Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face. This will be my final blog as a 29 year old because next week I take the plunge and become a real man. I am celebrating my 30th birthday next Tuesday on St. Patty's Day. Leave your old ways behind and it's time to gain the wisdom of the ages. HAHA. Sorry about missing last weeks blog. Due to one of my teeth breaking I was held up in Fremont for a dental visit. Nothing to be worried about and I am back in rare fighting form. Today we began the week-long celebration that leads up to my birthday, March 17th. Don't ask me why it's a week, it just is. The culmination of this celebration will be Friday, March 13th at The 21st Saloon. We are throwing you a two-fer this will be a dual St. Patty's Day celebration and my 30th birthday party Omaha style. Everyone is invited to this event and honstly the best gift you can give me is to be there and smile as we rock your face off. That being said, if you do want to get me something I will accept all Starbucks gift cards with great appreciation. Saturday I will be celebrating with my radio family as we crank up Hair In The Air Radio at 10 PM (central) on 101.9 The Keg. Sunday I will be going under the needle for my very first visible tattoo courtesy of Punx Tattoo and then a big bash in Lincoln with my loved ones. Let the festivities begin. Doesn't this just get you in the mood to celebrate?
Generally when we have a birthday in our midst we send out for a very special guest blogger to pen something deep and heartfelt. Well psssshhh to that. I don't expect any special treatment. You reading my blog is the icing on my cake. I have had this blog on the back of my mind for a while and it finally inspired me to do some writing. As many of you know we have begun work on a brand new album. We are about halfway through the writing process and the songs are coming along great. The one thing, I must confess that I absolutely love about the songs on this record and on The Midnight Devils album is that they were all inspired by true events. Not to say that everything is the God's Honest truth but every song paints a picture of where we were and what we were doing at that exact moment in time. I have always stuck to the principle that you must be inspired to create good work. When you are inspired the work flows from the heart, it's living, it's breathing and it's emotional. Those emotions are then picked up by the listener and the listener is able to relate them back to their lives. The entire reason I joined a Rock N Roll band in the first places was because I was touched and moved by music more than anything else I could understand. The music moved my heart and soul and I wanted to be apart of that more than anything else I could ever think of. Still to this day when we see people singing our songs back at us it gives me goosebumps.
I have been saying this over and over for the last week. I would rather go and see 4 guys on stage that can barely play their instruments but that play from the heart than 4 technically proficient musicians that are just going through the motions for a paycheck. Rock N Roll was never about being perfect in fact it was always quite the opposite. It's about being unique and different. It's about shaking things up and living your own life and LIVING LOUD. It's about the moment and the experience. It's about the emotion and the heart. Whenever we are in rehearsals and I just can't get a part that I am working on Sniper just looks at me and goes "Dude feel it. You're thinking to hard.". That is what Rock N Roll is to me. When I was 18 I could barely tune my guitar but you better believe that I had a band that people stopped and watched for the entirety of our 15 minute set. The songs weren't good but they came from that special places and the people in the audience could feel that energy radiating off of us. Those are the moments I am most proud of. Turning 30 doesn't scare me at all. I think I am more passionate about this than I was at 20.