Keeping on Keeping on

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!

Clodewerks Takes Requests

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!

Clodewerks Cover Collection

I’m streaming again! This week, I’m presenting a collection of covers I’ve been working on this summer. I’ve switched over to youtube for a number of reasons, so I’m hoping it goes well.

PDX Porch

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.

Website Redo

Clodewerks.com got a facelift! It was time that it got updated, and though I think a site always needs tweaking, I’m much happier with this incarnation. Some things I like:

  • Focuses on the Music I got rid of my coding resume, that should be separate.
  • Focuses on Me – I loved the old landscape photo, but the photo of me playing is better for a website about me
  • Dark Mode – What all the cool kids are doing now right?

I hope you enjoy it as well. If you see something that bothers you, make sure to let me know!

PDX Couch Tour

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!

Live Stream #4

I missed a couple weeks, there’s a lot going on in the world. Excited to get the stream flowing again. Improvised loops!

Recording

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!

Taps Across America

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.

Live Stream #3

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!