Saturday, October 11, 2008

hunger pangs or kenny bloggins

before i begin, i just want to say something:

the band magma is amazing.

the past few days of my life have been spent in mount juliet, tennessee at the fabulous chateau belew. we've been working arduously on new material for a piece of music entitled "e". i can't really divulge any information about track titles or anything else, but i can say that it ranks with the best of adrian's material.
you're going to ask anyway:

what is e?

a complex post post-modern symphony. working on it involves a lot of patience and attention, especially when learning the sinewy transitions and breakneck dynamic shifts. a true challenge for an untamed musician such as myself. when writing my parts i try to adapt the steve gadd philosophy of "being behind every note". in other words, this is a serious composition - think about the sum of the parts instead of just thinking about your own.

when we aren't burning our brains on "e", we're shoveling our faces with mexican food at cinco de mayo or getting toasted at j. alexander's. of course, julie always provides excellent lunches, and yesterday was no exception. we filled our gullets with a warm roasted vegetable salad, which was topped off with a side of homemade pita chips and hummus. scrumptious.

i better get back to work though. adrian's music isn't getting any easier by the minute.


Sheldon said...

Really enjoyed "e" and the rest of the show in Budapest last night. Enjoy the rest of the tour!

alchemist said...

I can't wait to hear the new material! And I agree- the band Magma is amazing!