I’ve loved almost every minute of being apart of 1000 Generations. Though we knew it was time to move on, I will always have a special place in my heart for this band.
I’ve always dreamed of writing and performing music. I remember as a kid singing ‘Beatles’ songs when I was supposed to be napping. When I was about 8, my Dad bought me a killer Casio keyboard and taught me how to play my first song with him, “La Bamba” (the next song was “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds” and then “Hey Jude”).
I grew up in a Catholic home. I went to a Catholic school and attended mass every Sunday, but it wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that I began to take the Christian faith seriously. There, I got involved in a Bible study at school (reluctantly at first, but there was free food involved) and quickly found that I wanted to know more. It was in that time and with those friends that I made the choice to yield my life to Christ. It was the best thing I’ve ever done.
I really desire for others to experience God. It is the foundational reason my wifeAmanda and I started 1000 Generations. Jesus said, “Keep open house! By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven” (Mt. 5:15-16). Music is the conduit through which I find intense beauty and honesty, so we all might be able to open up and experience God together. It’s also incredibly fun.
I don’t use my Casio keyboard much anymore, but I still play Beatles songs quite a bit with my Dad. Not so much “La Bamba,” but definitely the Beatles.