Release your anger

“Venezuelan world lightweight boxing champion Edwin Valero committed suicide in his prison cell after being arrested for the murder of his wife” – He was 28 and in his 27 professional fights he knocked all his opponents out. So yes Edwin was full of rage. I think back to my late teens and early 20s and how very pissed off I was. I had my reasons for clenching my teeth most days. People that know me always comment how much I have changed as I got older. Basically I am a happy person today. I often think how close I came to knocking someone out myself. How much I really did want to let loose on people. What saved me from a meeting with the Police? Music making, songwriting, screaming my head off in the studio and sweating like a lunatic on stage. So today’s post is a thank you to music for how much it has helped me avoid a life like Edwin Valero’s. Keep music in schools people… it could save us all!

Is music making your therapy too?

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Oliver Chesler

"Hello my name is Oliver and I'm going to tell you a story." I have been recording music since 1989 under the name The Horrorist. I have released over 60 singles and 4 full length albums. To hear my music please go to:

5 thoughts on “Release your anger”

  1. actually TTC tracks & DAF made my early 20s))

    instead of hurting humans i prefered to kill microphones. just turn it loud till the nosebleeding feedback, put it into 100’C water & cover the top of glass with a speaker. the mic will agonize for 5-7 minutes until some brown noise and silence in the end. the stubborn ones which didn’t want to die were simply smashed

  2. Yup. Bad breakups with girlfriends, bad arguments with parents, depression, anxiety, etc…all cured by sitting at my ensoniq EPS (nowadays it’s Ableton) and letting out my aggression and emotions through music. Works to this day. I hate there’s no music in schools anymore. Kids have to pay to be creative now, sucks. Music literally saves lives.

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