Brent plays drums for Just Jinjer, a band out of South Africa, and together they produced one of the most beautiful and soulful songs I’ve ever experienced.
Last week I sent Brent a list of questions for the article I am about to write on him, and one of his answers stood out so much I had to write this before I put together the piece about him and his band.
Brent wrote to me “We have known each other for 18 yrs +. We had no idea the band would be as successful as it was, we were just having fun and loving every min of it-and drinking Jagger. I never wanted to be a rock star and still don’t but absolutely love playing and writing music that moves people!”
That got me. I love what is expressed in that statement.
I write, and speak a lot about goal setting, visualization, delusional thinking and all things self improvement. I do believe in that sentence Brent expresses one of the most important concepts to living out your dreams; LOVE!
I do believe the key to success is the “enjoy every moment of it” what ever that “it” may be for you.
For Brent Harris (drummer), Ard Mathews (guitar and vocals), and Denholm Harding (bass and vocals) moving people is just a way of life. It’s what they do.
“Lets try live without judging. Lets realize that making mistakes is part of it all, lets realize that with this wisdom we can share light on all that is dark and see brighter days-all of us. Love is harmony and that is everything my man and without love i would be so very lost!”
Brent’s message is carried through in the songs he and Just Jinger perform.
Love and Harmony.
That pretty much sums it up there doesn’t it. That’s pretty much what I’m getting at with “It’s All About Me!”. We each have to create a sense of love and harmony in ourselves and allow that love and harmony to move through us.
Brent Harris is a rock star whether he likes it or not, but he really knows what holds value in this world.
“I can play in front of 45000 people and get paid what ever amount of money, but without my wife and son’s love, there would be no harmony for me- as much as music is my life.”
I asked Brent who inspired him, and if any of our conversations helped in his journey.
“Dude you inspired me with your complete commitment to being a better person and a better role model to your fellow man! You were in a dark place once and realized what was needed to never be in that situation again.”
“Our journeys are very different but also very similar. Every day we learn from one another and you were an awesome part of my journey in the United States. A very positive motivated energy and for that I thank you Tim.”
Well Brent, you were a big part of my journey as well my friend.
Not only the personal contact and conversations but the music you helped produce and the magical way you perform. So thank you.
Do me a favor brother, relay my love to Ard and Denholm for the beautiful music, and my love to your wife and son for keeping you harmonious.