First, the song. I did that song for Peter Richards’ 3-Way Singles Club. I wrote it back in Feb 2010, and decided to dig it up again for this, since lately, it’s very applicable. It’s called “In the Cellar“. Back then it was about making music in a basement and figuring out my life. This time it’s about living in a basement and figuring out my life. Pretty similar. So that’s coming out on 2/15-ish, so I’ll post a link when that’s out. We did a complete re-recording of it, and it sounds AWESOME. Local awesome-all-around-guy-in-the-music-scene Dave Lawson recorded it and did a great job.
The other, slightly bigger, news: I’m moving to Los Angeles at the end of the month. I was unemployed for a little while when my company laid me off, and was searching for jobs mainly in the Detroit area. But then this opportunity somehow came about to go interview for a job in L.A., and they hired me, and I accepted. This is going to be a gigantic change in life for me, and I’m incredibly excited and also incredibly frightened. I’m excited to live in the same city as two of my oldest best friends and excited to start a new chapter in my career. I’ll still be doing software development there, but with a different DB and backend language (for those that are interested).
My trip to L.A. was pretty great. I extended it a bit past the interview date so I could explore the city and hang out with friends. I am looking forward to having awesome tacos all the time, being able to see my favorite comedians of all time do small sets in intimate bars and theaters, having the bands I like actually come to town for a show, and the constant warm weather. I think it’ll do a lot to lift my mood and that’s a good thing.
I’ll probably keep writing demos and putting stuff up once I move and get my equipment set up. Right now I’m still figuring everything out.