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The backstory of this song is quite interesting. Basically, I came up with the chorus one night while I was driving home, so I decided to pull over to write it down before the magic was gone. The thing was, I was driving on the highway and everyone was pretty much racing at that point! Slowing down was not much of an option, let alone finding a spot to pull over. Fortunately, nothing scary happened and I finally managed to capture that darn chorus on my phone!-  @nattitud3

Live interview November 9 at 6:00 pm et
Episode #385 : http://tobtr.com/9576095

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW NAT SARALAMBA
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

I grew up in Bangkok in a non-musical family,
but my parents have always had the love for music. They’re big fans of Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, The Carpenters, as well as Jaran Manopet who was a monumental folk singer-songwriter in Thailand. Those were pretty much background music of my childhood. Later on, I found out that my dad has a vinyl collection that he bought from here when he spent some time in Connecticut in the late 70’s. Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Chuck Berry, Deep Purple, Queen, Styx, Journey, or even more Rod Stewart … you know, all the great rock and roll stuff. Then I discovered Van Halen from a local music magazine, and guitar has become my obsession ever since.

A Matter of Time

Oftentimes, I find myself writing songs just to cheer me up in many ways.
This one is no exception. You know, a usual crape-Diem kind of idea. They say you’ve got a new shot every day you wake up. I mainly wrote this one as a therapy for myself, and maybe, hopefully people can relate to its positive message too.

Link where people can purchase my song:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-matter-of-timesingle/id1155746565
http://NatSaralamba.bandcamp.com/track/a-matter-of-time

The backstory of this song is quite interesting.
Basically, I came up with the chorus one night while I was driving home, so I decided to pull over to write it down before the magic was gone. The thing was, I was driving on the highway and everyone was pretty much racing at that point! Slowing down was not much of an option, let alone finding a spot to pull over. Fortunately, nothing scary happened and I finally managed to capture that darn chorus on my phone!

I’m currently finishing my first solo EP which hopefully will come out by the end of this year.
You can expect to hear real instruments in a power trio format, you know, guitar, bass, and a drum-set plus vocals, which hearkens back to the honesty of 70’s or 80’s rock and roll. It’s the kind rock music that I love most. I’ll sing and play every instrument on the EP except for the drums. Maybe I’ll experiment with different genres in the next album. But for now, that’s how I want to introduce myself to the world.

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I live in Boston.
In the past, you saw great bands and artists coming out of this place every now and then especially from the early 70’s throughout the late 90’s. But nowadays the local scene has been toned down a lot by many factors, just like many other places I suppose. A number of clubs and venues have closed down recently. With one exception though, classical music is still alive and well around here. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has been one of the most renowned orchestras in the world for as long as I can remember. There are many concerts and operas all year round where you can actually make a living out of if you’re classical musician and excellent at what you do. But after all, Boston is a sport town not a musical hub. I strongly believe that if you want to be at the top of the game, you need to be where the top players are.

I teach a lot of guitar lessons which keeps me busy and it’s what I really enjoy doing.
On top of that, I perform with my power trio and sometimes with others. Oddly enough, the interesting ones usually come from elsewhere. My favorite show lately was when I got to share the stage with Michael Hampton Gabe Gonzalez from Parliament-Funkadelic in New Jersey a couple months ago. I love funk and obviously P-Funk. So, having jammed with them for a couple hours was pretty cool and unreal!

Like other businesses, it can be very challenging and daunting.
But thanks to the internet, it is no longer monopolized by media or big record labels. The hardest part is to stand out of the crowd now that anyone can be a content provider. It’s a myth I’m still figuring out myself.

The main benefit of music for me is that it keeps me sane while growing up!
I was an extremely shy kid in middle school who wouldn’t speak up and talk much. One day I brought a cheap acoustic guitar to school after I started taking lessons for a few weeks and joined a music club. Other kids started talking to me as I walked by and all of a sudden I became popular overnight. Without that cheap guitar, I would have had a hard time growing up being a super quiet kid in Bangkok. For the cons I’ve experienced in music thus far, well, I wouldn’t see it as a con though. It’s more like a challenge that it’s just difficult to see where you’re going to end up in music. You know if you want to be a lawyer, you go to a law school, then a grad school. After that maybe you become an attorney and work for a law firm. There’s a clear path in that regard. But not in music. Going to music school doesn’t guarantee you a successful career. Most of the times you have to figure out yourself which path you need to take in order to get you to another step. Good news is that there are so many things in music that you can do; performing, writing for yourself or anyone else, teaching, licensing your works and get paid in royalties, composing theme songs for media. The possibilities are pretty much endless here. You just need to have that clear vision of yourself doing whatever your true calling is and don’t be afraid to adjust your vision along the way, because it’s certainly worth it at the end of the day when you’ve finally found the right place where you fit in. The world cannot live without music. Hope that makes sense, haha!

Positivity. Yes, it’s cliché but it works every time.
So it must be cliché for a reason, right? Everything is a two-sided coin. Look for a good side in everything even in the struggle itself. Learn from it and get back in the game!

Hmmm… very tough one. But if I have to pick one person,
it would be Jimmy Page. Obviously Led Zeppelin has a huge impact on me musically but Jimmy is just very different from any other rock musicians out there. He seems very self-contained and full of wisdom, almost like a sort of rock star sage who’s also very smart and humble in general. I’d love to pick his brain sometime.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatSaralamba
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/NatSaralamba
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/NatSaralamba
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/NatSaralamba
Bandcamp: http://NatSaralamba.bandcamp.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nattitud3/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nattitud3
Official Website: https://NatSaralamba.com

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