Sunday, December 16, 2012

bringing blog back.

So, it's been about a year since I posted on this blog.  I created it twice as long ago with the intensions of writing weekly, even daily.  That seemed to fall away.  Of course I had a completely different perception on what this blog was and could be.  I will be taking a different approach.  I will still share some random wordiness, but I'll also just be keeping you up to date on music by : macminn.

I have a few new projects.  One of those is a band.  It's still my songs, but told through a different format, with a different voice.  I have four folks that are performing with me under the title, Bare the Butcher.

Online we only have a small facebook page:

It has been a really good time playing with some musicians again.  I seem to have forgotten that brotherhood that can happen.  That connection is certainly what I have missed most about not having a band all these years.  I am really looking forward to seeing how far this project can go!  I just plan on letting it go and seeing what happens.  We have a show coming up in January in Portland, send us your positive thoughts!  If your in the area, please join us.

Sunday. Jan. 20th. Alberta Rose Theatre.

I have also crawled out from my hole and taken on some more solo shows.  I played for the first time in a while last month.  It was strange to take the stage and realize that I hadn't been on one for three to four months!  I was a little nervous because of the time lapse.  My fingers got a little shaky and stiff.  They didn't want to work with me for a few moments, but it all came together.  After about four songs, everything felt normal, as it always does.  Funny thing was, I was only suppose to perform four to five songs.  I ended up playing an entire set worth of material and was on stage for at least an hour!  It felt good.  So, now I'm back.  I have another show coming up.

Saturday. Dec. 29th. 9pm @ Backspace in Portland OR

This will be the first of many to come.  I finally found a friend to help with some booking!  So, I expect to get back up on that horse, and hopefully ride it into the sunset, or down the highway, or across state-lines.  First things first.

My other fun little music project on the brain, is making a cassette tape!  I haven't made one of those since I was in high school.  Back then I had an acoustic group called the Kool Kats.  I hustled a two song tape around school, sold 100 or so.  Quite a successful venture for me at that age.  In fact it was my first taste of musical success.  I thought it was all gonna be easy after that!  Silly children.
So, I want to make another tape.  This time I am considering either reissuing and older recording….

 "Mr. Brown's Darkside"

Or, recording some new material, and making a tape out of that.  I do have some new songs that I am proud of, and would love to share.  It will likely take sometime to record them, and get them ready to put out, so maybe the Mr. Brown's Darkside tape will come first.

Well, here I am.  I'm alive.  I'm well.  I'm bringing blog back (my blog that is, don't think blogging went away or anything).


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