Many of my friends and fans don’t know this, but I didn’t come into the music business as a musician. I actually got my start as an art intern-turned-writer for the Rock N Roll Reporter. The RRR was a Pittsburgh-based, free monthly print publication that focused on National, Regional, and Local music. I’m forever grateful to Vinni Belfiore (owner) who gave me the chance to come in there as a shy, wide-eyed dorky, music enthusiast and attempt to learn graphic design at a rock magazine that I was already a fan of. In a short amount of time, I gravitated away from the art department and move towards editorial—quickly becoming Local Music Editor, then Music Editor to Managing Editor. Under the watchful eye of Editor In Chief Ed Kalchthaler “EK”, he took me under his wing and groomed me for the tough music business. Ed showed me the ropes of reviews, interviews, taking concert photos, promotion, marketing, and how to navigate in the murky waters of the music locally and nationally. It’s was a crash course from top to bottom and I’ve always considered it Rock N Roll college. To this day it is still the best job I’ve EVER had. While working there, I started my first band SPORADIC and haven’t slowed down on this music life since. Videographer Darin DiNapoli is wrapping up the documentary he is making about my music journey and the story wouldn’t be complete without an interview from EK. It was great catching up with a dear old friend and one of my top mentors in the music biz. I can’t wait for you guys to see this! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the documentary and for helping to give this story its full depth and perspective! Rock On!!! Sincerely, Byron #rockandroll#writer#publication#humblebeginnings#musicbusiness#gratitude#artist#musician#history#mentor#guitarist
A humble woman will always receive the best that others have to offer; for she recognizes the truth. @leothelionessqueen #stayhumble#ˈhəmbəlbəˈɡining T-Shirt 🔥🔥🔥 #humblebeginnings#behumbleorgethumbled . . . #apparel#tshirt#vintage#nyc#hiphop#humble#hardtimes#innercity#backintheday#fashion#fashionblogger#supportsmallbusiness#supportblackbuisness#fashionphotography.#hiphop#urbanfashion#brooklyn#harlem#bronx#breakfastclub#urbanfashion
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May 11 ,2017 : Was my last day working at #vons in #westlakevillage . I was a 24 year old #veteran pushing carts . I didn’t care what job I had I was just #grateful , I trusted in #god and became the best cart pusher out there ‼️✅ Never stop doing you best no matter what it is and how hard it gets. God will open doors for you just trust the #process . Don’t Give Up 🙏🏻 #humblebeginnings#throwback 🔥🙏🏻✅
Been thinking about this dude a whole lot today. . The guy I was on Day 1. . January 12th, 2018. . In more ways than one...he represents the culmination of every bad habit and decision that landed me at 277lbs. . Miserable and scared of getting the most out of life. . There will always be a part of me that will hate that I let myself slip up that much. . There was a good chunk of this year that I was focused solely on leaving this dude in the dust. . . . As the year has gone on, it's turned into a love/hate relationship. . . . While he represents all that was wrong... . He also represents the first step of many towards making things right 🤙🏼 . I couldn't have gotten where I am today, or where I'm going in the future, if this dude didn't draw the line in the sand!! . And for that, I'll always be grateful 🤙🏼🤙🏼 . . . No matter where we are all at in this crazy Transphormation...we all got started somewhere, somewhy. . As we kick of this final week of the final sprint of the year...take a minute to thank yourself for getting started. . Reflect on how far you've come since then. . Then go give this last week everything you have!! . You owe it to the version of you that wanted to make a change in the first place 🤙🏼🤙🏼 . . . #finishthefight#nomondayblues#mytransphormation#fallsprint#iam1stphorm#championshiprounds
Hey Friends! I have officially removed the custom ornament listing so that I can finish the orders I have and focus on CHRISTMAS! *If you are local to VB or RVA and in dire need of one last minute feel free to DM me* How are we one week away already? I can BEARLY wait! 🧸 Seriously though, this past few weeks of being an #etsyseller have been incredible. Thank you so much to every single person who shared my posts, made a purchase, or told a friend! I legit did a happy dance with every order that has come in, so thank you. ♥️
#humblebeginnings When we first started and the supplies available to us at the time we're limited; we used to setup out right by any means necessary. Now, we have a rack for our amps and gear. Now, we have table rentals. Now, we also have generators. We also have smaller and larger sound rigs available as well as more speakers coming and lights.
Here’s some behind the scene 🎬footage of me and @getbodiedbybrooke exclusive visual we got on the way. Shot by @cameraman_3d 📸Y’all stay tuned we just getting started. #fitnessmotivation#ebonyfitness#elitetraining#crossfitters#crossfitlife#humblebeginnings#fitfam#nodaysoff#youngkingandqueen#issamovement#tripleblessed#fitforlife