Well, I’d like to apologize for taking so long to do an update, but apologies in this situation are almost always to cover bases and not genuine, so I’ll skip it and just say that it’s been the hardest 5 months of my life. I think it’s fine to not do an update on your website when that’s the case. I won’t dwell on it all, as I am now in a place where I feel thankful for everything in my life, despite the hard situations that have occurred recently.
In February my mom died after a wild and short bout with cancer, as well as dementia. Losing her changed my life. I miss her a great deal. I had to (and continue to) work out a lot of things internally, but she’s with me still. In everything. I think about her constantly, and there are much fewer tears, but they still creep in there sometimes. When she left, the safety line was cut. I feel like an adult now, for the first time.
As a complete flip to the losing one of the most important people in my life, my wife and I found out that we will be having another baby girl in September. This news came in the heat of all of moms difficulties, and is finding it’s place now, along with a lot of joy. Mom was able to know about the pregnancy, which also makes me very happy. We will be taking a little vacation to Florida this week, just the wife and I, to prep for very little alone time for the rest of our lives. Ha. In all honestly, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
All of the craziness really set me back professionally, but I’m finally finding my footing again. Writing again. Working again, and doing it all with a bit of a perspective shift.
Here’s a few musical highlights from the last few months.
Playing drums behind my brother, Chance Bone for some tunes that are featured in the new Susan Sarandon film, The Meddler. You can hear one of the tunes that’s used during the movie in the trailer below.
Getting to jump on stage with the Lucius crew when they were in town a couple of months ago playing a show for 96.5 The Buzz.
Writing and starting the recording process for some songs that will hopefully become a solo record or EP of some sorts.
Tracking and finishing an upcoming EP for the always awesome Clay Hughes, that includes some great players. Drummer Vincent Williams of Delta Saints, as well as winner of the 2015 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet competition, and semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, Hermon Mehari. Some of KC's finest folks.
In closing, as I always say, I feel very lucky to have the life I do. But maybe a bit more lately than I have in the past. Please remember to grab the whole thing by the horns and go for it. Who knows how long we’ll have, and I don’t know about you, but I want my legacy to be that of a man that no matter what, did what he loved to do, and loved those around him while doing it. I hope this finds all of you doing amazing, and I appreciate you checking in on me, and for all of your support. If you want to make some music with me, hit me up in the contact section. I’d love to make it happen.
All the best.