In Part 2 (of 2), Josh recalls the effect seeing other (better) bands live impacted his beliefs, the need to adapt to becoming a father and husband, as doubt creeps in and the future uncertainty of the band rears it’s head.
What happened in the years following the demise of Fiendish? What attempts and efforts were made for a possible reunion of the band of one-time brothers? How has this experience affected the way Josh perceives his working role in the world, and his ultimate efforts as an artist?
In Part 1 (of 2), Josh chronicles the early days of jamming in “the garage,” his decision to drop out of high school and get a full time job, how he learned to survive as a 14 year old who would eventually find his way playing live shows in front of hundreds of people, into young adulthood, and writing an album in the recording studio that would be talked about over a decade later.
Have you dated a creative person? Are you one of the afflicted? Perhaps it’s like being trapped in a shark tank for both parties. Common relationship challenges such as Financial Instability, Narcissism, Trust Issues (Infidelity), among other issues are cited. So what’s the trick to making it work, and what exactly is it that we, as artists are thinking during the course of a relationship?
Throughout my teenage years, and into my early 20’s, I ran a small business, otherwise known as being in a band. But what happens when college grades begin to slip, and life’s demands begin to take their toll?
In this episode, I share my path through school and how I hit my first major bump in the road, as an artist. Confrontations with a University Instructor lead to my departure from college, and how this failure inspired me to find my own way to success.
This is the perfect podcast for artists, designers, musicians, and other creatives who are on their own path. Every week, I will share personal stories, life lessons, and events that led to the successes and failures of being an artist.
As the band played crowd pleasers like “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and “November Rain,” they would also bang out heavy songs like "You Could Be Mine," “Coma,” and “Double-Talkin’ Jive” - a song which I made it a point to jump up and down hard for, and letting everyone around me know how I felt. Duff needed to know I had a punk rock fist banging along. Slash needed to know that I knew that nasty solo was coming. Axl needed to know I still understood and felt those lyrics. The band needed to know that they were still superior.
A WWE return for CM Punk continues to be the hot topic - even over two years after he infamously walked out of the company, and out of pro wrestling fans' lives. So would CM Punk deserve the support of fans, should he ever decide to return to WWE? Yes