I want to do one last update before I take the site down and put up the new one, and share a little bit of good news with you. I’m joining a new band! They are called Lowlark and you can find out about them here. Very cool people and they sound amazing. I’m excited and thrilled an honored and all that mushy stuff. If you’re around New York/New Jersey or what we citizens who live up here like to call “the Tri-State area”, go check them out. Not sure when I’ll be debuting with them. Hopefully soon. I’ll be switching back to guitar as well.
I’ll still be working on my own music but it’ll be a little more slow going (as if it could get any slower) while I get up to speed with the band. And Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. If you’re reading this on any other day that isn’t Father’s Day, then Happy (insert holiday).
This should be the last post on this here OLD site of mine. Sniff I’m in the process of making things nicer and different…so YAY to that! It’s time for a change. Before we go out with the old, I put a few songs out there on the Bandcamp that I didn’t have there before. They are older songs. You can check them out here. This will make the album NEARLY complete. I’m writing one last song, then it will be finished. Look for that soon.
A couple quick notes. Well, a note and a question. The new site will be www.chriscogott.com (I think I mentioned that before). The old site name should redirect there. It shouldn’t be that hard to figure out how to do. Now the question. I’d like to get rid of Bandcamp and put the music directly on the site without any involvement from other sites like Bandcamp, for downloads/purchases. Does anybody out there know how this is done, or can help guide me to some easy directions? Shoot me an email if you have the answers.
It’s been a long time, so I should probably take advantage of having my very own site don’tcha think? Its been a busy and NOT so busy time lately. I’ve been playing in my old band again for about a year and a half which has been keeping me extremely occupied. Not only does the band keep me busy, I’ve been playing the bass for a year in the band so learning this instrument to actually SOUND like a bass player is time consuming. I try really hard to pull this off without smoke and mirrors and I think I’m getting it down.
I’ll keep this re-entry back into the world as brief as I can and let you know a couple things of what I’m up to and planning. I’m real good at planning. Following through is a whole different monster (I blame television). For starters, this website will get completely redone (I know I’ve talked about this before) and this I have already looked into. I study lots of music sites and take notes about things I like and don’t like, so I have a pretty good idea of what to do now. It’ll be a fresh start and a new beginning and I’m pretty excited about that.
I have also been planning on writing and recording a new album for quite some time now and will commit to getting that out this year. It’s been a slow process. It’s not as easy as I thought but I have some music done and a lot of ideas to weed through and make real. I’ll have updates here and things to listen to as this progresses. If there are any drummers out there that would like to work with me on this, and have recording gear, and work for peanuts (translation – “for free”), but most importantly just want to have fun making music, send me a message and we’ll see what we can do. I do all my drums with software and it’s a lengthy process that I could do without if possible.
In the next couple days I’m going to put some songs here that I forgot to do from a long time ago. I’m in the process of remixing and making them sound better. Oh, and a brand new song that I hope to have done soon as well.
I’ve learned that time is my friend and not to fight it. I frustrate myself very easily by wanting everything done immediately then go into a weird funk and get nothing done. So it’s time to shake off the funk, except for those of you thatwant the funk, and get some shit done and make some music. That’s what this is all about and its time to come up for air and swim again.
Spring is in the air and the smell of Nur Ein is all around. A crazy, stressful yet awesome songwriting contest with loads of fun, super creative and talented folks from around the globe. Yea I probably should have posted this, oh I don’t know, 4 or 5 weeks ago when Nur Ein actually began. For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a couple links for you to check out. The first one will bring you to the main Nur Ein site and will explain how the contest works. The second link will bring you to this years contest.
It feels a little strange posting this now because after 5 weeks in, I will be eliminated. I will not have a song this week. It was a bad, crazy week and the title didn’t inspire anything in time. I had a little bit of music then real life work came into play. I might have been able to get something done but it wouldn’t have been strong and would have been more like an awful demo so I am bowing out which sucks. Hopefully the next Nur Ein I will be in a better place and have more time on my hand. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the contest. I’ll be cheering from the sidelines here and should be a lot of fun.
A cool thing happened this past weekend courtesy of Travis (SpinTunes, SpinTown). He has been making these Minecraft videos and has decided to put the music from various SpinTunes contestants as the background music. This is the one he just did with 3 of my songs. Very cool! Thanks Spin. You rock! Check out the other Minecraft videos while you’re there if you’re into that sort of thing.