AFTER THE BEAUTIFUL STORM
I admit it was especially crazy of us to plan so many shows while mixing this new record. And it was also crazy with birthday parties to plan, holiday hosting, and the list of things that come along with saying yes to live shows.
At one point, between the band and these extra life commitments, I was working with over 30 people’s individual schedules. It was nuts!
It was especially crazy to put all of this on our plate because the live shows are physically intense. We wrote songs that are not easy to sing, so they require allot of muscle power. As well as what we’ll call my “dance moves” for lack of a better phrase — always push my limits. The quotations are there because I was once called a wild organism up on stage, and I like that because I can’t put my finger on what I do up there.
Whatever you call it, allot of stamina and technique are absolutely necessary to get the job done.
Anyway, I’m laughing while I write this because I knew full well what I was getting myself into. This ramble is not about feeling sorry for myself, but a funny reflection on a challenging and exhilarating Fall experience I know full well I signed myself up for.
Now as we enter the winter, I’m reflecting how something told me I couldn’t wait for life to be organized and easy, and my intuition was right. Don’t know if I’ll make this a lifestyle but I liked the kind of “trial by fire” thing that came from it.
Now, after the dust has settled, I’m looking forward to burrowing into my home in the woods, going a bit low-key for a few months, and songwriting with my songwriting partner, Alex Vazquez.
We’re still wrapping up mixing, and I might have a couple shows in these darker months before spring.
Mostly I’m looking forward to hibernating after that beautiful self-created storm. So if you don’t see much of me on social media, I’ll be cooking up plans for Spring / Summer. Keep an eye out for the new record in the early of 2019. Till next time, A Howling Songbird