Seven 9s and 10s

High-res GPOYW
I was jus chillen in the hatch of my Outback, playing bass before band practice, when Barn Cat hopped in with me for some pettin’ and lovin’.
I don’t know its real name, but it’s always hanging around the barn where we practice. One day it attacked and killed a bird right in front of me and then looked me straight in the eyes as if to say “You see that? I’m a badass motherfucker.” Yes you are, Barn Cat. Yes you are.

GPOYW

I was jus chillen in the hatch of my Outback, playing bass before band practice, when Barn Cat hopped in with me for some pettin’ and lovin’.

I don’t know its real name, but it’s always hanging around the barn where we practice. One day it attacked and killed a bird right in front of me and then looked me straight in the eyes as if to say “You see that? I’m a badass motherfucker.” Yes you are, Barn Cat. Yes you are.

High-res A light rain began to fall at 1:45. We finished playing at 2. Then the real show began as all hell broke loose and the sky opened up dumping a reported 3” of rain in under an hour. During that hour we moved all of our equipment through the storm - about 100’ from the tent under which we played to the van parked in the lot next door. Anyway. Hello. I’m super wet. (Taken with Instagram)

A light rain began to fall at 1:45. We finished playing at 2. Then the real show began as all hell broke loose and the sky opened up dumping a reported 3” of rain in under an hour. During that hour we moved all of our equipment through the storm - about 100’ from the tent under which we played to the van parked in the lot next door. Anyway. Hello. I’m super wet. (Taken with Instagram)

My Weekend, Sponsored by Gold Bond® Medicated Powder

  • Saturday morning: Load up my new car with all my rock and roll tools.
  • Saturday day: 95ºF - Burning Snella plays from 5p-7p at a private party… outdoors. We have to supply and setup all gear, including the PA system. Prepare for sweat.
  • Saturday night: I’m going to see Toadies play for the first time since 1996. Hell yes I’m excited. (Also featuring: Helmet.)
  • Sunday morning: Get up at 7a to load the Burning Snella gear into Park Ave Fest stage before the street closes at 9a.
  • Sunday day: Burning Snella plays the Park Ave Fest at Dragonfly from 12p-1p. Free show, all are welcome.
  • Sunday night: Breaking Bad.

Track:
Good

Artist:
Better Than Ezra

Album:
Deluxe

Better Than Ezra - Good

3:08 for March 8th

I don’t believe in “guilty pleasure” songs, so you should all stop pretending that you don’t love this one.

Also, Burning Snella covers this song and it’s the most boring bass part of all time but the crowd always eats this shit right up so I still have fun while playing it.

Now, that’s more like it.

I’ve played in two bands for the last decade (one since ‘95).  There are times when activity is low and not much is happening; those are the times when I feel as though I’m wasting away as a musician and as a person.  Making music is a core part of what makes me who I am.  And then there are times like now, where the activity is so frequent that I hardly have time to do anything else… and it feels great.

My evening schedule since last Wednesday and continuing through this weekend:

  • Wednesday (7/28): FMGreen practice
  • Satudray (31): FMGreen practice
  • Sunday (8/1): FMGreen practice
  • Monday (2): Burning Snella practice
  • Wednesday (4): FMGreen practice
  • Thursday (5): Burning Snella practice
  • Friday (6): Pack and move equipment
  • Saturday (7): Burning Snella gig

I like this. This is good. It’s a lot of work, but it’s good.  More live performance is on the horizon (which is what I love more than anything), and there will be a lot of recording before the year is through.  I hope this furious schedule can continue.  It’s very rewarding.