Sunday, November 21, 2010

A world away

I've been in the Philippines less than 48 hours and saw the Gin Blossoms within hours of landing. The surreal moment of the night was watching them sing about the 405 in a room with thousands of Philipinos. The country loves American music and you'd think you were watching the Beatles on stage given how excited the crowd was.

After getting, or attempting to get a full nights sleep and waking up around 4:30am local time we made it to the Shangri La beach resort and I was able to take in my first day of snorkeling. It was like I was swimming in the world of Nemo, seeing sea anemone, clown fish, barracuda fish, fluorescent fish, emperor fish, fish the size of your finger, to fish as big as your arm. I had no idea you'd be able to see clearly through the ocean. At one point I was being circled by what seemed hundreds of fish and then they all swam off.

Under water the fish would get inches from your hands and face and would just check you out. It's as if I was swimming in a giant fish tank, which if you think about it, that is pretty much what the Ocean is. I've never had the desire to scuba dive but after getting a taste of what you can see scuba suddenly sounds interesting. A few times I'd see fish swimming among the sea life on the floor of the ocean and I'd swim down from the surface about 10-15 feet and just hang out with them. So peaceful and remarkable that the fish had no problems swimming with people.

Today I'm dealing with a little bit of a sunburn, wondering why I keep waking up at 5am and can't believe I have nearly two more weeks here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Spidersuit CD!!!

Announcing the new release from Spidersuit.

the Pigeon

Featuring yours truly on drums.

This is my first CD with Spidersuit and the packaging looks amazing. The CD also just went up on iTunes and you can find it here.

My drums were recorded in 4 different recording sessions over an elapsed period of over a year so this is a long time coming. I'm proud of my performances and can't wait for all of you to hear the CD. Special thanks to Pete, Ellen and Tom for letting me join their band.

And although this is just a small independent release it's pretty cool to think that the dreams I had as a kid of releasing an album continue to come true. And now with Spidersuit I have my 2nd CD.

Check it out on iTunes and email me your mailing address if you want a physical CD.

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