Yeah…neither of those things is related. So, which one shall we talk about first. Excuse me while I toss a coin. Hmm…heads it is. So I guess I explain the Tribute Band first. As many of you know, I am a big fan of the Tribute Band scene. I have played in a few bands, just not anything on that serious or focused of a level. All this time meeting these talented performers sort of rubbed off. I have decided to pursue diving into this scene myself. Many of you who know me would instantly think that I would go for KISS. Nope. We already have one of those and they are pretty damn good. Dr. Love is THE Pacific Northwest KISS Tribute Band. The band I am going to bring to the stage will be a Z Z Top Tribute Band. What do you think about the name: Cheap Sunglasses?
To do this right, I need to have the musical ability. Vocally, I believe I can nail this. As a guitarist, I am a bit lacking. Lessons from Appetite for Deception‘s Brandon “BC Slash” Cook will remedy that situation. I will be working hard on the music for this project that will be co-founded by my friend and a super-talented musician, Steve Williams. He has agreed as long as I commit to grow the iconic beard–which he already has. I think we should be stage-ready within 3 years. My goal is to be good enough for us to find our way on to Jason Fellman’s radar. Harefest 10 is the ultimate goal. One of the things I learned when I was doing some cognitive restructuring was to make my goals public. If you keep them to yourself, then there is no accountability. If you make them public, people will not only want to see results, but they will be supportive.
I actually revealed this goal to a handful of some of the best Tribute Band performers this past weekend at Harefest 6. The response was incredibly supportive. There were offers of an open advice line by a few, and that is greatly appreciated. One of the real bonuses was to hear such an outpouring of confidence from performers that I greatly admire. So, it is time to strap up and get myself up to par.
Next up is news about the upcoming That Ghoul Ava Sacks the Quarterback. The time has come for me to assemble my Beta Readers. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the team. I know many of you expressed interest, but please email me with HELP AVA in the subject line so I don’t leave anybody out.