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January 15, 2018
Blog Post 1

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Blog Post 2

January 15, 2018
Blog Post 2

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Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, ante. Donec eu libero sit amet quam egestas semper. Aenean ultricies mi vitae est. Mauris placerat eleifend leo. Quisque sit amet est et sapien ullamcorper pharetra. Vestibulum erat wisi, condimentum sed, commodo vitae, ornare sit amet, wisi. Aenean fermentum, elit eget tincidunt condimentum, eros ipsum rutrum orci, sagittis tempus lacus enim ac dui. Donec non enim in turpis pulvinar facilisis. Ut felis.

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Blog Post 3

January 15, 2018
Blog Post 3

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Set the direction for your life and follow your dreams.

June 15, 2014

As a drummer, I used to take every single gig that I could find, especially if the gig wasn’t familiar to me. For example, when I wanted to play with Brazilian musicians, I found Samba schools to learn the feel, and stood at the Zinc bar every Sunday night just to listen to Brazilian Jazz. I’d then walk across town to Smalls (before it moved) to play at the Jam sessions. I wanted to be prepared for every single opportunity because I was committed to being a professional drummer, no matter what the gig.

That came with a price! I NEVER HUNG OUT FOR FUN. It was always for networking purposes or to sharpen my skills. I didn’t have a girlfriend for YEARS. 4-8 hours in a practice room can make you lonely! But I NEVER quit, I never gave up, and I kept getting better and better at Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Brazilian Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz… the list goes on.

In the end, it was my dedication to Jazz, Funk and Reggae that led me to my goal. For a short time I became a famous drummer, watching myself on MTV and reading about myself in publications. While I may no longer be sitting in the limelight, I’ll tell you this, I remember the work I put in, the sacrifices I made and most importantly, THE DIRECTION I TOOK MY LIFE in order to get there.

All the massive changes in my life had begun with the smallest of decisions. But the results took years to achieve. Therefore set your goals wisely and decide how you intend to spend your time to align yourself with those goals! Become a slave to new habits that will help you towards your goal, and leave behind the people, places and things that are irrelevant. Life is short people. Make it happen TODAY!!!

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5 Things I learned about being a dad, Fathers Day advice

June 15, 2014

5 things I’ve learned about being a dad, in no particular order of importance…. (A very quick bit on Fathers day)

1. There is never a right or wrong time to be a dad, the timing will never be perfect because the child raises the father inside of you. You’ll figure it out even if you’re scared shitless.

2. You’re family is always watching what you say, do and how you feel. If you’re insecure, ignorant, or angry about ANYTHING, your family is insecure, ignorant or angry. Weakest link of the chain… watch what come out of your mouth and be noble.

3. Pick something you are passionate about and sink your fangs into it as if your life depended on it. You can no longer be self-centered, but you need to have your own time even if you aren’t the “bread winner”. Never compromise on this one thing, ever, no matter what. (Job, gym, music, guys night out, church etc.)

4. Respect the mother of your children. I’m not saying you have to LIKE them (my divorced brethren) but you have to respect them. If you’re married, show your children, you love their mom.

5. Be patient with your kids and encourage everything positive. If your kid craps on the steps, be patient. If your kid likes rockets, get a rocket set. Of course you must guide and discipline them, but with patience and encouragement. This is not to say that raising your voice isn’t appropriate at times… BUT, you must learn to patiently wait out the inappropriate behavior. Even if it takes 30 years…

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miss you dad…

#StayPositive…

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