by Zac Maloy
We all have a personal "life glossary" (words
and phrases that define or go into defining who
we are). At least, I think we do…I made that
up…pretty good, huh? Throughout our lives,
this glossary augments, shifts and evolves.
The last few years have been an amazing series
of twists, curves, slips, jumps, blips, births
and turns that have resulted in a new chapter (maybe
a new volume) in the evolution of my own life glossary.
Here's a sample of words from "then" (but
not exclusively "then"): sound check,
meal buy, feedback, tour manager, business manager,
personal manager, fire-your-manager, per diem,
drop D, pre-production, mastering, publishing,
pro-tools, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, verse,
chorus…(sorry, got stuck in a pop song),
bridge, throat coat, meet and greet, bass player,
fire- your-bass-player, old bass player, new bass
player, "anybody know a good bass player",
guitar solo, drum solo, okay, okay…bass solo,
how come I don't get a solo? Just to name a few.
Here's a sampling of "now" (excuse me
while I reveal my not so rockin' side): poopy diaper,
diptets, epidural, Lamaze class, pre-school waiting
list (really…), play-dough, Legos, Buzz Lightyear,
breast-feeding (well, that one kinda works in both),
car seat, booster seat, high chair, burp rag, goo-goo,
ga-ga, phreueff-fro, da-ga…(wait, did he
just say daddy?), video camera, digital camera,
(wait, did he just drop the camera?), old camera,
new camera, pacifier, night-night.
I feel lucky to have put together such a broad
and sweeping glossary. People will tell you that
you can't have certain things…that two polar
opposite worlds couldn't possibility co-exist.
I'll tell you that they're wrong. I've followed
my heart and made a life of music and have recently
added "family" to my world. Without sounding
to epic/dramatic/ "Gene Hackman in Hoosiers" …do
what you wanna do regardless of what anyone says
Zac Maloy is best known as the singer/songwriter
for MCA recording artist "The Nixons".
He is a fun loving proud papa of two beautiful
chitlins and a brand new bouncing baby solo CD,
aptly titled "Life". Check him out at