Brooklyn Rocker Dad is a blog written by Dan Zweben, a singer, songwriter, blogger and daddy to Dylan & Harper. Producer at The Gowanus Brothers.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
what this man knows
I never wanted to lead a conventional life. I grew up in the Midwest. I saw a lot of normalcy. If that's what you want to call it. So I moved to New York City and lived hand to mouth in a 1 bedroom in the East Village with an Austrian girl. And a cat. And a shower in the kitchen. And I wrote songs and played shows and met a girl and fell in love. Not in that order but you get the idea.
I want to believe that the best days are yet to come. I am so grateful. Because I know what struggle is. I know how it feels to be knocked down. I had a memory from my childhood recently. I was bullied by 2 older dudes in my school when I was in 1st grade. They told me not to go to school or they would beat me up. So instead of going to school that day, I hid in the garage. For hours. So that's why I'm so grateful for what I have. That's why I kiss my daughters and wife everyday and love them with all my heart. And I'm not afraid to say it. Because I'm a real man. I'm a man who isn't afraid to show his emotions. And his emoticons :) And if you need a friend, I'm here for you.