HELLO everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face. Back home sweet home and we couldn't be happier. It's finally official 3D In Your Face is back home in Omaha at The 21st Saloon. Our Friday Night Residency is underway and we have some huge things in the works for you. If you are just joining us or have noticed a new face behind the drum kit, Mark "The Storm" Mefford, is manning the skins from here on out. Things are going very well with Mark and we are moving forward with our plans to cut our next album. The songs are there we just need to get everybody up to speed. As for the live show, it's getting bigger and badder. I can safely guarantee you that nobody in Omaha let alone Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, or Kansas are doing anything close to what we are doing. It's loud, it's dangerous, and most of all it's one hell of a party. We have update our show at The 21st Saloon to showcase our live performance. The 21st Saloon has become a non-apologetic home for Rock N Roll. Most importantly it's become a lighting rod for the energy and the passion that we are feeling for this music. Enough of the big words, you need to see this show to believe it. The next show will be this Friday, Oct. 9th at The 21st Saloon. The family is waiting all you have to do is show up.
Last week I wrote about the awesome launch of our 21st Saloon Residency. This week I feel I might be a quite the opposite spectrum. The success that we enjoyed the last few weeks has left me kind of aching for something more and I think I've come to the realize what the other side of the coin looks like. The side I'm talking about is the creative side. The side of this that comes from the heart. The side that you have to release before it eats you alive. Early on in my career there was one bass player that I absolutely loved. I loved his band and everything they stood for. I realize people change over the years but lately I wasn't digging much of what he was throwing out. I thought that the edge was gone. The attitude wasn't there, that Rock N Roll spirit that brought all of us together had changed and that kind of had me searching for something more. I heard a quote from him as he was talking about the recording of his latest album. He mention that he "never stops writing". The process never stops or takes a break. That hit me like a ton of bricks. In my mind I was thinking that because we had all the songs for the album ready that I could sit back and take it easy. I was completely wrong. I actually couldn't have been farther from the truth. I'm not comparing myself to this bass player or saying that I am an artist by any means but he was dead on.
The inspiration comes from so many places and it's nearly impossible to just shut it off or turn it on like a light switch. Because this whole album/tour/album/tour process is the way it is, it isn't conducive to spontaneous moments of creative power. With all of this time off we have been experiencing I wasn't just sitting around wishing the band to hit the road again. I was out enjoying the best of Omaha's music, art, and culture. Taking it all in. I really feel like I've become apart of something special. I use the saying "We are young adults. We need to get out there and live." That is exactly how I feel. I want to make music, I want to create, I want to succeed, I want to fail and learn from it, I want the world, I want to express myself without caring what anybody else thinks. I think everyone has that creative side inside of them. The question is are you going to use it today or are you going to let it sit quietly. Maybe not today but what about tomorrow and the next day. You only get so many next days. It's just sitting in there waiting to be released, you choose.