Friday, November 28, 2008

Musicians should stick to Music

This is all I am trying to say: In general, we play music because we are better at it than we are at, say, carpentry. I'm not saying that musicians should never try anything else, but I am saying that some of us may want to stick closer to the arts scene than the others. Ok, I'll be honest, the only reason I am saying any of this is because a week before my last tour I almost broke my hand (This picture was taken two months after the v-shaped flap of skin was hanging off my hand). Table saws have a lot of power. Table saws can shoot a projectile a long ways. Or wait, maybe I'm saying this because yesterday I shot a finishing nail into the wall and it ricocheted into my eye brow... less than an inch away from my eye. I'm going to change the title of this blog to, "I Should Stick To Music"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A First Time For Everything

Let me start by saying, I do not consider myself to be a rock star.

I am a first time blogger, it's true. I am a musician; a bass player (it's not an oxymoron), and through playing music, I have been able to travel all around the world, and get paid to do it. I have been fortunate, and I have learned from all sorts of people along the way. This is another plus to being a musician: getting the opportunity to meet and spend time with rock stars.

OK, so this brings me to why I am here, and my plan for this blog. When and if I ever think of something I've learned over the past few years from various quote unquote rock stars, I'll try and throw it up here. It could simply be how they perform the mundane chores in life, or it could be how they spend their time on tour; Some may be insightful, others may be useful, yet plenty will be neither! Anywho, that's the plan at least. I'll may also be throwing around my thoughts and comments on the touring musician life, because after all, it is my blog right? Talk soon