Friday, February 8, 2013

Hit the streets a-runnin

Reporting from Ocean Springs MS

Doing a weekend run with Forever Town playing bass, here at the Squeaky Lizard tonite and New Orleans tomorrow at Hangar 13.

Busy fucking week, to say the least.

Got back into town from visiting family Monday afternoon. Played the ETB Monday residency that night. Went very well! Mixed the set up, lots of jamming too. Fun.

Tuesday spent the afternoon doing a Stanley Man video shoot at this weird Wild West ghost town movie set some guy built on his land out by Manor TX, east of Austin. Fun to "jam" with Josh Zee, Trinidad Leal and Cize. Good times. Faking playing/rocking out takes a lot out of you, heh! Was sore for a few days.

Tuesday morning got a response from Greg Ginn of Black Flag fame. He is putting a new project together called Good For You. He was getting in touch for a bass player audition. We agreed on Thursday. Received the soundcloud link of the music he sent but no further instructions until now. So little time to learn the music.

Tuesday night rehearsed with Forever Town in prep for this run. Went well! Tho pretty beat from the vid shoot.

Wednesday spent most of the day finally learning the Good For You music. Wasn't sure which songs to focus on so tried to learn all 11. Which paid off.

Thursday drove out to his studio in Taylor TX. All my prep was not in vain however. Wound up jamming with him n the drummer for an hour and a half. No material, just improv. Fine by me! Was hella fun. Turns out my prep came in handy to play some baselines similar to the material where applicable. Seems we all had fun! Keep y'all posted what happens.

Felt damn good to jam with a legend and hold my own.

Spent rest of Thursday relaxing from playing most of the day past few days.

Today met up with Forever Town and Burning Avalanche at the FT compound in San Marcos at 9am. Had to get up a little part 7. Wow. Not usually up by then, at least not if I can help it.

My first out of state trip in a year and a half. 11 hour drive here to MS uneventful save for length of time.

Burning Avalanche onstage right now, so I gotta go!

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