I wanted to watch the simpsons and find my way to sleep but my itunes shuffle won't let me.... I just finished recording the guitar tracks for my album and it was a very intense day today..... I came to understand some of my songs emotionally for the first time and it was and continues to be intense. There are no words for what I experienced today. it was what it was. it was beautiful and intense, I'm very excited for the finished cd.
This is the closest I'll ever come to giving birth, I can't even imagine what it's like to bring a living thing into this world, this was tough enough... anyway off to bed, or a few episodes of the simpsons to come down....
Last Sunday I was asked to open for "Bobo in white wooden houses" in Dresden. The singer was pretty famous in east Germany in the nineties. It was my first concert outside of Berlin, so I was really excited. I had also never been to Dresden and was excited to see the city.
So I took a train and arrived at 13:00. I spent the afternoon in walking around the Altstadt (Old City) and was amazed at the beauty.
It's been a while since I've updated this because things have been so busy. I spent the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of Feb. in the studio. It was a really great experience and I am so excited because the songs sound so strong and powerful. We've still got some recording to do but are almost finished. I'm hoping to have that all done as a birthday present to me!
One dream ends and another begins. I find myself at an interesting juncture in my life. My dream of a family living happily ever after has been torn in pieces and shot down the drain. And just as I'm trying to come to grips with that my music career is being nudged up to the next level, where other goals are beginning to come to fruition.
I try to tell myself that it's for the best, that I wouldn't have been able to give my wife the attention she needs and take this next step with my music. I couldn't give her what she needed before, and I wasn't able to accomplish the goals I had for myself the way things were going.
So now I dig my feet in and brace for the race to come, and try not to think of what could have been. My life will never be the regular tick tock of going to work coming home repeat. This has been a year of constant work. The job, an attempt at school, guitar practice, concerts, all mixed together and shaken well.
With any luck and a lot of hard work this year can be the year I make the transition to being a full time musician. The hardest part is going to be keeping myself organized. For the first time in my life I am dependent on no one other than myself. And I've never been good with keeping things organized. For the first time in my life I see the importance of keeping things straight, setting priorities and getting things done.
I've never been good at doing what others think I should. I don't want to be. I want to be doing what I find god and important. I've finally set the stage to do everything I wanted.
Hello all, it's been a while since I last posted, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been anything going on. I got offered a recording deal with a small record company here in berlin. I'll be going into the studio after christmas! Being as their not a huge label though they can't front the costs for all the production so I'll have to cover that but all in all it's a really great deal. After the record is out, which should be sometime this summer depending on how quick I can get together the money, I'll do a germany tour and I'm also planning to head out to the UK to play a few shows this fall along with Holland and Denmark. It looks like it's going to be a good year this year.
I hope all the Czarnecki, Stanley, and Schey clan is doing well. I hardly see anyone online anymore. It's especially sad since I've got AIM on my phone now... So I hope to hear from someone soon. I miss you all. I'm trying to figure out how and when I can come back home. It'll be for good this time around so I need to make sure that I get a good start. I'm looking at late 2010 to head home for good. I know it seems like a ways off but I need to make sure I get a good start in the states.
I love you all and hope to hear from someone soon.
Well, This is my new blog home. My life has been turned on its head and it's time for a new start. My wife and I have separated and I'm trying things on my own. Things are still good between us but it's not in the cards at the moment if we will get back together.
It's been a rough month. I've had my physical as well and my emotional ass kicked. Oddly enough, it was needed. I'm in the process of rethinking everything, trying to find out what I want out of life.
So as part of starting out clean, I changed the easiest thing could, how I look. Here are the before and after pics.
So that's where I'm at. Still trying to find where I'm going.