In this episode of the Adventures of Pipeman, Pipeman speaks to John DeMena, an amazing musician who shares his story of coming to LA and going through the struggles of survival and chasing his dreams in the music industry. John's story was...
In this episode of the Adventures of Pipeman, Pipeman speaks to John DeMena, an amazing musician who shares his story of coming to LA and going through the struggles of survival and chasing his dreams in the music industry. John's story was particularly challenging because he landed in LA just two months before the recession hit in 2000. Finding jobs and stability in the music industry was difficult for him. John lived in hostels with six to eight people for three to four months until he got a job and built his credit score. As a young adult, John was naive and didn't know what credit was in America. He thought that having money in his bank account would allow him to rent a place to live, but he was wrong. He had to learn the hard way about building credit and how things worked in America. John's early years in LA were full of challenges, but he survived and learned a lot of discipline. He believes that the difficult times he faced built his character and developed his personality, and he often says that it separates the boys from the men. John also shares his struggles in finding people who were artistically aligned with him or finding affirmation to stay together for a while. Many people come to LA and have to be part of multiple bands to pay their bills. But for John, the only way to move forward was as a solo artist who writes everything and then puts the band together. He developed a DIY approach and did everything himself. Overall, John's story is one of perseverance and determination to make his dreams come true despite the challenging times he faced. If you want to keep up to date with John, you can find him everywhere online under John DeMena, including his new TikTok channel you should definitely check out, and John DeMena Music on Facebook. Be sure to check out his music videos too, which he describes as very diverse, ranging from dystopian to modern, to cyber punk. New album, Dreams and Lies, out now. Featured by MTV Germany for his cover of The Doors' "People Are Strange", as well as outlets like Metal Hammer in Spain, Brave Words, Sonic Perspectives, and more. He is a Spanish immigrant who came to the US to pursue his dreams as an artist. https://www.johndemena.com/
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