back to my roots
from my facebook note/ myspace blog
Sunday oct 11
in corpus this weekend. went back to a place i had not been in a long time. talked for awhile to a guy that helped me get my start/
it has been about 8 years give or take a month that i launched my career as a booking, and promotions person. i did not start my company for 3 more months, but this was about the time someone saw enough potential in me to give me what i needed to start what had been a dream of mine since i was younger. it was about this time that a venue owner, gave me all his booking, and let me the exclusive talent buyer for his club. i was still in school, didn't know much, and was lucky to have met the people i knew up to that point, mainly cause they drew in a crowd, and drank alot.
i think back to how many bands i gave there 1st gig, there last gig, the show that broke them up, and even those glorious reunion shows. i started my career at a metal venue, and didnt take any time to bring in rap, acoustic, punk, and other genres that probably have not played at this venue since i left.
so anyway, went back to this place after a long absence, saw a lot of friendly people still in the scene, a lot of friends still supporting music, and close friends that are musicians still doing what they do best by playing or supporting their friends. i dont get miss corpus much, but tonight was one of those nights that made me miss what i had created, what evolved, and what was still going on long after i moved away.
i have a few regrets, i wish i knew back then what i know now, but i wouldn't take the memories, the friends, the experience i had when i had it, for the world. i started a company, that still exist even if not through me, but through the shared experience of others. i am touched when someone tells me that i had an impact on there life, and that i gave them a positive experience at my own venue, or through some other event that i was a part of.
i appreciate the people who gained a positive experience in something that i started, promoted, produced, marketed, etc etc etc.
from my promotions and booking company to my recording studio and then my music venue, my goal has always been to support local and live music and i thank everyone that has ever helped.