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AFTER ALL THIS TIME

When I was a lot younger (I’ll be 46 on Monday), I would read articles by various bands who were many years deep into their career, making records and touring. One question they would often get asked is “Does it ever get stale for you?” And more often than not, the answer was almost textbook, something like “We’ll keep doing this until we drop…”

Or the band breaks up, whichever comes first. Read more

JUST A REMINDER…

New album coming soon...

FAMOUSLY OBSCURE

Those who know me can attest that I jokingly refer to myself as “famously obscure”. But lately I’ve been thinking about both sides of the spectrum: the fame aspect, and the obscurity side as well.

I have that kind of time.

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SO CLOSE…

Last night I got to record guitar melodies for six of the nine songs at Rosario Sound Labs. To say that this is my most ambitious music to date is putting it mildly.

Having my ass handed to me is more like it.

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MO’BASS

Last night I got to record all the bass tracks, and let me tell you…I have new respect for the instrument and the people who play it. I’ve played bass on demos in the past, but for some reason, I felt like my arms were going to fall off.

Some people might like that.

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BETTER CROWD AND MORE RECORDING SOON

This past Friday, Mary’s Basement played at one of our “famous” spots, Allendale Bar & Grill. Even though the supposed hurricane made the room look empty, it filled up rather quickly and things were moving from there. The set list was re-arranged to be less “artsy” and it was a smart move, as the crowd were dancing up a storm (no pun intended). Definitely a far cry from when we played the week before at the hockey fundraiser…I was waiting for a funeral to break out that night.

Not every gig is a hit out of the park…or a puck in the goal? Work with me here!

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KEEP PUSHIN’

 

I hope to go back into the studio to lay down the bass tracks for my new album soon. Last time I was there, I started feeling fatigued too quickly. I’m no spring chicken anymore, not able to bang out a full album in a day like I used to. While I agree that art simply cannot and should not be rushed, I am so antsy to get this new album out for various reasons.

I keep pushin’ through, no matter what it takes.

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BACK UNDER THE COVERS

The last time I got together with Mary’s Basement was back in July for a 4th of July bash (on July 3rd!) and was supposed to play a gig with them at the Ramsey pool but had another gig offer for my band. Last night MB had a full rehearsal and for almost three hours, we burned through most of the set list for the two upcoming shows in town.

I’m back under the covers for a bit! Read more

NEW ENDORSEMENT AND RECORDING (PART TWO)

I have now become an endorser for Swiss Picks as of this afternoon! I tried their picks recently, put them through their paces as I do with any new piece of gear. The true test was live, and what better place than on stage with Nik West last Sunday?

They passed the test!

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ONE SONG BECOMES TWO

Last night was the jam at Club Bonafide with the one and only Nik West and her amazing band. Even if I didn’t play on stage with her, I would still say that it was a very intense show, totally full of grooves, funk, dynamics, and star power.

But I played anyway 🙂 Read more