Jimmy Climbs Advices You Enjoy Your Good Daze

Having been robbed twice of his name, Jimmy Climb had to settle with his new name, which is the combination of his name and the other thing he likes to do, climbing. Before the covid Jimmy used to do stand up comedy, but as well all know, everything crumbled. Although he lost his fans during the process, jimmy devised another way of entertaining his followers, he chose music.

With his debut album ‘Platypus on the way, Jimmy Climb is giving us a tip of the iceberg. He titled this Good Daze a song about enjoying the days.

In a recent interview with mister Styx of Musicarenagh, Jimmy Climbs shared a lot about himself and his music career

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What is your stage name
Jimmy Climbs

Is there a story behind your stage name?
Yeah, for sure. Basically my real name was taken (twice) on Spotify, so I ended choosing a name that I tied to one of my favorite hobbies, climbing, that way I can promote my music while simultaneously doing something else I love to do. Kind of a life hack ya know?

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration from peers, oldies and new stuff… but I think a lot of what drives my sound is the music I want to play live.. and thats a sort of this blend of rock n roll that I just love playing live.


What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

In the early years music just kind of clicked when sometimes a lot of other things didnt.. I used to fall asleep a lot in church but when everyone would start singing I’d wake up and sort of be energized by it and start singing along and actually engage more. That probably does well in informing what the rest of my youth was like with music…

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Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Artistic family? Yes. Musical? Sort of. My mom loves photography and taught me a lot of what I know about it, and my dad played trumpet and some keys growing up. He played in a marching band, and a legion band.. which I think is kind of the same thing, I don’t know. He also played a lot in the Navy, and would even wake my sister and I up playing “TAPS” on Sunday mornings, then he’d make waffles. Pretty rad now that I look back on it.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

I guess COVID sort of inspired me to get more into the music industry. Before everything went to shit (COVID) I was doing stand up comedy in San Diego… then I moved and the pandemic happened and I was like… ‘Welp… I don’t have an audience to perform to so what entertainment-related medium can I do that doesn’t require a physical audience?’ And I chose music to dive deep into, and started producing and recording covers to put out once a week on YouTube.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?

I’m not really sure how I learned to sing.. I just sort of always did it… when it comes to writing its sory of the same thing. I got real into hip hop when I was in middle school and started writing a lot raps, and then I started diving into the world of freestyle raps… so I guess that helped to flex that songwriting muscle.. then I never looked back.. I will say though these days that some the songwriting is driven by a guitar… so I have to of course thank my old piano teacher Becky and her son who taught me guitar.. that definitely helped and still does to this day.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?

It’s pretty embarrassing but my first concert to my knowledge was a “Cheeta Girls” concert. I feel like I got robbed of my live show/concert virginity but it is what it is.

How could you describe your music?

This is sometimes the hardest question… but these days I’ve settled on this: My music is like if Jack White met Jet, and they both did a lot of coke. Yeah, I think that might be it.

Describe your creative process.
My creative process is pretty sporadic I guess.. sometimes I get ideas at work.. other times in the shower, while hiking, etc… then I just hum a melody into my phone’s voice memos. Other times I’m sort of grabbing seemingly random shapes on the guitar until I arrive at a progression I like.. so there’s no real, “one way” that I make my songs… but I’d like to think that what I write is ultimately driven by what I’m feeling at the time. My first album that I’m releasing October 3rd, is a good representation of that… its’s a sort of historical/biographical marker for where I was in my life when I wrote the music.

What is your main inspiration?
My main inspiration… hmm.. well songwriting -wise I’d say Led Zeppelin.., but performance-wise I’d say ACDC.

What musician do you admire most and why?

The musician I admire the most… hmm… Maybe this a cop out.. but as a single , individual artist I’d say Robert Plant. He’s endured through a lot of weird stuff in his life and even today is still relevant.. he’s learned how to maintain his voice by using what works for him, and understanding that we have to evolve artists, or else we sort of fall off after we plateau.


Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?

Definitely. I think my music is still evolving.. especially as I continue to learn different things in the realm of music. The first single I’d released, “Dear Time,” was completely self-produced.. and it was really just me trying to figure things out.. from a production standpoint a little bit, but also from a sound/aesthetic standpoint. Yeah.. always learning what that sound is for me…

Who do you see as your main competitor?

My biggest competitor without a shred of doubt is myself. If I ever start looking around me and feeling like I’m not doing enough or the “right thing,” that’s ultimately a reflection of myself and not so much what other artists are doing. Fuck em… their journey and experience will always be different from my mine, so there’s no need to try to duplicate it.. BUT, I do value looking at other peeps’ approaches as a way to at least pick up on certain habits that cultivate a healthy, productive output of creative work.

What are your interests outside of music?
Other interests outside of music… rock and ice climbing for sure.. its my damn name for cryin out loud… but I always just love creating stuff. Wether it’s digitally, like graphic design, video and photo editing, etc… or the the physical.. wood and metal working.. paintin stuff. Love it

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?

Well.. I’d actually considered going to school for film. so if it wasn’t music, it’d probably be that.. as another medium to express myself… but I still do that stuff so…

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?

The biggest problem I’ve encountered with my journey in music … well. maybe interpersonal relationships in the realm of music? There’s a lot of egos in this world, but if you can ultimately come together and realize that we’re trying to achieve the same thing you can get something pretty damn beautiful… That’s something else I’ve enjoyed doing recently. is building a community around music through collaboration… I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of a music collective called “Monsoon Music House” with my friends Edgar Wonder and Abel Gonzalez (aka Lowmello) that has really helped me to value relationships in the music industry.

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Jimmy Climbs Advices You Enjoy Your Good Daze


If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?

I’d probably try to stress just how important is to push your art through despite even your own insecurities. A lot of people seem to get so afraid of putting their art out, but it really just doesn’t matter.. if you want to share your art, there will undoubtedly be someone, at least ONE damn person that will appreciate it… I just don’t think your art should be your baby. That’s when the ego seems to creep in. Make the art for yourself at the end of the day… but let it go and let it fly. it’s like pushing a baby bird out of a nest. ya gotta do it some day.

 

Mister Styx
Mister Styxhttps://musicarenagh.com
Entertainment freak || Facts only || Mechanical Engineer by profession, i guess i can do blogging part time right? Right, there we go, thats where it all started
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