Adventures in sound happen on so many different levels. The amazing places you get to go : the places you have to go to make it work. The plethora of social perspectives : dramas, cool people and really freaky people. The late night cops cleaning up the sidewalk scene at 3:30 am when your loading up. backroads,highways, camping in the truck behind the venue counting the minutes,, camping at amazing art festivals. Gas money , donated sets , car jackers late night. People that cant believe what you just played , friends that cant believe that crap you’re playing.Gig deals , endless emails. The sound system. The mixing. Finding material. Making material. Noise citations. Auto mechanics………. Overall its pretty interesting. Can be a grind like any other. Theres the good energy and the bad kind…….
Guess my next post might have photos,the net doesnt seem to be functioning optimally. I suppose it’ll be in another year but maybe ill try harder this time. Maybe not.
So whats new…? Nothing,its always been a state of transitions where nothing is ever the same.. Everything,the entire world is evolving. Hasnt it hit you square in the chops yet? Its the standard old question anyway, I never know how to respond to that. You’d think i’d of made up some standard story by now , but i hate repeating myself.
I climb and ski less because thats the way it needs to be ,but i play lots more music people seem to dig, and get to see inspired art. Theres a balance if you look for it. Its hard to surf if you dont.
it gives me something to strive for.
Venturing through the chaos of the vestiges of modern culture has been eye opening. Unlike mountain travel where one might seek a retreat , art journeys put one in the midst of it all. Thats the point. Without observers what good is fine art really. The places in between have seemed challenging and increasingly alien in their syntheticness.
The destinations though;, nature struggling through trying to represent as best it can , amongst abuse from literally all sides….,people settling into greater understandings of what concious might be,and their relation to the space and time and planet they cohabitate with everything living here. Alternative energy that works. Simplifications. There are hopeful things. Mostly I just feel at home in those places,like maybe i could relax for a minute or two. These things are inspiring.
I’m thankful the universe could provide some grooves, both a soundtrack and a ticket to the experience. Its been the most intricate venue ever.
Ill be out touring a bit with the soundsystem again this year..but hopefully a little more chill than last year,with more meaningful events. Its not like I’ll ever get rich,so maybe cut some stress ,and up the quality,, Stop by and say hi if you get a chance.