I’ve been in a ton of bands and one thing absolutely never changes: the ‘hang’ is 80% of the gig. What I mean by that is a sense of team, that personal fondness, a certain degree of commonality, and genuine friendship are the linchpins in any successful band. Of course, we can all name a dozen bands with warring members that hate each other, but don’t get it twisted…at some point early on, they were the closest of friends.
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that relationship has a direct impact on the overall productivity of a band. Not surprisingly, just about every band I’ve had the pleasure of being in has been quite productive. Modern Bronze is...
“And if you do something stupid, what then? It is sometimes a mistake to climb, it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt. If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fall, that hard to fail?
Do you know what happens when you dream of falling?
Sometimes you wake, and sometimes, yes, you die. But there is a third alternative.
Sometimes when you fall, you fly.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
What a year. We really packed a lot into it, as a band and as individuals. The year’s end is making me reflective, introspective.
We were very ambitious this year. We recorded an album with a dream producer, Brian Virtue at an amazing st...