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Daily Inspiration: Meet Thomas Weathers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Thomas Weathers.

Hi Thomas, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I have always had music in my life. I played every instrument I was allowed to play while I was in elementary school. In college, while I was going for biochemistry, I was doing odd music jobs on the side. It just kind of kept popping up, and I kept doing them. In 2010, it seemed like everyone was a DJ, and I wasn’t much different. Ultimately, that would be my more official introduction to music production and would lead to the whole biochemistry thing not panning out. I would eventually move away from DJing and focus on mixing and producing bass-centric music like hip hop, pop, and EDM. The photography and more visual arts I’ve been incorporating are just marrying the two mediums to tell the story of a moment.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not really, haha. My road rash is still pretty fresh. The big thing is my seizure disorder. That has made this whole game of life get set to extra hard mode.

On top of working in a tough industry to begin with and my health sometimes being kind of shaky, I had a problem with carrying the chip on my shoulder that came from all that. Like you wouldn’t think how that could make your whole business side harder – but I struggled with it. On top of that, I was basically training to be someone that had very little human interaction daily and I really didn’t have the tools to deal with that. I was bitter for some time and there’s really no amount of masking you can do to cover that up. I highly recommend dealing with your demons. That was my biggest challenge; more so than my health.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a mixing engineer specializing in mixing gritty bass-centric music like hip hop, pop, and EDM. I started writing blog posts in 2016 or 2017 for my first initial studio website. That would grow to guest posts for reverb.com and Elysia. Though, interestingly my photos seem to be gaining some interest. I might be best known for my technical blog posts, I guess? What makes me different? I’m much more impulsive than my counterparts, and I like making moments out of experimentation.

Risk-taking is a topic that people have widely differing views on – we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Being a huge statistics nerd, I have this infatuation with risk. It’s all kind of a big risk. That love of probability might be why I will always be a skater. The biggest risk recently was moving away from Texas to Denver with my daughter. But the payout was almost immediate in terms of happiness through its challenges. There’s a saying in business, though. The one that takes all the risk is the one who reaps the reward.

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  • I price on a project by project basis

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