In 3 minutes it will be Christmas 2013. I just finished watching the rough cut of the next episode of MY SHOW Live at The Living Room, featuring The Stargazer Lilies. Because that’s what everyone does on the biggest holiday of the year right? Obsess over something like a 2 second blank gap of video at about the 30 min mark, thus causing a halt in a 9 hour render some 3 hours into it. But fear not, glitch corrected and I have started the rendering all over again. With any luck,when I awake tomorrow morning, Christmas day, I will rise to find the gift of another episode complete. All the endless hours of editing, syncing, and rendering will have all been worth it. And this one truly is a gift, I think it might be our best production to date. Not taking away anything from all the previous episodes and their performances, because they are all exemplary. I specifically have chosen the bands I’ve featured with a high bar of talent level for a reason. And it comes down to this simply, good is not good enough for MY SHOW. I want great, and I think so far, Kingsnake, Ajax Rasputin’s Leviathan Variety Show, and The Atomic Bitchwax have more than shown that. To be honest, I dont know if I could ever get anything on MY SHOW to rival Bitchwax’s 20 plus minute live Local Fuzz. Aside from RUSH doing Bytor and The Snowdog or Hemispheres maybe. But I think this next episode is really special, because I think the band is special. Its not often that a band can have that much of an effect on me, at this late and jaded stage in the game. But every now and then one sneaks up on me. The Stargazer Lilies did just that with their overwhelming ambient tsunami of sound. It really needs to be felt to be appreciated, but I think we did the best anyone could do to capture that on this video. With that in mind, I hope to pass along their gift to others, to appreciate it as I do. And for my intents and purposes, I can think of no greater gift, than the sharing of music in its most honest and intimate relationship. Between a stage and audience. Thats what MY SHOW Live is all about. So look for this episode to go live online sometime in the next few days, you will find it here http://youtu.be/jcC9MP4tW94 . If all goes as planned, I have several other bands lined up for the new year, all unique and dynamic in their own ways, to showcase for us all. Right here at The Living Room in Stroudsburg, where you can watch so close you can feel the music. Oh and get $3 quality beer, cant forget to mention that bonus!. Or you can always listen and watch at your own convenience online. Just do yourself a favor, try to play MY SHOW with headphones or some serious stereo speakers, laptop and phones will just cheat you out of a lot of depth to the recordings. And that would be a musical shame.
Merry Christmas everyone!