Thursday, November 18, 2010
I’m about as good at keeping up with this blog as I am taking care of my pet cactus. The only difference is this blog keeps coming back to life.
So tonight was our last show of 2010. In Abu Dhabi. In one hour it'll be midnight on November 19th, which is exactly 5 and a half years since the day I auditioned for this then-unknown band. As we played “Please Be Mine” all I could think about were the countless high school assemblies we playing this song for, and now there are a bunch of kids halfway around the world singing along. During “Year 3000” I couldn’t help but remember when we rehearsed that song at a bar called “The Chicken Coup” somewhere outside of Wilkes Berre, Pennsylvania on a day off from the Aly & AJ tour back in 2006. Or seeing kids from the middle east sing lyrics I wrote for the song “Tonight.” It blew my mind. Being a college dropout, I can’t help but feel like I got my degree tonight. This band literally started from nothing. It’s been an honor to be a small part of this.
Here’s our setlist from tonight:
Play My Music
Gotta Find You
That’s Just the Way We Roll
L.A. Baby (pronounced “la baby”)
World War Three
Still In Love
Hello Beautiful →
Can't Have You
Who I Am
Black Keys →
A Little Bit Longer
Fly With Me
When You Look Me In the Eyes
Please Be Mine
I’m excited to get back to LA and put my time into various projects. The main one being Ocean Grove, which, if you don’t already know, is comprised of John, Jack, Ryan and myself. Expect some music real soon!
PS - just for fun, here’s a setlist of ours from roughly the same day 5 years ago: November 20, 2005 at the Bloomfield Ave Café, in Montclair, New Jersey:
I Am What I Am
One Day At A Time
Please Be Mine
Nick J is Off the Chain
Time For Me To Fly
Monday, September 6, 2010
Every 3 ½ minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer - that's 160,000 a year. Check out LetsConquer.org to find out more. Even by talking / tweeting about this, you're helping bring childhood cancer one step closer to it's cure.
here's my little youtube video for LetsConquer.org:
Friday, April 2, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I've recently gotten into a new band called "The Very Best." (kudos to whoever thought of that name.) Their first single is a tasty little number that came out last year called "Heart of Africa" and features the dude from Vampire Weekend. The song and video are radical. I can't post the embedded video, but if you want you can CLICK HERE. Now excuse me while i go back to rocking out to "Heart of Africa" alone in my bedroom, per usual.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Well, it's been a while. 654 days exactly. For anyone who's still interested, i'm gonna give this blog another run.
A lot has happened since my blog closed it's e-doors on June 12, 2008. i moved from new jersey to LA, a new james bond film came out, and my bosses went from being really famous to being super famous. also, i grew a beard and then shaved it off.
In case you missed it, i shut my blog down due to hackers snooping through my e-mail, ichat, and facebook accounts looking for some sort of secret, shocking news story about the jonas brothers. well, i guess i'll give the hackers what they want...that's right, you heard it here first:
KEVIN JONAS IS MARRIED!!!!!!
see, that's not, and never was, the point of this blog. it's not to break news. wolf blitzer does not work here (but we'd be happy to have you, wolf.) this is merely a blog to show what life is like for a working musician / songwriter who occasionally leaves his nest in LA to slap the bass for peeps worldwide.
we'll see if it lasts this time. i couldn't resist giving it another run. neither could michael jordan, brett favre, or FDR. feel free to check back in whenever you want. i'll be here waiting for you with corny humor and mildly funny stories (at best)