February 12, 2013
Boy has it been a crazy beginning of 2013! It's hard to
believe some of the things that have happened have
indeed happened. Both the good and the bad. Let's start
off with the good:
The NAMM show was successful once more for us
this past January! We all got in and had a great time. We
got to check out all the awesome new Orange amps
thank to Alex and even got to do an on camera interview
with Ryan and Cave from PreSonus. (We hope to see that
on YouTube very soon) I also fell in love with a seven string...things might get a little heavy soon!
The last two weekends have been busier than ever
as we spent both of them up in L.A. filming scenes for our
very first music video! The raw footage is coming in and everything is looking amazing. We also had a lot of help
and want to extend a very special thank you to my cousin Michele for being our camera operator. I also want to say
thank you to Steve Spill and Magicopolis for letting us
trash their theater and making it look like a pigsty. And let's
not forget the awesome actors we got, Daniel and Devon.
Super talented and incredibly amazing human beings.
But alas, all that is good must be put in check by sad
news: Today we say Bon voyage to Eric as he heads to
Spain to study abroad in his spring semester. Eric is an awesome musician and a great friend and we hope he
has a wonderful experience. We can't wait to see him
again and have him back onstage with us!
Oh, and we need to find a new drummer...again.
Until next time...Sean
Jaunary 1, 2013
So today we're launching our new website. We've been conceptualizing it for months and now you have our music,
lyrics, store and more all in one place. The yearbook design
pays homage to our next EP that will be coming out this
year and it's also an open book because that's how I want
people to view this band. I don't want to hide my music, my
story, my voice behind a superficial facade. What you see is
what you get and some days it'll be better than others.
It took forever but I finally finished tracking all the vocals.
I am now editing the takes before I pass it along to Sean do
to the mixing. I decided to take a week off for the holidays,
but tomorrow I'll be back at it, staring at the computer for
hours on end until I'm satified.
I honestly can't believe that it is January and it has
taken so long to record the EP, but I'm very glad that we've
taken the time to do our best. Our best does not equal
perfection. Our best equals all that we can humanly give--
all that we are. And if you haven't yet, start watching our web
series "All That We Are". You can find it on our video page.
The next episode will be up shortly.
Welcome friends to the
new Cockeyed Optimist website!