THE BEGINNING OF AN END & THE END OF A BEGINNING

I HAD A NEW BEGINNING, AND I TURNED A NEW LEAF AFTER A FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN EARLY 2018. I WAS A PASSENGER ON MY BROTHERS MOTORCYCLE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING, IN CAMBODIA.


"ON A DARK ROAD I WAS BROKEN I AINT JOKIN"


I BROKE MY RIGHT PATELLA (KNEE) IN HALF

AND WAS RUSHED TO EMERGENCY SURGERY, 2 AND A HALF HOURS AWAY IN A TAXI.


THIS WAS THE DAY MY LIFE CHANGED FOREVER.

THIS WAS THE DAY THAT BEGAN MY JOURNEY OF MUSIC.

THIS WAS THE DAY I WAS REBORN.

THIS WAS THE DAY I REACHED A TURNING POINT.


I WAS HOSPITALISED FOR 7 DAYS AFTERWARDS, NEGLECTED AND LEFT IMMOBILE WITH THE DIRTY BED SHEETS. IF IT WASN'T FOR MY BROTHER & HIS FRIENDS I WOULD NOT OF EATEN, LET ALONE SURVIVED.

I STRUGGLED MYSELF OUT OF MY HOSPITAL BED ONE DAY, AS MY IV (PRESUMABLY MORPHINE) WAS LONG FORGOTTEN & EMPTY. CALLING OUT FOR HELP DOWN THE HALLWAY. AS I HOBBLED DOWN I CAME TO AN OPENING, TO FIND THE NURSES & CO WERE ALL SITTING DOWN ON THEIR PHONES. ONE CAME TO MY ATTENTION & ASSISTED ME AS THE OTHERS WENT BACK TO THEIR PHONE GAMES & VIRTUAL SOCIAL LIVES. NO EMPATHY.


I LEARNT TO CARRY MYSELF FROM THAT DAY FORTH.

A WISE LESSON WHICH HAS LED ME TO THE CREATION OF

ALBY DAMN.


LEADING MY OWN BAND. LEADING MY SONGWRITING

& LEADING THE WAY FOR CREATIVE MINDS TO THRIVE.

THROUGH INSPIRATIONS ALONG THE WAY, I WAS DRIVEN TO

WRITE, RECORD & RELEASE 16 SONGS USING MY BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF GARAGE BAND.

MY GRASSROOTS ALBUM DARK&LIGHT WAS THE 1ST CREATION WHICH TOOK LESS THEN 3 DAYS. FOLLOWING A METHOD OF 4. LOVE LOSS & PHILOSOPHY IS INSTILLED IN THIS 4 SONG ALBUM.


ONCE I CAME OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, I BEGAN MY RECOVERY BY THE RIVERSIDE AT MY BROTHERS HOSTEL, HIGH TIDE. I ALMOST IMMEDIATELY CAST ASIDE ALL COMMERCIAL PAIN RELIEF & ANTI INFLAMMATORIES.

I RELIED SOLELY ON NATURAL GROWN CANNABIS & HOME COOKED FOOD PUSH UPS & HAND PLANTS.

I WAS IMMOBILE WITH WIRE INSIDE OF MY KNEE HOLDING MY PATELLAR TOGETHER WITH 6 MEATY STITCHES.

WITH THE HELP OF TOUGH LOVE & MY GUITAR, I BEGAN TO BUILD RESILIENCE & POWER.

MY VOICE & MY GUITAR WAS MY TOOL TO VENT MY EMOTIONS, SURROUNDING MY SITUATION.

PLAYING & PLAYING & PLAYING, AS THE RIVER FLOWED BESIDE ME IN MY EUPHORIC MANNER.


BEFORE THIS INCIDENT I WAS INVISIONING MY TRIP TO THE HIMALAYAS.

PLAYING GUITAR & SINGING A TUNE ON A MOUNTAIN CLIFF.


I HAVE NEVER HAD AN INJURY WHERE I WAS UNABLE TO DO THE THINGS THAT MADE ME WHO I AM.


I WAS STRICKEN WITH SPITE & SADNESS OF WHAT THE PEOPLE IN MY ENVIRONMENT WERE EXPERIENCING AS I LAYED BY & WATCHED THE DAYS BECOME NIGHTS.

JUMPING FROM THE DECKS OF THE HOSTEL TO BOAT ADVENTURES & WATCHING THE ENERGY RISE AS SOME OF THE ATTENDANTS READIED THEMSELVES FOR MOTORBIKE ADVENTURES IN THE SE ASIAN JUNGLE.


I GOT MOTIVATED TO SAY THE LEAST & KEPT MY FINGERS STRUMMING.


I BECAM HYPER AWARE OF MY BODY & DETERMINED TO MAKE MYSELF STRONGER THEN EVER. IN MY MIND I TOLD MY SELF I WOULD WALK ON MY HANDS JUST AS I WOULD WALK WITH MY FEET.

I BEGAN TO EXERCISE MY MIND & BODY RIGOROUSLY WITH A FIRE INSIDE ME.

THAT FIRE IS STILL WITH ME TODAY AS I WRITE THIS,

AS I GO THROUGH MY DAY TO DAY.

THIS FIRE HAS BEEN MY DRIVING FORCE IN & OUT OF THE WATER.

SOME CAN'T HANDLE THE INTENSITY OF MY WAYS,

HOWEVER, I AM FORTUNATE THAT IT IS TREASURED & NURTURED

ACCORDINGLY,

BY THE LOVE MY LIFE.

CONCHA.


CONCHA IS A GIFT FROM THE GODS.



HOWEVER THIS IS ANOTHER STORY

WE WILL GET TO THAT LATER.


THANKS FOR TUNING IN.

ALBY. 🌊








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