Thursday, August 23, 2007
I have been contemplating the one man band scenario a bit more. Basically taking my laptop and Moog into tiny venues and playing a few tunes, a la Thomas Dolby. This would involve me singing, which is quite a leap for me, and a bit of work coming up with simplified arrangements of a few tunes. Or completing 4 or 5 of my own. Hrm.
Posted by Nate at 2:27 PM
Monday, August 13, 2007
So I'm going to be a dad soon, and I find myself taking stock of things. There are many aspects of my life that aren't what they could be at the moment... these are things that can be changed fairly easily, though. My marriage and family are good. The job is fine. The rest comes and goes. Musically, I'm dead in the water, and the weird thing is that I'm OK with that. I haven't played in a couple of months and I don't see that changing unless a band finds me. I'm just too tired after the last couple of years to bother looking anymore. I keep my hand in it, noodling on the piano and synth, but nothing of consequence these days. I am seriously considering selling everything: drums, guitars, microphones, recording equipment... all of it except my two keyboards and just stopping for a while. I've done this before. After I quit my first band in the mid-90s, I didn't seriously play again for five years or so. I came back to it refreshed and recharged but have been unable to sustain anything for more than a few months. I have even stopped listening to music for the most part, which is a little strange, too. Tomorrow I will see Rush for the first (and possibly only) time. No doubt it will be an incredible show, but I'm doubtful I will come away inspired. At this point, it seems more of a fitting end to a long, frustrating chapter of my life. Guess I'll soon know.
Posted by Nate at 10:55 AM