It’s crazy to think that it’s August already. Time is very nebulous right now. That said, some things seem to be solidifying. As things drag on, more places are realizing that we can’t keep continuing like this is going to wrap up in two weeks.
I kind of realized it a couple weeks ago when I decided to do my live streams more regularly (see ya tomorrow!). Since then, I’ve been thinking about how to make things work within the new context of safety.
For example, today Waffle Taco rehearsed in a park and some of our friends were able to come out. We were in the amphitheater at Tabor, which seats hundreds. It was a small group of 5 of us spread yards apart. It was amazing to share music with people again.
Moments like that really drive me to work for more opportunities to continue to perform. With my new outlook, I’ve working towards some cool opportunities. I look forward to sharing some cool performances this fall. Details coming soon!
I am putting together my next live stream, August 6th at 6PM. It’s going to be a collection of requests from friends and family. Getting requests is providing me with some new and unexpected stuff to work on, while providing the content the people want! Tune in and enjoy!
Waffle Taco is great in that there is only the two of us, so it’s easy to stay six feet apart and continue playing. We were thrilled to play at PDX Porch Tour by invitation of our great friend Trent. Today at happy hour time, we took to the front porch and were really grateful to play to an audience spread across the lawn. We were even happier to see a few passersby stop and sit on the grass and enjoy the music.
There is video of this somewhere out there, hopefully I will be able to get it up for you to enjoy as well. It was a nice, warm, sunny day, and we were happy to be back out with our friends in what little capacity we can right now.
Waffle Taco was given a last minute opportunity to play a live stream event hosted by PDX Couch Tour, which happened last night. It was a lot of fun, and PDX Couch Tour is a great organization making the most out of the current situation. It was great for us to play on a stage with an excellent sound person, even if the audience was hiding behind a camera lens. I hope we get the opportunity to do it again!
Not being able to go out has left me with limited opportunities to perform. However, I now have ample time to work on new recordings. I got a new ribbon mic that sounds really nice, and I am really itching to get stuff I’ve recorded on it out in the world.
I have a collection of tracks put together that I will probably be releasing as an ep in the near future. I also was cleaning out some old hard-drives and found a whole album I wrapped up, but never really released. So that is probably getting remastered and thrown up on the web too!
This Memorial Day, I participated in Taps Across America to honor those who gave their lives in service to this country. Trumpeters across the country played at 3 PM.
Taps is a short piece and just a few notes, but it has so much significance and weight that it makes it a challenging piece. It’s a sacred duty for trumpet players and I am glad I was able to do my part to celebrate Memorial Day.
I will be live streaming some music on Thursday! I haven’t decided exactly what I will be doing, but it should be fun. All of the options I am weighing right now involve new music that hasn’t been shared anywhere else yet. Tune in and enjoy!