I have absolutely zero interest in being a professional musician. Maybe, because I’m a drummer, one day I’ll join a group of guys and go to your local dive bar and play covers for $100 a night. Outside of that, I have zero interest in doing what I think all of you are doing.
A large part of it, perhaps the most important end of it, is that I am a pretty private person. I am relatively introverted in my private life (in my professional life I am much more outgoing). While I think that it would be an amazing feeling to play in front of hundreds or thousands of people, it isn’t...
It’s been happening for a while. The game is constantly changing. Time to address it.
Heavy metal is fading. Hardcore-based genres are following. Alt rock is rising. End of story.
Honestly, I’m kind of butt hurt over this. I LOVE my heavy metal. I LOVE my hardcore. And, I LOVE my alt rock. But it is a reality we can’t ignore any longer.
I cannot remember the last time I did a strictly metal show. Most of my shows have a genre mix, which I do on purpose, but I don’t even know how many bands would be available for that show, in one market anyway.
This week I want to discuss the purpose of a concert.
Unfortunately, this post is inspired by the horrible events in Las Vegas. The worst mass shooting in American history took place at a concert, and while this is such a tragedy, it hits home even more knowing it happened during an event meant for the exact opposite.
First, I will not be making political statements surrounding this event. That is for other people to discuss. And truthfully, I’m sick of hearing the political end of it. This was a sad event. Fuck the political shit.
So this is going to be a bit different than my typical blog posts.
Story time –
February 13th this year I got a procedure done called Osseointegration (Oi). Basically, Oi is a procedure for amputees who cannot or don’t want to wear prosthesis due to the socket that the stump goes into. I lost my legs July 1st, 2003 after getting hit by a truck when I was crossing the street. Due to excessive scar tissue on my legs, prosthesis were never an option for me because they skin would constantly break down. I was (and still am) confined to a wheelchair to get around. Oi offers an oppo...