April :: 6th :: 2009
Time has a way of zooming by and one thing that web sites do is that they remind you of exactly how much time has passed, and in some cases, ahem, how much you have neglected to complete or update the joy on the other hand is that when you do keep things up today, and finish what you start, you are rewarded with the feeling that, wow, I have accomplished a lot.
In the time that has been since the last time I went behind the scenes here I have moved, started a new chapter in my career, and been a part of a few releases, had my music used on the soprano's and all with out the luxury of an internet connection at home Yeah, you know that has to be fun for me One day I am in the city, hosting a weekly radio show, involved in three great musical projects, producing compilations and generally being very productive and having a good time doing it. The next I am thrust into the boondocks, no cable, no DSL, no show, no musical infusion on a daily or even weekly basis, and I have never felt so alone or left out of anything before in my life unless you count high school and my 20's.
I became a TV junkie and have probably added several notches in my alcoholism belt and certainly let out a few on the belt that holds up my pants. Yay!
The only time I came into my studio was to use the bathroom connected to it with no internet my window to my old world was gone and thus my transition very hard. Living in one of the most beautiful places I there is you may think shame on me for complaining. But, I will I am an artist. I need to create and I need an outlet for my creations and I was without one. Things are so spread out around here that finding someone who even listens to some of the same stuff as me was tough, never minding finding anyone who had aspirations to create it with me.
So, I finally ponied up for a satellite connection and at 90 bucks a month I figured that I had better get more out of it than sending imaginary cocktails on facebook. Joy, I am here again.
In the time since I have been offline I have also ventured off into other musical territories too. This started while in the city and continued up here some of the benefits to not being bombarded by outside influences allowed me to write in a different style. Like I said, I stopped coming into the studio because it depressed me so I just started playing my guitar on the couch every night till I was nodding off with trying to get that last lick in before succumbing to sleep.
Then work, TV, beer & guitar all over again the next night.
I lost a huge chunk of me over that period. And found some new me, that I was still checking out So little time alone is not good for the scott no. Between the lady, the dogs, the cats, everything else it was hard. Again, shame on me for complaining, I have people and critters that love me This is good, but again the need to create and share yeah, you know. Losing most of my free time is still eating away at me, but I will find a way to balance.
It is almost sad what a window to the world looks like to me, but it is what it is.
Now I am back online, got the recording machine back from the tech people, and we move forward. I still have the frightful task of having to reinstall every single application I need, or want, and trying to link files within songs and so much I will do it. In the mean time I record on my trusty old VS-1680 and capture my licks that way a new thing for this guitar business recording it.
Onward and upward - New stuff on the horizon from Green
Hay & Stack that I am super stoked about
Keep an eye out for
the occasional update.
november :: 18th :: 2005
september :: 28th :: 2005
in other news the albums by not your average hippy have been experiencing some great sales. We have shipped discs from California to Canada, Moscow to slovakia, Scotland to London. All I can say is thank you for the support. I have poured my heart and soul into these releases and to know that folks are enjoying them is very pleasing. Check back next week as I will be sharing information about one the most exciting (and definitely the longest) compilations in the history of music. Be well friends
febuary :: 07th :: 2005
july :: 10 :: 2004
welcome back. a lot going on in the last 2 months. as
you see from the headlines, i released the
not your average hippy record just days ago. i am stoked because
the quality of this ep is just great. from the art to the sound of the
songs, and the mix of the cd. i want to give props to blue water records
for their support and input. i have selected 7 songs, some of the exclusive
to be on the ep as a prelude to the double cd that i will drop later
this summer. for the last 3 years i have been pretty consistently working
on n.y.a.h. tracks and in the last 18 months i have been devoting the
majority of my time towards this project. when you are your own worst
critic and you are still this stoked about something it says something
in other news things are rooling full speed head with
cluster balm. the songs are currently being mastered and i can tell
you what - we got some tricks up our sleeve that are going to make the
sound of this album fit extremely well with the vibe of the songs. infact
this may be one of the best marriges of production, vibe, and sound
ever. our first and formost goal with this project was to create something
that we would want to hear and i think no, i know we did it. and it
was no easy feat considering that we are all pretty critical listeners.
ultimately this means that what you put into your deck is going to sound
may :: 10th :: 2004
greetings - **clusterbalm.com has gone live** yeah, you heard it right. cluster balm is a deep ambient project consisting of myself, darrell from palancar, and jason of gang lu. be sure to check it out peoples. we are putting out hearts and souls into this music, and hope that you all dig it as much as we do. we are still in the process of trying to secure mastering for that project and still meet our july 28th release date. the songs are done, we are now deciding on the final order and selection of songs and artwork. really soon.
may :: 2nd :: 2004
welcome back. we got a lot going on in months to come with the first official nyah (not your average hippy) release on the way from blue water records. we are looking at a five song ep initially and then we'll follow it up with the fatty release. at this point in time there are close to 30 mastered nyah tracks in the can, and i have been diligently going through them selecting tracks for the ep and for the album. personally i am thrilled to be bringing these songs to you. they are a culmination of almost three years of work on the nyah project which has really evolved.
we also got an earth shattering double album from cluster
balm in the oven that promises to blow your mind. i am sure i have mentioned
cluster balm before. cluster balm is a project of scott from not your
average hippy, darrell from palancar, and jason of gang lu. we came
together in october of 2003 with the intention of making some super
deep, dark, lush music with some tribal influences added here and there.
the end result has been mind blowing. the quality of the songs is nothing
short of amazing. the volume of work is staggering. currently we are
going through the premasters and figuring out what is going to be on
the double album. we also have a cluster balm site on the way where
you can read a bit about the band and preview some songs. the release
date is July 28 2004 so - get ready to open up a couple days on your
calendar to get acquainted with the balm.