How I Went from College Professor to Deli Worker 

Rick Beato
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On today’s live stream I discuss my journey that took me from being a College Professor to Deli Worker.
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@pentium212 2 anos atrás
Great story. The moral of this tale: there are few things in life as reliable as a Honda Civic.
@pentium212 2 anos atrás
And: Philip Glass stopped working as a taxi driver and fixing washing machines at 40! Musicians are unlikely heroes and the washing machines he fixed are still working!
@backoff7659 2 anos atrás
Maytag and Dog's, ha,ha!!!
@Jd-jm8xt 2 anos atrás
I definitely agree. My first 3 cars were Honda Civics, a `76, `83, and an `88, all bought used. Great reliable cars. Been a Honda owner ever since.
@dirtyharry1881 2 anos atrás
I was coming to write the same thing! Oh, the places that Civic has seen! How many times did it travel through half a continent!
@breakshot7451 2 anos atrás
@@Jd-jm8xt i had 4 from 92-98 then an accord ,never had a problem, then i changed to other cars and the trouble began
@samgod 2 anos atrás
All the talent and skill in the world won't get you far without charm and amiability. Rick talks to us with a smile, like we're all buds. What I love about him is how he rattles off names, chords, and gear like he's talking shop with a fellow music industry veteran. It's rare to find BRvid comment sections filled with only gratitude, admiration and praise. "The story can't end here."
@ggurnard Anos atrás
Buddy Rich might have been the exception to that rule
@davidjohnson1654 2 meses atrás
No, but it also doesn't end with a snarky comment. Is that all you got out of this great story? ...Really???@@busterbiloxi3833
@jhartley8441 2 anos atrás
Rick, I'm a non-musician which mean i understand 10% of your regular vids...but i adore your presentation style. And this story tops anything i've seen in a long, long time. Kudos to you for not giving up.
@NelsonStJames 2 anos atrás
The two things I really got from this are that: 1. It pays to have skills. 2. It seriously pays to have real friends.
I have one of those
@js290 Anos atrás
soft skillz are often times more important than the hard skillz
@ThisBirdHasFlown Anos atrás
I have neither of those.
And a Honda.
@dmeyerbcp 2 anos atrás
Love this... thinking back... every job I ever had taught me something. At the time its not where you want to end up but it's an integral part of the journey. Rick could have just went back to being a college professor but something made him keep going in another direction. This guy is not only entertaining, skilled, and humble... he has balls. Attributes for making and keeping friends like he does.... sure Rick, you can crash on my couch anytime.
Can we take a moment to appreciate this man's networking skills. Seems to me to be the baseline of this story.
@maggygraham2218 2 anos atrás
Bingo. Personality, ability to develop relationships with pretty much everyone.
@beckydagostino8654 2 anos atrás
yes, my God the webs woven and connected. I have some similar prev paths, and can appreciate his skill and basic goodness.
@juanarocha8629 Anos atrás
It is crucial to survive in this business
@koantao8321 Anos atrás
However, at the base of everything was his Master in music. And for that he had to work a lot.
@HNXMedia Anos atrás
It's not what you know, but who you know. That will open more doors than anything.
@BlueBagooKidsSongs 2 anos atrás
The real story within the story is about Rick's parents and his family. He spends 60 seconds on it. They pay for his car, get him back on his feet, and happily send him back out to follow his dream - an extreme longshot. Very rare.
@michaellnbnj 2 anos atrás
Yes, exactly! Family, ultimately is, always the most important thing in life.
@skunkdub760 2 anos atrás
Facts.. What a blessing.
@daviddieter821 2 anos atrás
Hit the nail on the head,,, without family,,, your screwed!
@jacquescousteau217 2 anos atrás
I’m a musician also from Rochester. I agree with you. Why Rick seldom to never talks about Rochester. The Eastman School is in the Univesity of Rochester. As example Steve Gadd ,and Tony Levin both Eastman players - many more of course - This was one of the best stories I’ve ever heard. Rick should do a video of Rochester’s musical scene. I ran into Joe English back there after he just left McCartney - Wings - we were old friends. Met Larry Hoppins of Orleans way back when at Red Creek. Point of all this. Rochester has spawned some of the best musicians in the country. I’m fifteen years older than Rick, as are the other people I mentioned. I honestly don’t know if Rick is aware of the players that came from Rochester before his time. Rick is the most deserving of all on You Tube, and most likely the most popular music aficionado in most genres I’ve ever heard. House of Guitars - Rochester - Armand Schaubroeck Andy Babuik - Rochester - Fab Gear guitars and of course the Beatles Gear books l Etc,etc.
@HammyWheeler 2 anos atrás
His parents weren't rich.
@kevinmcpartland2076 2 anos atrás
This is a fabulous story: I was amused and spellbound simultaneously. I am going to send this video to my 28-year-old son as a way of demonstrating that you can navigate through uncertainty and ultimately fulfill your dreams. Thank you Rick!
@bear-headstudios1212 2 anos atrás
I've Installed windows & doors, cooked in fine dining restaurants, installed wireless AP systems... but nothing has given me more satisfaction than creating music. Great story rick.
@dynomike1964 2 anos atrás
Q: What is the difference between a large pizza and a musician? A: a large pizza can feed a family of four
@DanEBoyd 2 anos atrás
How do you get a bass player off of your front porch? Pay for your pizza...
@tubamirum007 2 anos atrás
@mattlr01 2 anos atrás
Well, Ed Sheeran might differ from you.
@stracepipe 2 anos atrás
What's the difference between a jazz musician and a life assurance policy? A life assurance policy eventually matures and makes some money.
@internetpeople6113 2 anos atrás
What do you say to a professional musician? "Would you like fries with that?"
@TexasDoug393 2 anos atrás
Loved that. A man who is willing to sleep on couches for three years can't be stopped. Just started my musical journey at 62.
@nervotica7991 17 dias atrás
Same here Doug! Rock On - Del Shannon.
@AnthonyIlstonJones 2 anos atrás
Not much impresses me after the life I've lived, but this guy's depth of knowledge impresses me immensely. And the story of your transformation from wage slave to hacking away at your dream until it finally came true is nothing short of awesome. Well played sir.
@ColdFusion 2 anos atrás
Just awesome!
@whichadrian 2 anos atrás
fancy seeing you here!
@spencerellison6152 2 anos atrás
I love this story. Success means a lot of things. It comes with effort and persistence though. I remember my first year in engineering school. After two months I came across an art major and it was there I found out there was a such thing as a Graphic Artist. The fact that you could draw for a living was amazing to me. I went home and told my mother and she was not having it. Finally she said, "you're gonna need something to fall back on in case that "dream" doesn't pan out. I told her, I also know how to play the drums. Through her anger and disbelief she said, "dammit!! your fall back needs a fall back!" I was determined and found what I really could commit matter what. This isn't a story about how I became rich and famous cause i followed my dream... it's a story about how, even after thirty years, I'm still rocking and drawing, I live on my own and I have never hit the snooze button. Money is great... Happiness is better. If you can, make money doing what makes you happy.
@JesseClaus Anos atrás
Important lesson: I never hit the snooze button. It’s the opportunity clock, not the alarm clock.
@makemarker 2 anos atrás
Rick, you shine.. one can just tell that you're a great and humble guy. Everything you do here is top notch.
@chromaticnomadic 2 anos atrás
Another moral of the story: don't give up or complain that your life isn't happening, just keep working and don't be ashamed to do whatever you have to do for success.
@oldrrocr 2 anos atrás
It's what I call the "curse of near great talent"... maybe "undiscovered talent" too. Glad I took the other path, cuz Rick, you are so very talented and like many others, you followed your dream. Much respect!
@Michael-db1ce Anos atrás
And have a lot of friends or wind up homeless.
@catmamameowsdewdropinn 11 meses atrás
For many reasons, this may be my favorite broadcast of yours. There is tremendous value in sharing your story. Very much appreciated, Rick.
@GryphonWahle 2 anos atrás
That was powerfully inspiring, Rick. I've just picked back up the viola after 3 years of it staying in its case, moving all the way from Denver to New Orleans about a year ago. Being a musician had been my only identity for 14 years of my life. I stopped playing because I was feeling bad about myself for where I wasn't with music, how I screwed away my shot at a tuition-free music school education right out of high school, and the list goes on. I chose other responsibilities and found a new identity for myself that wasn't music, and I learned my integrity and self-worth was more than just one thing. After being lovingly pressured by wonderful new friends here to get back into my art in a music city that cherishes that above all else, I am freaking loving it. All the music I listened to in the past 3 years has given me phrasing abilities that I can't wait to regain the technique to properly execute. "My story doesn't stop here."
@bigscaryindian4827 2 anos atrás
It's very important for musicians to hear stories like this. Some might think it's madness that drives this behavior, but it's really love. Love for music and the freedom that can be found within it.
@TallicaMan1986 2 anos atrás
Now that I think about it. Love borders Madness and Sanity. Without the passion of music. I'd probably go insane meaning it keeps my sanity free of madness. On the other hand. There was many times I've sacrificed sleep because I was feeling it Music Wise. It was flowing out of me in the wee hours of 2 am and had to wake up at 9:30. This in itself is a form of Madness. I should go to sleep, right? Nah, I was up until like 3:30ish. The love of what I do which is making music keeps my mind at a balance as much as it can.
@physics2112 2 anos atrás
I'm not so sure. My takeaway is that talent and luck were the deciding factors.
@mattgilbert7347 2 anos atrás
@@physics2112 It's mostly luck
@ricardorodriguez5549 2 anos atrás
And so many of the people you find in a life of music are really lovely and giving
@bigscaryindian4827 2 anos atrás
@@physics2112 well my comment isn’t so much about the outcome. More about what drives the behavior.
@JDog_Unchained Anos atrás
The most amazing thing about this story is how many people just let Rick crash on their couch. Not only would my friends not let me crash on their couch but I dont even have friends.
@tomgocubs Anos atrás
I thought that my brother was my only friend until he kicked me off his couch.
@erics.4113 Anos atrás
I don't even like reading your comments!
@CaeSharp Anos atrás
As my friends always says, "who the fuck are you?!"
@lesflynn4455 Anos atrás
Things were a little different back then.
@jbzooropa7895 10 meses atrás
That’s how it was back then before we all went inside, locked the doors and stared at our screens. We were always going out and going to clubs and listening to the best music ever in the 90’s.
@jekku4688 Anos atrás
Rick, *loved* your story! I started out laughing at your roster of misadventures, but by the end, I was in tears! I'm your age, and like you, I have done a lot of things (dull office jobs mostly) in the 30-odd years I've been stuck in Dallas. But...I don't want that to be the end of my story. Lately, my creative side is _screaming_ to get out, but in what capacity, I just don't know. Feels like my years of desk jobs have squelched those small flickering embers of any real creativity I once had years ago. _However,_ YOU GIVE ME HOPE! Hope that I can somehow fan those embers into a roaring bonfire before too much longer. After all, 60 is the new 40, so they say. Plus, I already have a Honda. 👍😉
@dudeabides6546 2 anos atrás
Terrific story told from the honest perspective of the one who lived it. The pursuit of your dream reminds me of that quote from Woody Allen who stated back in 1977: "I have learned one thing. ‘Showing up is 80 percent of life.’ Sometimes it’s easier to hide home in bed. I’ve done both." And what a great supportive family and parents to assist you in your pursuit. Keep on keeping on brother.
@Doug4Doug 2 anos atrás
Rick, that was a great story, and you're a great storyteller! You seem to attract great people, like all the one's who have written comments here. Life is full of wonders! Keep the love flowing!
@danreed2189 2 anos atrás
You know Rick, by telling us your life's stories, by opening up to us, you make us feel like your friend. That means, that whether you want us or not, you have a whole bunch of friends that you've never met. I for one, am glad to be included in that group.
@johnmunro4952 2 anos atrás
You definitely feel like this is how he would tell you his story in person. It does feel very honest and quite intimate. Makes him endlessly watchable.
@coloaten6682 2 anos atrás
Rick, please don't ever apologise for telling us a great story that goes on for 30 minutes. If it had lasted 60 minutes I still would've been here, listening, nodding along as you mention people/events that you've previously mentioned. You're a great storyteller who has great stories to tell and we WANT to hear them :)
@urbangorilla33 2 anos atrás
Set me up with a drink and I'll listen for three hours!
@RustyWood 2 anos atrás
Totally agree, Col Carter!
@peanutbutterisfu 2 anos atrás
I absolutely love when he tells his life stories I watch them a bunch of times it’s super interesting. I wish I had the same mindset, the drive he had to keep going and not give up when I was in bands! I just don’t know how he kept going. In my opinion the hardest part about trying to make a band work is finding the right musicians people that put music first before everything who take it very seriously can actually play show up willing to tour move out of state be broke out everything they have into the music and everyone musically gets along! If you get the right musicians and make good music you can play shows, you can tour there are garbage bands that tour you can get a certain level of success that doesn’t mean you will be rich or famous but a decent band can make some good noise, can play shows with bigger bands you really can do some really cool stuff even if ur not getting famous in any way it’s really not out of the question but getting the right musicians is just the hardest thing to do idk how he mentally could deal with being in so many bands over and over again. It’s like trying to find that perfect employee they almost never exist you either get an employee that does absolutely great work but doesn’t show up half the time or an employee that shows up but sucks lol
@Mikeshawtoday 2 anos atrás
Hey Rick - Thank you, brother. I was going through a dark night of the soul just now, and this video dropped in. That last five minutes had me crying with gratitude. I'm okay now and I have the inspiration to go on with this next chapter of my life. You've wiped away all my self-doubts. What a powerful healing story, Rick. Thank you for every minute of it, and thank you for being you.
@stevoharp 2 anos atrás
This is a great story actually I worked as a school district Plant Manager Custodian for 31 years until I got hurt and retired when I was 52 with a damaged Cervical Spine but music and playing guitar has always been my first choice and that’s what I’m doing now only thing is I’m 58 years old. I can say that over the years I’ve met and hung out with most rock stars and have had a great life that without the job I had I wouldn’t had been able to do anything of things that I’ve done.
@shanejett3550 2 anos atrás
Great story, by a great story teller. I'm not a muso, just a fan of music and personal journeys. Love to read an autobiography from Rick.
How can you not love this guy? Apparently, a lot of other people along the way felt the same. A great story of love and persistence.
@LGW27 2 anos atrás
Rick, why would you block this out of your mind? This is an enviable life path. You went with the flow. You didn't let fear of the future keep you from putting yourself out there. Who cares what kind of employment kept you afloat. My father always said that there was no shame in honest work. Fact is, I moved across the country from Ohio to central California and washed dishes in a nursing home after graduating from college. I worked with some great people. Fear of change did not stop me. Life was good. I later moved to the mountain region of Northern California where I met my husband. I'm now back in my hometown. I would not exchange those 20 years in California for anything. It made me the person I am. Your experience made you the person you are. I bet 10 to 1 that you are a kinder person to service employees than you were before you started your journey. Life is what you make of it and you have given it your greatest effort. Now you're out teaching all of us on BRvid which is so cool. We all love you and what you do!
@thatmountain 2 anos atrás
Rick as a guy that just turned 40 myself I'm going to start saying out loud "this is not where my story ends. " Fucking thank you.
@craigusselman546 2 anos atrás
Im 41 im working on it too...
@michaellawrencesound 2 anos atrás
@@craigusselman546 I'm 43, same here. I really needed to hear this story tonight!
@tomcoryell 2 anos atrás
I’m 65, “This is not where my story ends.”
@eddieneal9920 2 anos atrás
59, story over.
@RLowVaughn1 2 anos atrás
Prison time for you? Change isn't always for the better.
@kekeboj8476 Anos atrás
Love listening to Rick, the stories, the interviews and his love for music. It’s heart-warming and brings a smile on my face.
@laidman2007 10 meses atrás
You were brave, bold, fearless and humble. You deserved to win.
Rick! I love your story. I was so reminded of my own story I was smiling from ear to ear the entire half hour. I’m not a musician, I was trained as an architect, but my story is so parallel through the exact same time period, I can’t believe I never ran into you. Anyhow, it’s true, you do what you have to do to get through it. Some people would call me a success now, but I’ll look back on all the crazy jobs I had, working in the deli, lol, cleaning pools, and I started out as a college professor, like yourself. Life is funny, but wonderful if you let it be.
@tomguarente 2 anos atrás
ive come back to listen to this a few times now, and has really resonated with me. its romantic to see someone from humble beginnings with no light at the end of the tunnel, see it through and come out the other side. thank you for sharing rick, its inspiring.
@JaniAllanSA 2 anos atrás
I was a columnist on the Sunday Times for ten years. I was once voted the most admired person in South Africa. Now I am a barista in Starbucks. You are brilliant, Mr Beato!
@theorai7507 2 anos atrás
Never give up jani
@jkrieger6832 2 anos atrás
KEEP GOING. My father immigrated to US from Africa. I don’t want to put too much personal information out but he went from nothing to being a very well-off president for a massive company here. When I say nothing…I mean NOTHING. And when he had nothing I was born, but he NEVER quit. You’re talented, never stop, KEEP GOING.
@turacostudio7127 2 anos atrás
I for one remember you :-)
@brentwalker3300 2 anos atrás
My takeaway from this and most of your stories: You've got friends.
@breakshot7451 2 anos atrás
same thought, have some drive, or goals for your life and don t screw over your friends and you will be fine
@SamWattRock 2 anos atrás
Having a likable personality helps in so many ways, from deli service to professorship to record producer, and particularly for youtube leader.
@markferguson3745 2 anos atrás
Many aspects of succeeding in the Arts revolve around who you know.That's more of what college is about, - making the connections that can further a career.
@baronvoncrags771 2 anos atrás
Friends are good.
@andreivich1020 Anos atrás
Rick, thank you for telling your story! Huge props to you for following your passion & allowing your dream to unfold, even when you had NO IDEA how it would. Admire your talent & gifts, you inspire me. Love your channel. ❤️❤️❤️❤️♥️
@kennethbradyla Anos atrás
I also grew up in Rochester then spent years in NYC hanging out in the East Village. This video sends me back. Great memories.
These stories are priceless for up and coming musicians. Makes you realize you’ve “only just begun”
@robertgiles9124 2 anos atrás
Like most musicians I know... I've worked all sorts of jobs. Also worked all sorts of gigs in music from Weddings to Cafe gigs. I saw some of the best musicians barely making any money...often more as teachers rather than players. One morning I came out of my Apt. in Oakland to go to my Graphics job and the best musician I know was painting the Apt. hallway. You have to keep in mind that it's a privilege to even play music and to have the freedom of choice to do so. If one reads art History you quickly find out that many of the famous names we know now went through tough times...some their whole life. So never feel like some lowly job is beneath you. It teaches humility for sure.
@andyhair4665 2 anos atrás
Great story. My son is trying to get his music in front of people and he's had so many knockbacks over the last couple of years but he's never given up. He's working in a frozen food shop during the day and gigging evenings and weekends. Never give up and when success comes it will have been earned.
@dapperrandomdude2854 2 anos atrás
I hope he hangs on to his dreams. Is there somewhere I could listen to his music or what's his name/band.
@artkane6546 2 anos atrás
Your kids will value this story when they see it again in 50 years. Well told, Rick.
@truestory923 10 meses atrás
Rick, thank you! Your love of music and ability to explain it to anyone at any level is so incredible. I'm in my fifties and through you, I'm finally able to explore the musical side of myself. So wonderful that you told this story of yours. Everyone's who led a life following their passion has wild stories.
@petesorensenguitar 11 meses atrás
Hearing Rick get to the part where he's 32 and living with his parents hit home for me. I turn 33 in a little under a year and I'm looking at the music industry thinking "is this even what I want?" All I know is when I get home from work and play my guitar I know it's what I should be doing. Glad that you ended up doing what you're doing, Rick.
@philipmichel215 2 anos atrás
Rick you have been blessed with family and friends that kept you going toward your destiny. Cracked me up when you told the story of Doug in Atlanta and his plot to keep you there!
@paulyutzy5964 11 meses atrás
Love all your things Rick! I have NEVER subscribed/supported anything like this, am clueless about how it works but I am going to find out & support you. Really love everything, but particularly your “long & winding road “ to get where you are was very captivating, and of course the Oscar Peterson piece was nothing less than transformative for me. Thank you for all of it!! Paul
@AdamLevyGuitarTips 2 anos atrás
Totally inspiring to hear your stories, Rick. I didn't know how you ended up where you are. I appreciate you even more now!
@Freckles303 2 anos atrás
Rick! This is a beautiful story! It made me cry because you so humbly and authentically shared your journey with us, which many of us have experienced the same such character-building situations. I was so broke in 2010, trying to keep the house for my 3 kids while changing careers due to the recession I once found a bag of fresh broccoli on the sidewalk outside a produce store while on a walk and I took it home and we had it for dinner (with some chicken.) So much happened to me that year that could’ve broke me, but in the end it made me realize I’m so much more than a job, a house, and what the world rewards as successful. You’re awesome, thank you! ♥️
@LGW27 2 anos atrás
Did you ever listen to "Me" by Paula Cole? "I am not my house, my job, my songs. They are only stops along my way." This song inspires me.
@JoniRoseStephens 2 anos atrás
I’m on a similar journey. I’m 32, taught for 5 years at one of the best schools around near my home town then left to take a new road in the big city… so far I’ve spent the last year doing similar lowly paid jobs while I figure out the plan. It’s so comforting to hear your words in this moment. Thank you x
@robbee123 11 meses atrás
Thank you for all the great content you put out. Your story is amazing. Easily my favorite channel. I love the interviews, the top or favorite lists you make, the breakdown of songs, etc. But the part that I like the best is you. How you tell the story. How you make things relatable. The genuine joy when you talk about songs, music and your life. Just want to say thank you for all that you do in sharing your content.
@DTMGroupMarketing 2 anos atrás
Your story moved me believe it or not. I understand the passion. We are the same age. The journey is indeed the adventure. Best to you my friend.
@affmusic 2 anos atrás
I don’t know if you read these, Rick, but if so.. I remember the band with Chwazik and Alan Ploth, cool to hear the backstory on that. And thank you for the help you gave me back in Ithaca, while you were giving lessons at Ithaca College… long time ago. Wonderful to see how you’ve turned out, very cool indeed.
@patpatpat1969 2 anos atrás
This is my second time watching this video. Much love Rick , you are all of these and much more. A great ! Human being ,Story teller, teacher, musician, inspiration, determined individual, freind , caring person. I love your channel and your message. Keep up the great work.
@pnkbiankii 2 anos atrás
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. ☺️❤️
@caroleschaffer9470 8 meses atrás
"Just do stuff!" I lived in Ithaca 1977 to 1983 so I especially loved reminiscing about the Commons. Great story.
@sambidudek 2 anos atrás
Don`t worry Rick, this was real worth the 30 minutes of my time. You`re a legend. Learning a lot with you.
@ajkane1854 Anos atrás
Just saw this story. I ve been watching ricks videos for a while now and enjoy his expertise. His story is eerily close to mine. From his time as teacher to his journey with the mexicaster and peavey amp across the country in the early 90s. Mine took me to the west coast and to Berkeley CA where I now continue with my musical aspirations across the bay in San Francisco. I crashed on many couches and worked in many restaurants along the way. I struggled to make ends meet. The music scene has changed and is no longer a driving force in San Francisco but i continue to gig almost daily playing in bands on the street for 1000's of tourists. It's the only game in town which allows me a place to display my art as a lead guitarist lead singer for folks from around the world. The art of the lead guitarist is a dying breed. I now have a new found connection to the Rick Beato music channel and will continue to enjoy his experience and knowledge. Being 60 myself I can relate to just about everything he talks about.
@justranda1 Anos atrás
Wow.. I just passed by and saw the title, got caught up in the story. What a great adventure. It all comes from believing in yourself and knowing you have the gift. Everything in life costs something and sometimes others have to pay dues much longer than ones that just walk right into success. I so appreciate your tenacity and strength. You're an amazing talent... and Dylan has the best dad! He will be an amazing artist in his own right and I look forward to hearing what he does in life, too. (Hopefully a lot easier road to where he wants to be, bc we always wish that for our children.)
@richardardern171 2 anos atrás
Rick, you blew me away with the story of your life! Man I was with you, as you described each step in your journey. Your a musician, but your commitment to your dream is what moved me. Thank you for sharing your story.
@manlioyllades 2 anos atrás
I went from College Professor to independent computer repairman at 57 and now I make more money and I play what I like :)
@BrianTCarter 2 anos atrás
Congrats Manlio!
@johnnyxmusic 2 anos atrás
Good for you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
@Matt-Adams 7 meses atrás
Rick has so much knowledge and wisdom, I'm not sure he realizes it but that's what makes him so great.
@4sterp542 2 anos atrás
Bless your heart. I love your channel so much, it helps me tremendously with my depression. Idk what I would do without my guitar and and your channel. Keep up the amazing work!
@dxcman1 2 anos atrás
its funny where life takes you. I Thought I was going to be a cop. I worked as a butcher, bus boy, wood refinisher and a few other things. I ended up in IT and falling in love with it. 25 years later I'm still in IT. Life has a way of letting the pieces fall into place. I smiled and loved hearing about your journey in life. TY Sir
@JRKIXASS 2 anos atrás
You never quit! I think that is why you can connect with us, out here! Very inspirational! I think it made you better! Love what you put out there, Rick, please keep it up. I have had to live through a lot of pitfalls lately, and you are a big inspiration to me! I am going to write a song, and I am going to record it at your studio. Then I will shake your hand and appreciate the second chance you have given me! Thank You!
@gordonsmith4576 2 anos atrás
Rick, seems like your biggest help was great friends and family. Probably because you are a real honest great guy. Wonderful that you reached your goal. Well done, my friend.
Rick appears to have always respected and treated people well and valued relationships and in turn people have looked out for him and wanted him to do well. It all started from his tight and supportive parents and siblings!! God bless you Rick and his family.
@rossthompson1635 2 anos atrás
Simon, I was trying to work out how to express the same thoughts but you have put it perfectly there.
@smb782 Anos atrás
Respect, big time, Rick. From Hairnet to Internet, notwithstanding your academic career. Thank you for such a wonderful narrative around your journey, but what a karma you have nurtured. The signature strand in those early 1990's when folk still survived with a phone book or a helpful human phone operator to put you through to old friends. Bless you.
That's a great story & just goes to show there is no shame in doing what you have to to follow your dreams. It's better than to wake up one day with regrets wondering what could have been. You are naturally inspiring & I've so enjoyed binging your content even though I came to it late. The reason you have so many friends through your journey is because you're authentic & people can see that & admire it.
@p.a.6170 2 anos atrás
Rick...what a story. You are an extremely brave man and such an engaging storyteller! Keep doing that. We adore you
@spaceghost3067 Anos atrás
Danke! Dear Rick, thank you so much for these lessons in listening to music and life in general! Frank from Berlin
@charlesnolan7602 Anos atrás
Rick never apologise for any of these great stories. What you and I have is a love of music. You are the A type: sleeping on couches driven, not the end of a story ! Me: Age 67, Was in the record business, retail and wholesale. I decided the proper job was the way to go in the1990's- still buying the music, and getting into a little broadcasting. I ended up working with UPS and AMAZON shipping other people's records! You found your niche, maybe so did I!
@baronvoncrags771 2 anos atrás
"My journey can't be over here..." Brilliant. God bless you, rick.
@xrxs1020 2 anos atrás
My hypothesis is that the journey never ends. But the only way to test it is to pass over. The Creator really DOES love us, but our brains have trouble gettin it. Trust the Wise Man who talked of Grace. Or not. You'll be fine.
@NelsonStJames 2 anos atrás
A lot of people find themselves late in life just wishing they'd taken the time to ask themselves that question.
@sebas8225 2 anos atrás
You can still make a comeback, but the options are fewer now.
@GrandpaDanX10 2 anos atrás
Great title for his autobiography!
@jeffcoyne7473 2 anos atrás
Rick, I've been listening for a few years. Your knowledge of music brings me a back constantly. I have only recently indulged my interest by learning bass. I look forward to every episode. Hearing you reproduce so many awesome lics just tells me my passion is worth it. I enjoy alternately playing the Cajon with keyboards after learning a bass riff. Rush, Steely Dan,Dire Straits, VH,so many others, Just keep going.
@dondellario5164 2 anos atrás
Gotta be a real good people person on top of the talent to have so many folks happy to have you stay with them.
@talldude5841 2 anos atrás
I never hit the pause button one time. I love stories like this. Love you channel. Keep going.
@zurichgnome6073 Anos atrás
Beautiful what you learned from being humble, open and curious, and that you pass that lesson on. Man, hanging with Ivy back then you were right there with them at the peak of ultimate coolness.
@physicianmusician 11 meses atrás
Not just dream will do.Only what one is meant to do.Really appreciate the honest talk, and the single minded focus on one's goal. I hope many will be helped by this awesome video. Thank you.
@tonyledbetter6739 2 anos atrás
"...Do stuff and figure out your path." What a great saying, no wonder Rick is such a success!
@BenZoet 2 anos atrás
The best in this story is "make him stay"". To have a friend having that much confidence in you, wow.
@jeffkelty6636 11 meses atrás
What an incredible story! Grateful you share your tale with us. The old bromide "keep on keeping on" personified. Keep rockin', sir!
@petepower4217 Anos atrás
Rick lives on the sunny side of the street as a philosophy. He's a good egg! Right on, right on!!
@HerschelHorton 9 meses atrás
Everyone's journey is varied and your journey is unique and inspiring and it shows you have a lot of friends. Great story! "Just do stuff!"
@terlinguabay 2 anos atrás
Being available and open to change is magical. Never get too hooked to a particular gig or lifestyle.
@RAYGERVATO 2 anos atrás
Rick is as authentic and genuine as it gets. An inspiration because he's just a real dude that made it his own way, ..thru all the ordained randomness of possibilities, closed doors, & opened windows. More successful each day.
@homeslice1958 8 meses atrás
Another awesome Rick story. "Do stuff, and then figure out your path" Amen to that! As long as you're following your dream, it'll all work out. For many people, the hard part is knowing what your dream is (or for too many, not even having a dream). I'm grateful that Rick's old friend Dave Sandberg (sp?) kept him playing gigs in Atlanta...
@RickBeato 4 meses atrás
Doug :)
@psychlos21 2 anos atrás
Thank you Rick for sharing your story. Everyone has a story that shapes who they are. The important thing is to find joy everyday in pursuing our dreams.
@8KilgoreTrout4 2 anos atrás
Just drinking my morning coffee listening to your story
@michaeltorres3231 Anos atrás
Rick I respect the fact that you shared your story of doing whatever it took to get you by to chase your dream. I also think it took courage to be so open about your days when you were struggling on the way to where you are today. Thank you for sharing many people when they are succesfull hide their hardships because they are embarrassed. You were sincere enough to share. God bless you...
@brickboys7375 2 anos atrás
Seems like his story always ends up with him being a teacher. The college journey was short, but teaching music, and now teaching on BRvid. Which isn't a bad thing, he seems really great at it.
@elguapo8472 2 anos atrás
We are exactly the same age (59). I moved to the East Village, 6th btwn A&B, in '92 to join a punk rock band (I'm a drummer). We played CBGB's and toured all over the states. We must have at least walked passed each other on the street! I also met Howard Thompson and he also never signed us. We ended up on Reprise. I love your stories! ❤
@Tressala 11 meses atrás
You're the epitome of living your dream and the passion and fortitude to make it happen.
@handyman4209 2 anos atrás
There is no excuse for anyone of us to not follow our dreams. This man is truly an inspiration. And his guitar Phrasing is just so incredibly unique. Watch his Shorts on youtube!!
@Roadhammer42 11 meses atrás
Awesome, thank you for sharing your journey. Young people see where other people have ended up in life with envy but don't know the work and sacrifice it took to get there. Presistence Pays! Plus, no matter the job, there's honor in a hard earned dollar.
@carlosaraujo2944 Anos atrás
Hi I'm a musician and I'm new to your channel. With all that you share specially today I feel that we are the ones that should thank you all that knowledge you give us. And this time of you sharing part of your life story with us. Tops it all my Sir. I will soon become a member of your club because is the least anyone can do for this hight quality information you give us. Again, thank you and be blessed.
@miguelhidalgo9372 11 meses atrás
Not only is Mr.Beato's never-ending story deeply inspiring, it is a truly emotional tribute about his life and his unwavering commitment to music. His masterful craft of making music resonates by listening, playing, and teaching in such a delightful and delicious way is profusely appreciated by 'aficionados.' THANK YOU.
@brucetrappleton6984 2 anos atrás
I love that the most repeated sentence in the story is “I can’t do this anymore, I quit!!”. LOVE IT. That sense of freedom and uneasiness, all combined, and suddenly decide to change direction. Man, love that!!
OMG, go, Forrest, go! Long-time subscriber and just stumbled onto this episode. Thank you so much for sharing it. Very inspiring and so appreciated.
@tinamagnuson9656 11 meses atrás
I grew up in Atlanta, moved to NYC 1990 and played CB's mid 90's. You just took me down memory lane.
@f.f.6323 2 anos atrás
I graduated in 93. So much happened my 1st year of college, the year Cobain died. Being spontaneous sure makes for a hell of a lot of great memories, even when the past-present events don't seem great at the time! Great story!
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