The Official Blog Of The Glam Slam Big Haired Bad Boys Out Of Omaha, NE, 3D In Your Face

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Watching Those Ungrateful Assholes At The Table

Hello everybody and welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Thanksgiving is upon us and this holiday weekend we have so much to be thankful for.  We have another great week of Rock N Roll coming up.  The 2014 tour continues right back home to Omaha this week.  This Friday, Nov. 28th we are back at The 21st Saloon for our second annual Black Friday Blow Out.  After all the turkey and stuffing, when the dishes are all put away and the table is clean, after the shopping and football what do you still have left?  That's right Rock N Roll.  We know this is going to be a huge party and everybody is celebrating the holiday so we have invited Dennis Roy Daugherty and Ancient Wisdom Massage to sponsor this weeks event.  Dennis will be offering free chair massage samples and $10 off gift certificates.  Now you can't say that we were never looking out for your health.  Hmm Rock N Roll, massages, and holiday weekend.  Call the cops this night should be illegal.

Also please don't forget about our crowdfunding campaign to help with the making of our next music video.  As of right now the "Forbidden City" T-shirt and Hoodies only have 7 days left before the camapign closes.  All of these products will ship before Christmas.  This artwork is limited and will never be used again.  So get your shirts and be apart of this next adventure with us.  Go HERE for the official t-shirt.  Go HERE for the official full zip hoodie.

When I was think about this weeks blog I wanted to write something that really captured Thanksgiving but was still not your usual dribble.  I thought a lot about the holiday traditions and the way these things are passed down from generation to generation.  For as long as I can remember I have spent Thanksgiving with my family back in Fremont.  We usually do the same thing, it's always very nice.  I love getting the chance to see my family but it never lasts long enough.  It always seems to fast.  For the last ten years my Thanksgiving tradition has always been to get back out there on the road and play on Friday night but for me that is completely normal.  I have grown to love spending holidays with my bandmates.  These guys are the best and we can always be ourselves around each other.  The laughs seem to never end.  Christmas, New Years, V-Day, 4th of July.  All of the holidays that most people celebrate with their families, we are together laughing a dick jokes and farting on each other.  This is my thanksgiving tradition and I wouldn't change it for the world.

This year as you all sit ackardly around the dinner table and share what you are thankful for, sit back and try and take it all in.  Think about what traditions you will be passing on to the next generation.  Think about all the great holiday dinners you had.  Think of all the football games you may or may not have watched.  Sooner or latter you'll be the grandparents watching your own children and grandchildren act like ungrateful assholes at the dinner table.  But those memories and traditions will live on forever.  A lot of the times I miss my grandparents but during the holidays they always stop by to say "Where guys playing next." or "How was the show last night".  The one thing my grandparents did was support me unconditionally, no matter how ridiculous I looked when I walked into Thanksgiving dinner.  Now that is the definition of family.  We as a band are lucky enough to be playing this Friday and we get to celebrate this great holiday with our 3D In Your Face Family.  The whole damn dirty lot of you are invited to our celebration.  Let's make some memories.  




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Money For Nothing by Special Guest Blogger DaX

Hey everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official blog of 3D In Your Face.  The cold is setting in across the USA and things are looking much more like a winter wonderland than any of us really wanted.  The cold has no effect on our Rock N Roll machine.  3D In Your Face is rolling strong this week as we prepare for a big road trip West.  First of all thank you to all the radio DJ's that have played our songs this week.  We are honored and humbled.  This Friday, Nov. 19th and Saturday, Nov. 20th we are taking this Rock N Roll party to our "home away from home", Shooters in Kearney, NE.  A wild place that always draws a huge crowd and knows how to bring the intensity.  Our kind of place.  Also due to the high demand we are very proud to announce that we have added Full Zip Up Hoodies to our "Forbidden City" crowdfunding campaign.  This is the first time in the bands history that we have had hoodies for sale. So pick your's up just in time for Chirstmas and help us make this next music video a success.  
"Forbidden City" T-shirt
"Forbidden City"  Hoodie
Mark your calendars I will be doing a live interview with DJ Bryce Dolan Friday, Nov. 19th at 12PM CST on KLPR out of Kearney.  Also The Kearney Hub newspaper will be running an interview I did with writer Rick Brown on Friday as well.  
Now ladies and gentleman I have been wanting to get my new partner in crime involved with this blog for quite a while and finally the stars have aligned and things are well with the world.  I give you from Omaha, NE my favorite drummer in the world Dakota "DaX" Nielsen.  

Hey hey, what's going on?! This is Dakota aka DaX at the helm of the blog today. Spades been on my ass to write this thing for about a month so here goes nothing! =p
Right now, it is 3:41 in the afternoon. I am currently sitting in the studio at Guitar Center attempting to write this blog, not be discovered, and prepare myself for my 4 o'clock lesson. It's a full day to say the least but like most days I do find a decent amount of time to sit and think back to how all this came to pass. The sacrificed summers spent practicing my craft, the cancelled family events and plans in the name of a gig or show, and the constant drive to be the best that I can. When I really stopped to think about all of this a few days ago, I realized that this rockstar life, the illusion of luxury, really gets under my skin.
The average person meets a stranger for the first time. They begin to talk about pleasantries and what they do. The average man sells insurance, manages a Pizza Hut, or owns his own business. He can actually say that because he was voted Best of Omaha last year, he has the ability to blah blah blah, x, y, and z. Anyone can see his work and dedication transparently. She obviously has a strong work ethic, she was promoted after only a month on the job. Whatever the case may be. But musicians, we are examined a little differently.
Once we spend a few moments convincing you that no, we don't live out of our cars... We begin with our victories. The auditions that landed us great bands. The session work that pushed us further in our own playing and talents. Or the aspirations and dreams we have. To too many they appear as just that. Dreams, goals, or the unattainable light in the distance. It seems so unrealistic to make a decent living off of music it's just easier to assume we're either dating a girl or homeless.
This path doesn't have a lot of instant satisfaction or gratitude for your time. But what I know, I give every time I take the stage, you will never forget. We are entertainers. Working, original, creators, that do what most wouldn't dream to try. And now, I feel like I'm working with people that believe just like I do and have the tenacity to back it. Chris, Sam, Alan... All I can do is thank you for the gig and say I won't let you guys down.
With love and loudness, The rock revival machine.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As The Plot Thickens

Hello everybody and welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  I am very excited about this weeks blog.  There are lots of new things in the works as we head into our winter tour season.  First of all I want to thank each and everyone of you that came out to The 21st Saloon on Friday.  When that curtain dropped and I saw the place packed to the rafters I was in heaven.  That sideways grin made an appearance and everything was right in the world.  Also thank you to everyone that came out to our show at Cheers in Dow, City, IA.  What a great bar and a wild night.  This week we are switching things up a bit because of some prior commitments.  This weeks 21st Saloon show has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 15th.  The show will start as scheduled and everything will be the same except it will be a Saturday night party.  On Friday please head down to The Waiting Room to support Dax as he pays tribute to Led Zeppelin in Achilles Last Band.  This will be a wild show and you wont want to miss Dax dressed as the legendary skin basher John Bonham.

Today we launched a huge announcement and campaign for the release of our third single "Forbidden City" from our Midnight Devils album.  Here is the skinny on what is happening.  A month or so ago I was hanging out with Joe from Party Express Bus and he said "Sam, you know you should realy put out another video before you are done with the Midnight Devils Album".  I agreed with Joe but I was still searching for inspiration to write another video.  We discussed it more and I told him I thought it would be cool to shoot a video for "Forbidden City"in an old catholic church.  He made a call and a week later I found myself in the crypt of an old monastary.  Thanks to Alyshia at Party Express Bus, Dax and I settled upon the location that day.  It was perfect.  I sat down and wrote out the entire script based around the crypt and the idea was ready for production.  Much like the "In Your Face" video I wanted to incorporate you, our fans as much as could.  This video is as much for you as it is for us.  I stumbled upon the teespring website that helps crowd fund projects with t-shirts.  Go here to purchase your "Forbidden City" shirt.  I worked intensively with Corey and Lisa Phillips to put the artwork together.  We enlisted the help of Scott Phillips at Strategic Tattoo to draw up the front of the t-shirt.  The inspiration came from my actual written script.  Our goal for this campaign is to not sell 175 shirts and raise enough money to put this video into production but to give you people a chance to be apart of this video.  The shirts are limited to only and will only be available for the next 21 days.  Please reserve now and help us make this dream into a reality.

This "Forbidden City" T-shirt campaign is just the beginning.  After the campaign ends we will make the video and release it as soon as possible.  Then the next step will be to get back into the studio and begin work on the follow up album to Midnight Devils.  We have a plan of attack and I know you people will be supporting us throughout the whole thing.  Thank you for all the love.

This Friday I will unfortunately not be on hand at Dax's show.  I will be back in Lincoln at home celebrating 4 years of sobriety.  I will be celebrating 4 years of clean living.  These last four years have been the greatest 4 years I can ever remember.  Not only because now I am sober and can remember them but because being sober has allowed me to get to a level I never thought possible in my career.  Getting sober has given me the chance to meet so many new amazing people.  People that have touch my life everyday.  People that I love like family and will be with me for the rest of my life.  Soberity has sparked a fire inside of me creatively and helped me push myself and my music to the next level.  There is nothing that can stop me now.  Sobriety may not be for everybody but for me there is no other option.  Thank you to my all of my friends that have stuck around through the bad times.  Without you I surely wouldn't be where I am at today.



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

If The Black Leather Glove Fits......

Hello everybody and welcome to Hair In The Air, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  I hope you all had an amazing Halloween.  Thank you to everybody that came out to The 21st Saloon.  I believe we may have broke our attendance record.  Not to mention that you all looked so amazing and it really created quite the atomosphere inside of the bar.  If you missed this party well you are in luck, next year Halloween is on a Saturday night.  I can only imagine the crazy night that is going to be.  We are back this week out on the road bigger and badder than ever.  First of all of course we will be hitting The 21st Saloon this Friday, Nov. 7th, but there is a catch.  We have decided to bring in our good buddy and amazing Karaoke guru DJ Steve for an all-star edition of 80's Karaoke before the show and on our set breaks.  Because of a prior commitement we will be taking the stage a bit later than usual, around 10 PM, to accomodate everybody.  So in our place we are giving you our super fans the chance to get up there and Rock our faces off.  Only one stipulation to the rules is that it must be an 80's song.  Get there early and get your name in the rotation.  The boys and I will be out in the crowd listening.  Saturday, Nov 8th we will be traveling to Dow City, IA to a bar we played at once before called Cheers.  Yup just like the TV show which I happened to watch every episode this year.  If you are looking for a road trip or live in Western Iowa set your sites for Cheers and get ready to have your face rocked off small town style (the best style).

For this weeks blog I want to share with you my new life cleanse.  I have talked with a few people about this but I want to put it out there in the blog to get your opinion on this.  I have made a decision to devote myself to Rock N Roll piety.  Now this may sound contradictory and may even sound ridiculous but trust me in the last few days this has already worked to start relieving stress and getting my head back in the game.  Let me take you back a few months, as the band begins to gain ground and success it seems that it has become easier and easier for me to sit back and let my focus slip.  The trapping and notoroiety begin to seap into your life and it makes it easy to forget where you came from and why you started doing all of this in the first place.  The egos and attitudes begin to control your daily life and you get away from that pure driven place that the Rock N Roll flowed from.  Othere things become more important than listening to music, writing songs, responding back to friends, just plain being inspired.  I started to take the  art  out of the music and I felt like I was starting to become something I wasn't.  

Thusly I have started a journey that I hope will take me back to my creative center.  Just last night I wrote and amazing hook for a new song that gave me goosebumps.  It has been a few months since that has happened.  I have commited myself to listening to more music.  New music from up and coming Glam bands, punk bands, and heavy metal bands as well as old stuff that really influenced my coming up.  We gain so much inspiration from the songs that came before us.  The way things used to be and the way those songs still make us feel today.  I have dedicated myself to watching more music videos and enjoying the visuals aspect of our art.  Not only musically but phyisically I have set goals to drink more water, get more rest every evening, keeping pushing myself in my running, and live a healthier life.  Emotionally I still want to live in the momment.  There is still so much I want to feel and experience and I want to be able to write about it.  I want to experience the highs and the lows of life.  I wan't to feel things that don't involve me being on stage.  Rock N Roll is what I am really good at but there's a whole other world out there waiting for me to discover it.  My journey has just begun but I hope that this changes in my life increase the quality of my life.  I am going back to basics not only to create and be inspired but to live and feel things again.