Just some things about my current project.
I like talking about this project. LOL.
So, many moons ago, I was the vocalist in a band called The Creepers that started out covering Graves-Era Misfits. We covered The Shining, Hate the Living Love the Dead, Helena, etc, and I loved it. Well, I Wrote a few songs, and they were all rejected because they wanted to focus on the covers for a while, so I rejiggered them into acoustic songs and played them solo. Well, my wife and I started divorce proceedings and I asked for some time from the band to get it all handled, and they granted me that. When I returned, the bassist and I had been replaced by my friend Alex and my ex-girlfriend's brother.
For the longest, I was in and out of various bands of various genres, Most notably, Tortured Eyes(Think Breaking Benjamin, I played bass), Random Downside(Think Cradle of Filth meets Hatebreed, I played drums), Innocence Lost(Think The Cure meets Bauhaus, I played drums) and Eros(Think Tool meets APC meets NIN meets Smashing Pumpkins, I played bass), but the ENTIRE time, I was working on the solo stuff.
Well, I got recruited into a rap group called the Georgia Hatchet Squad with Loki, and the rap thing took over, and the rock/acoustic stuff got sidelined.
Well, recently, I've been listening to a lot of the old stuff I listened to back in the day like Nekromantix, Elvis Hitler, Mister Monster, Blitzkid, Michale Graves, the Misfits, ETC, and the itch to do acoustic work resurfaced. I talked to my label, Bettie and Hawk, and they all agreed thast if that's how I feel, that's what I need to do.
Needless to say, since I've been mostly doing the rap stuff, I haven't been singing much, so my voice is off, but thanks to covers, I can work on that while writing the new music. Bettie even noticed that my voice is clearer since i quit smoking about 5 years ago.
One of my biggest reasons for doing this as well is because I'm starting to think the rap thing has run its course. I have nothing left to rap about, and it feels like a job to write anymore. I just don't have the passion for it I used to. It took me a long time to come to this decision to step back from rap and do something else, but because my sister needs motivation to write he rbook, I decided this was the right thing, and I'm happier than I've been in a while.
If you're curious about what bands I've been in, I'm thinking of doing a list of them at some point for the fun.