To Facebook live or not

To Facebook live or not? In the last few weeks, I have felt inspired to share my music and thoughts through the platform of Facebook live. I have gotten feedback of both good and bad. As I enter my musical career in more depth, I connect more and more to the spiritual nature of the drum and concepts of rising consciousness, awareness and being. Should that be kept to myself? Anyone can “read” or bring their perceptions into our intentions in doing anything that we do in a public forum…to what extent should we use Facebook live? Where is the fine line of sharing simply to share vs. narcissistic behavior or attention? Sometimes I feel like deleting Facebook and other social media platforms!

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Tami Duncan

The fine line between sharing and narcissistic attention seeking lives in our hearts. When we wake up in the morning each day and ask..how can we share our gifts with the world? You have checked yourself. Follow your flow. I’ve missed seeing your lives. I often share in my crystal group so others can know you too. Also you are a grand example of a highly evolved man and that example is also your gift to the world. Many have never experienced that. Thank you for being you!

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Claire Kirby

At the end of the day I think it just has to do with where you are coming from. If you want to share because you are sincerely excited about what you are doing and want to share with others you should! There will always be people who will enjoy it, you just have to decide if reaching those people is worth the negativity you will get from others. I often second guess a lot of things I post, or even posting at all, because I fear the reaction of some people but I guess that is the problem with social media, you really cant control or even anticipate the reactions you will get. And unfortunately it seems like these days facebook is often populated by people who want to rip each other apart to feel better about themselves or their opinions instead of getting into productive dialogue.

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Taryn Horn

There will always be someone that chooses to shade your light. Keep your eye and heart on your purpose. You bless the world with who you are and the gifts you offer, that is vital. If someone can’t handle it, they dont have to, but their judgements should not determine your purpose and how you choose to share. I’ve delt with some version of this, I wouldn’t be on social media if it wasn’t for my career as a model and dancer haha. I think we all go through our own process on shinning or not, or what people think. There will ALWAYS be people that love you and people that try to make what you do a bad thing. I’m going through that right now actually. But it’s your purpose that shines truth, even if others choose not to see it.

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Doug Allan

David, first let me thank you again for sharing your drum with me a the beach in Costa Rica! I was impressed with your performance on the A-Fest stage, & as I think I already shared, a little bit envious because I haven’t been putting myself out there. I’m sure that is both part of why I found the courage to ask to borrow your drum, & part of why it was such a meaningful highlight of my CR A-Fest experience!

I will also add that I ended up leading 3 drum workshops in 2016, & as the year came to a close, I realized those held so much significance for me that I bought another drum while traveling in Asia to close out the year with another workshop.

I’m sharing all this to acknowledge my perception that your love & talent for drumming has been a positive influence in my life, just from little more than an hour of actual connection!

I do think weighing the assets and liabilities in an experience can only be done by each of us, in regards to our own experience, but the phrase “haters gonna hate” comes to mind… or what my favorite professor in college (also a buddist) said: “The tallest tree takes the most breeze”

Wherever you share it, keep playing & sharing your rhythms, & hopefully we can drum together some day!

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David Hinojosa

Thank you so much Doug Allan for the time to write this to me. We will try together somewhere in the world and will drum again, for many hours ☺️

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Stephanie M Grande

Great question and especially poignant since I just finished my 2nd ever fb live video about a cause near and dear to my heart – industrial hemp cultivation.

On the page I manage to help raise awareness and lift legislative barriers, I get very little feedback and enthusiasm on regular fb posts, even if they have a picture.

On a video, whether live or not, so far the average response is 10x greater than the post alone. Hope this helps

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David Hinojosa

I tried to find the video…would love to hear about your passion for hemp cultivation. So needed in this planet ☺️

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Cristiane Azem

David lindo , eres un artista y la misión antropológica del artista es compartir alma, es crear estímulos para las neuronas espejo de sus prójimos . Fb es solo una manera más de llegar a la gente. El narcisismo del artista es el otro lado de ser una gran antena de sensibilidades. Va todo junto. FB es un muro como los muros PRE históricos donde el ser humano intenta contarse a sí mismo lo que es. Mienta o no, es un intento del hombre a crearse y creerse a sí mismo . Beijo grande mío y de Myriam desde Madrid.

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Nicole Rahel Biasi

Haha dude, I know what it looks like when a narcissist is being an attention whore & that’s not you! I’ve been wondering why I haven’t seen any more fb lives! Keep doing them! I’ve sent you an old video of my singing with guitar, because you did! Lol It was also inspiring to see you share even when things weren’t polished or perfect, just as the video I shared. It was always a nice surprise to wind up the day, before heading to sleep!

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Asteria Ramona

It’s YOUR Facebook account, do as you wish. Ur not hurting or stealing from anyone.. who doesn’t like it, they can just keep moving on. We give people who doesn’t matter to us to much power over our emotions… no one should have that much power over us to alter what brings us such peace, happiness clam, love, joy. Honey what you do, you bring such happiness to so many people.
Without a drummer, we can not dance , with out dance how can we express, or entertain, which in return brings joy to so many…
live YOUR life to YOUR fullest..
Keep drumming & I’ll keep dancing

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Stephanie Jacobs

Please keep sharing your gift. You inspire so many. You radiate when you drum. You inspired me to get a drum and explore that piece of me and I thank you!

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Suzanne Nolan York

Yeah Drum sisters! Girl I got one for Christmas! START to take lessons from David tomorrow!!!!! So darn excited!!!!!!!

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Andy Skellenger

Sometimes it should be shared. Sometimes kept to yourself. David Byrn talks about when the talking heads learned to thrive on negative feedback. I would say don’t let naysayers stop you. You are reaching people who love what you’re doing. On the other hand, don’t let the impulse to share subvert the impulse to practice and go inward to dig up those gems that are really worth sharing. As for the value of social media, without it, I would not have met you, which would be a shame indeed. And lastly, let’s play one of these days!

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David Hinojosa

Thank you so much Andy! I reflect on this same thing…dark room, practice for hours just for me and no one else. So tricky to find the balance (as with everything in life) so happy for social media and our connection! Yes, please let’s make it happen soon, for reals

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Gokhan Aya

wonderful explanation! you’re sooo special master Cristiane! 😉

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James Hoskins

David, I quite enjoy your posts, music, take on life, and honest good-natured vibe! Perhaps others are projecting their own stuff onto you – it’s a very common thing. What you do, and the skill to which you do it is phenomenal! Please include me on any platform you migrate to, I love seeing your beatific offerings!!

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David Hinojosa

what an honor to hear this from a great being like yourself. I was just talking about the track we began…studio is almost 90% almost ready to rock and record what we began

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Nicole Rahel Biasi

David Hinojosa let Sadie Marquardt see! Haha thanks! I used to live on a highway, so the ambulance or whatever that was was real! Keep being live! ☺️ I hope my guitar still exists. Lol I used to play that song when I’ve first taught myself in my teens, so I remembered, somehow. I find the original clip very beautiful. https://youtu.be/lvNHCzm9HkA

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Phil Edwards

Your positivity makes Facebook a better place!! Keep doing what you do!

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David Hinojosa

Thank you Phil! It was awesome to see you hop on a live stream. As a teacher and friend you played a huge role in my development in music and Percussion. A true inspiration. When I’m down in AZ, we need to hang and jam ☺️

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Ted Mabbatt

One thing I’ve noticed with the Live feature is that it’s connection is spotty at times. It’s frustrating when the connection continually stops and starts. For live music this can be frustrating. I usually give up trying to watch.

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