We had the good fortune of connecting with Marcelo Rossil and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marcelo, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I believe that being aware of yourself and the impact your words or actions have with those around you can balance itself.
It’s important to never give up as you wouldn’t know just how vast your imagination or willpower can take you. Great things have been done by sheer belief and consistency.
Knowing when enough is enough is also a valuable mindset to keep. Musically, sometimes you try your best for an idea to work and it just won’t fit! That’s ok. It’s to be taken as an opportunity to get back to the drawing board and make something new and beautiful; a complete new path to take
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I released Better Days – EP when I learned I had much to learn! I was grateful to the team that helped me put it together as I hadn’t done much serious studio work before. It was a challenge to funnel my imagination to communicate with the engineer, Kamil Sliwinski, as to what I wanted it to sound like. Thankfully, it blew past my expectations with performances from Lucas Taffo (Guitar) and Giacomo Cortelloni (Drums) and a killer mix!
The experience lent itself to the creation of my most recent project: Elastic Stoan, An anthemic Pop-Rock duo. If passion is anger and love, I surely get to reach my creative hands in plenty of directions with this project.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
DEFINITELY going to the beach! Cold beer and fresh tacos is surely a Californian welcome! Sunset Blvd is also a good walk taken from Vine to Beverley Hills if you have the time. The last bookstore in Downtown is also a great place to pass the time and put something in your head. Lastly, I would take them to the tippety-top of Runyon Canyon. The hazy view of the city is hard to beat from so high. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Roberto & Marylin Rossil
Parents! I couldn’t fathom what kind of individual would have turned out if my parents hadn’t sacrificed simplicities in life and their most valuable asset, time, to develop myself and my siblings to know other cultures, experiences, and realities of the world.
Through their efforts I was led to meet great, kind musicians that showed me the ropes of expression:
– Victor Hernandez was my first guitar instructor
– Robert Petersen helped me refine choppy singing techniques
– Desha Dunnahoe stretched my mind to the intricacies of putting together a show
– Reina Salcedo showed the way to making MUSIC as a group. Invaluable.
All this leading up to today is from the resilience of the two most compassionate, persistent, and inspiring teachers I’ll ever know.