Day 18 - hiking to the top of the mountain
04 februari 2012 

Day 18 - hiking to the top of the mountain

Last night in my home town in The Netherlands, the temperature dropped below -19 Celsius, while here in Los Angeles the temperature is 23 degrees Celsius. So now the time has come to revisit the mixes we have done so far, so I have done some hiking in the mountains surrounding this area. Listening to the music, to hear, reflect and to enjoy the weather. The trip was great, but it was a challenge to do this physical intensive hike, especially after sitting for almost three weeks on a chair in the studio, doing physically nothing. But it was fun, great views of the LA valley. While hiking I intensely listened to the album, and I was very happy with what I heard. Of course there where a ton of things that I wanted to revisit, so here I am sitting in the sun, on the top of the mountain with a killer few, listening to our album while making notes on my iPhone. It can’t get any better than this! In the evening I watched some movies and went to bed early.


A nice hike through the surroundings of the studio


What a view!



About the author
I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma ( and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector ( a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists.Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool ( A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands.As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education.Rock on!
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