Ophelia

Jan 30th, 2019

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, I'm excited to announce something super special on Feb 1st.

Yesterday I asked you guys if there was anything you wanted to know about me or any questions you had in regards to my music and decided to write about some of those things in this blog.

I was asked what my life looks like on a daily basis so here it is in a nutshell.

I wake up early most days around 9 am for work. But I usually have a routine that starts out with my son Aslyn pressing his paws against my chest to wake me up after my alarm goes off, it's quite precious actually.

Aslyn is the best cat I ever have known and we rescued him about 2 years ago from someone that wasn't taking very good care of him nor his brothers and sisters. You see the funny thing about that is we actually thought Aslyn was a girl when we first brought him home. On the way to get him my girl and I were listening to "Ophelia" by The Lumineers and decided to name him after the title of that song. Little did we know after getting him a pink collar with a diamond heart charm that days later I doubled checked and noticed he was a boy! Lol, this was the beginning of Aslyn The Great.

Typically I'll make myself a cup of coffee and try to read the word before I start my day, this is a habit that I have to hold my self accountable to of course but when I get it done it's always the best way to start my day.

Then I'll go to work and live life like an average joe waiting to come home so I can work on my music and spend time with my lady and Aslyn. I always play my guitar and try to write every single day, most of the time I have a nice little jam session before I walk out the door.

Another question that I was asked was what sparked my interest as an artist that made me pursue the art of music.

That is a really good question because most people don't know where this came from. Ever since I was a little boy dancing to Micheal Jackson's "Will You Be There" that was on the Free Willy soundtrack my love for music grew.

Ever since then I would always sing along to my favorite songs trying to match the tune to whatever it was that I was listening to.

When I was 16 I had a friend that gave me this old guitar that he hardly played and that's when I started to learn how to play guitar. Though I was complete rubbish when I first started, a few weeks turned into a few months and then in a years time I was writing my own songs. But believe me, it wasn't easy learning how to write and compose my own music considering I was self-taught. My mother was a single parent raising 4 kids on her own so money was tight and there was no room for professional lessons, though I know if I asked my mother she would find a way to make it happen, she's like that my mom.

I found it much easier to watch some youtube videos and go from there.

I still hear my sister's voice yelling at me to stop playing from the other room because I would wake up early in the morning and just beat the life out of my guitar trying to play something that sounded good.

With all of that being said, I can't deny the fact that a lot of my talent came from my father. I never knew him but his stories of being a traveling musician always amazed me.

So there's that, I'm glad that I have this platform to stay connected with you all on this personal level. Thanks for stopping by today I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Sincerely,

-Von

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