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My Sonic Life

Overview


A mixtape memoir of sonic moments during the formative years of a mixed-up kid who grew up during the eighties and nineties. For some, just hearing a single note of a song can take you back to a specific moment in time whether you like it or not. My Sonic Life is Davin Maske's collection of popular music selections that takes him back to the good, bad and the ugly of his youth. In this blunt, no nonsense musical memoir he dives headfirst into the harsh truths of growing up as an only child with a family that is far from perfect. Music can be the glue to keep you sane during life's knockout punches. Hit play on My Sonic Life and have a listen.
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Description


A mixtape memoir of sonic moments during the formative years of a mixed-up kid who grew up during the eighties and nineties. For some, just hearing a single note of a song can take you back to a specific moment in time whether you like it or not. My Sonic Life is Davin Maske's collection of popular music selections that takes him back to the good, bad and the ugly of his youth. In this blunt, no nonsense musical memoir he dives headfirst into the harsh truths of growing up as an only child with a family that is far from perfect. Music can be the glue to keep you sane during life's knockout punches. Songs are scars. Scars that never go away and force you to re-live every embarrassing and horrifying moment in your life. My Sonic Life is a twelve-song mixtape that does not hold back and should have a parental advisory warning explicit content warning sticker. Take a listen if you dare.
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About the author


Davin Maske was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles County, California. He is an only son to immigrants from Germany and Pakistan who instilled within him the pride and responsibility of being a quality American. He was their "American Dream." Education, music, and hard work were some of the values given to him as a child, by both parents. As a child, Davin faced the challenges of having a mother struggling with mental illness during a time in America when this debilitating disease was swept under the rug and hidden. He is passionate that the stigma surrounding mental illness needs to be erased in our society. He believes we all need help and should not be afraid to ask for it. Through the support and love of his ever-involved father, Harald, Davin gravitated towards music and the sport of baseball during his adolescence. As an only child, Davin's relationships with his core friends became truly familial and long-lasting. His rich, and often intense youthful experiences with his family and friends became the music of his life. Years of studying music led him to join multiple garage bands during his early high school years. Music took over his soul, and Davin went on to be a member of sixteen bands over a twenty-seven-year period of his life. A love for sports would always remain a passion throughout his life too. Davin studied television and film at the University of Fullerton, California. During his time at CSUF, and shortly thereafter, Davin was part of two development deals with major record labels as a serious rock musician. During his time in the studio, recording albums with two bands he also began making music videos, live concert DVDs, and electronic press kits for major rock artists he met through producers he networked with. His professional music career never fully set sail, but a career as a video director and producer certainly did. He forged a successful career in producing, directing, and video editing. He is the proud, lucky, and happy husband to Mallory. Davin is the luckiest dad on earth to Miller and Jojo. He is currently still playing music in original and cover bands around Orange County, California. He is an accomplished sports entertainment producer, real estate agent, and proud music and film geek. Davin, the author has written six screenplays, one teleplay and a memoir. He has also directed two independent short films. Davin has produced countless broadcast commercials, music videos, and live concert films while entertaining fans of professional sports in the Orange County, California market for over sixteen years. His beloved parents, Harald and Zara were lost to brain cancer and kidney failure early in Davin's adult life. His art, whether it is music or writing, is dedicated to the memory of his parents. Davin currently lives in Huntington Beach, California with his family which includes his beloved in-laws Ralph and Peggy Portillo.
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Book details

Genre:HUMOR

Subgenre:General

Language:English

Pages:234

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667805276


Overview


A mixtape memoir of sonic moments during the formative years of a mixed-up kid who grew up during the eighties and nineties. For some, just hearing a single note of a song can take you back to a specific moment in time whether you like it or not. My Sonic Life is Davin Maske's collection of popular music selections that takes him back to the good, bad and the ugly of his youth. In this blunt, no nonsense musical memoir he dives headfirst into the harsh truths of growing up as an only child with a family that is far from perfect. Music can be the glue to keep you sane during life's knockout punches. Hit play on My Sonic Life and have a listen.

Read more

Description


A mixtape memoir of sonic moments during the formative years of a mixed-up kid who grew up during the eighties and nineties. For some, just hearing a single note of a song can take you back to a specific moment in time whether you like it or not. My Sonic Life is Davin Maske's collection of popular music selections that takes him back to the good, bad and the ugly of his youth. In this blunt, no nonsense musical memoir he dives headfirst into the harsh truths of growing up as an only child with a family that is far from perfect. Music can be the glue to keep you sane during life's knockout punches. Songs are scars. Scars that never go away and force you to re-live every embarrassing and horrifying moment in your life. My Sonic Life is a twelve-song mixtape that does not hold back and should have a parental advisory warning explicit content warning sticker. Take a listen if you dare.

Read more

About the author


Davin Maske was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles County, California. He is an only son to immigrants from Germany and Pakistan who instilled within him the pride and responsibility of being a quality American. He was their "American Dream." Education, music, and hard work were some of the values given to him as a child, by both parents. As a child, Davin faced the challenges of having a mother struggling with mental illness during a time in America when this debilitating disease was swept under the rug and hidden. He is passionate that the stigma surrounding mental illness needs to be erased in our society. He believes we all need help and should not be afraid to ask for it. Through the support and love of his ever-involved father, Harald, Davin gravitated towards music and the sport of baseball during his adolescence. As an only child, Davin's relationships with his core friends became truly familial and long-lasting. His rich, and often intense youthful experiences with his family and friends became the music of his life. Years of studying music led him to join multiple garage bands during his early high school years. Music took over his soul, and Davin went on to be a member of sixteen bands over a twenty-seven-year period of his life. A love for sports would always remain a passion throughout his life too. Davin studied television and film at the University of Fullerton, California. During his time at CSUF, and shortly thereafter, Davin was part of two development deals with major record labels as a serious rock musician. During his time in the studio, recording albums with two bands he also began making music videos, live concert DVDs, and electronic press kits for major rock artists he met through producers he networked with. His professional music career never fully set sail, but a career as a video director and producer certainly did. He forged a successful career in producing, directing, and video editing. He is the proud, lucky, and happy husband to Mallory. Davin is the luckiest dad on earth to Miller and Jojo. He is currently still playing music in original and cover bands around Orange County, California. He is an accomplished sports entertainment producer, real estate agent, and proud music and film geek. Davin, the author has written six screenplays, one teleplay and a memoir. He has also directed two independent short films. Davin has produced countless broadcast commercials, music videos, and live concert films while entertaining fans of professional sports in the Orange County, California market for over sixteen years. His beloved parents, Harald and Zara were lost to brain cancer and kidney failure early in Davin's adult life. His art, whether it is music or writing, is dedicated to the memory of his parents. Davin currently lives in Huntington Beach, California with his family which includes his beloved in-laws Ralph and Peggy Portillo.
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