Well, dudes - The first week is in the bag!!! I was able to start working at 8am every day, and HOLY SHIT at the rate of productivity. I can't believe what I've gotten done... However, I'm so consumed by 6:00pm that I have this inability to stop working on what I'm doing... So, I've got to work on that next week.
One thing I've realized over the past few years is that I'm willing to do insane amounts of work for this project that I would've never ever done for any other human at any other job... It's bizarre... But, beautiful... And, every time that I dive relentlessly in to a project, a beautiful gem eventually pops out of the other side... And, that gem always leads to another amazing opportunity - and when that opportunity shows it's face, you forget the amount of hard work it took to get there.
... The universe can be a fucking awesome friend.
It's back to the musical drawing board this weekend. I have three goals:
1. Arrange "Peace" Tunes for Liveness
2. Write Something New
3. Record a new Video
I've been trying to play the Peace tunes for an extremely long time, but I just haven't been able to find the right dudes to play the parts... It's not that the musicians we've jammed with have been bad - They've actually been incredibly talented - It's just that Lucas Parker put this element of soul into the recordings that no one has been able to match - If you get a chance, please please please go watch that guy play guitar live. It is an absolute blast, and he totally brings you straight into his world... One day, I'm hoping we can snag him full time... Then, we'd have no problem playing the new stuff. It would be magical.
Also, we're working on something that I believe is truly amazing... I hate telling you about these things, because I just cannot tell you what it is... But, I've felt this pull to design this thing for years, and now is just the right time to do it... So, stay tuned for absolute magic, my friends... Because the entire musical is about to be flipped upside down.
STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH