What the Hell is Oh Mic!?
Hi, my name is Mic Manaras (pronounced Mick Muh-na-ris) and there’s a lot of noise upstairs, like a ton, and I need a place where I can let some of that noise out. Oh Mic! is that place for me.
Life has been pretty interesting in the last few years and subsequently I’ve been all over the spectrum, to say the least. The good, the bad and the ugly have provided me with all kinds of paradigm shifts and as I recently turned 30, I feel confident and excited enough to start sharing my experiences, no filter.
I always figured that if I had something on my mind, there had to be someone out there who could relate. So that’s what this is, it’s honest and it’s real, and the goal is to resonate with people and let them know they might not be as crazy as they think. (and even if they are, they’re not alone!)
And to be more specific, I’m writing and I’m making music.
I’ve been making music since I was 16 and other than a brief moment in 2012, I was never disciplined enough to have it really go anywhere. I’m 30 now, and let’s be honest, my odds at pop stardom aren’t stacked in my favor. But that’s not what this is about; it’s about expression and creativity, and I don’t think there’s an age limit for that.
As for writing, it’s relatively new to me, but there’s been a big push in the last year at work for team members to express themselves via the company blog, so I took the opportunity to start writing little blog posts, and I really enjoyed it.
So with a little help from my friends about my music and the positive reaction to my blog posts, I figured, let me combine the two and get something going.
Welcome to Oh Mic!