We had the good fortune of connecting with Time Ends and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Time, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
Working alongside individuals with intellectual and or physical disabilities is hands the the best decision I have ever made. But coming to San Diego allowed me to combine three passion Jobs I worked in Los Angeles into one. Now I sound design, score films, run an independent music and film company as well as a podcast.
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.
I like listening to music and watching films that don’t follow the standard formats. My music is abstract within the genres that I create. Lyrically I tend to follow a poetic form because I’m able to express deeper emotions. I am most proud of hosting a podcast that works with an autistic production and post production crew every week, meeting so many creative individuals that work in the entertainment business. As a child I would play guitar which led me to do the music scene to perform, write and collaborate. Now I sound design and score films mostly for local San Diego filmmakers. All through this journey has not been easy for me especially since I was diagnosed with a rare illness called Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) which is a variant of guillain barre syndrome. I had to relearn my motor skills and how to play instruments I’ve been playing for over 25 years. The only way that I have learned to overcome this specific challenge is with humor. If I didn’t know how to laugh I wouldn’t be able to be where I am today. I learned the most valuable lesson that has helped me so far, which is to plan ahead, listen to others and have deep patience. I would like for the world to know that I am an individual that doesn’t allow even a rare illness to stop me from doing what I love, I would like to inspire those that feel they aren’t able to achieve their dreams due to being held back from a physically or mentally impairment or disability.
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 would take them to Julian, Downtown San Diego in the evening, we would party and eat at any local business, so far I have not had a bad experience eating at restaurants in SD. I’d also take them to some special spots such as Classic Rock Sandwich Shoppe, Long Island Mikes and WildWood Crossing. We would go to my studio to show off the amazing company I rent from called Rock and Roll San Diego.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My daughter Skippy and best friend Harvey gave me the push I needed to do what I love. And a shout out to my producer Diana Garcia for working alongside me and my shenanigans as well as Director and writer Manuel Camacho for working on so many diverse projects with me and going on many adventures just to “get the shot”. But a special shoutout to all the guests of TimeEnds Radio for giving me the honor to meet and interview them.
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