Buncha stuff happening over the next month or so – so I’m going to get a ton of cornbread stuffing ready to keep the energy up for all the exciting things on the way –
This upcoming weekend I’m super humbled and honored to be inducted into the Chicago Filipino American Hall of Fame – It’s going to be a super great night with a ton of great people. I’ll be sure to post about it!
Next up is the big weekend in December! The 20th will be the holiday kickoff for a campaign to promote/get the funds together for a full length spring release – Dale Tippett Jr w Tin Lolita will be at Hops & Barley’s thanks to my friend and long-time Something Beautiful supporter Dave Carlson, who is the general manager for Hops as well as Nite Cap. Super people, killer food, night not to be missed – as well as the next night:
This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Guest speakers will include Dave Carlson, General Manager of both Hops & Barley’s (4359 North Milwaukee Avenue) and The Nite Cap, and Dr. David Potash, President of Wilbur Wright College. Musical entertainment will be provided by Dale Tippett, Jr. A complimentary lunch will also be provided. Admission is free but registration is required. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the PPCC office at 773-777-2020 or at email@example.com.
Playing 2 sets with Tin Lolita on the 19th of October – one in libertyville, then back to the Chi to play with Mildly Intoxicated. The Libertyville show is an Octoberfest type party to celebrate the opening of the new, kick-ass back porch they built onto Holy Cross Church, then in the city we’ll be at a hipster sandwich shop – you’ll get deets as I get em!
Then, on November 2 Something Beautiful will be playing at YOTI in Mt Prospect with Solarsphere and OnceTheSun – It’s a re-run of a show we did a few months back. Strong bill, great people. This will be the first show since we parted ways with our drummer Eric, and we’ll be playing with the old tracks again.
This month we’re gonna start picking up the old momentum. If you haven’t noticed, I’m trying to throw something up here every day. I figure it’s good for my brain. I need to stay engaged. It’s tough, especially since I’m just doing the thing over here. But it’s helpful to think of things in new ways, and recently I started listening to the DIY Musician Podcast from CDBaby.com – there’s a ton of great information available there and my favorite nugget of information is to think of your social media strategy as a bunch of little things to do, rather than one big project.
Ultimately, I’m taking the opportunity to talk about just about anything I feel like – playing games, my toys and stuff – while I plug some shows and let you know what’s going on with the old guitar playing. Maybe I’ll start podcasting again…