Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official blog of 3D In Your Face and The Midnight Devils. We started out our first weekend of 2017 on the road in pure unapologetic rock n roll fashion. Three guys, a van full of speakers, and a few cities that needed a dose of glam fueled boogie woogie rock n roll. Huge thank you to everyone in Columbus, NE at Micek's Bar. Every time we go there I wonder how you are going to top yourself and you always do. Also thank you to the great people of Valley, NE and the Spruce Street Tavern for all your hospitality. This week we kick things off with a hometown show Friday, Jan. 20th at The 21st Saloon. Please help us spread the word about this show. We want to pack the place and show Omaha, our hometown we can throw one hell of a rock n roll party. As it sits right now there will be no show on Saturday but that doesn't mean you still can't have a good time. Be sure and tune in to my radio show also called Hair In The Air, Saturday night at 11pm CST on 101.9 The Keg.
If you are just joining us or missed the huge announcement 3D In Your Face is honored to be apart of Rocklahoma 2017. We will be traveling to Pryor, Ok again this year over the Memorial Day weekend for one of the biggest three day festivals in the country. It's very hard to describe how amazing this show is. This is something you must experience at least once in your life.
Sorry for the lack of blog last week. Unfortunately right after New Years I came down with a flu that knocked me out for about a week. Luckily "The Sickness" was during the tour break and we didn't have to fight that battle on stage. This is that time of year especially for those of us in the Midwest that it can get a bit tough. The weather is terrible, the nights are cold, and there just isn't a whole lot you can do about it. What I'm saying is that it's easy to get dragged down into your mind. The trick is to know the signs and fight through them. To keep pushing forward when everything around says stop. It'd be easier to sit at home and not stress about the road, the band, and the shows. I know the moment that I even think about that option it's over. I say this on stage every night but we do the best when we stay out on the road playing shows. It gets in your blood and you crave it. I love travelling. I love meeting new people and I love seeing faces that I haven't seen in months. Being a traveling musician is a blessing and I treat it as that. It's not easy and don't let anyone ever tell you that it is. We fight for every inch we get but we also love every minute of the journey.
I'm not immune to getting down or depressed. I'm not immune to the stress of day to day life. I struggle with it just like everyone else. What I have is an outlet and I have two of my best friends on the same journey as me. It seems like no matter how bad things look as soon as we close up those van doors and get out on the highway the problems and the tension seem to melt away into laughter. It's all in how you deal with it. Solution oriented problem solving is a new skill I am learning on this tour along with team building and leadership. When problems arise, and they always will, how are you going to fix them? How are you going to overcome? At the end of the day are you going to be sweaty, tired, and exhausted because you gave it everything you've got? That's the sign that you know you are doing it right and on the right path. I did a blog a few months back about taking the step out into dark waters with The Midnight Devils. We took the step now it's time to tread water and make this thing float. I've something to prove more to myself than to anybody else. Reach for the stars because you only get one shot.