After that last post we had a few last days of winter weather here, followed by apartment searching. Then it was final daily rehearsals with Bearing Torches before hitting the studio March 13-15.
I fully intended to write my first time recording in a top-of-the-line professional Nashville studio, but then I was jumping through hoops trying to actually secure the apartment we wanted and set up things like cable, electricity, etc, followed by getting my limited amount of belongings ready to move and doing some incremental moving since my leases over-lapped. Then I was up to New York to pick up a truck, finish packing up my girlfriend's apartment, and drive her and her stuff down here to Nashville (1 day/950miles)...since that was the whole point of getting the new place! Then we've had issue after issue to deal with here at the apartment. The management company has been helpful, but quite honestly they've had to be helpful a lot. And I had to jump right back into rehearsals with Bearing Torches because we're back in the studio next week to finish recording the record!
Two days after the drive down we got to see Stevie Wonder, which was equal parts exciting and boring, and last week we went to the Opry - because they were both just regular Tuesday nights in Music City! Last weekend we went to Louisville, KY, to visit my former roommate and check out Thunder Over Louisville, the kickoff of the Kentucky Derby Festival. And we also stopped at the Jim Beam Distillery for a great tour and tasting.
So, like I said - the days just get away from me. But I'll try harder now. Lots of exciting stuff coming up.