Monday, October 25, 2010

Excited about the future...

I really feel like things are going to go pretty well with music. I've come to terms with the limited time that I have to devote to it, come to terms with the reality that Roman Holiday is evolving into something else (which is good), and am super excited about rehearsing my acoustic set. I'm going to be posting a series of videos of me sitting in my bathroom singing songs, just me and a guitar. Mostly covers, but I'll probably throw one or two of my originals in there for fun.

Inspired by the new Steven Page album, "Page One". I really didn't expect it to be as good as it is. I love it. No. I LURVE it.

Okay. Back to work. :)

Peace be the journey...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wow...I thought I had been neglecting the blog in my LAST post...

Apparently it's too difficult for me to remember to write some thoughts here on a regular basis, so I guess a periodic summary will have to suffice.

So this past month has seen more action than earlier months. Greg quit the band. Fortunately we've got Lee to help us out with bookings. He's in if he wants to be. This lineup played a fraternity party over at UT that was a combination of nightmare and fun. Nightmare for all the surrounding stuff, fun for all the playing.

Just last weekend was one of my best weekends in a very long time, music-wise. I got to play a GUITAR gig. No singing necessary/required, just fill in, play guitar and try not to suck. I sucked a little at first, but once I calmed down, it was a blast. Truly an enjoyable experience. Made me realize I need more reliable equipment, though.

Then I got to see Muse play live at the Austin City Limits Festival. It was awesome from beginning to end. A truly transcendent experience for me.

Outside of all that happiness, more parties and frat parties on the horizon for the new Roman Holiday. Which is EXCITING. Kind of. Definitely need to get the acoustic shit or some sort of guitar gig going, though.

And even better - a dude was selling a Tascam 464 Portastudio on Craigslist for $50, and I snagged it. It's the same exact model Portastudio my brother had that I used back in the olden days when I had no life and could record stuff all the time.

I've been going through and transferring the OLD 4-track stuff to digital.

Here is a sample.

Take care and be well!