New year new ideas

Hello and Happy 2016! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are back in the swing of things. Winter is always the worst season for me, even though I have lived in the northeast my whole life I've never enjoyed the cold weather at all. I don't ski, snowboard or enjoy any of that all I assimilate with this time of year is snow, cold and staying inside dreading the outside world. At least we've been lucky with no blizzards yet but if it's gonna be this cold at least let there be some white on the ground 😐

Just think if was like this around this time last year. I hate winter but this does look better than mud and leaves  

Just think if was like this around this time last year. I hate winter but this does look better than mud and leaves  

So as I had mentioned before the end of the year, although I decided that this blog will no longer be about documenting the HEAL journey like last year doesn't mean the lifestyle has ended. The great thing is that this year I have changed so much that it's part of my everyday routine. I log in my calories every day, I still watch what I put in my body and am trying to do my yoga still 3 times a week (a skipped day or sometimes a whole week will go by without it, but was down there again right back on it this morning and loving it).

I've even realized even though I've had a beer here and there going out to dinner with friends catching up, I have honestly not drank "in excess" in over 5 months! I feel the best I've ever felt in a long, long time and I'm really happy of the progress I made in 2015 as far as the health is concerned 👍 

Feels nice to put on shirts that used to never fit before and have them flowing on me. Or walking around with "wife beaters" in the house and not wanting to hurl after looking in the mirror  

Feels nice to put on shirts that used to never fit before and have them flowing on me. Or walking around with "wife beaters" in the house and not wanting to hurl after looking in the mirror  

So now that I feel great, it's time to hit the road and get to playing gigs! The band has had a setback we lost the bassist that we had with us the last two gigs (no drama, just we had different goals and just not the right fit, no harm no foul) but we are still trudging foward we still have the "core 4" and I will either go back to playing bass and switching to keys giving Pete the bass or hopefully we will find another bassist for the future since I'm really enjoying just singing.

Me and Pete "The consigliere" Sullivan still throwing it down after almost 25 years. As they say if you want something done right 😉

Me and Pete "The consigliere" Sullivan still throwing it down after almost 25 years. As they say if you want something done right 😉

Hell if it was up to me I'd add bass, full time keys, even background singers (ala The Nasty Habits from Motley Crue) if I could I am open to it all 😜. Regardless Nasty Habits or not I hope to be out more supporting the album and stay tuned for some more news on that soon. HEAL has been out a few months now and has been doing OK but I worked too hard on it to just let it drift off I need to get out there more and get some more buzz! 

But this year while there is "downtime" between gigs and trying to rehearse with the band I'm back to the GarageBand putting down ideas and tracking for another album. I have about 6-7 song ideas laying around I plan on finishing up music wise (2 of them I already released at singles that didn't fit the HEAL theme), I'll work on a few more and I have an idea for a theme for the album and how I want to do the vocals will fit that theme that I really hope I can pull off recording this Summer/Fall. No plans to put anything out new album wise till probably next year but I'm sure more info will come out in the coming weeks about what I wanna do and I'm sure we will play them live to see the reaction. 

 

This thing is a monster!  

This thing is a monster!  

 So this year I will still be blogging, but like I mentioned it will be more geared towards info on the music news, plus other things I want to talk about that a Facebook comment or 140 characters won't cover. I hope you continue to follow along with me! 

Onward and Upward 

G2