I still remember going to David's panel at PAX 2015 and thinking to myself, "Hey! I've totally seen this guy on YouTube before!" It was amazing to see that he was not only talented performance-wise but also so incredibly articulate about everything ocarina. I sat there daydreaming that I'd be able to interview him on camera one day.
My boyfriend urged me to go meet him at the end of the panel, and that's when I first met David in person (to date, it's actually the only time we met in person!). I told David about my channel and honestly didn't think much would come of it. He was as wonderful and nice there as you see him here in this video.
About a year passes, and suddenly, I noticed that David commented on one of my videos! It was the video about the time I made crap up on stage:
I WAS ECSTATIC.
We chatted a bit under that video, and then he asked to collaborate with me! HOLY CRAP!
And that led to 2 Skype meetings, recording our parts for Dragon Roost, and this Skype interview!
As it turns out, David had randomly decided to look up flute videos on YouTube one day, sometime between PAX 2015 and the above comment. And well... he found me. He told me that it wasn't so much my tips on the flute that drew him in as much how much he found he related to my experiences in the music world.
I don't feel there's anything much nicer anyone could say about my videos. My goal is to simply share with you guys how I approach life and what I learned from my experiences, in the hopes that hearing about my journey can help others out there, even if it's just so that my viewers don't feel alone in whatever they are facing.
So thank you, David, for joining me in sharing your story! It's truly a generous gift to give to both of our subscribers!
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