TIME TO GET SAD!
No, like, not "get sad" as in "start crying", but get Sad as in get my new EP of that title. Produced by the one and only Andrew Osenga, this is the 2nd installment of my Mental State Trilogy (following my previous release Happy and preceding next year's Twisted) and I'm most pleased with how it turned out. Most pleased indeed. Lest you forget, it is now the holiday season and CDs fit relatively well into stockings.
Tickets are now posted for Mancember 2013! If you are in Nashville on December 13th, I highly recommend checking out the show. We sold out quickly last year, so make sure to grab your tickets as soon as possible! $5, no fees, no muss, no fuss.
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I came across this video talking about rhyme schemes. I'm probably nerding out on you here, but I found it really interesting. For those of you who didn't sit through classes on this, it gives a nice overview of different lyrical rhyme schemes in rap.
While I was visiting the folks a couple weeks ago, I came upon a bunch of old recordings from my bands in high school and college. It's interesting to take note of how my own application of these ideas (to a much lesser skill level) has matured. I learned that A) I was really bad but also B) I didn't even give much thought to how the rhyme of the lyrics flowed. I remember thinking "I'm just going to say what I want to say." And while there might be a grain of truth to that, I think I was also disrespecting the listener to a certain degree.
What I'm saying is that you deserve better than AABB and I'll try my best to give it to you.
Mancember is a holiday show I've been doing with my pals Justin Caldwell, Vince Romanelli, Michael Shoup and Kenny Foster since 2010. It started as just a goofy acoustic show where we played some of our favorite holiday songs and some original material. It has since evolved (or devolved) into an explosive stage production with set pieces, decorations, original holiday songs and sketches, choreography, elaborate percussion and more. We've literally been working on this year's show since January (after a brief respite to rest our glutes and quads from 2012's show and eat copious amounts of holiday ham) and it's going to be the best yet.
We made this little video last week to talk a little bit about the show:
We're having a rehearsal tonight and I am bristling with manticipation (too much?) to share more with you guys as it develops.
Mark your calendars: Friday, December 13th at the East Side Performing Artist Co-op in East Nashville at 7 PM. I'll be posting ticket info as soon as huMANly possible. (OK, I'll stop now.)
Midwest Quest #3 hath commenceth! First stop: Anderson, Indiana!