Sitting in math class one day I tapped an equation on my desk with a pencil, 6+5 = 11. 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5. The next one came up, I grabbed another pencil to tap with both hands. 3+4 = 7. 1-2-3 1-2-3-4. It was during a test, very quiet and I could hear the clock in the back of the room. 1-2-3 1-2-3-4. I started tapping the beat to the constant gentle knocking of the clock. Then 4+4 = 8. With the clock I tapped all 8 beats with accents on the 3, 6, & 8. Too slow, the clock was too slow. So I cut it in half, playing 2 beats for every second. 1-2-3-4, 5-6-7-8. Now I was cooking.
I've notice a very frightening "trend" in the music business. I'm calling it a trend because it seems to be how the music industry has shifted and eventually, trends die. I believe it's worse on the local level, but it's happening world wide to every genre. What trend am I talking about? "Music has no value and should be free."
Working with Mark White from the Spin Doctors was a humbling experience for me. Mark helped us improve our song "Father" in ways we hadn't imagined.
I don't want to write a blog this month. My day job has been crazy busy gearing up for school to start and now that it has, all my creative energy to write is gone.
We are releasing a video for our song City Lights from our red EP. The song is pretty significant to me in a couple of ways so I’m happy to see what Benzo has done with the video.