Sooooo Busy!

I’ve never been this busy in my life. I mean, I can’t complain, but I’m definitely learning some valuable lessons here about over extending myself. Never bite off more than you can chew, it always makes everything taste bland, and worst case scenario, you could choke!

First off, I’ve secured my second endorsement with Remo Drumheads. Special thanks goes to Bruce Jacoby and Mark Branson at Remo for all their help and support of both myself and the UW program.

The UW Drumline just got done murdering this year’s Journey Show for our fans at the 2010 epic Homecoming victory over NW rival Oregon State. HD Video was taken to be featured in an upcoming segment for Pearl Drums. Stay tuned for more on that.

I officially resigned my position as Tenor Tech for the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps. Long story short, drum corps just isn’t fitting into the whole “Nick Molenda life plan” at the moment. I’d like to thank Sal Leone, Rob Lewis, Chris Grant, and Ronnie LaGrone for having me involved. I’d also like to thank anyone who marched during the 2009/10 seasons. It was a blast and I’ll always remember you guys.

Discs of Fury is about to burn down Seattle’s Triple Door Mainstage and piss on the ashes. Ok, I’m kidding. But really, our six-show in the three days Halloween extravaganza starts on Friday. It’s on. You’ll be there at least once if you know what’s good for you. 😉

Just to show the world the size of my insatiable appetite for destruction, after I’m through pillaging the Triple Door, I’m going to go home, sleep for maybe 2 hours or so, and promptly go on tour to Los Angeles with Carson and Tess Henley. We just got back from our first, and albeit very successful gig on the road to the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. I’ll be with them for about a week total, then will fly back to Seattle on the steam of my own rocket pack. More mayhem will of course ensue…

Ok, but seriously now, my new funk/fusion powerhouse Vintage Pink has all but two gigs and one rehearsal under our belt, and already we have a weekly gig at the Seamonster starting in December on Sundays. Boss.

In other news, Allan Kristensen (future DCI Hall of Fame Percussion Judge) scored the Kamiak High School percussion section (which I’m involved with) a 19 out of 20 at the 2010 Puget Sound Festival of Bands. Go Knights. Also, I played a gig with Michael Avery, Mark Sampson, and Kevin Hudson. It was awesome.

Gigs page is updated. Bring it on, world.

All the best,