Meet Joe Simmons
I never planned on being a gambler. I planned on being an artist/music producer kinda late in life. This was after I achieved some success in the music business as the co-manager of the Grammy Award winning Legendary Roots Crew , a hip-hop group/band out of Philadelphia. Gambling was a means to end because it gave me time to work on my craft and an additional income to support myself. It turned into something more because I made more money gambling than I ever did in the music business. I ran thru that money trying to be a high stakes player and tournament pro, which is a source of continuing frustration for me. I realized when I first went on this path that it might not work out and I decided to document it so, at the very least, I would get a story out of it. This blog is an extension of that idea. At this point this experiment is my life, for better or worse. I’ve been doing it for ten years now. I realize on some level I’m the cutting edge of something ; the question is what. Is this a viable way of making a living in today’s society ? I’m still not sure. I’ve had a half million dollars and went broke three times in the last 10 years. I’m actually more determined to make million dollars now than I was before in my life and I think I’m more poised to do so. I may be out of my mind. I haven’t ruled that out. There’s an equal possibility I could wind saying “please pull up a little further” at the neighborhood car wash or “may I take your order please ” at some area Chic Filet. (Chic Filet is the fast food chain of choice for employment for college graduates – its nice and clean in there). Am I worried? U betcha, but it’s good nervous energy – great for creativity. If you wanna know what it”s like to play cards for a living, this blog is it. I hope to keep you thoroughly entertained as well as informed. Losing a half million dollars has made me a comedic genius and a much better poker player. Run Good.