MAN!!! It’s been two years since I wrote a post! All that’s happened is just really astounding. Not with my music career or anything… That shit is pretty much back to square one. With COVID-19 just barely loosening it’s grip I’m just now able to start doing gigs again. I have also realized that I need to record some new music. Good thing is, I’ve got possibilities coming from all over the place so I’m looking forward to getting work!
I actually had a 9-5 job for the last couple years. I gave that shit up last month. Regular jobs are just not something I’m cut out for. Luckily, with the stimulus money I am OK financially for a bit. I also still do some freelancing to make ends meet. I just can’t commit 40 hours of my week to a job when there is so much more I need to do now. I’ve made a promise to myself to finish another CD before 2022. It is now May 23 and I have recorded not one new song.
Needless to say, it’s been hell trying to get the band back in shape. BUT everyone seems enthused to get back out there. I still don’t like having to manage this side of it. I haven’t been able to find a good manager yet so here I am. And since I’ve had a couple of bad experiences, I’m a bit of a control freak now so I don’t even know if I can have a manager. Scratch that, I can but they have to be a good one. If this show goes like I think it will, it should open up more gigs.
At least I can still use East Coast Entertainment as my booking agent. I’m still on the website so yeah…. They probably won’t be calling me for any gigs but that’s a whole other LONG story. No worries though. I’m going to focus on recording so if I don’t get that many gigs right now it’s cool. I’m not going to put the cart before the horse this time and try to get gigs without any music out there. I have to let the music drive the gigs.
I’m also going to call in a few favors. I’ve been told by so many in the business that they would do this and that for me. I know that’s just what happens. People make all kinds of promises to you and do NONE of what they said. I will be reminding some of them what they promised and do my best to collect. It may not result in anything but if it does, that would be great.
I just looked around on Facebook today for how the ticket sales for the show are going and it’s insane! I was only going to take 50 CDs to sell but it looks like I need more. I’ll be pressing those this weekend. I used Discmakers for the first 50 but I don’t have the cash for a re-print from them so I’m gonna do it myself. OK, this has become just rambling now so I’m going to end it. I hope to see you out on the road. Be sure to come find me and say hello if we run into each other!