“I’m not sure how to feel about the music business. I wish it was more like the “old days”, like in the 50’s. When you would go and tryout and if they like you, You’re in! “- @Douglas6x3
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Episode #306 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/03/16/episode-306-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW DOUGLAS ALDRIDGE
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Honesty. My music is…
the best way to get to know me. My music is best heard through headphones. I produce my own songs most of the time and i spend a lot of time trying to make the music swirl around in your head. My music have a lot of double meanings. I hope My new Album “Mouth Full of Nothing” will help me grow my fan base, meet new people, and gain new opportunities to push my music into new places
I’m not sure how to feel about the music business. I wish it was more like the “old days”, like in the 50’s. When you would go and tryout and if they like you, You’re in! The music industry is tough and technology has made it even tougher to be heard. I keep practicing and practicing patience. I just keep plugging away and never give up on my dreams.
I like how much easier it has made connecting people. Now I can be present with people and never have to leave the comfort of my hole in the ground. Technology is constantly advancing. its sometimes hard to keep up with all the new trends and marketing tools.
Singles vs an albums…
I actually just discussed this with a friend. At first I liked releasing albums. I just feel that albums help get your point across. but it think I’m leaning in the other direction now, because marketing and selling one song could be received better. It’s like “ try me out “ and you don’t have to fully invested in what I have to say. I have not had many album sales but I have had better luck with singles.
Being trendy is cool but…
I feel like being yourself could help you star trends. I don’t think you can ever go wrong being yourself. Being you is easy, being someone else is hard. I don’t think its worth it.
I am most afraid of…
Demons. Paranormal activity and failure.
My personal definition of success is..
to make a living from my art. I don’t want to be famous or world renown. I just want to be able to make music everyday. I have recently made the #1 spot in the world charts on beat100.com and that has been a goal of mine for a long time.
My over all goal for my life & career is…
to find happiness and to be more appreciative of the happiness I already have.
3 Ways that I challenge myself and how each one moves me forward towards my goal.
1) I force myself out into social events. this helps me talk to people about my upcoming events in person, eye to eye.
2) Goal Lists, on the mirror. i try to check off goals everyday.
3) Always writing new music. Constantly trying to enhance my skills.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Robert Johnson. He’s the king of the delta blues. he’s an amazing guitarist. One of the best of all time but also because his lyrics were haunting and I would love to find out what inspired him. What drove him to endure the hardships of his time. It would also be great to learn a few guitar licks from him!
was a singer in Ohio and sang with Dean Martin. My father is also a singer. So music runs in my family.
is about my own short comings in life, my struggles with how I perceive and cope with the world around me. I actually wrote most of the song while on the way to studio to record a song called “Brightest One” here in Atlanta, Georgia.
Just outside Atlanta, Georgia…
in Gwinnett County. The music in scene in Atlanta is massive and exciting. 60 miles east is Athens, Georgia and it has an amazing music scene as well. There is a lot of competition and other talented artist. I have to travel out to play because most of the bars and venues in the greater Atlanta area typically only book cover artist because original music isn’t well received. I love to go camping in the north Georgia mountains. I write music and play to nature. Its revitalizing and nice to take a break from technology and from the fast paced city.
Douglas Aldridge on Facebook : https://m.facebook.com/DouglasAldridge6x3
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Douglas Aldridge on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/douglasaldridge6x3/videos
Douglas Aldridge on Beat100.com : http://www.beat100.com/DouglasAldridge/
Douglas Aldridge on Twitter @Douglas6x3
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