Jul 27 2012
Been in Los Angeles eleven years.
There’s something poetic about coming to this city on your own, map blank other than a destination. It’s no matter, you assume you’re getting there and the part in the middle will work itself out.
I still remember the night in a Seattle recording studio that I realized I needed to course-correct. Move the product development thing into the background and find a path back into the music business.
I can’t believe everything I’ve been a part of since. I’ve worked with some of the greatest musicians on the planet. I’ve learned business from staggeringly successful practitioners. I’ve forged friendships with people I admire and respect. And I learned that I am an entrepreneur to my core and that will never change.
I have so far to go, but at times like these it’s immensely valuable to stop and reflect. Hit pause on the never-ending aspiration and just enjoy what I’ve built. Be thankful for those that have seen something in me and given me a platform to achieve greatness.
And to that point, happy 90th birthday Norman.
Who knows how long I’ll be in Los Angeles and what the future holds, but since I’ve achieved what I came here for, now I’m just going along for the ride.