Monday, September 6, 2010

Projects, Projects, Projects

I have a reputation for being a pretty restless individual, and understandably so. I've occupied my life with a number of activities, and that's kind of become my natural state. I wanted to take the opportunity to write about some of the projects that I currently have on the table.

First, of course, The Speakeasy is at The Office (901 Carter St.) on Monday nights, and everyone is very happy to be there. The vibe is a lot more intimate, and the energy's more raucous, which is interesting to witness and to take in. I look forward to seeing how things progress in the future.

Also, I've been enlisted to write the artist bio for my good friend Amber Fults. She's a singer-songwriter, and her debut album, Center of My Heart, will be available on the 17th of this month. If you're unfamiliar with Amber, you can check out some of her stuff below:

Aside from that, I'm doing a collage for an art competition. The purpose is to benefit breast cancer research. I used to do a lot more visual art, so I thought it was a good opportunity to jump back into that arena, and to contribute to a great (and needed) cause. The deadline is in early October, so we'll see how things turn out. I'm just enjoying bringing something to fruition, and if everything turns out well, I'd love to do a series. Stay tuned!

I have a new Night & the City song that I'm working on. Is there a name yet? No. Has it been formally arranged? No. However, you can expect something a little lighter. There's some finger-picking, a nice bass groove, etc.

Lastly, I'm working on some new poems. I said that before, and it's still the case. It's coming along. When the new pieces are ready, you'll definitely know it. You'll probably hear me shouting them as soon as they come.


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