I am going to take a sabbatical from my radio show, at least for the rest of the year.
I have two more shows to post online, and then I will do a final show on Sunday, July 31.
I’ve recently taken a look at where I am in my life; some things I’ve progressed in, and others I have not. As some of you know, I have been dabbling into music production on and off for the last few years. Because of my daily non-musical obligations, the rest of the day leaves me with not much wiggle room. While I’ve spent time attempting to be dedicating to crafting my skills and my music, I’ve also found that I’ve put a great deal of effort into the radio show: from listening to the many promos sent into my inbox each week, to traveling back and forth to do the show, to the post-production that I do to put the show online.
On top of that, I have loosened my grip on participating in more social activities. I used to fill up my calendar with all of the things that I wanted to do for music production and the radio show, but it’s been very recently, some of last year, and for the last several months this year, that I’ve been involved with some great locals in San Luis Obispo…some are new, others I’ve known for years that I’ve seldom seen, and I would get into activities that surely crushes whatever I have on my calendar. More often than not, it’s not just a few hours, it can be many hours. I have no regrets in this, but I also realized that for each time I spent on such activities, other things have to give. I’ve lived in San Luis Obispo for 24 years this August, and it’s taken me a long time to adjust…not just to this town, but to myself. it’s been a long journey, with plenty of self-discovery along the way. Yes, I aim to create music for me, and for others, but I also wish to explore areas of life that most people have already enjoyed. Being social, though, doesn’t mean giving up my alone time, because I very much treasure the times when I can be alone, have ample time to reflect and refresh, and just be..until I’m ready to continue.
In any case, I do need some space for awhile, to get my life’s desires in order.
When time permits, I will put up the occasional mixes of new music, monthly I think. I will try and do that; it’ll depend on where my energy lies, and how much progress I’m making with creating music, which is paramount.
Yes, I know that I’m taken breaks before and have given things a try. But the older I get, the more aware I am of life, and of my capabilities. I am understanding that more and more, and I hope you do too.
I wish you well during the rest of 2016, and I hope to be back on the air in 2017. Watch this space, as I’ll share some of my music when the time is right.
Many thanks, to all of you: the labels, the promo pros, the radio station and the great people there, and the fans who kept me going and kept me believe. I still believe; I just hope that you believe in me enough that space is needed to be free and creative…and to just, be. For awhile.