“My definition of success is to be able to say you enjoy what you do with your life on a daily basis, not in one defining moment. I don’t think there is a single, self-defining peak of gratuity that you should think you’re going to reach because you never will. I define my success on the type of husband and father I am. So I’m already successful. The trick is to maintain that success. ” – John Nelson – Indiana (@thejcnelson)
My start in creating my own music began about 4 1/2 years ago. I wrote a song called “You Don’t Need Me Less, I Need You More” for my wife by using a piano app on my phone. I wrote the lyrics shortly after. The song sort of came to life in my head and I had some simple arrangement ideas that I wanted to try out, so I used the Garageband software that was on my Mac Book Pro. After getting wonderful compliments from my wife I was determined to write more songs. I became addicted to the song creation process from that point.
is a song about someone in a perfectly imperfect relationship. It’s basically a song about wanting to relive the special moments of a relationship over and over, for better or worse. It’s more of an upbeat song which at the time I felt like I desperately needed to write. I found myself writing more ballads than anything else and I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. Like all my songs, it was recorded in my home studio under my stairs. (Buy music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/following-shadows/id499107316)
Indiana Music Scene…
I was born and raised in Chicago for 24 years. I now live in NW Indiana, about 35 minutes from Chicago. The music scene in Indiana has promise with a lot of younger bands playing at local bars. Chicago obviously has a much deeper history of music, so there are many places to see great undiscovered music. I love to travel with my wife and two children. I also love architecture and eating good food, preferably al fresco.
I love being able to discover new music that I may otherwise have never had a chance to hear. Sharing that music and trying to help those musicians gain attention is an honor as well as exciting.
My definition of success is to be able to say you enjoy what you do with your life on a daily basis, not in one defining moment. I don’t think there is a single, self-defining peak of gratuity that you should think you’re going to reach because you never will. I define my success on the type of husband and father I am. So I’m already successful. The trick is to maintain that success.
If heaven exists what’s the first thing you would like to hear god say when you arrive at the pearly gates…
John, I’ve been expecting you.
Original Article: http://avaliveradio.com/behind-the-music-john-nelson-defining-success/
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