some family members were encouraging. MyContinue reading “The Purpose of Music”

Mohair: My Hollywood Songwriting Challenge

PROLOGUEIn late 1996, I met a singer / dancer named Ruby Cassidy. The day after we met, we started working on writing songs for our 8-song album, The Mystic Dancer. [SoundCloud] The album was produced by Jimmy Hunter, and we recorded at his studio [CAZADOR] in Hollywood, California. Jimmy is known for his drumming, musicContinue reading “Mohair: My Hollywood Songwriting Challenge”

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