Most people go to the gym to enhance their physical side of their entire entity, others go to the church for their soul, and some spends to much time in the bar to enhance their state of being happy. Some extend their range and spends more on traveling; it gives them peace and extends their circle of friends and sometimes finds peace depending on where they go to. Human race never stopped exploring the unseen side of their own entity, something that can’t be seen nor touch or perhaps something that we can call, or some people call it as the soul; a side of us, being a person or something can make us I as a whole, a part of us that can’t be ignored since it’s something that complete us, as a person.
I discovered my interest playing keyboard back in high school, it was my last year and kinda regret my discovery after I graduated, it’s not about the fact that I love music (Though I’m the worst when it comes to singing.) and jamming with the band, but the time that I wasted not searching for something I can enjoy. Years after that left me craving for more, I started listening to lots of different artists and it doesn’t matter what the genre is, till I tried digging deeper, like trying to interpret every meaning of it; looking for a part of myself that I haven’t found yet, striving to connect that part to the music. It took me years looking for the right spot and right set of people to jam with, set of people have fun with, no strict rules, just the right setting and mood to fly away and forget the dark side of me. I can still remember those urges to find reasons to live more and to fulfill things that I haven’t tried or did before that always haunts me at night most of the time and those wandering days that I have, just telling myself to walk… Just walk, and you’ll find the sound that you want to play and push you to live again. I can still remember the time that I almost give up, scenes I thought that I can never do again, friends and mates who’re starting their own lives, kids, family, career; well, I’m not getting younger anymore.
Then one day, I met this set of cool people and found out that the world was so small, so small that all of us are connected like a chain, not just the music but the people around us; friends of friends and friends of a friend…It’s funny how I describe but I hope that you got the point(Well most of my points are vague. :D). Days with them are so well spent, trying to take as much as I can to lift my soul and to bring impact to others lives, trying to connect through music and introduce who we are on how we handle our craft and how we take care of it. Every key I press flies with my soul and that it started to dig a deep side of me as I can’t even remember when was the last time I encountered this familiar kind of happiness. Most of the times I’m with them are so amazing, something that brings to the side of me that I haven’t seen before and the discovered that the best music that we can make is the thing that we called laughter.
One of us will leave, and music must not die within , there’s always gonna be a part of that changes or things that affected how we percept music, something that we always carry; things that we can set as a standard when we meet another mate that plays a similar style as him… and well that’s Kuya Joel that will leave soon, a guitar man with funny standards, standards that always made us laugh through jams, and as for Jessie, Rey and Kit… ran out of words to say… well thank you and
just keep on rocking to roll…