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Monday, August 31, 2009

Playing Music and Gear

Welcome back. It's been way too long.

First- playing music. I have been playing pretty regularly with a few different bands. Thanks to all who have made it out to see us.

I've been playing bass with "The Father" and it's been a blast. We play great cover songs and even update the sound of some of the older ones that make it really fun.

Also on bass, I have played a few shows with "The Entertainment Resistance" recently, and would like to play more often with them. I'm still working on our CD and I hope it will be done soon.

On guitar I've been playing with "The Royal Guard". We are going to Europe, September 23 - October 3, playing all over Estonia. We had a blast last year and can't wait to see everyone again.

I'm not sure what I can say about this next project, but I can say I will be playing drums, it's with a friend I've been playing with for 15 years and it's METAL!

Second- gear, gear and gear. I haven't really been into gear since I was in college, but somehow I'm back. I've been trying out some new guitar gear, and I think I'm gonna change my whole set up. For you gear-heads out there, my guitar rig as of now, consist of a Boss preamp, T.C. Electronic G-Major, Crate Power Block and the Behringer FCB-1010 MIDI Foot Controller. I like this rig but I'm not able to bring it to Estonia, which is not fun. So my friend Richie Castellano showed me the T.C. Electronic NOVA System. He's been using it on the road with Blue Oyster Cult. I played with it, and I like it a lot. It would pretty much replace my whole rig except the Crate Power Block. That seems pretty cool. So hopefully I'll play some shows, so I can buy it before I go to Europe.
I also like the new Steve Morse Music Man guitar.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 9, 2009

one to go

So I am finally here. The Royal Guard cd is mixed and mastered. or so i think. I've been working really hard in this. Not only did i play guitar and sing on it, but i engineered, mixed and produced it. We were looking for some people and places we could do this and the easiest way was to bring my laptop, gear and mics into band members basements, living rooms and bedrooms. And so it was recorded, but then we went to Estonia. Then thanksgiving. Then my speakers blew. Then the christmas. Then new years. And now I'm done.

Next up is The Entertainment Resistance cd. I'm playing bass and singing on this one. And mixing and producing. This project is almost done, and we want it to sound a little less polished and more raw, so it shouldn't take too long.

So that's the update for now.

Friday, October 31, 2008

a month later

so i't been a month since i got back from europe and i haven't blogged about it yet. So... Estonia was awesome. I went out there with my friend Todd and our band The Royal Guard. I posted some pics on myspace from our stay. We visited many places throughout the country. We worked with V:NL, youth organization and did a little tour around the country. It was great. We went into the schools during the day, and played a few songs during classroom changes, and invited them to the free concert in the evening. The crowds were great. The concerts were so much fun. We can't wait to go back, and we are starting to talk about going back next year.
See you soon.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Food for thought?

When we eat, we say beef, pork, chicken and fish. Why don't we say, would you like cow, pig, chicken or fish?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New York. Europe. Mixing and Shaking.

This saturday The Entertainment Resistance is playing in NYC at The Annex. We go on at 8pm. 21+.

I'm going to Europe at the end of September, with my friend Todd. The band is called, The Royal Guard. We are playing a festival and a few concerts. Also whilst there, we will be doing a TV spot and a few radio interviews. We're flying into Sweden but we'll mainly be in Estonia.

So i am currently mixing both bands debut albums. Both bands offer different sound and I can't wait to just play this stuff for people. Hope you enjoy what you hear.
See you soon.

theentertainmentresistance. com

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

let me catch my breath

The past few weeks.
After returning from my little vacation in Rhode Island I have gone straight into a very heavy recording schedule. I was in long island last week recording drums, bass and guitars for the Todd CD. We were recording from noon 'till 4am for almost 5 days straight. Then I came back to work a 15 hour day on friday and then we started doing guitar tracks for The Entertainment Resistance CD on saturday and sunday. Then back to LI on monday to start vocal tracks. This week I am working on tuesday and wednesday, then on thursday i'll be at Pratt with Insane-o-Rama for a show and tell on making movies for film students. Then friday, saturday and sunday i will be home working on my vocals for the Todd CD. Then back to LI on monday to record more vocals with Todd.
In conclusion, for all those people that think being a musician means waking up at noon and getting high and drunk, it's not. It's hard work and I hope you will enjoy what I have been slaving over for the past few weeks.
I need a vacation.