Inspiration is the real value in art. That song that’s stuck in your head that distracts you from another Monday, that book that gets you to start thinking about going back to school, that old dude that shows you how to add diminished chords into a blues progression…. These are the reasons you pay to see a show, or for a painting, or max out your credit card buying guitars (sorry Leah). And inspiration, the visceral feeling of possibility, of the potential to do something special, is the real reason we play.
This weekend we were lucky enough to spend some time with the Lil’ Smokies and Cure for the Common. These sons of Montana (for the most part), are proving that bands can come out of the mountains and make great music, maybe even full time. The energy from the weekend has been stored in all seven of us like phones with new batteries, and we’ve been using it to maximum effect. New songs have been finished, new gigs booked, new ideas for merchandise explored (condoms, pint glasses, booty shorts).....
Anyway, we’re fast becoming full blown junkies for this inspiration stuff. To fund our habits, we’re looking to start dealing. And we can’t wait to share stages with these guys again soon.
‘Til then, peace!