Dealing with Death.
Kyle's Grandfather passed away last week so we've taken a little time off. The tour resumes this Friday and you can check out dates here: www.roshambeauxmusic.com/tour-dates. Here's Kyle's unedited thoughts:
"No one deals with death the same way so it's hard to figure out the right way to do it. There's thousands of philosophies on what happens when we die but the only thing I know for sure is that you leave and people miss you. It's hard losing someone but I feel like I've lost a part of myself. I feel like I should know myself better and where I came from and now I can't. My grandfather was a great man. A man who broke laws because he knew they were immoral. It's because of people like him I can drink from whatever water fountain I want and stay overnight in the next county over. I'm a little scared. That seems like a huge fucking torch to carry and I don't think I have the balls. Everyone owes their existence to their grandparents but I owe the idea of myself to them as well. I find myself saying 'I wish I could have known him better' or 'I wish I would have asked him more questions' but I think that's inevitable when you lose someone. I knew him like I assume most people know their grandparents. Not very well, on a peer level at least but I don't think that's what our relationship was for. It was for playing chess and having one person say 'I love you' and the other say 'thanks' and laugh hysterically. I can't think of a question I'd ask him today where I don't know what he'd say so I don't think I've lost him entirely. I've always loved the saying, 'One day, in the not too distant future the last person you knew will think of you for the last time and then you will finally be allowed to die.'"
Dealing with Life
We're reminded that we need to take care of ourselves. It's really easy to let things slide once Fall hits (especially with all the delicious carb packed food the Holidays bring). Playing shows is really great cardio and with no roadies it's decent weight training too. However, if we don't get out blood going on our off days we feel really weird. J got a pretty sick stationary bike and can clear over 9 miles in 30 minutes without breaking a sweat. Just kidding, he get's super sweaty. We feel like that's good. Does anyone else bike for a workout? Is that good? Kyle's doing calisthenics but might need to up his game. We're planning on releasing a lot more video content next year so our fitness goals are to not cringe when we have to watch ourselves over and over in the editing room. It's like that scene in American Beauty: "I just wanna look good naked!" Let us know what you do to stay in shape (even if round is your shape :p ).
We've been in the studio this week and have a few brand new, never heard before tracks we're finishing up. We've been using a few different approaches to the recording process and we're achieving some really cool tones and captures. We mentioned The Maelstrom studio a few weeks ago. Here's a floor photo from a guitar session we did last week over there. Be sure to follow them on IG and us too if you haven't already.
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