My life is in a very rough place as of late. I try very hard to be positive in all of my posts. Thank you in advance for taking the interest in reading about my life.
I guess that should start by giving everyone a bit of insight in my artist name. It’s very meaningful to me. My nickname has always been Ric. Never Rick, Ricky, or Ricki. It’s short for Richard. Dolore is Italian for pain. All in good fun, it speaks to how I live my life.
I have lived in constant pain for over twenty years now. Back, head, knee, skin, and now chronic wide spread pain. The list of injuries is long. To sum it up, according to doctors “lucky to be alive”. If you are interested in hearing about everything that happened like me know. I will follow up to this post.
So here are some things in my life that I find amazing! My wife, Jan Wicked is incredible! Jan sings, dances, cooks, does photog, and raves.
My music is really taking a small step in the right direction! Winning original song contest Morbit Records set it off. I completed my first solo album “Exterminatus”. After a very short phone call with the label, we released digitally. I started on a few follow up tunes and played some sick shows.
During the time I submitted some tunes to a LOT of labels. I ended up going with DIrt, Lies, Audio: Black. DLAB picked up a single “Crush / Gravity Well”. Both tunes getting a lot of attention! Then after chatting on Skype, we set off to re-release Crush as a remix EP exclusive to Beatport. Two solid remixes and a wicked video made up the re-release.
My mother in law and sister are also very supportive in my life. I can not thank them enough. One day I will give it all back to them with interest!
Also as of late I now have financial help from the local hospital.
If you are still reading, big up!
Now for the not so nice bits. As I said above, 24/7 pain. Now I don’t want you to think, “some OTC stuff” and you will be fine. No I have been offered lots of “pain” meds before. I can not take them though. It takes a lot of them to work.
Then there is that fine line between fixed up an fucked up. You can not live like that. You also can’t live with meds that don’t fix your pain. Ever tried working in retail store with a migraine? I have done it plus the other pain I am always in. In fact, I keep the same level of pain as a migraine everyday.
This puts me into a rather hard way to go. I am having trouble standing for 5 or more hours at work. So that means less hours at work. Less hours, less money.
Financial things are very touchy right now. So far to date, i have lost about 67% out of income. Jan and I will figure it out. No income from any of the 13 songs I have released! No firm bookings for the summer fest things.
I am broke, in pain, and worried about my wife. There is no clear path before me. With help from Jah and you who are reading this, things can improve for me. I need help.Ric Dolore