Can't really complain about this week...lots of gigs, plowing through video, not getting too far behind on biz, yard is kept up, house is clean.  Almost feels pretty good.  Been getting some local love from a few different things.  That's totally awesome.  Other bands are coming along really nicely.  It's Mardis Gras week and the zydeco band is really coming together.  I have such a good time playing that music.  Still got some things to work on, but pretty hot.  My regular Wednesday gig is plugging along.  Got a couple nice shows planned for March.  Trying to keep an eye to the future and preparing for it, but it's difficult. 

Still playing my youtube games to see what can be done with that.  It's pretty interesting to me - video and the social media world.  Remember when it used to be, "be careful what you put up on the internet, because once it's up, it's up for life."  Now it's a struggle to get found, let alone searched for, let alone not ostracized by the ever-evolving google algorithm. 

Making headway on the 2015 loopfests.    Lots to be done, but trying not to let it eat my time this year.  Too much other stuff too do.  It's all good, but there are some hiccups.   In some ways, I feel like I've moved to an island called irrelevance.  In others I'm kicking ass every day in every way.  I know a lot of people that I have genuine affection and respect for.  Yet sometimes I feel very alone.  My darling wife...she makes every day so much better.  Touring has such a fading appeal because of her.  Ahh....me and my first world problems.    Life is good.  I work hard. All the time.  I work long.  I have fun.  I stick to it.  Every day I spend some time on my facebook Marine vets group.  Reading the whole of life's experiences washing by on that feed is intense.  Makes me feel lucky and blessed for my wife, my life, my family, my friends.  I was never one to give in.  Wasn't raised like that.  Wasn't trained like that.  Run the race, fight the fight, keep hope alive, never quit.  It's a party baby.

 

 

Oh how the days go rolling by...

Just had a pretty cool weekend.  An old friend from my hometown came to visit over the weekend - showed up with his girlfriend and left with his fiancee.  That was pretty.  We had a good time living the slow life in San Antonio, having some food, cocktails, music, and seeing the town.  Normally I'm up at his place in Denver.  Really was a sweet visit.  Next time I hope I'm not gigging so much and can take him around to some of my night-time haunts down here.

Speaking of gigs, it only took 2.5 years to get my calendar approaching normal again.  Sheesh...  waaay too long for that to happen.  But it's there now!  And I have my first free-lance studio call down here.  That's cool.  Hope that work picks up a lot more. 

Bands, bands, bands...pretty happy with my groups.  Ran into a hiccup with one of them though.  Not quite sure where I'm going to end up with it.  We'll see how it all ends up.  Suffice to say I didn't appreciate the comment that band members come and go.  It's true, but I think that attitude sucks when the band ain't paying the band members enough.  Not cool. And it's going to change how I do things.  Don't ask me to be a team player if you're not going to be one. 

Videos...This loopfest video project is approaching 4 months.  Thankfully I'm on the last fest, but I'm burnt out.  Fried. Wasted.  Toasted. Done.  Oy...  too much work.  Soon done.  Can't wait for that.  That will be a very, very happy day. 

Oh well... got to get back to it.  Lots to do today!

Wow...hope y'all are doing well.  I am.  I do love "y'all" it's the most sensible word in my vocabulary since moving to Texas. 

So I'm sitting here -it's about 90 minutes to rehearsal, wife ain't home yet, I've got two videos exporting before I can upload, I've read all my email, listened to everything I needed to, updated calendars & pages, promoted, played a gig, talked to my parents, updated websites, had some phone calls...  my head is spinning from all the maybe's.  Of course, maybe never got anybody anywhere, but MAYBE... I'm cold, my hungry cat won't leave my leg with drawing blood.  Sounds like Thursday. 

I'm getting caught up on back catalog videos for recordings, but in the meantime...had to solve a tech mystery that interrupted loopfest video, had my 7th wedding anniversary, wrote a couple new jams...keeping on keeping on.

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2015 is off to a great start! Our Youtube Channel had well over 3,000 views for January and I'm rapidly approaching 500 videos for the channel.  I've revamped the website a little - made some changes for better consistency throughout the site.  Updated links, added links, edited copy, changed out the audio samples, etc...


Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels have a busy Mardis Gras/Crawfish season with shows booked all over Central Texas. Check out our new videos here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBimrlc1MEBbaNaYDewBtOGX0

LoopFest videos: Videos are posted on my youtube channel and on Facebook.

Here are the 2014 Las Vegas LoopFest videos

Here are the 2014 Austin LoopFest videos

The 2015 Season is already underway - The SoCal LoopFest is returning to DiPiazza's in Long Beach, CA and the San Antonio LoopFest is returning to the 1906 Gallery in San Antonio.  More news to come next month!

LOTS of stuff in the works for the near future...

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aaaaaaaand the Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ Morning Side Ministries
Pvt Event Set: 1:30 PM
    
Friday, February 6, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ Eva's Escape
307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
210-223-5875     Set: 5:00 PM
 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels Mardis Gras Kickoff Party @ Central Harley-Davidson
2801 N.IH35, Round Rock, TX 78664
512.652.1200     Set: noon
 
Saturday, February 7, 2015
West King's Highway @ Fralo's Pizza
23651 IH 10 West, Leon Springs, TX
Set: 7:30 PM

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM
 
Friday, February 13, 2015
Mardis Gras @ Elks Lodge #3379
353 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, TX 78130
830-625-5217     Set: 7:30 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM     $30
Call for  tickets 830-625-5217

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Manor
2201 St. Cloud, San Antonio, TX 78228
210-731-1030     Set: 3:00 PM

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Pvt. Event
Austin, TX  Set: 7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Pvt Event
Austin, TX     Set: 11:00 AM

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Cypress Grill
4404 West William Cannon Ste L, Austin, TX 78749
512-358-7474     Set: 6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Pvt Event
Georgetown, TX     Set: 6:00 PM

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
La Chichada @ Beer Depot    
Anthony Garcia's Birthday Party
Special Musical Guests
1304 S. Laredo, San Antonio, TX
9pm
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM
 
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels @ Guero's Taco bar
1412 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
512.447.7688     Set: 6:30 PM

Hey y'all...

Sorry for not posting a little more often.  Things do get pretty busy from time to time.  I've been pounding out the video as hard and as fast as I can.  It eats so much time, by the time I get to other stuff live life, house work, gigs, practices, etc... I have zero time for anything else. 

Things are going okay.  Not awesome and certainly not bad.  But there's just so much to do and not enough hours in the day.  On the bright side, the end is in sight!  I'm on the last loopfest.  It's going to take a lot more due to two audio feeds and two camers, but I've started rolling and am cranking it out decently.  I am stuck with only one computer though.  That slows things way down.  Gonna try and find a way around that though...

Anyway - got to get back to it.  Got a week at home by myself to get this all done!

2014 Austin LoopFest Footage Directory

Got it all and it speaks for itself.  The first year is always the hardest...this was a tricky one.  The venue was ideal. Great stage, great sound, but some logistical kinks parsed the fest down to just seven performers on a Sunday night.  They are all here for your enjoyment.

Of particular note is The Winler (aka Clay Bowman) out of Houston, TX with elegant and simple, ambient loops.  And a cool cat to boot.  SaulPaul out of Austin, TX is a serious, rising star. Looping is just a part of his total package.  He's a very engaging and entertaining performer.  Michael Garfield, also out of Austin, TX is clearly doing his own thing with an epic single, ambient performace for his entire set.  I'm especially glad to have captured his set as he was unable to perform at the Y2K14 Santa Cruz fest.  

Here's the entire playlist for y'all wanting the goods top to bottom:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikjsvpZlEbnJoP-LI2In1pi

SaulPaul
Guitar/vocals, Phrase Looper, acoustic hip-hop, 4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBincHN1Fud9mQUxaUhRlx1fT

Mike Why
Vocal, Phrase Looper, pop-tunes, 4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinekAAYKG77AuXA0Lu2_Qp_

Cian
Bass/Vocal, Phrase looper, looping duo, song forms, 4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBike3TfJvEalCHj4CW0X-Cvu

Just Alliance
Vocals, Phrase looper, pop-tunes, 4 videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinJXmfqJDaVvcUFIo-Zbvjs

The Winkler
Guitar, Ambient looper, 5 videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikPN55jPFCiRerKMgadh9gm

FreshFX
Vocal, I don't know what to call it, rap, 3 videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBiljIl0GpyFKN-oXScmdIedi

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Happy New Year to all y'all! 2014 was pretty intense with festivals, performances, new bands, composing, artist developement, videos, tours, and collaborations.  2015 is already going full speed.  I hope your year is filled with hope, happiness, and success.


My new bands: Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels and West Kings Highway are coming along nicely.  The Zydeco Angels have a nice Feb/Mar schedule and the band is sounding tight - check us out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkH-vpViwA 

West Kings Highway is under going a little bit of change.  Here's a few videos of us with our since departed keyboardist, Judson Taylor: West Kings Highway Live at the 1906

 LoopFest videos: Videos are posted on my youtube channel and on Facebook. The San Antonio and NW LoopFests are done.  Check out the playlists here:

30 Videos from the San Antonio LoopFest

101 Videos from the NW LoopFest

 I still have to finish the SoCal, Austin, and Las Vegas LoopFest videos. 

One of the cool new features from the videos this year's fests is the “Tech Talk.” The performers briefly talk about their gear and/or looping.  It’s pretty fun, funny, sometimes very helpful and informative, and sometimes quick and trite. Check it out here with the Tech Talk playlist.


aaaaaaaand the Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM

Friday, January 9, 2015
West King's Highway @ Fralo's Pizza
23651 IH 10 West, Leon Springs, TX
Set: 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Raven Hookah Lounge
1255 SW Loop 410 #133, San Antonio, TX
210.673.3650     Set: 11:45 PM

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Yard Farmers Market
5300 McCullough, San Antonio, TX 78209
210-722-5077     Set: 9:00 AM

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ Barriba Cantina
111 W. Crockett, San Antonio, TX
210-228-9876         Pvt Event
 
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ Kerrville Hills Winery
3600 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX
Set: 2:00 PM

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611     Set: 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ Morning Side Ministries
1050 Grand Blvd, Boerne, TX 78006
Set: 10:30 AM
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 485-7611

2014 NW LoopFest Video  Footage Guide –

 

If you’re chomping at the bit and just want to get it all now, here’s the playlist.

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikOrUIP7seoEIso3Ms5shhQ

 

More looping video goodness for all y’all to enjoy, study, and learn from.  There are literally over 100 performance videos to watch.

 

Additionally, there is a great, new feature this year: LoopFest Tech Talks – here’s a link to some of the performers talking about their gear.  It’s pretty fun, very informative, and sometimes funny.

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikD-l6-WQrEbOYIEM8IDwdj

 

A couple of notes:  I was unable to capture every performance on video.  However, I had arranged all of the performers so that I was able to get at least one full set on video and almost every act was streamed live. The Royal Room was an excellent venue and I took advantage of their offer to video and capture an audio feed.  It was disappointing to get the footage and see about dozen tunes cut off at the beginning due to the tech not pressing the record button.  Additionally, a couple of acts had their sets cut off early due to their camera need to dump footage.  Most regrettable was the entire last half of Consumer in Seattle.    There were a couple of selections I did not include as I had messed up the video and audio sync for Rejyna, Per Boysen, and myself – maybe 5 videos total and all three performers have plenty of video already so I just deleted them.  For the Portland fest I ran two stages with over lapping sets; one upstairs, one downstairs.  Everyone upstairs was not filmed although most were streamed on an additional feed thanks to Sami Majadla (aka thisissami).   The only exception of Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn who had a last minute cancellation at the Seattle location.  As I had planned to film him in Seattle, I had him scheduled to perform upstairs in Portland and none of his show was filmed or streamed.  I was only able to video myself, Jean-Paul De Roover, and Per Boysen in Southern Oregon. Lucid Brain Integrative Project had a very interesting show, but was so heavy on the conversation and interaction with the audience that it really didn’t suit the purpose of this video archive. 

 

All in all there were a ton of great acts, a whole bunch of new ones, and everybody was awesome.  Truly a loveable and team-oriented bunch.  Everybody was helpful, everybody gave it their all, new friendships were made, and new professional relationships were forged.  Audiences were smaller than hoped for, although at times the Seattle venue was approaching full and Portland was well attended early and faded slowly from there.  The two stage set-up worked awesome although many of the artists did not care for the over-lapping sets.  The Southern Oregon shows were at separate venues with small audiences; but we were grateful to have the shows and Ted Killian hosted everyone.  There was a little R&R and stories of Ted’s awesomeness and hospitality are being spread across the globe.

 

Two electronic acts worth checking out – thisissami and Daniel J. Davis

Please check out Eric Buchner and his collection of instruments – looped Jew’s harp, Chinese oboe, and more.

Richie Dagger’s Crime – he captivated me with his sweet voice and epic tunes.

David Kollar and Paolo Rainier – their Seattle videos are especially powerful.

Noise Agency – grab a couple of cocktails, put on the video and enjoy their mystical and frenetic noises while their shadows dance across their video backdrop. 

 

For you on FB – these videos are still being posted to various groups.

 

I've attempted to organize and archive the footage for ease of those who want to watch it. You can also go to www.nwloopfest.com and click on the names to get direct to their footage and you can see 2013 archived footage as well.  Please check them all out – there’s some fantastic stuff in here.

 

Mark Hamburg – Washington, USA   6 videos

Guitar – ambient loops

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinzklswAcuNmddqt7RvcsW4

 

Jean-Paul De Roover – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 10 videos

Guitar/Vocals – phrase loops, pop songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBilToG_2DYoW0gzn5bMJVXIt

 

Lucid Brain Integrative Project – Paris, France 4 Videos

Keys – ambient loops

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinnfAFNiE8FN83JsBSwB45M

 

Richie Dagger’s Crime – Seattle, Washington, USA 8 videos

Violin/Vocals – phrase loops, indie rock

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikBcBR7SDJ2ipr_JrAtqlhs

 

Daniel J. Davis – Seattle, Washington, USA 4 videos

Keys – ambient loops, electronica

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikc0eaXLwzM9xfypGbT2F6d

 

Cian – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 7 videos

Bass/vocals – phrase loops, pop/folk

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikG-OQK2_GKEuEaerxWBPmy

 

Mandoman – Osaka, Japan 2 videos

Mandolin – ambient, avant-garde

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBim87EwCWqHPnvga4BpmbdLM

 

Mister Tim – Longmont, Colorado, USA 9 videos

Vocal – phrase looper, pop songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBik799Rr-FdvgKEXFoCeXil1

 

Just Alliance – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 5 videos

Vocal –phrase looper, pop songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBimlWlJO2iOIYfcqhd8IhOcG

 

Rejyna – Los Angeles, California, USA 3 videos

Guitar/vocal – phrase looper, rock

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinS62pUKtWyd0v6DqM8N-q_

 

Per Boysen – Stockholm, Sweden 12 videos

Chapman stick – ambient looper, melodic songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikCgX1tu4isHnQ-VE54ufAE

 

Ted Killian -  Medford, Oregon, USA 4 videos

Guitar – ambient loops

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikjNn9qjdEdyQPT00LeTNwz

 

Eric Buchner – Portland, Oregon, USA 6 videos

Various instruments – ambient loops, world music

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBin8xLGEI8dvZvbWdjIw9bD6

 

David Kollar and Paolo Raineri Presov, Slovia and Italy 3 videos

Guitar/Trumpet – ambient loops

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBilGe0r3cqdHjFDlOMV9apga

 

Consumer – Portland, Oregon, USA 1 video

Keys – ambient loops, noise band

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBimBavRhvicMN_L20RRMMlBG

 

thisissami – Palestine 1 video

electronic –ambient loops, techno

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBilUcHbhicDsT94gNOnQ-wAo

 

Noah Peterson –San Antonio, Texas, USA 13 videos

Sax – phrase looper, songs various sub-genres.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikUqECbWRN0BVtyT0Pj9Oco

 

Noise Agency – Portland, Oregon, USA I video

Various – ambient loops, noise band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y16LSrE-m2o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's late at night and I've been wrapping up projects all night.  Videos, campaigns, personal stuff. The end of the year is coming and I still have one little tour left to go. 

It's been a pretty crazy year.  Lots of disappointments, lots of opportunities...lots of everything.  It's really hard to judge these things objectively because of the immediate needs of life.  It isn't easy. There isn't any thanks and the money sucks.  I still do it. I can't imagine doing anything else.  My goal for this year was producing content.  Hundreds of videos, a single, a new recording from me, two deals for other recordings, on going studio projects... Content was made this year.

But still...it was and is a hard year.  The amount of time I dedicate to work is all of it.  I've gotten out of balance.  Part of that is just the duties of this time of year with my projects.  Part of it is an escape.  Part of it is enjoyment.  It doesn't matter.  I'm not unhappy with any of it. The seriousness of it all is not to be ill considered.  The fun of it all is not to extinguished.  I've got a pretty good skill set.  Team-mates are needed.  It's always about the personnel. 

Merry Christmas!

Just in time to spice up your holidays with some fun, Peterson Entertainment is proud to release "It's Christmas Time" featuring Julie Good.

This is our first ever Christmas tune.  We had a ton of fun making it and think it's great.  We hope you love it.  We hope you know exactly what you want for Christmas time this year.  Merry Christmas!

"It's Christmas Time" is written by Noah Peterson and Phillip Luna.  It was produced and recorded at Even I Have Seizures Records in San Antonio, TX. 

Musicians: Noah Peterson, Phillip Luna, Sam Villela

The San Antonio Christmas Choir:  Noah Luna, Christian Silliker, Julie Good, Forrest Good, Phillip Luna, Noah Peterson, Mitzi Moore, and Laurel Gibson

Click on the CD to buy a download!

Julie Good             Webpage: www.noahpeterson.com/julie_good/

I've finished with all of the footage for the 2014 San Antonio LoopFest and have it posted on youtube.

The entire festival playlist link is here:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinPL_33p-9SSqlQsqiJCmWI

There were some really fun and interesting acts this.  We ended up with a mini-showcase event the night before at the Luminaria Festival in downtown San Antonio.  Performers were The Josh Glenn Experiment, Noah Peterson, Just Alliance, Mike Why, and James Sidlo.  The place was packed with walk through traffic from a estimated crowds of over 100,000. Every artist was able to perform to at least 100-500 people throughout their set.  

The main event night had a smaller crowd of about 300 throughout the night with most artists having between 20 and 75 people to perform for.  The 2nd was streamed online and had few viewers from the U.S, Canada, and Europe.

We did have a Blue Moon Brewing and SMARTsa as sponsors. We had posters up, flyers out, a couple of radio interviews, a couple of radio ads, and some grass-roots support.  It was a beautiful night of music.  Of all the festivals this one was my favorite over-all. I had a lot of help and I think it showed.  

I did not get complete video footage of the festival. I missed CIAN, The Winkler, and most of FreshFX's set. I am bummed.  

For those on FB, I'm the middle of posting these in the groups right now.

I've attempted to organize and archive the footage for ease of those who want to watch it. You can also go to www.sanantonioloopfest.com and click on the names to get direct to their footage and you can see 2013 archived footage as well.

Mike Why: Vocal Looper, Philadelphia, PA
Very powerful performer. Phrase looper. Fun and funny.
6 video playlist
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBil90WOLOWYwI-rvrLNqjVi4

FreshFX: Vocal Looper, Columbus, OH
Complete improv. Pretty wicked musical ideas. Phrase looper.
3 video playlist
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBimDZEUqQHQYu34CadsA4eWw

James Sidlo: Guitar, San Antonio, TX
Ambient looper, melodic.  Lush and delicious
single video - uninterrupted set
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sSE_CyRVY&index=27&list=PLjiWJF83CBinPL_33p-9SSqlQsqiJCmWI

Noah Peterson: Sax, San Antonio, TX
Phrase looper. Mix of improved groove and song performance.
6 video playlist
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBil5YUPgcf3BoZmPKz3uI19M

Joe Trevino: Guitar/Vocal, San Antonio, TX
Phrase looper. Long, epic, indie rock.
3 video playlist
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBimDNVONgKCvbguWftpW86r9

Josh Glenn Experiment: Guitar/Vocal, San Antonio, TX
Phrase Looper. Pop.
6 video playlist
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBilB77LIynw-35AL1LZcNIIT

Just Alliance: Vocal Looper, Las Vegas, NV
Phrase Looper. Super-processed sounds.  Very techy. Fun to watch
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBimctqzvDns2hjK6jwc-aEfo

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Thanks to all of them for a great weekend of looping!

Please enjoy their music.

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The website is getting pretty popular. Over 11,000 visitors a month for the last 3 months.  My youtube channel is pushing over 100 views a day and y'all are streaming my music online EVERY day all around the world.  THANK YOU for watching, listening, streaming, and buying!


The guestbook page on the site is up and running - leave a comment!


The 2014 U.S LoopFest season is officially closed.  Which means it's video processing time. For those of you who missed it, and for those of you who want to do it all over again - videos are being posted EVERY DAY on my youtube channel and on Facebook.  So far I've got most of the first night of Seattle done along with a few from Vegas and San Antonio.  You'll want to keep up - that's about 50 videos already and I've barely even scratched the surface.  (That makes 300 videos on the channel overall.) I've also got a photo album called 2014 LoopFest where you can see action photos, gear and performance pics on Facebook.

One of the cool new features from the videos this year's fests is the “Tech Talk.” The performers briefly talk about their gear and/or looping.  It’s pretty fun, funny, sometimes very helpful and informative, and sometimes quick and trite.  There are currently seven videos in the Tech Talk playlist with more coming.


The Please Help has finally released the physical CD for their debut CD and the CD release party was a smash!  Packed house late, late on a Sunday night!  Good times for everyone. Get your space-jam, love-songs today.


I've got a quick little tour to Florida this Dec.  If you're in Jacksonville come on out to Jazzland on the 26th!  8pm, $10 cover.


Phillip Luna has an art show this Friday night - Dec 5th at the Utpoia Cafe in San Antonio.  New art, new space. Come on out and see some cool stuff. 7:30pm.


I have a few changes in my "band" activies.  My beloved River Barons are going country. Well..country-ish. And that means no more sexy sax for them.  But don't despair - I have two new projects!

First is West Kings Highway (www.westkingshighway.com)  This easy-listening group is smooth, pleasant, and fun.  Featuring Johnny Carrera and "Sweet" Pete Mattison, we're reforming the group into a smooth-jazz/easy listening band that's more suitable for our ages and bedtimes.  We have regular shows around town.  Check our calendar on the website for dates.

Second is Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels.  For those that have been following me for a long-time, y'all know I love me some Zydeco!  This Austin-based band features Jean-Pierre Blanchard out of Lafayette, Louisana on accordion and vocals.  I'm on rubboard and wail on a sax a little bit.  It's down-home good time.  Here's a few tunes from last Friday night in Austin: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkH-vpViwA 

You can expect to be hearing a lot more about this group!  Bon ton roulet!


Merry Christmas y'all.  I hope your holidays are safe and happy. 

aaaaaaaand the Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 PM

Friday, December 5, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Eva's Escape
307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
5:00 PM

Friday, December 5, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
9:00 PM Also Playing: Cherry Street Hookers (10:30 PM)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 PM
    
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Morning Side Ministries
Pvt Event 10:30 AM

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Farmers Market at the Cibolo
33 Herff Road, Boerne, TX 78006
9:00 AM

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio with La Chichada @ 1906 Gallery
1906 S. Flores, San Antonio , TX 78210
6pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio with West Kings Hwy @ 1906 Gallery
1906 S. Flores, San Antonio , TX 78210
6pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Second Saturday with La Chichada @ Gallista Gallery
1913 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78210
9:00 PM

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Farmers & Ranchers Market
TBA
9:00 AM
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina
1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 PM
 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
La Chichada @ Sandra's
1603 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
noon

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jacksonville Airport
2400 Yankee Clipper Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218
9:00 AM

Friday, December 26, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jacksonville Airport
2400 Yankee Clipper Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218
9:00 AM

Friday, December 26, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Jazzland Cafe
1324 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211
8:00 PM

 

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New News:

The "BandVanAdventures VIII: Mojo Rising" tour has concluded.  What an epic adventure that was.  Got to spend a lot of time with old friends and band mates this trip.  What a delight!  37 shows, 45 days, 8,000 miles, ALMOST sold out of my Duo & Trios CDs, made new looping friends, played schools, added new festivals, streamed concerts online, had some incredible drives to enjoy, had some incredible and ridiculous things happen, met some great people, made some new fans.  But it was long.  I missed my wife more so than ever.  It was a lot of work.  More than once I spent a 24 hour stretch with no sleep.  Barely had time to eat some days.  Slept in the van some times, slept in houses other times, even did a couch or two here and there.  And there were loopfests…

Speaking of which – they ain’t over yet!

The San Antonio LoopFest kicks off tonight at the Lumiaria festival with “Loopology: A preview of the San Antonio LoopFest featuring James Sidlo, The Josh Glenn Experiment, Mike Why, Just Alliance and Noah Peterson. Show runs from 6pm-11pm outside the SW School of Art at the outdoor amphitheater in downtown San Antonio. 

The main fest, which is a benefit concert for the Briscoe Academy Music Program in partnership with SMARTsa and sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing, takes place at the 1906 Gallery (1906 S. Flores) on Saturday from 5pm-midnight.  Acts have come in from across the U.S. with special guests Cian from Guadalajara, Mexico.  The show is free, all ages and you can catch it online here: www.concertwindow.com/shows/8461-san-antonio-loopfest

The concert line-up: From San Antonio, TX Noah Peterson, Joe Trevino, Josh Glenn Experiment, with Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV, Mister Tim -Longmont, CO, Mike Why - Pittsburgh, PA, James Sidlo - San Antonio, TX, FreshFX - Columbus, OH, SaulPaul - Austin, TX, The Winkler - Houston, TX, Cian - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

The Austin LoopFest happens on Sunday at the Brass House.  115 San Jacinto, Austin, TX starting at 9pm. Online here: www.concertwindow.com/shows/8462-austin-loopfest

The concert line-up: Mike Why - Pittsburgh, PA, Cian - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, Just Alliance - Las Vegas, NV, Michael Garfield - Austin, TX, SaulPaul - Austin, TX , Mister Tim -Longmont, CO, The Winkler - Houston, TX, FreshFX - Columbus, OH,Noah Peterson - San Antonio, TX.

The guestbook page on the site is up and running - leave a comment!

Videos:  My youtube channel has over 250 videos now!  Got new LoopFest performances up with new ones being added weekly.  I’ve got a new feature for videos called “Tech talks” where you can watch the performers briefly talk about their gear and/or looping.  It’s pretty fun. 

And now that I’m back there’s a few other things in the Peterson Entertainment, llc world that you should be knowing about.

The Please Help has it’s CD release party on Sunday, Nov 23rd a Hi-Tones in San Antonio. 10pm show.  Also playing are The Rosedale Highs and The Hares. 

Royal Punisher has been busy, busy, busy: aside from doing a lot of studio time, this band managed to win The Current’s coveted Beat Jazz Band for the San Antonio Music Awards.  Again.  Here’s the quote. “Featuring Estevan Garcia on sax, Don Robin on guitar, Phillip Luna on bass and Kory Cook on drums, Royal Punisher’s incendiary improvisations and keen compositions continue to land them at the top of the polls. It’ll have to be a true revolution in SA jazz to dethrone this royalty.”

But here’s my Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Luminaria @ Loopology: A Preview of the San Antonio LoopFest

300 Augusta, San Antonio, TX 6PM

Also Playing: The Josh Glenn Expirement, James Sidlo, Jonathan Mendez, Just Alliance, Mike Why

 

Solo Sax Sessions

Friday, November 7, 2014

Luminaria @ San Antonio Public Library 7:30 PM

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

San Antonio LoopFest @ 1906 Gallery

1906 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 5pm

 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Austin LoopFest @ Brass House

115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 10 PM

Also Playing: Noah Peterson, Just Alliance, Mike Why, Mister Tim, Cian, Michael garfield, Saul Paul, The Winkler

 

Solo Sax Sessions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina

1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 7:00 PM

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Solo Sax Sessions @ Morning Side Ministries

Pvt Event             1:30 PM

 

Solo Sax Sessions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina

1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 7:00 PM

 

Solo Sax Sessions

Thur Nov 20, 6-9pm

Thanksgiving Dinner for VA Patients

San Antonio Elks Lodge #216

15650 Market Hl, San Antonio, Texas 78256

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Solo Sax Sessions @ The Farmers Market at the Cibolo

33 Herff Road, Boerne, TX 9am

 

Solo Sax Sessions

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O's Cantina

1014 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX 7:00 PM

La Chichada

Nov 29 - TBA

Jacks' Bar in San Antonio

The thing about the wrap up is it's own impossibility.  Over 8,000 miles driven, 36 shows, 7 weeks on the the road, 1 TV show appearance, 2 radio spots, a handful of articles in print and online, hours and hours of concert footage shot, tons of friends seen, hit a jam or two, MANY songs played, a couple of recording sessions and lots of fun.  It really was something special.  Most of the loopfests were streamed online, we expanded into 3 new cities, the line-ups were better than ever, logistics went as smooth as could be hoped for and we overcame some very serious challenges.  Kick-ass!

Once again it was a seriously life-impacting adventure.  The people I met, the music I heard, the music I played, new friends, old friends, fans of all kinds, recorded some music, and even got hit on a couple of times - guess I ain't that old and ugly! The weather was perfect, which was good since I forgot my tire chains.  The gas got cheaper as I went and my school show is coming together quite nicely. 

I don't really know how to summarize it all. It's beyond words.  The majesty of the American landscape as it flys by the windows of my BandVan is beyond description.  I spent many hours in stunned silence at the grandeur and immensity of it.  The creativity of my fellow loopers AGAIN put my jaw on the floor and my mind in a state of wonder.  It really was extraordinary.  And, while I can firmly say, the highlight (for me) was the 2nd night of the SoCal LoopFest I do have two loopfests left to go.  Pretty amazing - for those of you that came to the shows or watched them online - awesome.  Thank you - for you who didn't -go to YouTube and watch the playback!  www.youtube.com/noahpeterson

 

So the whirlwind is going to blow out in Phoenix.  Cancelled the Santa Fe show to spend a night in the studio with Dr. Wax (aka DJ LAW aka Damien Hayes.  Damien was one of the DJs on my CD "Bump."   Been staying at his place, he's been doing some turntables on some cuts I've been working on with Phil Luna.  Pretty hip stuff.  Going to spend the night in the studio with him, Jean-Paul De Roover and DJ Slice.  Should be interesting.  After that it's a sprint for home and BandVanAdventuers VIII: the Mojo Rising tour will be in the books.  See ya in a couple days!

Can't believe it's been ten days since the last blog.  Seems like a lifetime.  5 days of Y2K fest, SoCal Loopfest, lots of solo gigs in and around then, Vegas....oy!  What a trip.

California was great.  Not a big surprise as California is awesome.  Had some good shows (thank you John Vargas!) and the Y2K Fest was very cool.  Saw some unreal music.  I was floored by some of it and some of it I was glad to have missed.  All kinds of stuff for all kinds of tastes.   The artists were very cool and very interesting.  Tech was awesome, venues were cool.  It was like a little mini-conference/vacation.  Hung out with the Walkers and their cadre of international loopers in Santa Cruz.  That was a ton of fun.  Hideki - round two!!!

After some lovely time in Santa Cruz it was time to head down to Long Beach.  Started off with some hang time with Zack Walters of 3rd Alley.  Dude made wicked breakfasts and late night tacos, laid down a sweet set of original  tunes at the SoCal fest, took me around town a bit and we talked biz, life, etc... great hang with a friend.  Good times.  Squeezed in a fun day and crazy night with Lew Richards. Lew is an old buddy from the Marines.  Hung out at his studio, (17th Street recording studio in Costa Mesa), for a the day and then we went "exploring" that night.  Suffice to say that was a mistake.  Ended up crashing in my van in the parking lot sometime after 3am and didn't make it back to Long Beach until that afternoon.

DiPiazza's was the location for the SoCal Fest and man was it hot.  By far the best line-up I've ever put on stage - both nights!  Unreal performers, GREAT venue, sound was tight, audience was light.  Got to see Supertall Paul Newman, which was awkwardly awesome and tons of other great acts.  Mike Why from Pittsburgh was hot, hot, hot!  Daniel Park was precise and perfect, Jean-Paul De Roover did his usual Canadian thing and knocked it out of the park and on and on and on.  Talk about a wonderful two nights.  It really was something unusually special. 

And then Vegas happened.  I thought my home state of Montana was devoid of a music loving populace.  And it is.  Vegas is filled with people who actually hate music.  It's safe to say I don't foresee a 2nd Annual Las Vegas LoopFest happening.  It's too much to do too much to organize, none of the international loopers (save Jean-Paul) came and Vegas just sucks.  Although the local acts - Daniel Park and Red Grooves were tight.  The other gigs I scrounged up ended up being a waste.  For me to say that is huge.  I can find something good just about anywhere.  I really can't say enough bad things about it.  Thank God for my mother-in-law being in town or this would have been a very unhappy experience.  Thanks Karen - you were the sugar in a an extra large cup of bitter Vegas tea.   And Ron and Cyndi Press (old family friends from Montana) popped in for a surprise visit.  That was pretty cool.

You know, these posts are such a glossing overview of it all.  I wish I could detail all the details - like breakfast on Newport Beach, what the attendees said, making new fans, making new friends, traffic (L.A. ugh...)  a night out with Dirty Lew, hanging with Zack, 4 days van camping at the Walker complex, all the fun little gigs I did in some pretty cool spots.  But, I don't have time to write it and you don't have time to read it ...what to do.

Anyway, I'm a little drained at this point.  Ready for home.  A little homesick here and there.  Miss my wife, miss my cat, miss my house, miss my friends, miss San Antonio.  Home soon.

 

 

Okay....so it's a few days after the fact. 

The festival was pretty awesome.  Attendance for Portland/Seattle was low.  We didn't get any of the press we got last year.  Somehow we slipped into "ignore mode" via the local press.  Nonetheless, the performances were strong, awesome, delicate, lovely, chaotic, frenzied, and very special.  Got most of it on video and am already posting the footage on youtube.  That's pretty cool. 

Cancellations were a contagious disease this year.  Not just for me either.  It was a very tough year for the NW.  Many challenges in keeping it going.  And I did drop the ball for David Kollar and Paolo Rainier, I didn't have some of the gear they needed for Portland.  I hate messing up! HATE IT!!!  But they did what they could and were champs about the whole thing. Really was a shame as they are an impressive duo.  Their set at Y2K last night was amazing!  I think the Portland group Waffle Taco would LOVE these guys.  Very similar things going on.

The Royal Room is a pretty sweet venue, although the location is off the beaten path quite a bit.  I think the J&M last year was actually a better location, but not with such a perfect layout for us.

The Analog was awesome, again.  This year was two stages, up and down.  That was awesome.  Music going non-stop all day and night.  It was very cool.  Had a nice early crowd and very little coming in later. 

Met some great people, some great new acts (to me) and some interested parties to help with next year.  That's always good. 

The Southern Oregon events went a wee bit sideways.  One of the venues cancelled about 18 hours prior...we split that group and added them to the others.  I was at the winery with Per Boysen, Lucid Brain Integrative Project and Jean-Paul De Roover.  We had an intimate, but awesome crowd that were wowed and well entertained by a pretty hot line-up of 4 artists.  The vineyard was beautiful, the wine was good and the weather cooperative.  Got some good video from that night as well. 

All things being equal - another year of awesomeness.  We streamed the concerts live, go a lot of video, added a third city, got everybody moved on down the road and I'm still alive.

 

Wow....the time is flying by.  It's about 4 hours before the opening night of the NW LoopFest.  I'm pretty stoked.  The line-ups are ferocious this year.  The challenges have been huge!  Had to move cities for one fest. Lost a major sponsor for another.  Had an unusually large amount of cancellations over the summer. And one of my artists was refused entry at customs and sent back to France.  Wow.  But I responded!    Got the fest successfully relocated, picked up Blue Moon Beer to Sponsor the San Antonio LoopFest!  Yay Blue Moon Beer!!!! Got some GREAT acts to replace those that couldn't make the fests and am doing what I can to get our Frenchie back in for at least SOME of the fests.  Craaaaazy... and that's so the tip of the iceberg.

but to catch you up...

Twin Falls at the Anchor Bistro was awesome.  Wowed the pants off of some folks, although I had to cut the last hour off due to rain (outdoor gig).  Still, great gig and an early bedtime! Headed out to Boise for a couple of days of evening show and some R&R.   Ended up doing some mobile recording all day Sunday for Ziggy Moonshine, sent the files back to Houston when I got done.  Country sax baby.  Had a fun Sunday night at Tom Grainey's and of to Portland the next day.  Did some domestic duties and promo for the fests for the next day or saw.  Got wicked funky at the Hump Day Jam in Salem with Nathan Olsen, John Pounds and Larry London.  Guitar great Garry Meziere show up to get down with me, which was awesome, and Jesse Ruggles from Phamous Phaces got some music ya-yas at the end as well.   Too fun.  After that was a late night drive to Bend ending at about 3am.  Up about 7/8 for an all day shift online at the local coffeeshop and a round of disc golf in the evening to try and stay fit.  Great little course too.  Did a show that night amongst the local tweaker population, one of whom asked "what are you doing in a shithole like this?"  From there I hopped in the van and drove all night to Kennewick for a 4:45 am load-in at KVEW for some TV spots to promote my gig that night.  After that, it was off to 88.1FM for a radio spot that turned into 2 class lectures/loop demos and a lunch out.  Then it was a driving to Pendleton for an outdoor 4-7pm, back in the car to Richland for a 9pm-1am loop station set and jam with the funky Wabi Sabi band of Dara Quinn, Justin Chapman and Kendrick.  Good times. Passed out in my van somewhere in the 3am hour.  Up almost 2 days....awesome.

Then back to Portland for an early show.  The previous night, blues/soul/gospel (local legend) Linda Hornbuckle died the night before.  I popped in the club where she was supposed to be performing and a tribute was going on. Saw a couple friends and made my way home.  Got seriously jamming at the Portland Marathon on Sunday, super funky, super loud.  It was awesome.  Next day was domestic stuff and online then a dinner with Jim Templeton (Cosmic Dust) former jazz club owner.  Good times with an old friend and music mate.  Next day was online and off to the coast to hang with friends.  Was offline for all of that.  I come back into the tech world and daaaaamn: Nelly has been refused entry into the U.S., other foreign artists are freaking out, some have already arrived in Seattle, many things to do...it's getting tense.  Got huge developments for the SoCal fests with high profile artists - Got SuperTall Paul Newman (BOSS 2013 US Loop Champion) among a couple others.  Very happy about that.   Getting graphics coordinated with the San Antonio fest, trying to get all going and promoted.  Pretty crazy. Made it into Seattle with my sister last night and going like the energizer bunny since.  It all begins soon. 

A year of work and now I sit back and watch, film, broadcast and enjoy the unveiling of it all.  Awesome.

 

 

New News:

The "BandVanAdventures VIII: Mojo Rising" is in full swing.   Upcoming dates in WA, OR, CA, NV, AZ, NM, and TX!  Check the calendar for where and when you can come see me!   Got a few holes in the schedule still - house parties are good, restaurants, your company for lunch, your kid's school!  All good. Shows have been great, seeing old friends and fans is awesome.  But it's basically LoopFest time!

Loopfests!!!   The Kickstarter campaign launches this week - watch for another email in a day or two! And remember, if you can't make it to the shows, no problem, buy your tickets online ($5) and watch it at home!  We still need some volunteers for helping day of - If you have a spare bed and couch and can house a couple of artists - please let me know.  If you want to buy a hotel room for a couple of loopers - please let me know!  Mark your calendars:

NW LoopFest - Seattle Oct 9/10 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8459-nw-loopfest-seattle

NW LoopFest - Portland Oct 11 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8460-nw-loopfest-portland

NW LoopFest - Southern Oregon Oct 12

SoCal LoopFest - Long Beach Oct 22/23

Las Vegas LoopFest  - Las Vegas, NV Oct 24

San Antonio LoopFest - Nov 8 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8461-san-antonio-loopfest

Austin LoopFest - Nov 9 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8462-austin-loopfest

The guestbook page on the site is up and running - leave a comment!

Videos:  My youtube channel has 238 videos of live performances, loopfest showcases, and good old music videos of all kinds of great stuff.  Please watch a few.  They are grouped in playlists and I'm adding new videos of old catalog frequently.  I'll have dozens of new videos from the LoopFests as well.  Don't be afraid to watch them all!

Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hump Day Jam @ Vic's Spirits and Grill
3165 River Rd N, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 304-5230      7:00 PM
21+
    
 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Third Street Pub
314 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702
(541) 306-3017      9:00 PM
21+
    

Friday, October 3, 2014
Good Morning NW @ Kvew Tv
601 N. Edison ST, Kennewick, WA
509-240-3221      7:00 AM
    
Friday, October 3, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Pendleton Farmers Market
300 Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 969-9466      4:00 PM
All Ages
    
 
Friday, October 3, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions and the Wabi Sabi Jam @ Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant
1314 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA 99354
509-946-9328      9:00 PM
Also Playing: Wabi Sabi Jam (10:00 PM)

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Hoppy Brewer
328 Main Ave , Gresham, OR 97030
503.328.8474      6:00 PM
All Ages
 
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Portland Marathon @ Mile 24
Larrabee/Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-1111      1:30 PM
All Ages
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Lakeside Assisted Living
Pvt Event      1:00 PM
    
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The NW LoopFest @ The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA
(206) 906-9920      6:00 PM
All Ages
    Tickets: Donation
Also Playing: Mark Hamburg, Noah Peterson, Daniel J Davis, Richie Dagger's Crime, Cian, Jean-Paul De Roover, Mandoman, Mister Tim, Prehisto'Zik, Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn
Friday, October 10, 2014

The NW LoopFest @ The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA
(206) 906-9920      6:00 PM
All Ages
    Tickets: Donation
Also Playing: The Lucid Brain Integrative Project, Eric Muhs, Rejyna, Per Boysen, David Kollar and Paolo Rainier, Just Alliance, Consumer, Thisissammi

Saturday, October 11, 2014
NW LoopFest @ The Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater
720 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR
(503) 432-8079      4:00 PM
All Ages
Also Playing: Rejyna Ted Killian,Cian, Daniel J. David, Jean-Paul de roover, Per Boysen, Eric Muhs, Eric Buchner, Consumer, David Kollar and Paolo Rainer, Mandoman, Richie Dagger's Crime, Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn, Just Alliance, Lucid Brain Intergrative Project, Noise Agency, Mister Tim, thisissami, Amenta Abioto, Prehisto'zik, Noah Peterson

Sunday, October 12, 2014
NW LoopFest: Southern Oregon @ Caprice Winery
970 Old Stage Road, Central Point, OR 97502
541-499-0449      6:00 PM
All Ages
    Tickets: free
 
Also Playing: Jean-Paul de Roover (6:00 PM)

Friday, October 17, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ De Tierra Vineyards
3 SE Mission St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
831.622.9704      6:00 PM
All Ages
    Tickets: free
 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival @ Circle Church
111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
     6:30 PM
All Ages
    Tickets: $10
Also Playing: KAI WEN HWANG, Jean-Paul de Roover, , PREHISTO'ZIK, Per Boysen, Mandoman, TULIO ARAUJO

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
SoCal LoopFest @ DiPiazza's
5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA
     6:00 PM
All Ages    Tickets: FREE
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
SoCal LoopFest @ DiPiazza's
5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, CA
     6:00 PM All Ages
    Tickets: FREE
 
Friday, October 24, 2014
Las Vegas LoopFest @ Boomer's
3200 Sirius Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-368-1863      10:00 PM
21+
    Tickets: free
Also Playing: Red Grooves, Prehisto'zik, Jean-Paul De Roover, Noah Peterson

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Fresh 52 Farmers Market
302 S. Rampart, Las Vegas, NV 89145
702.900.2552      9:00 AM
All Ages
Also Playing: Prehisto'zik

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Solo Sax Sessions @ Fresh 52 Farmers Market
302 S. Rampart, Las Vegas, NV 89145
702.900.2552      9:00 AM
All Ages
Also Playing: Prehisto'zik

Tuesday, Oct 28
Noah Peterson at The Underground
200 San Francisco
Santa Fe, NM
10pm $5
Also Playing: Prehisto'zik

Well Moab was cool.  Always is.  Made the late night trip most of the way towards the next gig and hit a rest stop to grab some sleep.  Up bright and early for a fun filled day!  Cruised into Westminster college for the lunch gig and had some fun.  Lots of people were digging it.  Even got a tip from one of the cafeteria workers.  That was very cool.  It's kind of peculiar how I look at the relative success of what I do.  After every show I always get several comments from people about the looping, the show, my playing.  But I still at CD/MP3 sales, the tip jar and consider the applause.  But I'm not really in a "music" venue.  Just a lot of places that do other things and have music.  So it's not like the audience is supposed to clap.  Then it's always tough to engage them with the stories about the songs and really present the material because there's not a lot of response.  Until the shows over...then everybody digs it.  It's weird.  I'm trying to remember that people are listening, they are engaged, they are enjoying it.  It does make it a littler easier.  For instance, the next night I was in a tiny room - very difficult to play. But I just concentrated hard on keeping it musical with solid grooves and appropriate for the setting.  Ended up doing great in tips and CD sales; but the audience was also very engaged. All part of the job...

Anyway...college gig was fun. Wrapped it up and headed down to Creekside in SLC for a little disc golf.  First 18 basket round in over a year.  I did well!   Only one double boogie, and about an even number of pars and boogies.  Park was in great shape, the weather was perfect, it was an awesome day.  Hooked up with a local (self-described ski-bum) for the round and had a nice game.  Really was awesome.  Looking forward to another round today in Twin Falls!

After the 18 holes, met an old friend from Portland (who now lives in SLC) for dinner.  Had some crazy cheese salad for dinner that was awesome.  Spent a couple hours chatting and swapping horror stories about mechanical issues on cars.  They love Salt Lake City.  Good weather, nice people, low crime, booming economy, hiking, fishing, clean, polite, etc... went to a bar to check out a jam session, but they got started around 10ish and I wasn't in the mood by then.  Just drove to my next stop and called it an early night.  Next morning was Vivint.  That was a very fun lunch gig.  People really enjoyed it, had a couple of nice conversations, sold a couple CDs. Always a good thing.  Hopped in the van and off to Lava Hot Springs for the evening gig!

Got in a little early, set-up the gear and took a hot shower.  Went down for a pre-concert beer and a shot and proceeded to rock an empty room for the next hour.  Came back after a break and the dinner room was full.  Well...two hours and one very short break later, a nice tip jar and a fine slice of elk with fried kale were mine to enjoy.  That food was soooo good.  Packed up, chatted with the chef while he cleaned up and headed over for the jam session. The usual suspects were there and we proceed to get down with rock, country, pop, metal, and blues.  And of course, free drinks.  Hit the hotel late, slept in a little and off to Twin Falls for the Friday night gig.  Need to get some work done so I hit the starbucks for some online time before a little play time at the local disc golf course. 

As I reflect upon the trip, my life, the future whilst driving.  (I just hit 2,000 miles - I reflect like mirror).  I think about all the people that I meet and get to know a little.  Take Lava Hot Springs - I know a chunk of the people in that town. It's really cool to walk in the bar and the staff recognize you (some even remember my name), welcome you in and then we get the party rolling.  I always have a great time when I'm there.  I play a lot of music, chat with some fine human beings, get a comfy bed, a fantastic hot meal, a nice little paycheck and hang out.  Mucho Bueno!  

I am enjoying the drive quite a bit as well.  I find SE Idaho to be particularly interesting this time.  Make me look forward to driving the gorge on Monday.  It'll be nice to not do that at night this year.  And I'll get to do it twice this trip!

Enjoying the radio stations in the various cities quite a bit as well.  Good music is everywhere. 

Starting to get a little nervous about the loopfests though.  It's about that time...got a little work to do on it this weekend and then it's email promotion time.  Yee-haw buddy.  It's going to be crazy.

 

Okay... so the BVA Vol 8: my "Mojo Rising" tour is in full swing.  Things started off kind of funny.  As I'm leaving San Antonio I get a handful of phone calls from bands wanting me to join them or audition.  That's always a good feeling.  Plus the bands that I work with got a bunch of work, of course while I'm on tour...but whatever.  So it goes.

Had a long but easy drive to Amarillo.  Slept great at a truck stop, got in for the show a little early, rocked out the seniors and hopped in the Van to head for Denver.   Got in early and reunited with my old friend Marcus.  He and I went to school together and lived across the street from one another in Billings, MT.  Suffice to say we go back.  Waaaaay back.  Anyway, an excellent time was had by all.  Hanging out with his crew, did some motorcycle riding, eating, all that good stuff.  Even spent a little time online trying to not get too far behind on things.  It is a crazy year after all.  Denver was a little wacky this year, two gigs ended up falling through last minute.  No biggie really.  The big shows stuck and went very well.  After a week there, it was time to hit the road and play the Black Nugget in Carbondale.  First time there, that was a hoot.  Mountain people are fun people.  Hit the road after that to crash in Moab.  Got up a little early to spend some time in Canyonlands National Park.  Need to hike it.  Cool stuff for sure.  First time there, I usually go to Arches.  Came back to town and got caught up on my 175 emails...  mostly ready for the loopfests, got a couple of things to finish off yet. 

Should have a fine little gig tonight in Moab and then heading north to SLC.  Trip has been a lot of fun so far.  Not getting in the online time I need nor any disc golf, but we'll see what the future brings.  Dropped a couple of pounds, trying to eat healthy and get lots of sleep.   I feel very rested so far.  Good start to a long trip.

 

Hear we go again.

It's 1:12am and I'm finally blogging again.  Who reads? Who cares? Just texted about getting started tomorrow at 8:30am.  I should be in bed.

Weekend was great.  Gig Thurs, 2 gigs Fri, 2 gigs sat, gig Sunday, gig Monday.  Had some studio time, had some social time, had some Bucho time, had some home fix-it time, had some wife time.  Life has been sweet of late.  The summer was spent in a desperate grind of tour booking, festival planning, song-writing, nurturing relationships, making the most of out what was there and seeing what had taken root after 2 years in Texas.  And like all things in Texas, when the rain comes, if it lasted through the summer.  It blooms.  I do love Texas.  Most especially San Antonio.  I can't tell you why.  I just do. 

I'm going to miss my little Bucho.  Little fuzzy booger is practically clawing through my leg right now. Sometime it is hard to believe how much I care for this cat. 

I feel like I'm emotionally in a very different place than last year.  Things usually get pretty stressful during the summer for the loopfests as schedules being to collide and details get worked out, and then changed, and then tweaked and then...it's all very up and down.  Last year, I was pretty tight lipped. I was ready to go and had spent all summer at Six Flags. I was physically and mentally ready to go.  This year I'm still fit.  I didn't do the Six Flags gig again, but I did manage to keep things going musically.  New material.  More maturity. A lot more repetitions through the shows.  Better focus.  This should be a very good tour.

Still got 6 days before I go.  Got a ton of prep to do.  Greatly looking forward to this grand adventure.  Many people to see.

 

 

 

 

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New News:

It's tour time!   Dates in CO, UT, ID, WA, OR, CA, NV, AZ, NM, and TX!  Check the calendar for where and when you can come see me!   Got a few holes in the schedule still - house parties are good, restaurants, your company for lunch, your kid's school!  All good. 

My residency in San Antonio - Wednesday Night Looper's Delight, 10pm-2am at the J&O Cantina, 1014 S. Presa. It's picking up there nicely.  Getting a fun crowd our for music and cocktails.  Two of my favorite things! Got two more Wednesdays to come check it out before the Big Tour!

A1 Radio across the pond in England is giving airplay to Peterson Entertainment, Llc affiliated recordings. Check it out online at http://a1radio.co.uk/schedule.php big thanks to Mike Atkinson and Peter Bergg.

Videos:  My youtube channel has 234 videos of live performances, loopfest showcases, and good old music vides of all kinds of great stuff.  Please watch a few.  They are grouped in playlists and I'm adding new videos of old catalog frequently.  I'll have dozens of new videos from the LoopFests as well.  Don't be afraid to watch them all!

Loopfests!!!   It's almost here.  I'll do a kickstarter campaign in the middle of the month to raise a few extra dollars for these fine folks. If you can't make it, no problem, buy your tickets online ($5) and watch it at home!  We still need some volunteers for helping day of - If you have a spare bed and couch and can house a couple of artists - please let me know.  If you want to buy a hotel room for a couple of loopers - please let me know!  Mark your calendars:

NW LoopFest - Seattle Oct 9/10 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8459-nw-loopfest-seattle

NW LoopFest - Portland Oct 11 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8460-nw-loopfest-portland

NW LoopFest - Southern Oregon Oct 12

SoCal LoopFest - Long Beach Oct 22/23

San Antonio LoopFest - Nov 8 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8461-san-antonio-loopfest

Austin LoopFest - Nov 9 www.concertwindow.com/shows/8462-austin-loopfest

The guestbook page on the site is up and running - leave a comment!

New Music:  

O.M.N.I is continuing with our mission of making online ear-candy.  The album is still under production, but we did put out a new video "At the Military Bass" - check it out here!

The Four Horseman - an avant-garde/free jazz interpretation of the Biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is now watchable on youtube -playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBikJAtesDro62OaUS60HVKdE

Selections from "Duos &Trios" is also on youtube with some pretty awesome videos as well. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjiWJF83CBinGy33aTd6INw5D4rialHnf

 

Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Sunday, August 31,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market

255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209 210-722-5077      9:00 AM

 

Wednesday, September 3,

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O

1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 485-7611    10:00 PM

 

Friday, September 5,

Solo Sax Sessions for the First Friday Networking Group @ Hamilton House

5331 Hamilton Wolfe Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229      8:00 AM

 

Friday, September 5,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Eva's Escape

307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204 210-223-5875      5:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 6,

Solo Sax Sessions @ The Farmers Market at the Cibolo

33 Herff Road, Boerne, TX 78006 830-2494616        9:00 AM

 

Saturday, September 6,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Kerrville Hills Winery

3600 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX    2:00 PM

 

Sunday, September 7,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market

255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209 210-722-5077      9:00 AM

 

Monday, September 8,

Solo Sax Sessions @ The Raven Hookah Lounge

1255 SW Loop 410 #133, San Antonio, TX 78211 210.673.3650       10:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 10,

Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O

1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 485-7611    10:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 13,

Second Saturday with La Chichada @ Galliasta Gallery

San Antonio, TX 78215 210-320-9080      9:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 17,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Little Bear Saloon

28075 Main St., Evergreen, CO 80439 (303) 674-9991    7:00 PM

 

Thursday, September 18,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Atlanta Bread in Northglenn

351 W 104th, Northglenn, CO 80234 303-452-8222      6:00 PM

 

Friday, September 19,

Imagine: Music! @ Rocky Mountain Prep

7808 Cherry Creek S. Drive #3-300, Denver, CO 80231 12:30 PM  Pvt Event

 

Friday, September 19,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Stone Brewed Coffee Company

489 N US Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO 80026 720-600-1262      6:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 20,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Mirage Sports Bar

8340 W Coal Mine, Littleton, CO 80123 303-979-9220      9:00 PM

 

Tuesday, September 23,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Eddie McStiff's Restaurant

57 South Main Street, Moab, UT 84532 435-259-BEER      7:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 24,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Westminster College-Salt Lake

1840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 11:00 AM

 

Thursday, September 25,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Vivint

4931 North 300 West, Provo, UT 84604 11:00 AM Pvt. Event

 

Thursday, September 25,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Riverside Inns' Portneuf Grille & Lounge

255 East Portneuf Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246  (208) 776-5504    6:00 PM

 

Friday, September 26,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Anchor Bistro & Bar

334 Blue Lakes Boulevard North, Twin Falls, ID 83301  208-733-6566      8:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 27,

Solo Sax Sessions @ High Note Cafe

225 North 5th Street, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 429-1911    7:30 PM

 

Sunday, September 28,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Tom Grainey's Sporting Pub

109 S 6th St., Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-2505    10:00 PM

 

Thursday, October 2,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Third Street Pub

314 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702 (541) 306-3017    9:00 PM

 

Friday, October 3,

Solo Sax Sessions @ Pendleton Farmers Market

300 Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 969-9466    4:00 PM

 

Friday, October 3,

Solo Sax Sessions and the Wabi Sabi Jam @ Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant

1314 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA 99354  509-946-9328      9:00 PM

Also Playing: Wabi Sabi Jam (10:00 PM)

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New News:

River Barons are pluggin along nicely.  Our arrangements of classic rocks hits are fun and loud. We are getting down THIS Friday at Dorcal Distillery starting at 11pm.  C'mon on out for some rockin' music!

My residency in San Antonio - Wednesday Night Looper's Delight, 10pm-2am at the J&O Cantina, 1014 S. Presa. It's picking up there nicely.  Getting a fun crowd our for music and cocktails.  Two of my favorite things! And we're broadcasting live at: https://www.concertwindow.com/shows/8070-noah-peterson-solo-sax-sessions

Gearing up for the BIG, BIG, BIG Fall tours.  Going through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.  Got a spot for me to play at?  Want to host a house concert? Shoot me an email and let's talk!

 

New Music:  Peterson Entertainment, llc is very excited about bringing Phillip Luna to our catalog of recorded works.  Phillip is a wonderful musician, human being, artist, family man and friend.  And his stuff ROCKS!!!!  And when we talk about Phil Luna, we have to talk about videos - Phil's newest project, The Please Help had a great Heat of the Summer tour.  One of the projects I've been helping Phil with is Roots in the Shadows of San Antonio.  "Roots" is a compilation CD of 13 bands that have been rocking central Texas stage for over 20 years.  Click the link to download your FREE copy.  Great bands on there and we're working on "Roots II"

O.M.N.I is continuing with our mission of making online ear-candy.  The album is still under production, but we did put out a new video this week "At the Military Bass" - check it out here!

Last month we accounced that we signed Garrett T. Capps to a one record development deal. Demos are raging along.  This is powerful, in your face rock and roll.  We're pretty excited for what we're getting here.

The guestbook page on the site is up and running - leave a comment!

 Calendar:  Grab yer techy-doohicky's and make some notes - here's the shows!

Wednesday, August 6, 10pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210

Friday, August 8, 11pm
River Barons a Dorcal Distillery
2001 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78210

Wednesday, August 13, 10pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210

Saturday, August 16, 8pm
La Chichada plays a benefit for Eduardo Garza @ Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
600 Hemisphere PlazaWay, San Antonio, TX 78205

Saturday, August 16, 11:45pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Raven Hookah Lounge
1255 SW Loop 410 #133, San Antonio, TX

Wednesday, August 20, 10pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210

Friday, August 22, 10:30am
Solo Sax Sessions @ Morning Side Ministries
1050 Grand Blvd, Boerne, TX 78006

Wednesday, August 27, 10pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210

Sunday, August 31, 9am
Solo Sax Sessions @ Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market
255 E. Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209

Wednesday, September 3, 10pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ J & O
1014 S Presa, San Antonio, TX 78210
 
Friday, September 5, 5pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Eva's Escape
307 Beauregard Street, San Antonio, TX 78204

Saturday, September 6, 9am
Solo Sax Sessions @ The Farmers Market at the Cibolo
33 Herff Road, Boerne, TX 78006

Saturday, September 6, 2pm
Solo Sax Sessions @ Kerrville Hills Winery
3600 Fredericksburg Road, Kerrville, TX 

 
 
 
 
 
 

This has not been a good stretch of time.  Totally getting the shaft these days.  Fortunately, I know it won't last but daaaaaamn this is no fun.  Music stuff taking a hit, domestic stuff taking a hit - thank God for my good wife (whose actually been out of town) that keeps me grounded.  rather than take the opportunity to push things whilst I have an open schedule, I opted to stay home and lick my wounds.  Of course, since my stove crapped out it wasn't exactly comforting myself with hot foods - or coffee.  My home warranty company has yet to deliver a repairman to get that fixed.  Can't say I'm thrilled about that.  Nothing like not having a have stove for 4 days.  We'll see what happens come Monday, but I'm guessing a big, fat nothing.  Went to a union meeting and to see what was going on with Local 23.  Nothing but a bunch of white dinosaurs too dumb to know they were already extinct.  I don't get it, it you're in San Antonio and there's nothing but white people in the room, you're in the wrong room.  Don't mistake me, I don't give two shits about racial anything - but San Antonio is a Mexican town.  If you don't have some (and it really should be a majority of) Mexicans in the room, you don't have an adequate representation of population.  And, once again, with the possible exception of one female, I was the yougest in the room by at least a decade and I'm over 40.  For those of you who think of things like "future" and "sustainability" and "growth" this is why I used the word dinosaur. Over and done.  So futile, it's not worth talking about.

At least I got a tiny project done around the house and put some videos and booked some tour gigs.  The Please Help is done with their Florida tour and high-tailing it for it home with one cancelled gig and they fell short of the fundraising goal - but I think we can still pull everything off from what we pulled in.  Still need to debrief with Phil after he gets back. 

I am thinking I want to keep the label focused on dead copyright.  Far less headache and I have full power to do what's needed. That does make it faster, easier and more profitable.  

It's safe to say my honeymoon with San Antonio is officially over.  Probably for the best. I need to strap it on and get down to some serious business instead of fiddle-farting around.  Not to say I haven't been productive, but I'm a little demoralized and that's quite a statement coming from me.  It's times like these when I treasure the best thing in my life and it sure as shit ain't music.  I pick my lovely wife up from the airport tonight, it'll be good to have her home.  I need my partner.  Usually I enjoy the time apart, but it's been so many ass-kickings in such a short period of time that I've barely been drinking and just going to bed early trying to get up and get it done the next day. I keep going by force of habit and that fact that I'm just not one to give in.  I was having a conversation with a great looper, James Sidlo, before our gig the other night.  He said I must get a lot of fulfillment out of doing music full time and putting on my festivals.  I told him, if I did for that I would have killed myself from a broken heart a long time ago.  I get zero fulfillment from this.  Ups and downs.  When you work for yourself, especially in the arts, the ups and downs are very extreme. Unlike a day job, money follows those ups and downs.  You can have a bad week at work and you're still getting a paycheck.  I have a couple of bad weeks and it's not just my mental state that suffers.  It's my bank account, my future, all of my work.  Fortunately, I've been doing this long enough to know I'll get through it.  That's why I've been going to bed early, trying to rush the cycle along.  Things will pick up when my sweetie gets here.  She'll have a shitload of things for me to do and get my up and going and she'll be there to help me.  Looking forward to having her pull me outta this. 

 

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