My Positive Perspective Broadcasts Episode with Thomas McElwee of the Band Fowler’s Mustache

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My Positive Perspective airs episode with local musician Thomas McElwee, member of the band Fowler’s Mustache. The episode discussed the formation of the band members.

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Every band has a unique story about how they started

On July 28, 2014, My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein interviewed Thomas McElwee. McElwee is a member of the band Fowler’s Mustache and discussed the formation of the band as well as how the band came up with their name. At the start of the episode Deierlein says, “One of the most interesting topics with every band is how they formed and have managed to perform together. Each band’s story is unique so what is the Fowler’s Mustache story?” McElwee pauses and replies, “We all started as friends, several of us grew up in the same neighborhood so we knew each other for years. After we all returned from college, we would go see each other play at various venues in the city of Charleston.” McElwee continues, “One time I went to see Nick play and he invited me on stage to play with him and that started a phase that brought us to have the desire to play together.”

McElwee then starts talking about playing with Matt Stanley and Deierlein then asks McElwee, “Was Matt Stanley always your main vocalist for the band?” McElwee answers, “Yes, he always has been our main vocalist, but he has encouraged both me and Nick Collins to take part in more vocals and now that is one aspect of music I couldn’t imagine not doing.”

Deierlein then asks, “How did the band come up with the name Fowler’s Mustache?” McElwee responds, “Well the Fowler part refers to local meteorologist Rob Fowler and the mustache comes from back in the days when Rob sported a mustache.” Deierlein then adds, “Rob takes part in a yearly fundraiser for brain injury and many of the people go to the event just to see him. I certainly thank him for his help as a brain injury survivor myself.”

My Positive Perspective is a media outlet believing that improvement in our community will be best achieved by focusing on the good things happening in our world today. Having survived a near fatal car accident as a youth, a shift of perception forced one to have a mentality of always concentrating on the brighter sides of things. This was true, and in my book, Return From a Comatose Mind, this belief was put to the test. Appreciation for life was the biggest thing one took away from my brush with death, and it is because of that gives me such a huge desire to be helpful to many. My Positive Perspective is a way of overcoming challenges through positive thinking.

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