This year I ran into many local 518 musicians and bands showing major potential as they perform in local bars and clubs. Saratoga Springs has been a great place to catch a band but I have also been noticing other areas like Albany and Troy start to pick up. Going out and seeing musicians perform over the last couple of months has been difficult with Amelia but I am ready to catch a show or two if time permits once again. The most recent show was Dead & Company at the Times Union Center and that turned out to be an amazing experience. Although it wasn’t a Local 518 band, it was a show that most of the local 518 bands showed up to.
In the spring of this year I picked up a new console to add to the collection. It was the firs time I actually put away the analogue and plugged in the digital. Known to some as Undertapers Mobile Studio, the new Midas M32 has proven to be a crispy sounding improvement to the line up of consoles that I use. I haven’t actually brought out the Mackie 2480 since I purchased the Midas in April of this year and I am not sure I am going to.
Since the birth of Amelia Rose Townley, I have prioritized being a dedicated family man and enjoying every bit of it. She has been an amazing transformation for me and most of my live music intake has morphed into more of a streaming live the next day or so kind of experience. I have no issue with that but am anxious once again to get back out with Lauren and catch a show. I am also looking forward to working with local 518 musicians and can’t wait until we all get started up again for the year.
One of the exciting challenges that I have faced recently is the ability to actually sit down and update, edit and clean up some of the websites that I maintain. I am hoping to find a chilling January or February weekend, where snowshoeing is out of the question, and sit down for a day and clean up the mess that is not only Undertaper Productions but GR8MIX, Stone Revival Band, Council Fire, Raisinhead and other small sites that have been on the back burner for so long I am not even sure the pilot light still works. In the mean time please forgive the mess and enjoy what you can and progression is slow but evident.
Thanks for all the supporting live music… see you at the show.
Make Sure To Check Out GR8MIX
Major renovations taking place in the weblands of Undertaper Productions. I have put some focus on creating a space for local 518 musicians to upload and listen to audio recorded right here in the 518 area. You can check it all out by clicking on the gr8mix button.