Sunday, August 14, 2011

Getting out of your comfort zone is overrated.

Yeah my sister is WAY more brave than I am.

Mercy Bell's CD Release!

This is how mom broke her foot!

Jet the kitten

So I've spent the last week or so in the arms of my motherland New Bedford, Massachusetts. If you've ever been to a show, you've probably heard me spout off about not being from New Jersey. It's funny how you don't realize how tied you are to a place until you've left. There's a very strong 'Boston' accent here in New Bedford. When I first left for college, my peers often thought I was from another country due to my thick r-less brogue. Now I listen to Car Talk on NPR just to feel like I'm home. 

I played in my first trailer this week. Mercy Bell released her new album All Good Cowboys, which by the way, is spectacular. Go download it now. I'll wait... New Bedford has a handful of festivals each year which feature bandstand music inside trailers. I used to wonder, how can I play in there? Apparently you need to be friends with the mayor, or friends of friends of the mayor. 

Music wise, the new album is starting to shape up in my imagination. I need to start working on pre-production once the cicadas quit screeching outside my studio. You know studio is just a fancy word for basement with a microphone in it? Don't let those DIY kids fool you. I'm kind of excited at the new prospect. Recording is usually a chore for me, but I think there's a lot of potential in my new tunes. I just need a new animal to grace the cover art! 

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