We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrian Ahearn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adrian, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Music is my language. I speak bass and steel drums, mostly. I dig what I do and I dig the people I get to create with. Was it easy? Nope. Rx: Perseverance! Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead…
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m going to pretend covid never happened for this one. And visitors are like fish…2 days and you’re out. Hit the bricks. I’ll give us Saturday and Sunday. We’d go for a hike in the morning to see San Diego… one of the 5 peaks. Then to Barrio Star for lunch and have that wicked chile relleno. Sabor! Dinner at C Level to watch the day turn to night and take in Debora Scott’s Lobster BLT. Ideally I’d be there playing steel drums, but, because I have friends in from out of town, I’d have one of my bandmates playing. Then downtown to take in some tunes at the Prohibition with Kevin Cooper, maybe sit in. Then dart across the street to the Cuban Cigar factory for a stogie… Sunday brunch at SEA180 in I.B… buffet! Take a bike ride up Silver Strand to Coronado to look for music and burn off brunch. Then over to Peohes Oyster bar and surf & turf for dinner. Then take them to the airport. Cuidate carnal…
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I don’t see myself as a success. I’m a work in progress. I owe much and more to the many skillful teachers who have guided me. All my love goes to my family, my wife and two sons.