Stay Tuned for a big announcement from SOUNDBOARDSTREAMS! What was that? Another Forever Fest? Hmmmm maybe ;)
Well, like a squirrel gathering a cache of acorns for the winter, I’ve gathered a mountain of movies since April. We’ve only edited and released about 10% of the useable videos. So this winter, I will edit and release the bounty of my summertime efforts. Stay tuned!!!
Both! I’m working hard at things that are hardly working. Persistence!
The journey, that has become Forever Fest, started as far back as I can remember. Music has been a family tradition for generations. I felt drawn to it. My parents, Dan and Diana Taylor, encouraged my musical life from the very beginning. As a family we played “Name that Tune” with songs from the radio as we rode in the car. Then my older brother, Warren, started playing drums in elementary school and I starting paying attention. Then my best friend, Matt, started playing drums in the school band. And then I really knew that I wanted to play drums too! So after years of carrying that old Ludwig Supralite in the black hard plastic case back and forth to school, I realized that I must really like playing drums because CARRYING the drum wasn’t much fun! So to really up my carrying heavy stuff game, I became the Audio Engineer for my high school bands. I guess I decided that I needed to add PA equipment to my list of heavy things to move from place to place for the rest of my life. I guess I’ll keep hauling it all around as long as this life will let me!
So in my early twenties, I find myself working jobs that were mind-numbing and depressing. So, at the encouragement of my girlfriend, I filled out the FASFA and signed up for some good old student loans. I enrolled at Ivy Tech for Information Systems classes because my old keyboard player, Dave, worked at Cummins in IT. He made really good money and I so figured, I should check this out. So after 4 years at a 2 year school, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with 3 IT degrees. So I began my career working for the City of Bloomington IS Department. I worked from that temporary position into a full time position providing tech support. I worked my way up from there and in 2014, I started my current job of, Systems and Infrastructure Engineer, overseeing large and complex IT projects. So I have a deep understanding of technology, networking, audio/visual, live streaming, and so much more. Now I find myself combining all of my passion for music with my IT skills. And through all of that, I had be blessed with the best and most talented friends. So now I’m working to help get their art and music out to the world. So there’s a lot more to tell, but for now, I will go to sleep because there is also a lot more to do… tomorrow.