I was very excited to do the documentary with Brian but as a rule I don't like to talk about music or work with most people. I feel like everyone is quietly rolling their eyes when I tell them I am in a band. The film gave me an opportunity to reach people in a completely different way, and sharing what inspires you is ultimately what writing music is all about. My parents raised me to never brag and I can't shake the feeling that I am trying to sell people something when I talk about the bands or about drumming. There is a part of me that feels as though I am saying "Ooooh, look at me and how cool and edgy I am." whenever the conversation veers into my history with music. I despise that feeling. I can have those conversations all day long with other musicians because our experiences are somewhat universal, but I try to avoid talking about being in a band with people I meet unless they seem genuinely interested or curious about what it is like to play music. I can remove myself from all of my insecurities here at The Poundry because I know that everyone who visits the blog is specifically interested in what the bands are doing and what my own perspective is about being a musician. I suppose it is almost like having an alter ego.
Now, onto some band/drumming news:
1) The Loincloth album is scheduled to come out in a month. I did my first interview for it the other day. I enjoy interviews. I typically give lengthy response because I assume the interviewer is genuinely interested in what we have to say in large part because of how long we have been under the radar. That holds true for Confessor as well. There are almost always questions that you can tell have been on the interviewer's mind for years and I love being able to satisfy their curiosity.
2) My GoPro camera came just a few days ago and I am taking it down to the space later tonight for the first time to begin playing around with the room and the lighting so that I may begin filming different beats in Confessor and Loincloth tracks, as well as some of the polyrhythms and exercises I use to push myself down the path of metal obscurity. After Brian and I finished the documentary he let me use his own GoPro at the space and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the built in microphone picked up the drums. If I can get good footage and audio without having to spend a small fortune on extra gadgetry I will be a very happy hombre.
3) Our sweet little Bella is accepting leading roles now that she has tasted fame with her brief appearance in the documentary. No nude scenes, please.
Thanks again to everyone who has watched the documentary and especially to those of you who have shared it with someone or posted some of the kind comments I have seen. I don't do Facebook but every once in awhile Chris Nolan, of Confessor guitar fame, will send a screenshot if there is a particularly funny or personal comment. You guys are too kind!
Expect more drum videos in the very near future. Sheltonian Dominance is gearing up, so 'Prepare Yourself'!
Sorry, the nerd in me couldn't resist...