Wow… a whole year has come and gone in the blink of an eye.
For those who don’t know, we played our first gig as this incarnation of the band on December 27th, 2009.
And ever since, things progressed, regressed, changed, transformed, altered… I can go on.
I’m new to the music scene. I haven’t been doing this since I was 15. I actually started playing drums 3 years ago. And the fact that I progressed this far, escapes me. But I’m thankful to my friends, my band, my family for helping me get to where I am. Even though, to some, where I am is not even a blip on a Doppler.
This year has also taught us a great deal. How to work together. How to schedule and how to lose. And we made some mistakes, and some successful decisions along the way.
We fought wretched cold snowy days, blistering hot days, severe thunder storms and asshole sound guys.
There where huge bars, comfy lounges, tiny stages and shitty gear. We shared what we had with other bands, they, in return, shared with us.
And in the face of the new year, there lies the birth of a new band. A new year to play, write, sing and create. A new dawn.
Though those who have graced us with there talent in the last year have come and gone, we are forever grateful to them for gracing our band with immense talent and uniqueness.
In the end, nothing could beat the experience, the trials and the failures, the love, the hate, the ambivalence, the cursing, the arguments, the disagreements, the progress, the talent, the art… the Music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963)