Kev’s Two Types Of Creative People

I’ve been thinking lately about this and I’ve come up with these ideas.

Two Types Of Creative People

  • Smart creative people
  • Creative creative people.

Let me start off by saying that I believe that there is nothing wrong with either type. I’ve just noticed differences.

Smart creative people like to read and learn and grow. They are great problem solvers. They love to think and be challenged.

Creative creative people just want to have fun and be happy. They want to make you feel happy and share everything with you. They do not want to think more than they need to. They want to FEEL life.

One might ask, “Kev, if all you want to do is have fun, then what is the opposite quality that smart creative have?”. To this I would answer, “You can sit through a whole work day.”

 

 

Playing New Venues

So I’ve been playing in my band The Fitted Shirt again. It’s been so much fun! I’m playing mostly lead guitar(electric). Dan’s letting me use his pedalboard, since he uses the on board effects from his amp. One thing I’ve been thinking about is how much fun it is to play new venue’s. We played in Milford a few weeks ago(1 week after I joined the band and learned all the songs and didn’t practice with the band!) and this coming Saturday we’re playing at The Jam Factory in Manchester.

Fun things about playing at new venues!

  • I never know who’s going to be there, are there regulars? Fans of other bands? No one?
  • I never know what the atmosphere will be like.
  • I never know how much space I’ll have to rock out. How can I best entertain the crowd with the space that I have?
  • How are the other bands? Fun? Energetic? New friends?

All this uncertainty mixed with the certainty that I bring with me of knowing all my parts makes for a great mix of fun and awesomeness!!! If you’d like to share some awesomeness, come check out the show!

Kev

Loss Of A Friend

My good friend Steph disappeared from my life after my wedding, due to a jealous boyfriend who couldn’t get it through his head that ex’s CAN be friends.

I hadn’t heard much from her for the year leading up to my wedding since she was off and on with Dave the deuchebag the whole time. I stopped hearing from her when she started dating Dave. They broke up SO many times that I lost count in that year. Despite all of this she decided to still be a part of my wedding, which she had to break up with Dave for so she wouldn’t have to deal with him worrying that I may make out with her at my wedding, or whatever insecure thought populated his mind at that point.

The last time I saw my real friend steph was on the night of my bachelor party. She was the fun, outgoing, awesome version of Steph that enjoyed experiencing things and not being held back by a jealous guy. At the dinner table we had 3 people who were married, me who was getting married, and Steph. The ones that were married, and myself, all met our soul mates and knew immediately that we were going to marry that person. Steph, after listening to all of our comments, sat back in her seat and KNEW that Dave was not right for her. That relationships should not be this much work. She then broke up with him later that night because she knew it was the right thing to do(and because he was once again so annoying). She told me “I had to break up with him so I can enjoy your wedding”, when she came over the morning of the wedding. After the wedding she apparently let her guard down and let him back in.

They soon got back together again and she sent me a hand written letter(along with wedding gifts that were very much appreciated) stating that she could no longer be my friend because she “truly” believed that ex’s can’t be friends, which is false because we were great friends for a few years before my wedding. Ex’s can’t be friends? We already proved that wrong! Mary asked how I wanted to reply to this, and I decided I didn’t want to do anything. Steph had also mentioned that she didn’t want to put Mary in an uncomfortable position, which was laughable because if it had made Mary uncomfortable, don’t you think Steph wouldn’t have been in our wedding party? I decided that I wanted to return the letter so I stuck it in an envelope with her address as the TO and FROM, wonder if it ever got there?

Results

I’ve always believed that you can find the answer to any problem within yourself, but I just can’t find the answer on this one. I’ve battled it back and forth so many times. I’ve always been able to write people off that have done me wrong so easily, but I keep coming back to this one. I can’t decide whether to be angry or upset, good or bad.

Patterns

Steph is a person of patterns. Running the same patterns over and over and over, never actually going anywhere.

Inside of you, you know what you’re doing is wrong.
Though somehow I still believe your soul is good
keep running your patterns, like none of this matters
(and someday it’ll all catch up with you)

A puppet conducted by a cowardly puppeteer.
Held hostage in an inward thinking love.
No room to bloom. No room to move.

in your darkest moments
keeping up with your phantoms

These walls can be any color you’d like
but that won’t change a thing

So congrats, you’ll always be a sour spot in my memory, right next to Matt Garrett who I gave money to at one point so he wouldn’t go to jail after a DUI, and he never fully paid it back.

Unless of course you’d like to talk about it. If that’s the case, I’m all ears. Seriously.

Kev’s Most Exciting and Most Disappointing Music of 09′

This year, I was lucky enough to have all of my favorite bands release albums. That doesn’t happen too often, so I thought I’d post about it. Lets see how they stack up.

Most Exciting

These bands keep pushing the bar higher for what musical albums should be, complete works of art.

Dredg – The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion (June 9)

The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion

Dredg has always been my 2nd favorite band. This album has cemented them as my new #1. From the opening groove of “Pariah”, to the air of “Horizon”, this album has everything I’ve ever wanted in an album and more. I saw dredg last spring in Cambridge and they finished their set with the one-two punch of “Down To The Cellar” and “Horizon”. I’ve never seen a room full of people at a show THAT much in awe. It was incredimazing. I’ve only felt that complete a few times in my life. I wish they had been able to complete their set in Boston during the summer(they got cut off due to time constraints…on a Saturday!). The thing that stands out the most about this album is that track 2 is instrumental. So cool. Bands never do this in fear of losing their audience. They usually stick to to the “first track is explosive, second track kicks it up a notch further” formula. Props to dredg for doing this so well.

Want it? Buy The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion @ Amazon or grab the MP3 version

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The Light is Refracting in New Angles

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

Favorite spot in the world. Our first time back since I proposed to Mary

It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. I’ve been blogging mostly in my private blog to keep my thoughts straight. It’s a beautiful thing, you know, emptying your brain.

What have I been up to? Well, LOTS! Remember that girl that I met? Well we’re engaged and full on planning our wedding for August 1st, 2010. It’s freakin amazing! It has really put my life into perspective, in all the rightfully amazing ways. I’m moving into and apartment next week. Vigor shows this summer fizzled out and never happened. I quit The Fitted Shirt. It was absolutely amazing to be back on stage, but the commitment got to be too much. Those guys are amazing and I’d love to sit in with them again someday and rock out. In case you’re wondering, I’m still mixing the album with Dan and hopefully it’ll be done sometime soon.

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