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Old 06-19-2014, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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That's where I was. A lifestyle that people would kill for.

Free drinks, amazing parties, better women.......

And yet alcoholism gets me. Twice. And now back to recovery for a second time and none of that stuff matter. I would give all of that, and my bloody right arm, all for sobriety and peace of mind.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to be a musician, so I get where you're coming from...maybe less of the women in my personal experience though

It seems several light years ago tho - I like where I am now.

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Old 10-13-2014, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I DJ but only at home now and know exactly what you speak off i gave it up after sobriety i cant sell my decks mixer or records tho lol

but il never DJ in the clubs again tired of ppl just being out of it dilated pupils mad sweating, i love you man etc
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Yup...old skool raver dj here...retired. Club drugs and hallucinogens free at every flip of vinyl. Alcohol finished me off.
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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G'day GL

I played from 95-2005

Great memories.

Permanent souvenir too..... hearing loss in one ear. Lol

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Yeah that's about my time frame. And I lost hearing in my right ear.
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Got any old mixes around... Trade ya!
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I have a storage bin somewhere that might have some CDs in it. Organizing my basement is on my to do list. I'll keep ya posted.
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I have crates of recorded pirate radio sets up in the loft somewhere

proper tdk mixtapes lol
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Sounds like a life style that people die for. Each to his own but that doesn't sound good to me
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AH is a musician - and actually I think it is his unachieved calling. He isn't as much a performer as he is a basement writer. Trying to encourage his music but its so hard as the usual place to play is parties and bars - been there wayyyy tooo many nights at 2am.

Would like to encourage his music and the idea of sending things out - he's not a lyricist but has incredible music that words could be put to. Unfortunately I honestly can't take that project on as I'm already the wife of on AH with elementary age children. He just spent 28 days in rehab and was amazed at how many people there were musicians - I wasn't surprised....seems as though so many creative people find their "voice" in angst.
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Sounds like a life style that people die for. Each to his own but that doesn't sound good to me
When i sobered up i gave up Djing in clubs altogether no one offs no pubs bars i used to tho and were still in love with music is all not drink

i still dj every now and then in my bedroom

No alcohol is allowed in my house and while im here ive noticed throughout my life that ppl find creativity in drink and drugs i was the opposite i find all my real creativity in sobriety

just to clear that up

life without music is boring

have you never loved a song MI in sobriety ?
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When i sobered up i gave up Djing in clubs altogether no one offs no pubs bars i used to tho and were still in love with music is all not drink

i still dj every now and then in my bedroom

No alcohol is allowed in my house and while im here ive noticed throughout my life that ppl find creativity in drink and drugs i was the opposite i find all my real creativity in sobriety

just to clear that up

life without music is boring

have you never loved a song MI in sobriety ?
I was talking about the OP.

I absolutely love music. I crank up the tunes and dance with the dogs. My tag line is a Rascal Flats tune which is even more powerful set to music. Life without music would be boring indeed. At this very second Peter Gabriel'a "Your Eyes" is stuck in my head
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I was talking about the OP.

I absolutely love music. I crank up the tunes and dance with the dogs. My tag line is a Rascal Flats tune which is even more powerful set to music. Life without music would be boring indeed. At this very second Peter Gabriel'a "Your Eyes" is stuck in my head
i love this post so much written while your eyes plays (in ur head anyway lol)

beautiful love this post btw i love all music even in other languages great stuff MI
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I was a drummer for a while, but my 'high-flying, near-celeb' lifestyle came actually from much more 'nerdy' endeavors.

I was a cocktail and spirits writer, a mixologist, a drinks industry lobbiest and brand ambassador, and (for my day job) a traveling field sales exec.

In other words, free drinks, VIP access to pretty much anywhere (oh- you'd like to meet and sit with Jennifer Aniston? Sure thing, sir!), and I only flew 1st class (more free drinks!). On top of that, as a drinks and spirits writer and historian, I was actually respected in the intellectual sense even more. Never hitting any real sort of (public) 'bottom', it's been especially hard to balance out the good with the bad for me.


Now? Everything is boring, and frankly, the people I meet and hang out with are boring (to me) as well. I have the hardest time with that.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I was also in the music industry. Some of the people out there are still at it, a lot are dead.

Last gig DJing though was for a little kids halloween party.

Gave glowing bracelets to grade schoolers instead of people on ecstasy.
Instead of drinking all I wanted and snorting coke, I ate too much candy.

Wouldn't trade it for the world.
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