Thursday, September 29, 2005

Posting of the dead

Can't let a month slip away without an update of some sort. Since my last post we have been through two hurricanes down here, one to the east and one to the west, and the population of BR has effectively doubled as it absorbs evacuees. Even my tiny suburb has been inundated with people, and every square inch of living and office space in the area is rented or bought. Strange how your life can change overnight, even when you are, as far as house and family, lucky enough to be unaffected by the events in question... But on to other, more selfish topics...

I have been experimenting with the crappy mics I own (total investment for all three = $64) and have come to the conclusion that I should probably spend some money on new stuff. Unfortunately, I have done that so often in the last few years that I can't do it at the moment or until well after the holidays, and so I feel the studio is at a standstill. I did piece together a ten minute EP of stuff and sent it to a few friends, mainly to clear the slate of the last few years of noodling and begin writing new stuff in earnest. I am almost 31 years old, and have played less music this year than in probably the last eight. It's strange, and I don't like it, and so, rather than formulate a plan or something, I am just going to bite the weenee and play more. If only I could find a dirty little jazz combo that was willing to adopt an errant rock drummer with more ambition than talent...