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@rochesterny memorial for @linkinpark’s @chesterbe and loved ones we’ve lost to suicide. See the music video by clicking the link in my bio. Charcoal art by @nicholasdaniluk. Signage by @kimbestcreative. Videography by @thepaulwright. Tracking, mixing, and mastering by @bmooreredbooth. Cover by @dancooper77 and me. This was all done in an effort to raise awareness for #mentalhealth and #suicideprevention. We ❤️ @buddyproject @wemustbebroken @afspnational @namicommunicate #worldmentalhealthday #stopsuicide #makechesterproud #ripchester #chesterbennington #love #peace
Talk about mental health. Talk about suicide. Talk about the hard things. Not just on social media. In real life. With real people. In real places. This is one way to end the stigma. Link in bio. 🎥: @thepaulwright #stopsuicide #makechesterproud #endthestigma #talksaveslives #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillnessawarenessweek
Doin’ work with @djalykhan for @timstagram222 and @servemethesky’s wedding a few weeks back. What a freaking blast! These people know how to throw a party. So glad we could provide danceable jamz. Yes, with a z. Congrats again Emily and Tim! Being married is rad. 💏 #giglife #weddings #djanddrums #djalykhan #gregbestmusic #roc #iheartroc #rochester #rochesterny #myzildjian #vicfirth #teamremo #dwdrums
Hey friends. The time has come for me to take a long break from the Instaworld. I have no idea when I'll be back, but please feel free to reach out for real life social interaction. I can be reached at greg@gregbestmusic.com. Grace and peace. #gregbestmusic
I've been battling depression since I was quite young. It worsened in 2001 when I was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. My life continually felt like a tortuous vortex. It was as if I was always being pulled into darkness and beaten down by everyone around me and my own thoughts all at the same time. It never seemed to stop. But I could keep that vortex at bay when I put in my headphones and listened to this album. @linkinpark was not just an escape for me, they consistently helped me get my feelings out. They were one of the first bands I ever learned how to play drums with in my parents' basement while listening through my "over-ear, behind the neck" headphones from my silver portable @sony CD player. I let out anger and sadness with every hit. I channeled that energy into music and I sang along to the lyrics that I still know by heart to this day. @chesterbe had a gift when it came to expressing pain; not just his own pain. He cried out on behalf of anyone who had been through some real shit in their life; people who needed to be heard but were instead consistently neglected and ignored. I was bullied. I was told I was not enough and would never be enough. I believed I deserved my illness. I believed I wasn't worth it, that I'd never find love, that it'd always be fleeting from me. I still believe some of this but I know I'm not alone. I know I can make every day worth it somehow. I have Chester and Linkin Park to thank for that. They got me through my painful pre-teen and teenage years. They were there again for me in my early to mid 20s when my depression came back when I was in ministry. When no one else was there for me, their music was, which to me meant that they were. I am so thankful that this music exists. I am more thankful that Chester existed and gave his life to spreading a positive message while dealing with the anger, sadness, grief and depression. We need more of this. More music coming soon. #stopsuicide #endthestigma #mentalhealth #love #grace #peace #musicmatters #linkinpark #chesterbennington #ripchester #meteora
As a producer, music director, and session/touring musician, I've been extremely fortunate to work with truly legendary people. Let me tell you about a few of them in this picture from a few months back. The lovely lady next to my lovely lady is @sutherlandmeg. Meg is a prolific composer, songwriter, and wonderful friend to us. I have yet to NOT be moved to tears by her performances, even when I'm playing on stage with her! She's inspired me to take my job more seriously since we first met 3 years ago. The man next to Meg is Douglas Gresham. He is the stepson of C.S. Lewis and the executive film producer of the most recent Chronicles Of Narnia movies. Working with Doug has been a major confidence builder, and I am honored to have been involved as a musician while he produced Meg. I am consistently humbled by the people I get to do this with. What an amazing life! #BestLife #CSLewis #Narnia #megsutherlandmusic #gregbestmusic #producer #musicproducer #musicdirector #sessionmusician #touringmusician #ilovemusic #composer #filmproducer #DouglasGresham
I am getting so many opportunities to make music with great people. I am loaded with gigs this month and I feel alive again. I'd like to thank all of you who have gotten me involved. I feel like I've regained a part of me that was taken from me years ago. You may not know how big of a deal it is for me to be a part of music at this capacity again. I just want you to know it's huge for me. I feel like a new person with boundless possibilities and a new sense of direction. Here's to a lifetime of many more collaborations and good times. Cheers! 🍻#gregbestmusic