Sunday, March 9, 2008

my first love...

before this blog was about photography, it was about music. i love to write, play guitar and sing but especially love it when it's with ethereal. there has always been chemistry with us and somehow we have made it for almost 10 years.

we don't play very often at all. in fact we actually thought that we had quit. but somehow we keep getting sporadic gigs and we still throw a set together from time to time. a few months ago we all sat down at panera, the place where business happens, and talked about our future. we're not young any more and we all have fairly demanding jobs and home life's. but if you've ever performed music you know that it gets in you and stays in you and when you don't have it you feel a void. with an accumulation of new and in my opinion much more versatile songs, we decided to give this thing another year of focused attention. now remember we had thought we quit so this is a big deal. so we've been practicing for a month now and it's just like old times.

anyway, this weekend we had one of our bi-annual shows which was actually a 2 day event. we went up early and pretty much had the whole day together to play music and then just play. i had more fun friday than i have in very long time. i think after times like this we would all agree that it's as much about our friendships as it is about the music. i am very thankful for this part of my life which i feel like has been suppressed for the last year or so. hopefully it will re-emerge soon.

the pictures: at some point in the last 2 years stokes became an outdoors man. as soon as we had finished rehearsal stokes got us all to go "mudding" (and i use that term loosely) with him. after that we had a friendly game of paper hand baseball where will actually had a sustaining injury. it was a good time. here are some pics.





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome pictures...all day Friday was a blast.

-Jesse

Chandler said...

all of this puts me in a good mood. miss the good ole days when i had no clue what i was doing on the keys.

cp

Corey Nolen said...

yeah i miss them too... you know, the days when we sounded like a "crappy dave matthews band".

chandler said...

hilarious. i guess i'll never live that one down...

erin nolen said...

i thought this was going to be a post about me.

Corey Nolen said...

well.. um... i was talking about the arts. you're my first (and only) love when it comes to women.

John and Amanda said...

cracking up at erin's comment! :)

We've always been big fans! If a CD somehow comes out of this "comeback" let us know because we want to buy some!!

Hope all is going well with you and erin.

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