Introduction; Welcome to my Hive Blog

in #introduceyourself2 months ago

I had the luck to live multiple lives in the short span of the 47 years I’ve been here. I was born into a middle class family of educators with a strong political awareness and lived the first 18 years of my life in a war zone. At 19 while studying to become a civil engineer I picked up the guitar, dropped out of college and began a new path that opened many worlds for me.
A few years later I got a scholarship to study in the US where I resided for 14 years; 10 of which were in NYC. I watched the twin towers collapse and lived as an Arab artist in NYC during an era of extreme policing and violation of rights. I became fully integrated in the American way of living; married a Jewish poet/writer who comes from a very affluent background, which gave me a peek into world that was very educative on many levels.

Once i felt my time in the US was up and I needed something new, I moved back to the Arab world; Beirut - my city - to “give back” and help build my industry in the region. My naive outlook forced me to face many obstacles and demons which taught me more about myself than any time before. Few months back I experienced a nuclear size explosion that left my city, my home, my life in pieces. Off course that came as a “cherry on top” while we are all experiencing a global economic shutdown.

The events of 2020 have put me in a very peculiar headspace. To begin with it forced me to stop and check up on myself and all what happened in my life over the past 25 years - this has been a pretty interesting one to say the least. It pushed me to check on my value systems and what is really important. It made me more grateful for the life I’ve had and calmer about whatever is about to unfold.

On my blog I will be talking about tips on production / learning and practicing the guitar (applicable to all instruments) / identity in music; and other music related topics such as gear reviews and so forth. I will also share my own music (previous and current) and some music that I find interesting.

I will share some observations I have gathered through these past periods and some current issues I’m thinking about that I hope will open dialogue and discussion.



Good afternoon @rekmusic. Well, it is here in Australia so I may as well stick to that time zone...Whatever time it is there, I hope you're well.

My mate @dandays messaged me on Discord and put your post in front of me as he felt it might be something I want to look at; I'm pleased that he did and have subsequently given it a 100% upvote...But more importantly than that I've had my curiosity piqued, enough to actually give you a follow which is something I would not normally do so early on in a person's journey here.

I look forward to seeing how your hive-journey unfolds and feel confident that you'll have something of value to add: Your musical exploits and, I hope, other thoughts on life based around your experiences. It seems you've travelled a rather circuitous path and I'm sure have picked up some gems of wisdom along the way in your forty seven years. I know I have in my, slightly longer journey.

I'm sure I don't have to give you any hints for hive but I feel somewhat obligated as it can be difficult to get traction here. So...

Post with passion, personality and effort. Comment on other people's posts in the same way and they'll gravitate to your blog-feed to check you out. Relationships are everything; Build good ones, nurture them and the rest is plain sailing. Ok, not really plain sailing, but easier at least.

That's pretty much it...A few tips, a big thank you for a great first post and the hope that you'll stick around and get involved is all I have in me right now.

Thanks @dandays for putting the @rekmusic blip onto my radar.

Good day @galenkp
Thank you for your generous and welcoming gestures. It brings me a lot of pleasure to have found this platform. The expression and diversity is very intriguing . I hope i will be able to add value to our community and spark debate conversation solutions and hopefully inspire.
My life has offered a great journey so far filled with joys, failures, success, disappointments but mainly a learning experience that leaves me regretting nothing and still with the appetite for much more!!
Thank you for your feedback and advice. Will follow as i am sure many interesting ventures will come my way through this platform!.

Hey there, you're very welcome. You did a great first post and I suspect you will do some more, add some value and become a great member of our community.

life has offered a great journey so far filled with joys, failures, success, disappointments but mainly a learning experience that leaves me regretting nothing and still with the appetite for much more!

Mine too, probably everyone's really...It's just life, good and bad, and like that quote I end my posts with reads, my life-ethos...It's there to be designed and created, by us.

I'll be seeing you around for sure.

It is to be designed and created by us
I love the quote. its our masterpiece. The ultimate creative endeavor.

Well said sir.

Welcome to Hive homie, great story. Musician and singer here, we need more cool artists like you. Let me know if you are looking for other platforms to stream your music on the blockchain I can share some link in private.

Thanks to @dandays for sharing your post.

Our most successful musician/producer/artist from Lebanon on Hive is definitely @djlethalskillz that I adore. Great person to know around here, he can also guide you through joining another blockchain streaming platform called Emanate.

I look forward to see and hear your work.

Hey @edprivat
Thank you so much for your welcoming message. I am looking forward to engaging on Blockchain music platforms. Please let me know your recommendations.
I am also very open to collaborations; If you ever need any of my skills for your music please don't hesitate to ask.
I know off @djlethalskillz started following him here.
Very excited

Woop Woop! Kudos @edprivat on the linkup, @rekmusic salute homie good to see u on hive

Welcome to Hive! A nice introduction like this, you're gonna fit right in.

Thank you for your interest and for sharing the post. I really am looking forward to this journey. The tone of voice and feel of the platform makes me feel at home! ;)

My pleasure @rekmusic. Thanks for giving me some content to talk about. We appreciate you sharing your content with us.

hey, welcome to Hive mate.
On top of the music, I would also be interested to hear more of your experiences in your travels through different cultures. I think it would add a lot of perspective and increase understanding for many people.

Hello @tarazkp
Thank you for your welcome.
I have been blessed with music to come in to my life and offer me a window that eventually redefined my perspective, breaking most dogmas and stigmas i grew up with. As it opened me to receive I was able to give it back. Its a beautiful and fair relationship. Learning how to improvise freely and how to play has been my biggest teacher as to how to live ; i look forward to sharing the insights it gave me and the experiences it allowed to go through.
To many more discussions and thoughts

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Hi R impressive start and I hope we won’t disappoint hahah it’s a huge deal in the beginning and actually starting ! But you did and started of great so Welcome to the Hive blockchain and platform, Yes its happening you are a hiver or Bee as we are calling ourselves now. This is the moment to warm welcome you as a new user. And you receive this message because you used the #introduceyourself tag!

I was welcomed with good advice too when I started so here I am returning the favour. I know that Hive may seem very overwhelming right now but don't worry. After a few blog you will be a great blogger and contributor.
If you have any questions just ask your questions on any of my blog posts and I'll be more than happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have! I may know the answer. If not I will know someone who does.

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Good Luck, Have fun and I wish you loads of success on here! :)

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Good luck to you as the new arrival, may hive become your new life !

Welcome to the Hive community @rekmusic!
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