Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Pine Dogs Are Back!

I was once the promo manager for the Buffalo band, the Pine Dogs. That was actually more years ago than I care to state, and the band was around longer than that. Today, however, I got to sit through a rehearsal , and it was freaking GREAT. The songs are just still so relevant, as Americana was really just starting as the Pine Dogs were ending their first run. And the band members have been active in music since they disbanded in the 90s; the musicianship has only improved.
They are playing at the Sportsmen's Tavern Sunday, Jan 27 at 5pm. They are also a headliner, along with the Valkyries, Rob Lynch and the Adjustable Friends, and the Staylows, at this years TriMainia. I'm going to be writing a lot about Trimainia in the near future. As an artist at BAS for the past 10 or so years, I am part of the music committee for the event, so I am pretty psyched.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

OK, a cliche, but hey, I'm at work and full of them right now....
Personally, though, I am looking forward to this new year. I feel that I am creating some of my strongest art ever. I received the opportunity to study with NYFA and other New Yorkers on writing and promoting my art. Kevin got me a Christmas gift that will allow me to learn about my computer from Mac professionals. Taking a look from the perspective of the 1st of the year, things look pretty good.
I'm going to take this moment to thank the people who supported me (mentally, physically and monetarily) over the past year. The biggest accomplishment is the show at Betty's- the series of photos from Ireland. It has been a learning experience in so many different ways, and I really aprecicate the support I've had.
Let's start this year (insert cheering here)