Happiness is a Struggling Musician




Happiness is a Struggling Musician




As a musician, I’ve had maybe one close call with “big time”
success, and it was a very enriching experience, and also disappointing as well.

It’s a heartbreaker when you think you’re riding a big wave of success, only for the bandleader to call you one day to let you go. Supposedly, I was replaced by another drummer just before this big success would happen.

It was a good ride, but I seriously wouldn’t want anything like that again. I am happy to be a struggling musician,
freelancing and playing in several bands, rather than committing myself to one band and then getting the axe one day. As a freelancer, maybe I’m filling in for a band’s regular drummer. I’m knowledgeable in most genres of music so I never rehearse with a band. I just show up and play. And, I get to the gig early and act as professionally as possible. I’m there to be a team player.

I really don’t make that much money as a musician. But I’m happy performing with the bands I’m currently performing with. And if I don’t play as much as I used to, it is because, well, I’m getting older and I need to pace myself,
so that I can be my best in any gigging situation.

Well, things get busy at times, but it’s the nature of the business. A musician doesn’t clock in on a 9 to 5 job (unless they are a music educator, private teacher or professor, or maybe they play in the symphony), so there are down times and there are busy times.

But all in all, I’m a poor musician, yet very happy and feeling blessed that I can play a couple of musical instruments and people call me to play.

Whatever you do in Life, it has to be fun.

digital piano
Saturday March 31, 2018 by Carlos Rull
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Drums
Tuesday September 12, 2017 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums
One Man Jazz Trio
Friday August 23, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music
Grand Piano
Tuesday February 5, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Journal
workaholic
Tuesday January 8, 2013 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Journal, Music

Monday November 12, 2012 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums

Thursday March 22, 2012 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

Tuesday March 13, 2012 by Carlos Rull
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Monday October 26, 2009 by Carlos Rull
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Monday August 24, 2009 by Carlos Rull
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Thursday October 2, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music
Dylan Elise
Monday July 28, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums

Friday July 18, 2008 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

Saturday April 12, 2008 by Carlos Rull
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Monday February 18, 2008 by Carlos Rull
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Friday October 26, 2007 by Carlos Rull
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Cymbals
Saturday October 20, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums

Tuesday July 10, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

Sunday June 17, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Journal

Friday April 13, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

Tuesday April 10, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music
Buddy Rich
Thursday March 29, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums

Wednesday March 21, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

Wednesday March 21, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

Thursday January 11, 2007 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Drums, Music

Monday September 18, 2006 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Music

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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