One of my biggest self esteem issues is that I think that I have a very lazy work ethic. It doesn’t take much to get me to walk away from a project or job when I find myself getting discouraged or distracted. Of course, I always seem to find plenty of energy for other people’s projects but that is because I am getting paid. My problem is trying to generate enthusiasm for a project that hasn’t made much of an impact over the last decade. I have made giant leaps and bounds in the technical evolution of my own music but I keep putting off booking Multiple Man for live shows. Conversely, I have poured hundreds of hours into the RAMONE because I knew that it would be a solid investment of time and emotional energy.
As it stands now, I have people who have never met me or even seen the Ram...
1988 Coppel Proggy Punk Metal at the Legendary Tombstone Factory in Fort Worth
I finished the new set list for the RAMONE and loaded it on to the Roland P-10 so I could run through the set and tweak the timing on the vidz.
Here’s a pic
The first 12 tracks went like clockwork and I wish I didn’t have to stop but my fingers made the decision for me. The next day was supposed to be easier because I only had 4 tracks to go. That wasn’t the case because it took 5 hours to lay down those tracks because of the many distractions of people knocking on my door.
I synched the audio and video up with each other and thought it was going to be only slightly less cringeworthy as the previous session but they were much better than I expected.
I had to lay the tracks down with speakers instead of ear monitors because I stepped on them and crushed them during my last gig
They sounded a lot worse when I was recording them than they did when I listened back...