Monday, May 31, 2010

tujunga quintet

i'm going to play a short set at jarrod's post-graduation get-together in his garage this coming saturday (the 5th). tujunga is going to be a five-member band that night. i'm quite excited. should be really different.
we're going to practice the set at my house sometime in the evening or night this friday (the day before the show). if anybody wants to come over and watch us/hang out while we practice, just let me know. you're totally welcome to.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

it takes me so long to write new songs. i'm lucky if i finish one per month. they're musically and structurally quite simple, so i'm sure that only adds to how baffling it must be to see me struggle to write them. i take a really long time to write and rewrite all the parts, reorder the sections, and it takes an especially long time to get the lyrics the way i want them. i remember it took several months of lyrical and structural revisions before i showed the bare skeleton of "the light has gone out of my life" to anyone in dalloway, for example. until i have something exactly the way i feel it needs to be, i often feel rather awkward and sometimes just downright ashamed to exhibit it in any way.
all that said, i had a bunch of new tujunga songs that i thought were finished, but i've recently decided they're not. and i don't know when they will be.
sometimes i wish i could be the sort of person who bashes out a song in the course of 15 minutes and then they're done and ready to play it at a show. i feel like i'm pretty much entirely incapable of that on any level.

anyway, i swear i'll have some new songs sometime, someday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

so much is happening. i hope with all my soul that everything works out.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

a lot of things are ending these days. i can't say i'm not disappointed.

anyway, the tujunga set at ryan's house (june 11th) should be interesting. i'm excited to hear how the songs will sound with the lineup i've assembled for that night. it's probably the one and only thing happening in the month of june i'm actually looking forward to or care anything about.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

show this friday...

I'm playing at Mountair this Friday (May 14th). This one will be in La Crescenta (in Jarrod's garage). The other acts playing are Tristan Green and Greenland (Devyn Carnes & Jarrod W.). I'm really excited about this show. Here's the info...

2615 Harmony Place
La Crescenta 91214

Doors at 6:30pm
Music starts at 7:00pm sharp


No drugs
No alcohol

I will have a limited number of CDs and poetry books available for free.

Monday, May 3, 2010

i went from knowing exactly what i want to not having even the slightest idea.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

future shows

Here's a list of shows I'm playing in the future. Mostly Tujunga, but also James Band and My Name is Dalloway. Feel free to contact me if you want further info on any of them...

  • May 7th - Meow Fest w/ Coup Pigeons, Tristan Green, Maraca Mouths, and lots more
  • May 14th - Mountair (in La Crescenta) w/ Tristan Green & Greenland
  • June 11th - Birthday party for Ryan Rivera Montez at his house w/ Air Surgeon, BoxViolet, Doctor Zoo, Maraca Mouths, and more

James Band:
  • May 21st - Mountair w/ Air Surgeon & Scott Karahadian

My Name is Dalloway:
  • June 25th - The Tribal Cafe (one-year anniversary show. probably our last show.) (More bands TBA)