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Passionate Growth

I was at Onyx Cafe last night in Daly City to grab a drink with a friend of mine, and while we were standing in line to order our drinks, I noticed that Jeremy Passion was sitting not too far from where we were. I’ve known Jeremy for a couple years now, and yet I still find myself kind of flustered and nervous when I see him around. This is, after all, one of my biggest inspirations in music who continues to inspire me with his work to this day. So I guess I can grant myself at least a little moment of feeling star struck. 

Eventually, I walked up to him to say hi. As we waited for our orders, we sat down and began to catch up with each other. As always he was super welcoming, warm and easy to talk to. I sat there as he told us about his recent travels and shows and I couldn’t help but daydream a little about one day doing the same things with my own career. At one point, before he had to take off, he took a moment to shake my hand and he said, “Man, I have to say that your voice has grown so much in so many great ways over the years,” and went on to encourage me to keep going with it. 

I didn’t show it but I was silently freaking out inside. My friend loudly blurted out “AWW SO MANY FEELS” hahah. I couldn’t believe I was lucky enough to hear words of encouragement like that from the one artist who I look up to the most. Lately I’ve found myself in a slump of sorts with my own self-confidence, and to hear that from Jeremy meant the world to me. 

It made me feel like everything I’ve been doing hasn’t been for nothing, and that I’m doing something right. Just the extra push I needed to keep me going. 

This is precisely the kind of connection I hope to make with my own listeners one day. 
Knowing that I’ve enriched someone else’s life in such a positive and profound way through my music….oh man is it an amazing feeling. It’s worth all the struggle in the world. 
If you ever asked me what my goal as a musician was, or what I would define as my “success” , it would be exactly this. Making these types of connections with people. If one day I can go to sleep at night knowing that my music is out there making a difference in people’s lives, I’ll be one happy man.
That’s the kind of musician I aspire to be everyday. I’m not looking for fame or money or any of that stuff. I’m just here to make a difference. And day by day, I’m working to make that happen. 
- Brian High-res

This is precisely the kind of connection I hope to make with my own listeners one day. 

Knowing that I’ve enriched someone else’s life in such a positive and profound way through my music….oh man is it an amazing feeling. It’s worth all the struggle in the world. 

If you ever asked me what my goal as a musician was, or what I would define as my “success” , it would be exactly this. Making these types of connections with people. If one day I can go to sleep at night knowing that my music is out there making a difference in people’s lives, I’ll be one happy man.

That’s the kind of musician I aspire to be everyday. I’m not looking for fame or money or any of that stuff. I’m just here to make a difference. And day by day, I’m working to make that happen. 

- Brian