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I don't know if I'm gonna be voting for anyone this year for President. I am somewhat apathetic about politics, but more uninterested in talking about it.
I haven't updated my YouTube in awhile. Not much of a YouTuber. Plus there's too much garbage to rummage through in the comments section in any video. I rather just watch videos and not get myself involved with the whole YouTube circle.
I never expected to change anybody's lives as a musician or friend. I was cooped up in my own world for quite so long. I've met a few people who told me that I've inspired them and changed or motivated their lives. It's an overwhelming yet meaningful situation. For years, I never expected or intended to change anybody's life for the better. But there were some people I've met who told me that I've motivated them partly to become better people. That's rock and roll for ya.
I was a pretty angry young man growing up. I used to be the nicest guy who was nice to everybody pretty much. When I started going to Rooftop, that shit changed. Years of turmoil of what people said or done to me affected me deeply growing up, and caused me to be a very angry person who aspired to become a rock star and musician. Well it's 2012 now, and I accomplished a somewhat degree for myself as a one-man band. Pretty much in 20 years from now, those people who pulled that stuff disappeared into obscurity and won't be doing anything special like I will be. Rocking and rolling, inspiring lives, and maintaining my reputation as the best at what I do. :)
Heavy Sigma isn't really a band. It's a crazy Asian lad with a guitar and laptop, and producing half-decent rock and roll music. And posting the sucker online. I intend to keep Heavy Sigma exclusively a solo project. Now if I were in a real band, it be totally different and I limit my leadership with any band I am a part of. I sure wouldn't call my real band with 4 members Heavy Sigma, that's for sure...
I might play guitar well to some ears, but I actually do not know how to read or write music. Then again, a lot of great musicians you've probably heard of don't know how to read or write music either. I do all my composing and guitar playing either by ear, improvising, and memory. Occasionally, I use guitar tablature to play something here and there...
After 7 weeks, I'm now bumped back to #2 on the local punk charts on ReverbNation.com for my solo project Heavy Sigma. I did the impossible however, I was on top of the Contra Costa County punk music charts for nearly two months! It doesn't f***ing matter if I'm popular as a musician or not, I got sh*** to back up my integrity as a legitimate artist in indie rock.
As of March 20, 2012, I've been a part of the artist roster for my indie record label Anti-Nonsense Networking. I broke my back for 11 years to pay my dues doing this music shit. I might be lacking some ideas as a musician and songwriter right now in the studio, but I guarantee you won't see the last of Patrick Lew until a very long time from now! Pure rocker. Pure musician. Yup!
New musical ideas postponed once again. Need to patiently think and compose creatively this time around. It's not gonna be easy when you've created about 325 recordings of mostly unfinished/unpublished or few half-decent music in your lifetime, and have to still give it your best and have some tricks up your sleeves when being creatively distinct and find ways to follow-up strongly with your own music and vision. I do play my guitar usually in my own home recording studio, with the needed gear and laptop in hand. But it's taking more time than usual. I will as always, let you guys know when a song or piece of music is completed and not aborted.
I use social-media like my Heavy Sigma and PLB Army pages on Facebook as a personal blog and essential band website without pulling too much personal jib jab and keeping the people who "liked" these two pages posted with quick re-caps in the studio, jamming with peeps, or when I'm not heavily involved with the music scene relaxing. Especially if you're a true fan of my music and work. Occasionally, you will see meme photos and relevant links as a personal Tweet but nothing too explicit.
I usually give fair warnings in advance, that my music and rock star network isn't for everybody so take that with a grain of salt before making a lifelong position as a TRUE Patrick Lew fan and friend. The reason for not overbearing too many explicitly personal postings or Tweets on here is to avoid causing chaos and stuff like that.
I have a main Facebook timeline for myself personally, but be warned if you add me on there as a friend. I do not take negative responses on my social-media jibber jabbers lightly, and some of the content will be slightly more revealing at times, and if you do unfriend me. It means you blew your chances of being a part of the most awesome fan club for a local musician who aspires to promote positive vibes and bringing the greater good. It's like a permanent stain.