Monday, August 29, 2005

A Pause For Refueling

Still cranking away on the kid's show "Taylor's Attic" which will soon be airing nationally on iLife televsion, and eventually locally here in Columbus, OH on PAX51. We are currently shipping one show (there are a total of 11) a week to iLife. The last show ships October 29th. I've been working a lot - sometimes, 50 or more hours a week - but it is good to have a job - not to mention I am learning a lot. Regardless of whether the show goes anywhere, we will all (producer, editors, cameramen, etc.) will walk away having learned a ton. I think, as far as a long term job goes, I'd really enjoy writing music and doing sound design for tv/film. God has been very good in providing this work for me. Last year at this time, I was basically unemployed, except for some freelance jobs here and there.

I'm still paying off some debts accumulated from the production of "Backstage Pass." Unfortunately, I've had to back off from touring for the purpose of working a "real job." After playing a number of concerts where I have literally gone away having spent money, I've decided to take the route of working a "real job" where I can knock my debt out quickly. I feel like this is the most responsible and God honoring thing to do at this time.

As far as the band goes, the next show isn't scheduled until November 7th in Bristol, TN at King College. My uncle and aunt both work at King. I am quite excited to play this show. For those of you out there praying for us, please pray that God will bring together the right band for this event. I feel like I've been banging my head against a wall when it comes to building a band.

God has been teaching me alot. I've been attending a Tuesday night men's Bible study, as well as a young adult group called "Front Porch" every Thursday and Sunday nights. As a creative person, it's very easy to be somewhat anti-social at times. It's important to spend time alone so you can create, but too much time alone leaves you pretty imbalanced. I've met a lot of cool people through these groups. It's consoling to know that other people are that same place where I am in life, and are having the same struggles.

I've started to write some new songs...just basically getting some basic thoughts and chords together.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

What's New?

Hey, it's been a long time since I've been blogging!! Things have been quite busy with work at the tv station. Last week, I went on a work trip to Phoenix, AZ. Currently, I'm working on episodes 4, 5, and 6 (there are 11 total shows) of the new kid's show. Check out a rough website for the show.

Some journal entries coming soon...