[Chapter 7~ A curious encounter]
After the famous Christmas concert ended, I had the first of 150,000 cigarettes. As expected, the year 1999 was a nightmare and music was my only refuge. When I was not in school I was listening music or writing songs. Soon after that routine was getting tight.
A thought crossed my mind and drove me for many years to come: “If I can become so good and so successful then the world would be at my feet and I will get back everything that has been taken away from me!”
I wanted to play in clubs, I wanted to go on tour and then conquer the world.
But first, I needed my own band..
On Sunday mornings I used to leave the house with my guitar, jump on a random regional bus and then hop out after a couple hours to find a park or a quiet bench and write music for the entire day. This really helped my creativity and many years later, I discovered that I was basically applying the Stanislavsky method to music as opposed to acting.
At the end of one those Sunday’s, on my way back home, I jumped on a bus that looked totally empty. I realized that there was someone sitting at the very back.
Right there, sitting by himself was my new classmate Michele.. Both shocked of the causal encounter, we talked about music and I told him that I was trying to put together a band. I asked him if he played any instruments.
He said “no!, But I can buy a drum and my neighbor Lorenzo will play the bass!” That was how Light Date, my first band, was created.
Even though I haven’t played music with Lorenzo or Michele since 2000, I still consider them the best friends that anyone could find.
This is a recent video of Michele that explains why I don’t play with him anymore.. In the picture me and Lorenzo making sure to do not waste any property of cigarette smoke.
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