For me, they both require a pretty significant amount amount of work, although, to be honest, when I am inspired and excited to write music, the recording process feels like it's easier and requires less actual hard work. When I am not inspired and excited to write music, the live shows seem to require less work. However, they both require lots of time. For me to put together a live show, I have to spend a couple hours going through my music sorting out what songs I would like to play. What deep cuts I think I can learn in the margins of my day and then it requires sitting down for a few hours every day, rehearsing. Certainly, this does not require as much work as the time needed to write and record songs, but, when I am writing and recording, I am also not working a day job. So, whether writing/recording or playing live, they both require significant time commitments. So, whether you prefer the live shows or the recordings, please know that I am not phoning anything in. I live to make music and sometimes, when I hit financially tough times, I have to make adjustments.
That said, this week's Ustream will hopefully be interesting. It's a little more talking that I was expecting, as I sorta walk you through a narrative of my approach to song-writing and my inspirations from my very earliest days of songwriting up until the last couple years. I tried to include some deep cuts, particularly from the early stuff. And I am going to also provide you, for free, the complete collection of Vermicious K recordings. Vermicious K was the band that directly preceded Get Set Go. If you watch the stream, you'll get a better sense of what I'm talking about.
I will upload those tomorrow and make them available via a free Patreon release.
Anyway, I gotta run. I have to set up for band practice.
I love you all and am so, so, so very appreciative of your continued support. Be well and I will talk to you next week. Click the link below for the live-stream.
P.S. Oh, sorry about the advertisements on the stream. I don't really know another service that allows me to archive multiple hours of live-streaming shows. I'm already paying a monthly fee to make sure these episodes are archived. The ad-free version of Ustream costs dramatically more per month. I'm so sorry, but I just can't afford it. If you know of a better service, please, let me know and I will switch.