“For 17 years, The Shadow Of was out in a massive drug and alcohol abuse. He only lived for the next fix … alcohol … drugs…anything. ” – @MrTheShadowOf
October 22 10 am : Episode #268 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2015/10/22/episode-268-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW THE SHADOW OF… by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
My Mum and Dad bought me a Violin, because every time the Tv News Jingle was playing I pulled down the curtain rods and play along like it was a violin. I’ve never been a good student, and I was asked to go outside the class room a lot of times. But my music teacher, realized that I had something when I played an instrument. So when the other students from my class were going out for a break, I stayed in the music local and learned all the instruments. At that time I realized that music was not just a sound but it was also a beautiful soul with no specific language. After that I started playing trumpet and drums, but in the end I started playing guitar and started singing.
Was written in a really rough period in my life. I had actually been living clean for about 11 months, but I didn’t feel well at all and it ended up in a big relapse with an overdoses. The morning after a rough night hunting for all kinds of drugs, I woke up and the first thing I did was to grab my guitar and started strumming the first chords. The first line: “I am a Dopamine Seeker” got to me in a sec and after 10 minutes I had written the song.
This oversight cost him a couple of relapses before he understood that he needed to let go of control and let his will proceed with something much bigger then just himself. Miraculously, he was able to rid himself of his demons by quitting both drugs and alcohol. The one thing that always followed The Shadow Of during his dark times was his love for music. After he got clean and sober, he utilized these dark times, to write beautiful and powerful stories. He believes that it was that fight with the demons, that forced him to confront the darkness and through the music … he found the light.
Information about the Debut EP-The Shadow Of.
This Debut EP is a story about a young man that for 17 years was
walking like a Ghost, only living for the next fix.
And how music can help you change your life into faith hope and courage.
Someone told me a while ago, that This EP it sounded like the final
goodbye and as he said “It’s a Drug Record”….
I agree… all the songs on This EP is about the dark side of life, the
sorrow and pain, Love to my biologic Momma that I don’t know but still
love and the love for my parents…
My opposition of all kind of drugs and alcohol and the break up with
the “love” . Its important to say…. For those 17 years I was using I
only had a love for my drugs nothing else….
For a long time I went to a Open stage in Copenhagen called: Copenhagen Listening Room Sunday Open Stage. This place helped me a lot both as an musician but also to develop my skills as a Singer & Songwriter.
Its a jungle, specially when you are doing it DIY… But as my music mentor told me… Networking is EVERYTHING!!! Hard work pays off, one step at the time one fan at the time…. And it sure is…. A friend of mine asked me: How much time do you use on all the music stuff.. writing creating booking etc…. I responded with the answer… Properly I use 85-90 percent of my time to network or to stay in touch with my network and then the last 10 percent for the creation, booking and my music…
I know that I need to make a little change specially now when i just released my Debut EP-The Shadow Of..
my Music mentor, in a short time.. Hmm the bad thing is… When I teamed up with my Mentor from Seattle and we started to do Our shit, People around me were taking a step behind… I did not change or anything… The only thing I did was going all in… With no turning back… This is what I want….This is what I’ve dreamed about…. I’m the captain of my life and I need to bring it safe to harbor no matter where I’m going……
I always been having some kind of fear…
but I also knew that if the fear took the control I probably would lose everything… When I feel fear I can either run away or face it.. If I run away I will always have the fear inside me, but if I choose to face it, I know I can learn something… Even though I might fall sometimes I keep standing and in the end its all that matters… I can’t change my past cause it’s gone, I can’t change my future cause I don’t know what it will bring… The only thing I can change is this moment right here and right now….
How did I do It….. I reached OUT to someone who had been in the same situation but also that someone had found a solution…
1)Fucker The Law Of Jante…. A danish thing….
2)Keep developing my skills as a songwriter each and every day
3)keep searching and exploring the different sides of life….