This is about Sebastian. . . and this Pilgrim
. . . because I KNOW that his efforts to use these forums (and others) seem to show him as having some “attitude”. . .or at least a rather RUSHED attitude. . NOT TRUE !
But, yes, it sort-of looks that way. . and my efforts to help him, specifically, are often a bit short-natured as well. Always after some consideration of the following, I wish I had been more gentle but. . .
I have known and worked with Sebastian for several years. He is very talented musically as well in many other areas. He is classically trained and plays classical guitar. Wouldn’t some of you guitar hackers wish for that distinction, yes?
You may have noticed that all Sebastian’s posts are made around or after midnight, Eastern US time. It is always after a long high energy day for him.
Sebastian is a very successful executive for the biggest, coolest, Latin TV network. He spends at least 12 to 15 hours each day in very high energy interaction with the Latin business community. The Spanish speaking community in the US has almost as much cultural and language diversity as our own. Sebastian has excelled in this difficult environment.
Sebastian is true to the understanding that Family is most important. His immediate family lives near him and he is involved with them constantly.
Also, you men would like to be as good with the Ladies as Sebastian, truly in expected Latin fashion. I can never keep track. . .
All this takes much time and energy and is all conducted in Spanish and under heavy cultural pressures most of which are quite foreign, at least in intensity, to these parts.
But, Sebastian loves music and often the only time to put toward music is when a lesser person would have crashed into bed only to wait for the next day of the same.
A little understanding and empathy here might be useful for us. We are perhaps not so driven or dedicated.
Sebastian often gets in a hurry because it might even work.
We are friends, Sebastian and I, from time to time. The times that we are NOT friends, or seem not to be, are always directly attributed to our cultural and language differences and extreme time restraints in our separate and quite different lives.
I am 25 years older and have had perhaps the exact opposite experience in my youth as Sebastian, especially concerning Family. Understanding between us often gets a bit thin.
But. . . regardless, I continue to try to help and look forward to his success in music. He will make it! He’s made of that kind of stuff. It’ll be really great music too!
Please don’t be too harsh if Sebastian seems to be outrunning himself, or that I seem to work too hard to understand and explain. I'm learning too!
Pilgrim. . . a true Florida Cajun Cracker... certainly a cultural misfit at best!