This past week, for some reason, I surpassed the 100 follower mark. Insane, right?! I thank each and every one of you for following me, by the way! In honor of that, and also in honor of a recent discovery and mutual follow and their “About Me” blog post, I thought I should do one of my own! Just in case y’all are reading this through WordPress’ Following<Reader section of their website and that “About Me” section just isn’t really there.
Oh, still reading! Whew! Cool! Well, hi there! My name is David. At least, that’s the handle my loving parents glossed me with. For about the past 10 years, most people have known me by my band name, Clone. Yep, I’m one of those imaginary rockstar dudes. Even worse, I’m a drummer! I know, the old joke is that drummers really aren’t musicians. I get it, I get it. Haha! In any event, yes, I am a drummer in a band with my most of my best friends and our name is Searchlight Needles. Look us up! You’ll find our first album is up on all your favorite digital music outlets. I’ve been a drummer nearly all my life. Some of my favorite memories as a child were playing drums on my couch with flyswatters. I’d be drumming along to 80’s hair metal, because that’s what I really loved back in my youth. Well, I take that back. I’ve loved all styles of music since I was young, if you want me to be honest. That’s one thing that I can tell you right off the bat. Music is my life. I was raised on The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Grupo Mazz, Selena, Emilio Navaira, “King” George Strait, Reba McIntyre, The Judds, The Latin Breed, and Led Zeppelin just to name a few artists my parents exposed me to. From there, my godfather (who is a badass, by the way. I miss that dude and I need to really reconnect with him), dropped by the house one day when I was about 6 and brought me a stereo system. It was one of those receiver deals with two separate speakers. Not a boom box, this thing was legit! Naturally, I just wanted to hear whatever songs the radio had for me. Well, not too long after, I found it. Mötley Crüe had a new single out titled “Girls, Girls, Girls” and I was in love. From then on, it was a love affair with heavy metal music that continues to this day. I got into the aforementioned Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Poison, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, and the list goes on. Yes, Glam Metal! It ruled!!! That’s why I love the band Steel Panther so much too. But that’s another story.
Where was I? Oh yes, me. So, yes. Not only am I a musician, er drummer. Whatever. I’m also just your regular ol’ dude who is passionate about many other things aside from music. One thing people will tell you about me who know me in the real world is that I’m passionate about the relationships I keep. I love my friends and family. Without them, I’d be nothing. Most of them put up with my stupid qwerks, my crazy moods, and my tendency to find the joke in anything. If I’m talking to you and I haven’t made at least 1 joke in about 5 minutes, you know something’s wrong with me. I can have my serious moments too. Take religion, for example. That’s one thing I’m serious about. I’ve blogged plenty about it, so take a look around at my previous posts and find out about that journey. I think it’s kinda cool.
I suppose I should mention this too. In an odd turn of events in my life, I’ve also never been married nor do I have any children. I think that topic in today’s society deserves a blog all of its own, but yeah, I’m a regular guy living his life out solo deep. To be honest, I always imagined myself being married and having kids as a kid myself. I was always waiting for it to happen, as stupid as that sounds. I think it actually gives me a nice prospective on life, though. I’ve found the blessings in it all, so it’s not all that bad.
That’s really all I can think of about me that can’t be explored further here on my blog. I’ve actually been blogging here on WordPress since November 5, 2011! I’m coming up on 7 years here! 94 posts (including this one) and counting! Well, I actually had more, but I deleted some that no long had relevance in my life/didn’t represent me well. I’m sure you’ll find something interesting about me in those other 93 posts!
So, thank you again for following me! You keep reading, and I’ll keep on writing!