So I have been pretty vacant with my transactions on this blog lately. One half has to do with me being completely immobile and sick the past 3 and a half days. The 2nd half is because I have just been having to much goddamn fun the past 2 weeks! Energy completed a brief tour with Debaser and Beartrap along the east coast recently. Very short, but the sweetness of the trip was savored to the extent of a cavity creep swan diving into a vegan boston at Red Bamboo! The shows were put together very last minute, but definatly did the trick! South Carolina was by far one of my favorite shows to date throughout my entire career.
My words do not come off numb in that statement. I can certainly put the North Charleston skatepark show up there with Ambitions ESOJ 07, HVSB at the Inside Reunion '04, playing for Verse in Beilfeld Germany, and Thieves And Assassins at Jaredfest! Just something about coming into a city not knowing what to expect, and then literally getting collided in amazement just really makes a mark in your heart! For once, I was not concerned if kids were tripping my gear out of balance. If anything I conquered the challenge and still played perfectly fresh, so take that! But anyways, instead of freting over any accidents, I was intaking the passion that was being shared for that 25 minutes. I mean I literally felt like everyone in that whole room was on the same page as myself and my 4 friends! We were all there for the same reasons. To have fun, feel something that is more than just a melodic rukus, and just be part of something beneficial to soothe the soul! And to see that everyone left that moment with a memory on their face and unharmed is the most rewarding part! So thank you South Carolina.
The past 2 weeks also developed the debut of "The Unit!" The Unit is also known as the band we all refer to as Energy! Johnson City TN will always be remembered as the night Energy came into it's own. For some reason on this night, it became clear that this is the moment we have all been waiting for! I have played with many of the best musicians in my life, but you know when you finally find the right chemistry of people that are going to make it happen. That day finally arrived for me on Thursday February 19th. As Kill Your Idols would say "Your living those good old days right now!" That is how I feel everyday since I officially became a member of Energy. When I get in the van for a long drive, I do not have to worry about forcing any conversations or fear that any tension will develop! I can naturally get along and easily read my friends, and consider myself so lucky to be able to click so well with them on a frienship level.
On stage, it's as easy as riding a bike, yet exciting and daring as being a ninja invading a diamond vault! It's not the samething everynight for me at every show, and thats the beauty part. Granted we have a certain flow to the sets, but anything can happen. I'am confidient enough with the rest of my friends that I may pull off a different fill in "400" if I want to. We may bust out a new Black Flag cover that we have never played before if we want to give The Misfits a night off. I don't have to worry about playing too fast or too slow because we all have feel, and that is the key trait to any band! If you do not have feel, then you are going to fade grey with the other fairweather flavors of the week. Fun is another thing that is important to me on stage. I enjoy playing our songs no matter how many times it happens. I could do our set 3 times in one day even at a coffee lounge and I would be happy. In fact, I would be in heaven if that happend, but ya get my deal!
For a second, I just reread my last few paragraphs. I tend to make alot of type-o's so I'am trying to make that happen less, but I just noticed something. I refered to my bandmates as "friends!" WOW, that is amazing, and it really touched me. I mean that is how it should be, but just taking the time to really notice that I made that reference with out thinking twice just shows how deep it is! This is what I mean with "unit" aspect. I really do not think anyone can truly say they are in a band if they do not have that notion in their blood. Thats just me, but I personally feel I have a legit head on my shoulder, so maybe you should take a few notes here and there. Although, I suggest maybe describing them in a better terminalogy that normal people can understand easily. So yeah, this is what is going on right now. I'm making music, moves, memories, and minds with my friends, and hope that everyone else around me that I care about will benefit as well with what is to come in the future. So stay involved with my activities, it is only going to get better from here!