Monday, July 2, 2012
There's good stuff on the other side!
Reigning Monarchs will have brand new music out, the merchandise wing of the band and the Walking The Room podcast (informally called Reigning Monarch Surf and Formal) will have 7 different designs in our "store", Mike Eisenstein and I wore the pants I designed at our last gig and hopefully by next summer we will be selling them, and finally in August Dave Anthony and I will take our podcast on the road. None of these enterprises make any of the participants money and yet they are my life blood. And they are hard. Shirts don't turn out the way we'd imagined, listenership is down, I can play the part live but it sounds like shit in the studio, we don't have enough money to get a better screen printer, the bass player moved back to Austin and the thing I do to support all this, my standup career, seems to be dying on the vine. There have been many ripe opportunities to quit. But I can't. I get up, put on a Monarch's T and head to the garage. Because I love the work. Because in two weeks there will be new music. Because in a month or so we'll be in Austin Texas. Because despite the lack of financial reward this shit makes me happy! I don't know if I've ever been this creatively fulfilled. I am not special. I'm really not. But I will not sit by and watch others have all the fun because they simply decided to try. You shouldn't either. When the shit gets hard remember to push through! I promise you there is good stuff on the other side... and always Outdress The Enemy!