HEY! You’re back! Or, you’re here?! Either one, thank you. So much. It’s really nice to know that people are checking in on me once in a while, wondering what’s up. So, I’ll tell you already…
I’ve spent the majority of April holed up in my home studio working on commercial music and scoring some music to picture. I got to do a cool project with Rockbox Video that took up the bulk of my time this month. By the time we wrapped, my brain had turned into a mush that could only play three chords over and over, so it was time for a break. I also got word that a little tune my brother (Chance) and I were hired to write for a Prius commercial ended up getting canned, only due to the fact that the whole project got canned, but I was still pleased with how it turned out, so you can take a listen to it below. It’s some stinky cheese, but hey, have you heard commercials?! They LOVE that shit. The Rockbox thing hasn’t been released yet, so you can probably expect to see it in my next installment. Needless to say, all of this stuff (as fun as it is) has me chomping at the bit to do something weirder. Not sure how or when that will be executed… so, you should probably just remove that portion of the blog post from your memory for now. Thank you.
I’ve finally gotten back into playing some drums as well. Ended up filling in for a buddy of mine who just had twins (Congrats to Layne & The Ryantist!) doing a handful of gigs playing about 4 hours worth of material. You want to talk about a work out. Go from 6 months off the kit to pulling a 10 hour solid day of playing to make sure it all comes together! That shit hurts! Anyway, I’m a wuss. Deal with it. It was a great time, and I hope I get to do some more gigs with the guys soon. I’ll also be filling in with a couple of bands in the area over the next couple of months. I’m excited about these gigs, as there’s some cool shows we’ll be doing, and I’m always honored to be asked to play. More on that as we get into May and June.
Aside from that, the family is great. Got to take a mini-vacation with the wifey that was amazing and very much needed. The little gal is learning colors at 1.5 years, and it’s blowing my mind. Maybe that’s normal… I have no reference… but whatever she’s doing always has me enthralled. She runs around the house making up gibberish songs already as well. We should have her first record cut and printed on vinyl in two to three weeks. I’ve also dove head first into doing daily group meditations. If you know me, you know that I’m a very anxious guy, and so far this has been a step in the right direction as far as getting control of my thoughts and focus. I’d highly recommend it.
Anyway. I know that we’re all used to 140 characters or less, so I’ll leave it at this for now. As always, if you’re looking to do some music, please let me know! I’m open to new projects, and love getting the chance to meet and work with new people.
All the best to all of you!