I probably don’t do as good of a job updating my site as I should. On the road there aren’t exactly a ton of opportunities to have a cup of tea and write (music, words) and record. But I’ve been back for over a week now and here we are.
There are people who are much better traveled than myself, so take whatever I say with a grain of salt. People tell myself and my band mates that we’re living the dream. And they’re right. What they may or may not realize is that dreams are hard. Many of my friends with stable jobs and incomes express interest in a freer lifestyle where they can travel. From a hotel room in Switzerland, I have fleeting thoughts of how nice it must be to not worry about how you’re going to eat or live for the next week, month, or year.
Traveling as a musician is uncomfortable. You sleep too little, eat too much crap, and are constantly on the move. But you still appreciate it, whether or not you get the emotional payoff of a sold out show with a frenzied crowd or not. You realize that people are kind of the same everywhere. Well, not that everyone is the same, but you can find the same kinds of people everywhere in the world. People who are wildly devoted to a cause, be it music or something extraneous. And that is COOL AS SHIT. People who attended 50 shows in North America and Europe, spanning tens of thousands of miles have this same unifying quality in that they give a shit. That is INCREDIBLE.I think what I’m trying to say is that I appreciate you. Friends, family, fans, anonymous musicians, twitter followers, whomever. I appreciate that you exist and contribute to this present that I’m trying to cultivate. If there’s anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to ask. THANK YOU.
Guitar lessons, film scoring, performance, conversation, networking etc. If I can help you, you know where to find me. I’ll be releasing a 3 song EP within a month or so that will be free to listen to. Take care!