You are most likely asking yourself, “Gee Wiz, I haven’t heard from my favorite “resident tubby bitch” from the interwebz in a long time – wonder what he’s up to?”. Well folks, I am here to answer your questions! A little late for some of these points, but to my defense I have busier than a one legged man at an ass kicking contest!
One of the big things that has eaten up a lot of my efforts is that I bought a house! Yup a really big, old house. If I somehow let you all think the process of purchasing a home was busy, I was wrong – owning a home is gonna keep you on your toes way more. Anyway, we’ve been moved in for a few months and love it. Got a lot on the docket and it seems we’ll never get it all done – but we are working bit by bit. Still – it’s really awesome to have the room we’ve never had and a backyard to ourselves.
In music a lot has been happening. For starters, I have been playing drums with Po’ Boy and the Red Hats since about August. This experience has been nothing short of awesome! Anyone who knows me is fully aware that I have been a fan of this band for more than a decade now. They have the sound, along with the focus and energy I need. It’s stuff that rock fans call blues and blues fans call rock. It’s fresh, relevant and also timeless american music. I play my ass off as there are big shoes to fill, but I love it! Playing with these guys is a chance to play in a band I have loved for a long time, not an opportunity I could let sneak by me or take lightly. I’m very anxiously awaiting getting on stage with Po’ Boy and tearing it up!
In regards to WCB – I have decided it was best to throw in the towel as the band was seeming to be moving in a direction I was not happy with. I love those guys but the group itself was not working the way I had hoped. I wish the situation was different, I will miss playing music with those guys – but this is for the best.
In the past few months I have also had some fantastic shows going on! In August, BCBM featured a show w/ Husky Burnette at our new home in South Hadley – the Polish American Citizens Club. The show was a homerun and I got the chance to play drums alongside Husky – kind of a bucket type list moment for me. People had been so amped about me bringing in more new talent that I have been working on getting a date each month to hold a BCBM event at the PACC. A couple weeks ago we had The Jonny Monster Band in the house and it was a killer show!
BCBM also did promotions and booked opening acts for Popa Chubby in September. Great show that night. I played with WCB and shared the bill with Ten Foot Polecats and Cannibal Ramblers. So much fun that night in the Shea Theater – what a blast!
Also played and attended this years Bloody Roots Festival in Worcester. I hope to get more involved next year and see that annual event turn into something huge!
So that is what I have been up to. Gonna get back on the ball with this blog!