Who Are You?
Music Producer Extraordinaire
Last week I caught up with someone I haven’t seen at the gym in forever. In fact, the last time I saw him I was still going to the gym in the afternoons. I’ve since changed my routine to go before work, but it’s always refreshing when one of them decides to transcend their after work gym time habits, and see what it’s like on the other side. We are few, but we are strong…Still, then and now, we were, and are, only acquaintances; the type you nod your head to in order to show familiarity from that one time you might have spoken to each other, for a total of 5 mins, months or years ago.
Anyway, we again struck up a conversation about a new training class he was taking. He referred to it as a beastly workout that isn’t for the faint of heart, providing the caveat that just as anything else in life, you do get out what you put in. For myself, I am still trying to get “cut up” for the summer, so I was down for anything that would help. He then asked the customary, “What’s your Facebook? I’ll add you and let you know when the next demo is.” I proceeded to let him know my name, even making sure he added the right person. You can never be too safe, I mean who knows what trouble my doppelganger could be getting into.
Once the request was sent, and not a second later, he then asked, “Oh you’re a music producer? Now I have two professions listed on my Facebook profile. The first job is of my current 9-5, and the other is as a music producer at Just Dreamz Entertainment. I must admit, it was a little jarring to hear this said aloud. The way it hit my ears just felt so unnatural and naughty, but yet so right. I realized then, that if this is something I truly want to accomplish in my life, I have to believe it my damn self before I even can fathom others to see me that way as well.
After giving him full disclosure that music was just a “hobby” for now, I made sure to say it’s the plan to do it full time in the future. I don’t when when in the future it will happen. I also don’t know how it will happen. I do know that if I confidently believe I am a music producer already, I’ve already made it half way there.