Monday, July 26, 2004

Crossroads Time

I'm at a crossroads in my music. I just don't see to be able to get up the ambition to do a new solo album at this time, even though I have built up a fair amount of new material. Lyrics, egh. Who cares what a musician has to say? And if you do, I kind of pity you ;) I know musicians, what they know, you don't wanna know. "The a minor chord, played at the first fret, gives you a 'House of the Rising Sun' or 'Don't Fear the Reaper' aggressive sadness, whereas the b minor 7 at the second fret inevitably leads you into jazzy territory ...". I mean, I like internal conversations like this, but I can't believe it would interest non-musicians very much, and it's the one thing we are uniquely qualified to understand.

I digress. I've sent out feelers to a couple of female vocalists this week, but it sounds like their projects are pretty nebulous at this point. Time to advertise my own skills. Do I advertise as a guitar player/composer, or bass player, or both? Maybe audition for keyboard player in Serge's band? Evidently I could play some guitar there too; maybe guitar keys?

How much time could I give to a project? Quite a bit, I'm sure; it's starting to burn a bit.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Thunderstorms and other Clouds

I've seen maybe 3 or 4 thunderstorms since I moved to California in 1995. There were at least three in Michigan during my 11 day vacation there! Have to admit, I miss them.

The other thing is cumulus clouds; although overall I think California has prettier skies, we just don't get those pretty puffballs and massive thunderheads that you see so often in the midwest.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Lily Whiteass Spotted!

I finally got to hook up with my friend Karen, aka Lily Whiteass of Lickitty Clit; aka the Queen Bee. We met at Noir Leather (of course; where else?) in Royal Oak, Michigan. Thank the lord that store is still there; not much worth seeing in Royal Oak anymore except for them.

She looked good, wearing tight new denim jeans with a chain hanging down in the back, and other bits of tight blackness. We talked a bit about old times, and a bit about me, but mostly about her current lack of inspiration and inability to play because she can't tour. Such a shame, she is one of the most talented people I know.

I don't think that talented people go far without a fair bit of ruthlessness, though; come on, girl, grab destiny's dick and give it a pull!