As I’ve aged, I’ve displayed more grumpiness, less patience with adults, and more appreciation for the human journey. I’m starting to understand why old people around the world generally say, “I would never trade places with a young person.” Sure it’d be nice to be able to dunk a basketball again or be care-free with… Continue reading Reflections at 40
…Then, in the summer of 2000, Toby approached Bob with a proposition to start a new band which would be called “The Speakeasy Heroes.” Combining Bob’s strong back-up vocals with Toby’s great lead guitar and adding to that the sheer talent of Bradley Thomas, the Speakeasy Heroes were formed. The Speakeasy Heroes saw success of… Continue reading Speak easy, Heroes.
“It’s a wrap,” Jon spoke, as if in passing. I couldn’t believe my ears. “What’s a wrap?” I stupidly responded. On Friday we completed our biggest milestone to date: the first draft of our musical. Our Process For the past 3+ years, I’ve invested a few hours per week, alone at my piano mostly in… Continue reading A Milestone! We Completed a Rough Draft of Our Musical!
Grunge As a teenager, I would sit in my room for hours listening to grunge-scene records I received in the mail from BMG, which offered, “10 CDs for the price of one!” (FYI, you might remember BMG’s competitor, Columbia House, which offered a much less-appetizing and math-riddled deal of “17 CDs for the price of… Continue reading The Strangeness That Is My Love Affair With Musicals
My band, Crackhorn!!!, will be performing select tunes from my forthcoming musical experience in August at the annual Farmhilly extravaganza. Preparing for performances have a tendency to sharpen the wits about music, as it forces us to practice and consider the audience. We’ve been stuck on a certain aspect of writing the new record for a… Continue reading Crackhorn Performing At Farmhilly!