Its been unfortunately difficult to find serious band members to play in the band. I've tried through several sites and have only found people looking for a band that is signed to Atlantic or something like that. Nobody wants to join a small, unsigned, DIY band anymore? Why is there a lack of musicians looking to be involved with something serious, without being some huge band? Where has the passion gone, and where did the easy way out take over?
I find great joy in the music I make with my band. We made a decision a year ago to move into a house together, fresh out of college with our degrees and eager to find permanent members to play with. We've been through the ringer of life this past year. Life happens fast, and unexpectedly. We've lost loved ones, struggled to pay our rent, and tested ourselves constantly. We've survived so much together just trying to put something together we believe in. My band mates and I have become family, struggling together, and I wouldn't change a thing. There is some unexplainable energy in the room when we make music, and we want to share our music and energy with everyone.
So here is my call to those musicians who have missed it.
If you play bass or drums, or both, or multiple instruments in addition to one of those.
If you have your own equipment.
If you are able to get along with others.
If you have an undying passion to share your talent seriously with the world.
Drop a line. Tell me about yourself.
We're located in Central, NJ (Branchburg specifically)
If you live far away and are willing to move, we will welcome you into our home and help get you on your feet here.
I can't express the seriousness of this band enough on a computer keyboard. You just have to feel it.
Did our first leg of the drive to Indianapolis yesterday with the boys of Kelsey And The Chaos. We spent the night in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, a small town near Pittsburgh. I haven't been able to stop laughing, and this is only the beginning of how awesome the tour's gonna be. We're heading to Indianapolis to meet with Kelsey and rest up for the start of Warped Tour tomorrow. I'll be slinging merch for KATC, so come by and say hi.
At least all the work that I have to do before the end of next week in order to graduate sucks. Lot's of long days. Gotta try to get up and working early.
At work last night, I watched the devils start coming back from a 3 goal deficit. They lost with .02 seconds left in the 3rd, after Marty got shoved, and a lucky, lucky, tip. So pissed.
Going home for my birthday this past weekend was amazing. The weather was amazing, the people were amazing. Played the demos for a few people, and they all enjoyed it. There's still a lot of work to be done on those as well, but we've got ample time, especially after I graduate on the 2nd. My whole world is going to be easier.
Baseball started today, which means spring should be in full swing. Unfortunately, the Yankees lost, and it's windy and cold in Saint Paul. Bummer.
Patrick and I are in the studio recording bass for the record and working on mixes. I play a total of four instruments on this disc: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, and the Triangle.
Being silly while listening to mixes.
What does suck is I'm missing the NCAA Championship (which my bracket was fucked anyway), and I'm missing Heroes, and there's only four episodes left in this season. I'm looking forward to It's Always Sunny and Weeds to start back up, and moving to New Jersey where I can watch it on cable TV!
Speaking of which, I have quite a bit to do these next eleven days. I need to start wrapping up some of the projects and papers I have left before I go to Jersey for my birthday. Once I get back, I have to continue to do so, until May 2nd, when graduation comes. My parents are flying out for this, and my oldest brother might be coming as well. I can't wait to get this monkey of school off my back, and can just work on getting things going in my life.
The culmination of seven years of working, searching, trying and trying again, starting over, school, travel, and ultimately finding that answer to the "What the hell am I going to do with my life?" question.
For once, it feels right.
Key Sera Sera. Six Songs. For Free.
Looking towards June for release.
You can donate if you so choose, everything donated to us will be split with a charity.
I'm making music with two other dudes who are just like me. Who love what they're doing as well.
I'm picking up where I left off years ago. Better than I was, and more than I ever imagined to be.
Working in the studio as we speak. Tracking a few guitar and piano tracks that we've been writing. Really like the direction they're coming in. Definitely got some great grooves, and fun rockin' parts.
I uploaded the pic of Evalynn, my Epiphone Les Paul Custom. I think I'm going to be getting her a new friend soon.
I went to the City and Colour show thanks to this lovely website. The show was sold out, and my buddy Jared and I were guestlisted since I won a contest right here on AP. William Elliot Whitmore opened, and both he and C&C killed it. Awesome awesome show.
I have to close at work this friday and saturday, with saturday being a UFC fight, so I should make some killer money, and then enjoy the day off drinking and watching the super bowl on sunday. I think the Cardinals are gonna take it, even though I like the Steelers. I just want it to be a tight game.
7:08 PM, we have the studio until midnight, I hope we get some more awesome tunes down.
It is almost three in the morning, and I am still awake, but starting to fade. The only thing on TV out of the 12 channels I have is a poker tournament that I'm not paying attention to. I finished some of my laundry, and recorded two new ideas. I think I've found my voice again after staying quiet for quite some time, which makes me feel great again. Something I feel that's been missing, is just feeling great. Let the feeling return.
Class doesn't start til 1pm tomorrow, and then I'm back to my first night of work again, waiting tables. It will be nice to make some cash that night, and also get paid for my last week of work while I was home. I cut it a bit close, and have maybe 40-50 bucks between my wallet and bank accounts right now. When I wake up tomorrow, that will change. Thank you, direct deposit.
I'm on my second listen of the Two Tongues record. A couple of the songs have caught my ear pretty strongly, and I think it's pretty good. Gonna spin it some more times before I have a true verdict. I wonder if they plan to tour at all? I know Say Anything is in the studio, and Chris Conley is doing an acoustic tour. Maybe sometime before the new SA drops.
Re-airing of Leno is on now. I never realized he did stand-up, but he's going to be at Mystic Lake in March. Only known him as our generations Johnny Carson.
Trying really hard to convince the college to allow me to do a senior recital instead of another ensemble. I want to make it "Jim Morgan and Friends", and have all my friends from school get down on different songs with me. Cover songs, original songs, just have different people playing different songs, different voices, harmonies. Get one big singalong going with everyone. Make the show feel how it should, like it is a family affair. My family of musicians, and I. I think it'd be sweet.
My eyelids are starting to get a bit heavy. Good night.
The world doesn't wait for anybody. Everything you've ever wanted is within your reach. Sometimes, as open as important as other people are to you, you simply have to put yourself first before anything or anyone else.
I've come to realize that sometimes you just have to allow your feet to be lifted off the ground by the wind, and get swept away in your own tornado. The way you think your life will end up will happen if it is meant to be.
So I've decided to make a few changes, and let the wind sweep me away. I don't care where I end up anymore. I'm just ready to head in the direction that I've wanted, and let the pieces fall into place.
"Someday, you'll find yourself out in the galaxy, and you'll see how much you missed me. And when you decide to come back down to Earth, I hope that you can find me."