I miss playing the drums. I haven't been in a band for a while because I have been so busy with school and design and everything and sometimes I really really miss playing music. Tyler and I almost started a band last year when we got back from New York. We practiced just like twice and I can honestly say that it would've been awesome. The stuff we were writing was really raw and we were both so pumped about it, but unfortunately we got too sidetracked and nothing ever came of it. And now Tyler is back in NYC and I am still here in Provo. Anyway, I was thinking the other day of all the bands I've been in from way back when I first started playing the drums in middle school. So I made a list. Some of the bands were more serious than others, of course, but all of these either played shows or at least wrote some songs with the intent of playing shows. Also, some of them I might not have been a "real" band member but maybe just practiced with them and played one or two shows. Anyway, my music career is as follows:

The Flaming Cycles
Blue Stem
The National Nix
Dead End Drivers
Big G and the Blue Streak
The Argyles
The Definition of Lettuce
The Farewell Bikeride
Boxcar Manifesto
Throwing Knives
Pluto Was a Planet
T.V.P. (Totally Vicious Punks)
The Plan B
Bureau of Information
The Affiliates
Paul Carruth
The Handcart Company
The Pop Music Experiment
Andy Martin

There might have been some others that were sort of started but never named and never played any shows. I sort of miss all of them in their own way. Playing music is so fun and especially playing shows is really fulfilling. Shoot, I feel so anxious now to start playing again... oh time, how intrusive you are...


bambam said...

Where are the comments? I just wanted to say that you look really good in this photo and i can't wait to move to ny so that you can re-start a band with tyler

Rupeshow said...

is this picture of you playing for pluto is a planet?


yeah dude! at starry night. i can't believe you called that. kris jorgensen's band was on tour and we played before them and i think karl played too. do you remember that show?

The Gorbott said...

i was just recently thinking that i miss playing in bands. i have my drums here in va, but i don't have a stool so i never practice. its so lame.

Julian Acosta said...

Can I have your cymbals since you don't play anymore.