Beyond elated to announce I will be opening for Lightning Dust on their West Coast tour this summer, see dates below and grab tickets at Jagjaguwar http://www.jagjaguwar.com/tour.php
July 24 Calgary, AB The Palomino July 25 Edmonton, AB Brixx August 1 Seattle, WA The Crocodile August 6 San Francisco, CA Brick and Mortar August 7 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room August 8 Los Angeles, CA The Echo August 9 San Diego, CA Casbah
Before I release a piece of music or go on tour, or exert myself creatively in any way, I always have somewhat of a breakdown. I over think, overanalyze, overplan and over book myself with things to distract me from dealing with what I need to do the most, which is promoting the music I make and continue to work harder at writing and becoming better at my craft.
So at risk of sounding precious and profound, I feel the need to praise a band like Savages. My interpretation of this band is that all I’ve listed above is not relevant to these ladies. They simply do, make, feel, play, etc…
At the beginning of this video the dialogue reads
“if you are focused you are harder to reach… if you are distracted you are available. you are distracted, you are available.”
Distraction is the enemy. Distraction leads to questioning yourself back into what you think is focus, but is it really just a way to keep yourself from being focused on doing something that you may or may not receive credit for?
Maybe I need to stop thinking and start playing. It drives me mad. And it takes a band like Savages for me to realize that.