Sunday, March 22, 2009

Post SXSW with Ulrich & Long-View

I plan to write more, but wanted to say that this year's event was quite amazing indeed. In fact, a huge goal was reached as soon as I stepped on stage with Ulrich and Rob from Long-View for the first performance at Elysium. The house was packed, the energy was electric, and the music was epic. I could have never asked for anything more. As we all discussed after the show at our rental house, it now feels like the whole thing in fact could have been a dream. Never would I have imagined I would have met such amazing people. Vinita, the Long-view guys and friends and Ulrich made it well worth the 15 hour trek down. I can't wait for the next meeting.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SXSW with the gazing

It's been a journey full of prostitutes working the fields, haunted houses out in the woods full of ping ponging ghosts and rocking in front of a packed Elysium crowd with Ulrich and Rob from Longview. Worth a 15 hour drive? Yes!! So very happy I was invited by Mr. Schnauss. This is exactly what it's all about. Life, that is. A dream has come to reality and that's all I can ask for. More updates soon!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SXSW with Ulrich Schnauss

For those heading down to SXSW, make sure to stop by the Ulrich set at elysium - 705 red river st, AUSTIN, Texas. Ryan Policky from "a shoreline dream" will be performing a few songs with the legend during this rare live collaboration.

Monday, March 9, 2009

masking the loss

Once again using this blog as a venting landing pad. It's been a bit since I've updated so I guess now is the time. Every day has been tough since October, and thankfully the music is helping. The CD Release went off great and a few shows coming up look super promising. Absolutely can't wait to play in NY! But I must say I didn't think it would be this hard to cope with the loss of Michelle. I guess it's mostly due to the fact that nearly everything around me relates to an experience I had with her. The visions of her smile are almost too real and too frequent, and at least once a day a breakdown occurs. I guess that would be my own personal therapy. Or maybe some songwriting would help. Not sure. Been kinda in a coma. As per the usual you can prep yourself with a loss and understand what someone is going through, but until you yourself have to deal with it firsthand it never truly clicks. Well it's clicking, and tapping, and punching now. Time to figure out how to make it subside.