So here we go again with my blog (yes again and maybe I won't delete my entries this time). I've noticed lately a lot more traffic on my webpage so I was thinking it was time to share my thoughts and current happenings. Lots to catch up on.
First of all, I am so thrilled to be part of a band again. During the last year, I spent some time jamming with different people trying to find the right situation for myself. One where I could contribute with input and add my flavour. And I did not just want to be part of any band, but a great band with a lot of potential. And I found one where everyone in the band is friggin' mega cool. No over-inflated egos! You will see some posts on here or on my Facebook but be sure, you'll hear lots of SYRYN in the coming months. We have some big gigs and we plan to crush!
Apart from my kick-ass new band, I have finally settled in Calgary well after moving back here more than a year ago. (Previously lived in Calgary from May 1999 till July 2007). Wife and I rented a small duplex for a year before finding where we wanted to buy our next home. Obviously real-estate is much more expensive in Calgary than it was in Lethbridge so we had to settle for a smaller home. But at least we have a garage again and I have my home studio/music room.
I have been arranging my studio area and preparing for some recording. I will be helping to write new material for SYRYN and my own material. I've got some ideas and a plethora of material I've already written in parts than need completion. I have worked at setting myself up a new arrangement for recording including using a DAW for recording with EZ-Drummer2 for drum programming. I used to use my Boss BR-1200CD digital workstation for my own home recordings, but was limited in the sounds and capabilities I could produce myself. Thankfully, technology has made it so easy to have my own home recording studio. I also had a taste of recording using a mic to a speaker before leaving Lethbridge and found the tone so much more pleasing than digital sim amps. Gotta have that real tone! Now I just gotta put together an isolated V30 speaker in a box and I'm set!
I had released limited quantities of my first little solo EP (Better Late Than Never) in 2016 and definitely looking forward to releasing material with SYRYN. I also have another project that I want to get off the ground that I will lead and front. Keep a watch out for it ;)
So there's much more to reveal, and will be done so in the up coming posts