My musical journey has come full circle...as in back to my self. I am putting together an amazing act with "fluid" band members - musicians, producers, graphic artists and dancers. Please stay tuned, and in tune.
(Points if you get my reference!) I finally figured out how to compose with my loopstation - laying down and layering very simple tracks for now - but it's a great place to start composing my new set. I'm taking a 7 day vow of silence so no performances this week, and it will give me a chance to keep learning my new awesome instruments.
The show at the AIR ULTRA LOUNGE & BAR was awesome! one of the most talented groups I've encountered at an open mic yet... a lot of poetry, sprinkled with a funny comedian or rockin musician here and there. I was planning on doing poetry, but saw a guitarist who generously shared his talent with me when I got on the mic. The venue's #1 rule: RESPECT THE MIC. oh yes
I've spent the last month trying out so many combinations of instruments and devices to figure out the best way to perform my music - starting with my tried and true keyboard synthesizer, to a phrase synthsizer/looper that deejays use, to a touch screen laptop with software and midi-controllers that producers use, trying out different samplers, not to mention effects pedals and running vocals through different amps - now i'm down to a loopstation (BOSS RC-300) and drum machine (AKAI XR20). It's been a challenge, but a damn fun one!
I'm playing another open mic tonight at the famous Hotel Utah Saloon 8-10pm.
SUCCESS!!!...is learning from your mistakes. The show went really well last night...except for the fact that I drank YERBA MATE tea right before I got on stage...I totally forgot how DEHYDRATING that tea is and my voice cracked lol...but I kept my cool and improvised so no one seemed to notice. On to the next show at Cafe International tonight at 8pm!