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Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Night I Wont Soon Forget

Hello everybody and welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Things have been just wild in our world and I apologize for the lack of blog the last two weeks.  I may just have to make it up to you with two blogs this week.  Big things are just around the corner this week.  First and most importantly I want to thank everyone that came out to The 21st Saloon last week.  If you haven't heard the news, well together we sold the place out.  We had over 300 people through the door last Friday.  Amazing.  The official beginning of The Friday Night Residency begins this week Friday, Oct. 2nd at The 21st Saloon.  From now until May 2016 we will be at The 21st Saloon every Friday night.  Come rain, snow, sleet, or hail we will be there to give you the best damn Rock N Roll party we can give.  Saturday we will begin album rehearsals with Storm.  We will start going through all of the original material we have ready for the new album and get him up to speed in the next few months.  The hope is to get into the studio by Dec. 2015.  Just a little behind schedule but I think this is going to make all the difference in the world.  We are very happy to have Storm behind the drums and we can't wait to see how this all unfolds.  Lastly don't miss my radio show HAIR IN THE AIR, on 101.9 The Keg Saturday at 10 PM CST.

Like I said earlier last week together we sold out The 21st Saloon.  I have never been in a band that has sold anything out.  I have played some of the lowest attended shows imaginable but last Friday we took it to a different level.  I think all of you know how proud we are so I want to kind of go through some of the other side with you.  We knew the show was going to be big.  I kept saying "Sell Out" but I wasn't sure if it would get to that point.  I've been to shows at that place when they wouldn't allow anymore people in the door and it was wild.  The mood on that Friday was pretty normal.  We were all more nervous about debuting our new drummer than anything.  About 7:30 we were all sitting in the dressing room and people started showing up.  That's nothing really new.  People like to get a good seat.  Around 8:30 we got news that all the tables were full and the bar was all full.  No more seats available.  Then about 9:10 the owner came back and informed us we were at about 150 and the safe capacity of the place was 230.  I thought to myself "Well we gave it a good try and 150 is still a pretty great crowd".  As we started the set and the curtain dropped I was absolutely floored by all the smiling faces and the packed dance floor.  I was on pins and needles just trying to live that moment forever.  Then the guitar solo came and I ran off the stage and saw a line of people waiting at the door.  They told me they weren't allowing anyone else in unless somebody left.  That was the official sell out bell.  It rang loud and clear.

Like I said selling out that club was an amazing feeling.  I felt the love on and off the stage.  There were so many people I wanted to say "hi" to but never got a chance.  Just know I am extremely thankful and humbled by your support.  I've said it before but I think every musician that picks up a guitar dreams of playing to a capacity crowd of die hard fans.  It's part of the package.  Granted in the end it's still all about the music and the artistic expression but that feeling gets amplified by lightning when your doing it in front of a huge audience.  Any band will tell you that these things just don't happen over night.  We busted our butts promoting this show.  We had so much help from the radio station and the Fat Jak's Reunion as well as the bar and word of mouth from you the fans.  It was such a group effort and such an accomplishment.  I know they won't all be sell out shows but I also know that we must be doing something right.  It's that fool-hearted belief in something that pushes you to do something great.  It's the dream that you never let die because there was no other option.  It's that absolute dedication to music and to the people surrounding it that makes you keep coming back for more.  Selling out felt great but seeing people lose themselves in our music felt even better.  A night I wont soon forget.


Sam Spade

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I Wont Let Them Win. I Just Can't. We Just Can't.

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  I want to start off by saying sorry for missing last weeks blog.  With all of the big announcements I didn't get a chance to sit down and let you know what was going on, nor did I get much sleep.  That's beside the point, I play in a Rock N Roll band we thrive on no sleep.  If you missed all the big announcements I will run through them right here very quickly.  Last Tuesday morning on The Crash Davis Morning Show on 101.9 The Keg we introduced the world to our new drummer Mark "The Storm" Mefford.  Mark will be making his debut with us on Sept. 18th in Omaha at The 21st Saloon.  We also announced that we will be starting our Fall/Winter Tour back at The 21st Saloon with another Friday night residency.  This will get kicked off on the first Friday of Oct. I know this is a bit confusing but unfortunately Mark had prior commitments and wont be in the state on Sept. 25th.  Also another breaking announcement will be our partnership with The Omaha Rollergirls.  The Omaha Rollergirls will be pre-selling tickets to their bouts at The 21st Saloon the week prior to their home bouts.  We have been fighting for this endorsement for a while and finally 3D In Your Face will be teaming up with the toughest girls in Omaha.  Please support this amazing group as we start this partnership moving forward.

As for this weekend, we have entered full rehearsals and will be hitting it hard the next few days in order to get Mark up to speed.  The road crew has also been hard at work installing new "toys" into our residency show at The 21st Saloon.  Expect new lights, new fog cannons, and even a nice little bubbly surprise.  Friday night Sept. 11th, the whole crew will be out to support Great White and Warrant at The Ralston Arena.  This show is being put on by my radio station 101.9 The Keg.  We will be armed with our brand new hand bills promoting our new residency at The 21st Saloon.  Make sure and grab us, say hi, get a picture, and a hand bill if you are at the show.  Saturday don't miss my radio show also called HAIR IN THE AIR at 10 PM CST on 101.9 The Keg.

I told you there was a lot of news.  I also wanted to thank everyone that was at Septemberfest last week.  That was the biggest Septemberfest crowd we have ever played to and it was amazing seeing so many smile faces in the audience that night.

Now comes the real work.  This is the part that is very tough.  We have been held up in rehearsals getting Storm ready for the 18th and most of all getting ourselves ready.  Being away from the action for so long is making me quite stir crazy.  Everybody says "Relax.  Enjoy your time off."  Impossible it's actually quite the opposite.  The time off eats me up inside.  We live for the show, the fans, the hard work, the long miles, the lack of sleep, and the shitty food.  It always feels like hell when you are going through it but then the minute it's over you wish to be right back in the action.  Having this much time off has given me the chance to slightly catch my breath on all the Internet work we do but nothing compares to that rush of waking up on show day.  It never gets old and I never take that feeling for granted.  Standing on that Septemberfest stage, I looked over at Sniper and he looked back.  I knew exactly what he was thinking.  "This is the greatest thing in the world."  I truly feel that way.  The whole show was a blur.  I barely remember the two hours I stood on that stage.

To say that we have our work cut out for us would be an understatement especially Mark, our new drummer.  I know we will get there and I know this part is going to be hard.  There will be some growing pains but we will pull through.  We take each catastrophe as it comes, deal with it, then push forward as hard as possible.  There is no other option.  Every part of this business is hard.  There has never been a point in ten years where I thought playing in a band was easy.  But that's what gets me going, that's what pushes me to move forward.  The odds are always stacked against you.  It's to easy to fail.  It's even harder to succeed.  I wont let them win.  I just can't.  We just can't.

Always Loud
Forever Proud

Sam Spade