I have no clue as to whether anyone reads my blog posts, and if so, how many people that might be. Regardless, to all who do read my posts I offer my apologies for my long absence. What little time I have been able to use for posting online has been going to Facebook & Instagram. Even that has been a struggle, and I would like to offer an explanation.
My last blog entry here was Feb 27, 2018. For a while prior to that post, many months actually, my life was in a state of chaos. Without going into all the uncomfortable details, I will say that there were some very serious health scares for me, and some other very drastic changes in the lives of my wife and myself. As some of you may remember, I had put my live band on hiatus in the fall of 2016. In theory this was so we could enjoy the holidays and then focus on the recording of Obscurotica. Again, without going into needless detail (you'll have to buy my upcoming book for that! lol), the hiatus became something else, and I found myself alone on the project from the beginning of 2017. So, for much of the last 2½ years I was thinking my band was dead; it seemed as if Obscurotica was dead in the water; there were times I thought I was going to be dead soon, literally, and it felt like my career as a musician was already dead. And my career being dead was less of a concern to me than being actually dead because, you know, actually dead is permanent, while career dead may not be.
Of course, I tried my best to hide all of this from the world. Due to the health issues I had to go to work at a "regular" job with an insurance package, which I have also tried to keep quiet. After all, who is going to take a guy with a day job seriously as a "rock star?" But today, I'm coming clean with you, because it's easier than trying to talk around it and pretend I am still a full time musician. Maybe I'll get back there someday soon, but for now this is where my life is.
I am budgeting my time very heavily, and this is what is bringing me back from the "almost dead" status of the last 18 or 19 months. I am allowing a small amount of time every day for updating my online presence; a small amount for playing my guitar; some more for mixing Obscurotica, and the rest has to go to my job and obligations as a homeowner and family man. My health is good, most of the obstacles thrown at me and my wife have been dealt with, and there is an excellent possibility of another live band. So life is good, and I am back. Prepare to rock!
And of course, an immense thank you to those of you that read this blog and follow my music. Thank you for your patience; thank you for your support; and thank you for your understanding.
Live well and rock hard,