Hi! I’m Greg Sims. Welcome to my blog. When I first began to tell people that I was moving to Los Angeles, I would often get comments like “I’m so sorry. I escaped from LA ten years ago.” But I was not deterred, mainly because I had decided that LA was the place I needed to be if I were to seriously entertain my dream of becoming a full-time film and television composer.
I’ve never been a big-city person. I had a comfortable life in Nashville, Tennessee with my lovely wife, Annie, and our feline family of four. But after a while, I could no longer ignore that gnawing feeling I was not living the life I was destined to live. I was no longer content to play small; I wanted to play big. I couldn’t shake what my friend Rob had said: “You know what you are? You’re stranded talent.”
In this blog, I will be sharing anecdotes, synchronicities and interviews with other dreamers who decided to make LA their new home. I will also share my opinion on the music and film scenes, places to visit and things to do. I will introduce you to the people, places and happenings that make this city the one of the most progressive, tolerant, talented and visionary urban areas in the world.
And last but not least, I will chronicle my journey from a relatively unknown music arranger and composer living and working in the buckle of the Bible Belt to one of Hollywood’s most respected and successful film composers. That’s my plan, anyway.