20 Feb DORADO’S FORTY DAYS S2, DAY 1: “REVISIONS” | MBLP
A passionate story by Roy Golden
In the 1st of forty consecutive daily narrative journals, singer + songwriter + speaker Roy Golden kicks off a fresh series of “Dorado’s Forty Days” by discussing “Revisions” on the Make+Be+Live podcast. “A lot can change in forty days…”
The following story first appeared in a post Roy Golden wrote on Instagram.
Exactly one year ago today I made a decision: I was going to share my journey to complete a revision of my debut album (“Omniville/A Bedroom Boy’s Best”) with the world through a series of daily live broadcasts from my one-bedroom Valley Ranch apartment.
I didn’t know much about YouTube, but I discovered an iPhone app that would allow me to broadcast live across the world using my YouTube channel. “This,” I thought, “is extraordinary!” Essentially I had a live worldwide video distribution capable of reaching a greater audience than the world’s largest TV broadcasters… in HD, no less! I borrowed some LED light fixtures from a friend, taped up some spare grey photo paper backdrop I brought home from an event, bought a selfie stick with funds from a Walmart gift card I received for my birthday, and voila… I was in business.
I even watched some contour and highlight makeup tutorials to look my very best!
I really had no idea what I was going to say or do that night. But after a couple of false starts I decided to simply introduce myself, sing an a cappella version of one of my songs, and end with my slogan. That night began a series of over thirty consecutive broadcasts as I talked about everything from music, to my backstory, to my goals, influences, and writing techniques.
The first Dorado’s Forty Days series I focused on setting up principles for success in making a jump from the corporate world to the entertainment world. This series I am going to show how I apply those principles to overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenges that stand in my way.
A lot can change in forty days… join me now and let’s see how dramatic the difference will be after making a few revisions to music, and most importantly, life.
Roy Golden (Dorado Myself)