At one point, as GarageSpin, I successfully grew a brand and follower base focused on entrepreneurial digital marketing and promotion for independent musicians. But ironically, I did not succeed at achieving the main objective that drove me to write, research, publish and engage — namely, the actual production of my own music.
All told, I recorded one ‘real’ song, two covers as marketing experiments, and a fourth I’d written for my wife. But the album I dreamed of never materialized. (Back then, albums were more of a “thing” musicians did. 🙂 )
My muse hasn’t been completely quiet, however. I’ve written quite a few songs, actually, and I’ve been learning an entirely new digital audio workstation platform, Logic Pro (previously, I used Sonar). My taste and style of music have evolved and expanded, as I’ve heard bands like 21 pilots, Illenium, Jon Bellion, blackbear, Mod Sun and so many others blow my mind with their mashing of multiple genres to create something new and awesome.
At the same time, I also learned that I’d lost some of my hearing within certain audio frequencies. An “S” now sometimes sounds like an “F” to me, which can be really awkward if someone talks to me about a Succulent in the gardening section of Home Depot.
Throw in a pandemic, and one realizes, life is too short to let goals slip by! And so I’m back. With a new name (PhonicBOOM — I’ll write more about the name in a separate blog post), a new digital audio workstation (sort of…I’ve had it since 2014, ha!), with 200+ hours of Youtube audio production tutorials under my belt, and I’m ready to rumble.
I’ve been telling my friends and family each year for the last [I won’t even say] years, there’s an an album — no, and EP — on the way!
Thanks for joining me on this journey, and for checking in — it truly means the world to me!