Saturday, July 6, 2013

A bit of an update

Hey guys.
So the last time I gave an update I was about to perform on a radio show in February on 89.9 WERU. That actually went okay, I personally don't think I did a good job but then again most singers don't think they do.
We started recording in late May or June in a studio in town here, and after a little band turmoil (which included one member leaving, leaving me and my friend Will) we've now levelled out and are working on a bit of different stuff. It's hard to describe if you don't really know music today very well.
I'm hoping that when I go to Germany this fall (where I'll be staying for about a month) I can play a little bit of music over there.
Now onto the wargaming subject. I do sometimes look at wargaming miniatures still. I'm still very fascinated by it. Particularly the 19th century. Possibly in the future I'll return. As for you guys, I've been looking around your blogs and it looks like things are going quite well. I'm fascinated to see that some people are getting into the Cold War, which was my favorite topic.
Anyways, I hope to speak with you again, and who knows; I might have some new miniatures!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The countdown begins!

Hello everyone. It's been about 5 months or so since I've talked with all of you, thought I'd fill you in and see how you're all doing (hope it's going well!).
Music has really been center stage for the past year or so, and I find myself investing more and more time in it, writing more and more songs as I go along.
It's led me to my booked "gig" if you will with my friend Will, a bass player. So far, we've got enough songs for a 12-song album and maybe an EP or a few B-sides, though that's jumping the gun a bit.
Our gig is on a local radio station called 89.9/99.9 WERU, and it will be on February 23rd starting at 4:30 or so.
It should be streaming on the station's website. Having played guitar for about 7 years or so now, I can't say there was ever a point when I expected to do something like this. I don't exactly know where this will go, or what I'll do with this, but it is probably going to be really really weird.
I'm incredibly proud of my friend, Will, who's been working his you-know-what off for the past 5 months. He's surprised me with his ability to learn things this fast, and he's really made excellent progress over time.
Also, my friend James, who has acted as our kind of manager, and who found us this radio spot in the first place. He's been a loyal friend since 4th grade or so, and I really owe him quite a bit for this.
We've also got a lead guitarist coming in with us soon, but until then it's "Squilly" (Will's nickname) and I.
So in about 11 days, it's crunch time. Thank you anyone who read this, I hope you're all doing well. Sometimes I go through the ol' blog to see what everyone is doing and it looks like you're all doing great.
Again, thank you anyone who read this.