So... How's it going?
Really, how's it going? It's ok if you're going a little insane. How many weeks are we into this anyway? We call it cheese brain: That feeling you get when you're not done with something but you just have to NOT deal with it right now. We've had plenty of days like that over the past few few weeks and if you've been fighting the cheese brain along with us let's hang out tonight.
We're on our 30th week of blogging and we're excited to see it develop into new things. We tried converting Van Philosophy into a prerecorded Vlog/Podcast and honestly it just felt like pulling teeth. We joke around with each other a lot when we get into situations like this.
"Hey man, so... which Ninja Turtle are you right now?"
It's a little bit of an inside joke but we think most people get it. We grew up watching cartoons and we'd get so excited watching them we'd let our imaginations run wild and pretend we were those characters. We still kind of do that. Not necessarily with cartoons but with other heroes. It's easy to get caught up in what other people are doing and we don't think it's such a terrible thing in and of itself. However, it can turn into something awful if you measure your self worth on what other people are doing. It turns "I want to" into "I have to."
"I have to" is a horrible place to be. It's what makes cheese brain. It distracts you from what you want to do and who you want to be. Our most recent "I have to" was a Vlog. Don't get us wrong, a Vlog is a great idea. We just went about it in a way that didn't work for us. Our whole reason for doing it was so we could find new ways of maintaining a connection to people when we're not able to see them. We love you guys. We miss you.
So, last week we took a step back and discussed what it was we actually wanted to accomplish with the idea. And you know what? It went really well. We're still doing the Vlog but it's live (you know, like what we're used to doing :p). We'll be on again at 8pm/est tonight. Be sure to tune in and tell us how you're doing. Tell us what your "I have to's" have been during this crazy pandemic and who's the best Ninja Turtle (and why it's Donatello).
Last week we did a live remix stream called "808's N Chill." It was a lot of fun getting to reinvent our music on the fly. If you missed it you can watch it on our Facebook Page HERE. Music starts at 1:44. Let us know what you thought. We asked you what you'd like to see for this week's stream and y'all said we should rock out with a full show so that's what we're gonna do! Tune in this Friday 5/01 @ 7pm for "Mayday Maday! Full Stream Ahead!" We can't wait to see you. Be sure to let us know what you want to hear!
If you been following our tour updates you've seen that we've cancelled the remaining dates of our Spring Tour bringing the the total to 14 weeks off the road. We're unsure how far tour cancellations will extend at this time. As you may know, Touring makes up about 90% of an artist's income. If you enjoy what we do and find even a little value in it please consider donating $1, $2, $5, $10, $20 or more.
Here's our new supporters from last week. We couldn't continue with out you! Special Thanks To:
Heather D, Caleb C, Renee T, Alfonso B, Brooks Plumbing, Charles F, Michael O, Holly F, Kristie E, Colleen K, Jeff C & Kristy G!
All Photos by Roshambeaux
Additional Photo Credits:
acepilots.com, "Great Aircraft of History"