I am Miguel Diaz and I’ve been playing drums for over 15 years. I grew up listening to a lot of different genres including Spanish Rock, Vallenato, Salsa and more, all of which influence my style of playing. I have recently discovered a new sound with Delfino^2 and I genuinely enjoy producing music with these guys.
About 2-3 weeks ago, I was in a car accident and it was something that I would have never expected to happen to me. It has taken a toll on me not physically but mentally. My car got totaled, I can’t work right now, I was going to move out – all these things were planned up ahead of me. All of sudden, I’m left with no job and no car; I can’t even get to a job because I don’t have transportation.
I’m not the type of guy to stop and ask myself, “Hey, how are you doing.” I usually just let the days pass, but this is something I’ve been trying to work on recently. This incident has caused me to slow down and check in on myself.
After the incident, my bandmates reached out to me to see how I was doing. It was a weird feeling to be cared for. Growing up, I never had a best friend, that one person you could always go to when you’re down. I never realized that I had friends that cared for me that deeply; I always saw the Delfino guys as bandmates. When they came to visit me, it showed me that there really are people out there that care for me. I don’t really know what a friend does because I’m still learning how to be a friend, but the act of driving out to check in on me confirmed they are long term friends. These guys inspire me in more ways than just music. They constantly encourage me to be more in tune with my emotions and to just express myself.
The last word of advice I’d want to leave you with is to surround yourself with good people; people that will help you realize that you are loved and cared for.