Sunday, August 12, 2012

Still Here, Still Strong


Man, it’s been a while since last I blogged. I’ve been dealing with a few things such as trying to get a handle on some health issues, I got hit in a car accident at the beginning of the month, etc. You know, basic life stuff.

First off, we had the second consecutive MANIFEST Presents The Speakeasy on Saturday night. Again, it was TREMENDOUS fun. It also happened to be the 20th MANIFEST show, which is wild to imagine.

You know, I’ve said it before, and it still holds true, but each time we get together under The Speakeasy moniker, it’s always a special thing. The feeling is always so positive, and I legitimately feel that it brings the best out of the performers, the crowd, and yours truly. I’m really thankful (big surprise, eh?)

Switching gears, over the course of the past few months, I’ve had some incredibly affirming meetings and conversations with a number of people. Artists, administrators, teachers, etc. It’s felt so amazing to have the opportunity to have coffee (I’m working on developing a larger appreciation for the stuff), and just talk shop with intelligent and skilled people from across the board. As a result of all of these conversations, I’ve really started thinking on a bigger scale as far as some future activities are concerned. So, stay tuned! Mua ha ha!!!

Actually, I’d like to officially announce that on September 20th, I’ll be showing the documentary “Press Pause Play” at The Hunter. The film blew my mind the first time I saw it, and I’m really elated to have the opportunity to show it in Chattanooga. Of course, you know I’m jazzed to be showing it at The Hunter. Every time I step foot in the building, part of me is always awed.

I sincerely hope that you (yes, you who are reading this!) will mark September 20th on your calendars and come check out the film. There will be more details in the near future. If you’re doing anything creative in the year 2012, you NEED TO SEE THE FILM! Trust me. I’ll never lead you wrong.

Lastly, I’ve had a phenomenal time listening to a great deal of music as of late. Everything from Bonobo, Four Tet, Arovane, and Boards of Canada has been in rotation. What’s funny is that when I first moved back to Chattanooga in 2006, I was listening to a lot of electronic music, so this has kind of been an unsuspected return to form. Good music makes everything better, right?

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I will be in touch before too long. I PROMISE! In the meantime, be well, stay healthy, and don’t be strangers.


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