Saturday, June 15, 2013

Silent but Busy

Things have been pretty dead around here on my blog.  Probably so dead that people don't check for updates anymore.  However, I've been busy!  Farmers market season is in full swing here in the Triangle.  Since the beginning of April I've been playing nearly every Saturday morning at various markets, as well as other gigs here and there.

This year I added a new (to me) market to my rotation, spending a number of really nice Saturday mornings in downtown Apex at their farmers market.  I still frequent the always-busy Wake Forest market at least once a month, and I'll be back to the Holly Springs, and Western Wake markets in the coming weeks as well.  I'm starting to look like a regular at Sip... A Wine Store, in Cary, and this coming week I'll make my debut at TWO local restaurants, Rock Harbor Grill in Apex, and West Park Tavern in Cary.  I played at an open jam a bit over a week ago at the West Park Tavern and landed myself a gig to see how things work.  Hopefully it will turn into a somewhat regular thing, along with the Rock Harbor Grill  gig.

Musically, I've been so busy that I haven't had the time to learn or write any new music.  Between my two jobs and these gigs I can't make much time for anything but keeping my chops up.  I'll have more free time (hopefully) in July, so I plan to get my guitar out a little more just for fun and try to add some new material to my repertoire.

Anyway, I just updated my schedule here, so check out the "Live" tab above and see if you can make it to a gig or two.  Cheers!


Bel isi,
-kyle

Monday, January 14, 2013

I Feel You Move - Studio version!

I threw this recording together real quick this afternoon. Kinda rough, but it should still get you moving.  :)  Enjoy!


Bel isi,
-kyle

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Come Rescue Me - Studio version!

Just something I've been working on a bit the last week.  Hopefully I'll be able to get some quality recordings of more of my original songs.  Enjoy!


Bel isi,
-kyle

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Titanium - SOTM # 12

Last cover song of 2012.  It's been a busy last few weeks.  So busy I haven't had a chance to write anything, and I've barely had time to learn these covers.  I think next year I won't put myself on any particular schedule for putting out new videos or anything.  I've started a new job, in addition to my other job, so my weekdays are all but occupied.  I'll always be making music though.

For my final cover song of 2012 I chose a song that I've been enjoying lately.  It's a bit of an unorthodox choice for an "enlightened" acoustic guitar player, perhaps, but since I'm not enlightened I figured I'd just go for it.  So I present the techno-pop hit "Titanium" from the DJ David Guetta, who had aussie singer Sia collaborate on the vocals for the original, released last year.  It's a current hit on pop radio stations.  Hope you like it.


Bel isi,
-kyle


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Weekend thoughts

I had so many thoughts flying through my head on Friday as I drove home from the elementary school I work at listening to the news reports. Reading and hearing the varied reactions from people over the weekend only added to the confusion.

In the wake of a tragedy like this it's easy to jump up and point at any number of things that could be the cause of the issue, whether it be guns, mental illness, parents, society, etc. It then becomes even easier to then try and force a political solution. The fact of the matter is that none of these things cause such tragedies. They are merely scapegoats for the fact that sin is present in the world and we (Christians) have the responsibility to share the truth of the redemption we've already come to know.

Now, a skeptic may ask, "Why, then, does God allow bad things to happen to good people?" But I have a feeling that if we were to ask that to God directly He'd respond to us with the same question (although He'd probably leave out the "good" part, you know, that love your enemies stuff). That may seem like a pretty daunting response, but we are NOT insignificant to the course of human events.


Bel isi,
-kyle

Friday, November 30, 2012

Just the Way You Are - SOTM #11

A bit of an upbeat cover of a great Billy Joel song.  Not much to say about this one except I really enjoy it.  Sometimes that's all that matters.


Bel isi,
-kyle


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Still Crazy After All These Years - STOM #10

Some of you know I'm a huge Paul Simon fan.  Some of the first songs I learned to play on guitar were from a Simon and Garfunkel greatest hits collection.  I consider Simon among the top songwriters.  There was always one of his songs that I really REALLY enjoyed but never found an arrangement that I could play... until now.  I present my cover of "Still Crazy After All These Years."

This is not an easy song.  It's was a major pain in the butt to get the bridge to sound right, particularly.  That said, I'm pretty happy with where I'm at with it.  It needs a bit more polish and/or confidence, but it's getting there.  Cheers!


Bel isi,
-kyle