Aj Maira


Savant like musical prodigy master of the djembe a.k.a. "the healing drum" A lucid dreamer trying to maintain lucidity... stay lucid my friends With the power of prayer on my side I pray that my prayers are soon answered about becoming a famous musician getting signed by a major label ... I want to reach people on a personal level with my music I often times dont like to explain what lyrics are about because that sort of undermines the intelligence of the listeners and not make it so much like this song is about this so it can be interpreted in many different ways and carry different special meanings to different people







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is an escape for me it means so much to me to convey music to a mass audience and have them singing along is an amazing feeling ! Music gives me feel good vibes plus shivers up and down my spine when I hear a good song and in the words of Bob Marley when it hits you feel no pain !!

What is your music dream?

My dream is to one day get signed by a major record label

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start by figuring out a way to reduce gun violence as there are too many school shootings

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Come as you are

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

311 deftones Portugal the man enya phantom planet ash smashing pumpkins rage against the machine Bush stone temple pilots silverchair 40 below summer Jack Johnson weezer no doubt red hot chili peppers wolf alice

What inspires you to make music?

My feelings emotions and the melodies and riffs that you can create to match them on the guitar plus some of the most eccentric artists that stand out in their own unique way cause it makes me wanna try to emulate what they are doing as artists

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I want to deliver a special message about bi polar disorder a.k.a manic depression and turn some of the negative thoughts feelings and emotions behind its moods and madness and turn them into beautiful poetic songs with intricate melodies and lyrics that inspire people to fight through their deppression suicidal ideation loss of interest in activities they once loved hopelessness irritability and anything else negative associated with this label that has been diagnosed to so many people and i hope it helps them appreciate the beauty that lies within some of its euphoric and manic phases of the illness as so many of my song ideas and lyrics pertain to many different aspects of this diagnosis that I would describe as both a tragic blessing and beautiful curse

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I get stage fright but as soon as I begin playing it all goes away as I am transported to a higher plane and too lost in the sound that I've created... I am lifted in that moment when I know by the audiences reaction that its effecting them too in a similar way so I'm just in a moment with this group of people sharing my talent it's a wonderful feeling

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

What could be improved are the lyrics in so many artists songs it's like alot of them have forgotten to write good music... so many songs sound too much alike and it seems like they've forgotten about what's important and will really effect people and not just write some catchy tune about the same repetitive ideas heard over and over regardless of wether or not their songs get stuck in our heads it doesnt necessarily mean it's good music just because it becomes popular their needs to be more meaning

What do you think of Drooble?

This site like many social media sites is a blessing and has a good layout with many different areas to explore a haven for good music and fresh new talent !

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The realization that making it big in this industry is almost like winning the lottery no matter how talented you are the chances of getting famous are so slim

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes because I attend so many local musicians shows at so many different venues I just happen to be a big fan of alot of local artists

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They have to write good songs that appeal to a large audience and be super passionate about what they are doing while relentlessly plastering their body of work all over as many sites as possible and play as many shows as possible so basically have a good work ethic and the opposite of laziness and procrastination they have to be motivated driven to do the best work they can and practice 24-7

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