Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feeling better!

I've been feeling under the weather for the last couple of weeks, but after seeing a doctor a couple of days ago and getting some meds, I'm feeling much, much better. Now I just have to keep away from the "Swine Flu" we've all been hearing about. Not sure how much to worry about that one.

I'm excited... today I wrapped up recording the final tracks for the new CD of Chapman Stick Solos.
I still have mixing and mastering to do, along with the graphic design, etc, so it'll still be a few weeks. But the hard part is done! I still need to name a few of the tracks, something which I find incredibly difficult to do. If I didn't think it was lame, I'd just name them "track #1" , "track #2", etc. I'm pleased with the way things have turned out, now I'm already scheming in my mind for the next CD.

I have work lined up for the next several days, so I'll be making some very much needed $$. As usual the weather has been gorgeous here, and after being cooped up in the house sick I'll be glad to be out and about.

A year ago today I was driving from Cleveland to Colorado to start a new life. The past year has been wonderful, I'm healthier, I'm happier and I'm excited about what the future holds. I couldn't of done it without the help and support of my friends, especially Matt & Kim, Kristen & Andy, Kat and Deena. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I miss my friends back in Cleveland, especially my niece Lily and my old band mates.
Sherrie, thanks for setting out on this journey with me, as this first year passes, I know this is the path I want to be on. Here's to keeping it going!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Finally, a new post!

Here I am playing my Chapman Stick ...immortalized in wax covered string!

Once again it has been way too long between posts. I've been keeping myself very busy, although I am being forced to slow down these past few days by some nasty little virus that has decided to take up residence in me. In the past several years I've hardly been sick at all, so I guess I'm due. I do find now that when I am not feeling well, if I slow way, way down and I usually recover pretty quickly. Whatever I have now seems pretty persistent, enough so that I've been camping out on the couch reading novels and watching Planet of the Apes movies. I feel like such a slug, even more so since today is Sherrie's Birthday! We celebrated with a little getaway over the weekend, but I wish I had more energy today, I'll have to take her out for dinner when I'm feeling better.

The Big News!
I've been working very hard on getting the new CD done. It is a collection of all original solo instrumental compositions performed on the Chapman Stick. I hoping to have it completed in the next couple of weeks, in time to celebrate my one year anniversary of arriving in Colorado.