Well, it has been quite a while since we posted anything, mostly because nothing was going on. We needed a break, and we weren’t 100% sure we were going to get this off the ground again. I’m glad we didn’t sell our domain name.
About three years ago, we just about stopped playing music altogether (in case you didn’t notice). For us, this was caused by a few things. First, it was impossibly difficult to create art that we no longer felt. It was difficult to listen to music, nevertheless compose or perform it. Second, we were basically broke and could no longer afford to live off our music income.
The last show that we played was a great one. We were back in our hometown of Oakland, CA surrounded by some of the same friends who saw our first performances in a rat infested garage in Alameda. And there we were playing on the main stage in front of thousands of people, with the banner of the radio station (KFOG) that gave us our start flying behind us as we played. It seemed like a perfect way to go out.
So, we got regular jobs like regular people. And then a funny thing happened. First, we started listening to music again, and then we started playing music again. A year and a half ago we had grand plans of recording another record and were about to start writing it…
…And I had an accident and broke my hip. Maybe we were too old to start playing music again, after all. We got married (though I was walking on a cane). Finally, a few months ago we started writing again and set up a studio in the basement of an old church. We’ve started slowly knitting together some songs that are starting to look and feel like they might turn into a record one of these days.
We will try to document this whole process however we can, be it through words, pictures, or sounds and will share what we have when we think we have something worth sharing.