Oh yes indeed friends, I finally have a nice guitar! Fender Jaguar “Classic Player” with blendable coil-splitting pick-ups. Oh my goodness it sounds like the sweetest candy and plays like the juiciest cheeseburger.
Seriously, I can’t put it down. When I’m home it’s in my hands. I’m in love.
Last night was the 2nd ever solo acoustic show with Buzz from the Melvins. It was at Grumpy’s downtown which is probably the most intimate place to see live music. It’s almost like he’s in your living room. Anyway he opened with one of my favorite songs off the album that made me love the Melvins….Enjoy!
Wow. I’ve been super busy lately! In a very good way. I like keeping busy, but I finally have sometime to relax and let y’all know whats good. Sooooo….
Tonight I will be seeing King Buzzo (Melvins) do an acoustic solo set at Grumpy’s and I’m pretty excited to be there.
Work is great, busy as hell but that’s good! The kids are great and I’m great. Everything is great! It’s important that I keep this momentum going. I’ve been feeling pretty positive about life and I really like that. It makes me happy.
When I was in San Francisco I had the pleasure of playing in a band with my best friends. We were awesome. Awesome in the way that we loved each other, fought each other, did tons of blow and drank like fish, but more importantly we ROCKED. I really loved our music (I still do) and I’ve never been with a group that clicked as well as we did. The Dickdusters were my “Rock star” days and while I don’t miss a lot of what went on I do miss playing music with these guys. There’s talk of doing a reunion show and that would be wonderful and amazing. I really, REALLY hope it happens.
Anyway today I found a disk today with this on it. I hadn’t seen it until today and it really brought the memories back big time. It’s a great piece of footage from one of my favorite shows we played. Man I got some stories from that night!
So yeah. I thought I was gonna write about my marriage sorta as a way to grieve. After rolling it around in my head for a while I decided to write this.
I was married for almost ten years. Eight of those years were great, the last two not so much but hey, two out of ten isn’t bad. I remember when we lived in San Francisco all of our friends thought we where just the most amazing couple and we were but I think because we were actually married it made a difference with our friends. You know, we actually made that commitment. It always kinda baffled me and my only response to people saying how awesome we were was “Well, it takes a lot of work”. I guess in the end we weren’t working hard enough. I mean we were working very hard on raising our children but our marriage just kinda got pushed to the side.
It’s been almost a year now that I moved out (that is fucking crazy!) and I’m pretty damn happy. Here’s why… I feel like H and I are moving forward in our new lives together not only as parents but as friends too. That is pretty fucking cool. When you think of divorce it’s hard to see a good side but I’m here to tell you now that there is always a good side to everything. I was happy when I was married but I’m much happier now. I’m much happier now that I finally am getting the feeling of being settled in my new life and a new start to a new year is always a great feeling especially when the last year was pretty much a constant dick punch. I’m much happier now with H and I’s relationship. I really think this was the best thing for both of us. We get along great now and that is really important to me. I want my daughters to see us happy together and as individuals. I’m grateful that this didn’t go the way most divorces seem to go. I’ve grieved and I feel like writing about the past is unnecessary at this point. It’s time to write about now and now is good. Dare I say divorce is good? I do. Divorce is good.
It’s fucking COLD. I don’t mind snow and Winter in general but this Winter has been the most brutally cold bullshit ever. It’s starting to drive me crazy and it’s still February. My apartment has 3 unblocked heater vents. Two in the living room and one in the bathroom. Awesome. I’ve been running a space heater when I’m at home because I’m a puss. Seriously though. It’s been fucking cold. I would be happy for a 20 degree day! Seriously.
I’ve got some exciting things going on. I haven’t had time to get to sit down and type about some of those things but there has been a constant nagging in the back of my head to write about this stuff. I tend to only write when things are going shitty, like I said it’s a good form of therapy. I really really don’t want that to be what this blog is all about.
So I’ll wait until some of these things happen to talk about them but one I can talk about now…
Holy moly guys! I jammed with my bro in-law Al and a co-worker Josh! Al was on bass and Josh is a really good drummer. I played let’s say “played” the guitar. It was a fucking blast. Even though I was for sure the least talented in the room I had so much fun. It’s still got me high. It went pretty well for a first time jam sesh. Al said Josh plays a lot like his brother so he was able to as I like to say “find the pocket” pretty easy. I just made noise, sorta. I tried playing as well but I’m going for more of sloppy, noisy style of playing and it worked about %25 of the time. When it worked though, man it worked.
So it’s something we’re gonna try to do on a regular basis and I think it’s only up from here sound wise, so I’m pretty stoked!
There’s more in the pipeline so stay tuned!
I totally forgot to do the “Six O’Clock Selfie” today. I guess that means I’m done! I’m glad. It was starting to drive me crazy.
I just don’t really know how. I’ve got a ton of shit on the brain and have meant to write about a lot of it. I’m just not feeling inspired. I wanna yell and scream and punch stuff so I have plenty to type about.
I really need to make some music of some sort. I’ve felt inspired but the amount of free time I have to devote to it is next to nil. I think it’ll be important for me to set aside some time to do something soon. I must.