Spring is always very poignant for me, but ultimately hopeful and happy. My Catholic upbringing -- even though I'm not practicing anymore -- celebrates renewal, but only after significant loss. I guess that has helped me "keep it real." My first, recently-released solo CD, "Altitude" is very hopeful, but that's out of my desire not to get stuck in darkness and despair, which is a really easy thing for me, personally, to do! But it's really important to acknowledge the reality of loss and suffering, but equally important not to be trapped by it. I guess that's why I choose to remain hopeful . . . to see the buds, even if they're hidden in the branches! Belated Happy Spring, and an Early Happy Summer!
If you don't already know, I was in an original-music band called Ant Farm through almost all of the 90's here in Phoenix. As of about a year ago, we've reunited: Myself, J.C. (John Chavez) on guitar, and Dan Feldman on drums. We've had a few gigs, here and there so far, but my hope is to "get the ball rolling" on our project once again, in addition to J.C.'s and my other full-time music endeavors. I believe creation is where the real magic is, and I believe in all the music we've created together. As I write this, we're working towards recording a new album. I hope you'll check us out online (www.reverbnation.com/antfarm3, or on Facebook: "Ant Farm Redux"), and come see us perform sometime in the near future.
May you be happy & free,
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