Monday, April 19, 2010

You all complete me...

Ah, it seems I've been keeping to myself lately. Tis' true. I think it's because I've been busy as of late, I've had no time to be as contemplative as I usually am. It may be a bit of laziness too I suppose. Being busy is good for me. It keeps me from over thinking things, and that usually gets me into trouble. It's sort of a tangent, but I see myself, and I'm pretty sure -- seen as a pretty calm person. But in private, I think I can be a pretty anxious person. Especially when it comes to matters of health. I can over think those situations extremely quickly. Just a quirk about me I guess.
Anyway, back on track. I've had some good times over the weekend. There's something that's very subtly satisfying when you're spending time with a friend doing the simplest of activities. I had dinner with a friend from New York that's been living here in LA for the past year and a half. He's never tried pizza in LA because he's heard how bad it is compared to New York. Poppycock/BS. I told him I'd take him to the closest thing to New York pizza in the city, which is "Village Pizzeria" right in the center of Larchmont Village, which is also my favorite part of town in LA. We ordered a 14" pie, one half sausage, the other half with pepperoni, onions, and garlic (obviously the food you order when you're not out to meet girls). What did he think? He LOVED it. "This is ridiculous. I've been here over a year and just when I'm about to leave LA you bring me here? This place is AWESOME" is what he said. You see, he's moving to D.C. to attend law school in the fall. I never hear all that much about D.C., but from what I do hear, it's a pretty "happening" city. I'll be sure to visit him while he's there. So back to the enjoyment of simple moments... So yeah. Dinner with a friend, then subsequent drinks with a friend. After an extremely satisfying pizza and the mass consumption of breath mints after, we grabbed a drink. I guess it's part of life's progress when you and a friend brainstorm on figuring out a bar to go to that is NOT crowded and "happening" on a Saturday night. Neither of us were really in the mood for that sort of scene. We just wanted to relax and talk. We really couldn't think of any bars we knew of to go to so we ended up having a drink on the patio of a quiet restaurant/bar right on the sidewalk of Sunset Blvd. It's moments like those that are so enjoyable in life, yet so simple. Sitting with a friend and having a conversation about whatever. And the fact that you're out. Out of the house, outdoors, around other people, socializing, wherever. We're a social being, and it's just something we need. I'm starting to realize that more and more as time goes on, just how much we need other people around us to really complete our lives.

Morrownow had a show this weekend!
So the band got a spot to perform at Cal State Northridge University's Relay For Life cancer benefit event this past Saturday. It was an outdoor event, and a vast array of students in their respective "Relay for Life" teams were literally camping out in tents in the quad on the campus. The quad was huge, and it sat in front of a massive library. The stage was sort of tiny, but sat right on the edge of the quad below the library's steps. The crowd was... okay. They performed at about 6:30 pm just as the sun was setting and dinner was announced. Everyone got food at the food tent as they were performing so most of the crowd were probably bobbing their heads to the music with a mouthful of food. Several people however, approached the band after their set and expressed how they liked the music and wanted website info. So I guess that was good. We'll have to wait for a reaction at an actual music venue before we can judge how the crowd likes the band. At the moment, I'm working on perfecting and building their press kit to send out to venues.

Escorting the band groupies... just kidding.
Group photo with friends.

(Because of the way the stage coordinator set up the electronics, Josh(black t-shirt) couldn't hook up his pedals in the center of the stage, which is why he's on the left. Significant only because he's the lead vocalist.)

Left to right: Josh - vocals/guitar, Bryan - drums (behind Josh), Tom - Bass guitar, Jason - guitar.


Anne. said...

"It's moments like those that are so enjoyable in life, yet so simple." Amen to that, brothaaaa.

The Trav monster said...

Sup Homie!
Don't worry about the over-thinking bit. Leave that to me and my issues of late. You know who I'm talking about. Lol... Stay strong, get out the house, and stay cool brotha!

Jeanette said...

I read this earlier at work and it got me through the morning. And I'm so glad that I waited to comment to hear the news about the paying gig! That's awesome, you're doing pretty good for your first time managing a band :)

You know from our convos I over think everything as well so you leave your overthinking to me and Travis! Sitting outside with good friends people watching is one of my favorite activities :)