I have loved few things in my life as much as I love music, and I have dreamed of creating music since I was very young. Over the last year and a half, my dream has come true, and as of last week I’ve got a small, round, shiny artifact to show for it.
So please allow me the following lengthy indulgence in nostalgia and mythologizing.
Last week, at Apartm3nt in Honolulu, we had an official release party for the EP, and a ton of friends showed up. It was a blast.
I had always worried that I might never get around to making music, that it would always be a hobby occasionally attended, that I’d never actually acquire any musical skill. Small as it is, beginner though I am, this EP a landmark in my life. I’m proud of it. I love it.
Ara and Paul are the best bandmates and friends a person could ask for. They are creative, energetic, and kind, and every practice and show we do is rewarding, simply because we’re spending time together.
My amazing, beautiful girlfriend Lauren has been endlessly supportive and encouraging. I don’t think she’s missed any of our shows that she wasn’t off-island for.
To everybody who has given us a show, backed us on Kickstarter, given me advice on IM while I fretted about everything, or just complimented us after a show: Thank you.
I can’t wait to keep going. For 2011: at least another COTQ EP, a small tour if we’re lucky, some recorded Lapwing output and DJ mixes from me, and hopefully a lot more.