I finished a new song today (=yesterday), it’s a goodie. Well, I have a demo but I’m gonna redo it. Nathaniel’s coming over this weekend to help me snazz up the chords a little… I was envisioning this really smooth Wes Montgomery-ish guitar bed for my demo but I just couldn’t find all those jazzy passing chords on the fretboard. I found the basic chords, more or less, but it’s just a little wack. Nathaniel has the demo now so he’ll be able to figure out what I *meant* to play, hopefully.
Archive for 2006
Sorry to have to say this but I’m not going to be touring Europe in May after all, I’m not even playing ATP. For stupid reasons, financial and organizational reasons. We all wanted to be there, me and the band were rarin’ to go and we totally would be going…!! But it wasn’t to be, a tour never materialized that was going to make sense either logistically or financially. I only like to do tours where I might have half a prayer of not losing both my shirt and my mind. And this was not gonna be one of those tours, so it sucks but we had to pull the plug on the whole thing. I hope everyone who was planning on coming to those shows, and the ATP people and the various other promoters and everyone else we’ve talked to, will accept our sincerest apologies for this… ahem!! Unfortunateness. We’re going to regroup over here and get another tour booked just as soon as possible. It’ll just be a matter of a few months, I’m hopin’.
I’m home now. Happy Easter! Ohhh I wish you’d been at the Old Town show if you weren’t there, it was spectacular. The sound in that auditorium is so amazing, I don’t think I’ve ever played in a better-sounding venue and I think any other musician who’s played there would agree. It’s a just a room that was designed for perfect sound, plus there’s the whole history of the OTS, so many of the world’s greatest musicians have played there. I’ve seen so many amazing shows at the OTS since I moved to Chicago so it was just a huge thrill for me to be able to play my own music there for a night. And oh, the band sounded so great!! And I was singing just fine too. Maybe a little wobbley at first from the jitters but nothing wrong with it after that. Err… I was babbling onstage a little, what the fuck was I saying? But other than that I was really psyched with that whole show. Really great way to end what turned out to be a super fun tour! It all went great, we had a really good time and played a lot of fun shows and met up with so many old friends and made so many great new ones. I miss my bandmates already, we all got along so well, there were tons of laffs. Musically it was awesome, best band I’ve ever toured with. We had a few weird shows but that’s unavoidable on any tour, you have to play lots of different venues and maybe not all of them are going to be ideal in every way. Overall though, the good shows definitely outweighted the bad. I am very pleased with how it all came out in the end. I’m super fucking tired though, omigod. Sooo pooped… I don’t even have the mental energy to go through what-all went down on tour, not today anyway.