And it became a project that has consumed a quarter of my life to date. The idea germinated before that, around 2004 or 2005, in a parking lot behind a factory. It was a slow night of delivering pizza, and I sat in my car playing old cassettes of my punk band from the 1990’s. […]Read more "11 Years Ago I Started A Thing…"
I’m using my blog as a way to post a Frost Giant update because, well, it might be a bit long for a Facebook status. Drummer Rich Berends and Frost Giant have parted ways amicably. In fact, the whole band kind of just went on indefinite hiatus for well over a year. Our last show […]Read more "Of Wind, Wisdom, and War"
There’s nothing that clears the mind more than a fresh start. After months of letting this go fallow, I’ve decided to start it all over again. I’m grateful for new starts- genuine new starts, not “do-overs”. A do-over is based in expectation. I tried something, it did not yield the desired result, I’ll do it […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 1: Starting From Scratch"
It’s been a long time since I played guitar. A very long time. Outside of doing a little recording here or there, I haven’t really played for a long stretch, going through songs, or trying to keep myself in playing shape. The band has been sort of on extended hiatus. Other members are keeping themselves […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 23: Back to the Beginning"
It’s been a week since my last entry and I was bothered by that, but I’m okay now. Life gets in the way, and I’ve been working a ton of hours, and that leaves me drained and with little free time to write. So, I’m going to welcome myself back by talking a little about […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 21: Voice Recorders"
Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with an old friend and recording vocals on a cover song he was recording. It was The Longest Time by Billy Joel, but done more in the punk style of Me First & the Gimme Gimmes. If you haven’t heard Me First, I highly recommend them. It […]Read more "Days of Gratitude, Day 16: Finding My Voice"