Rewind to Now
Over the last three decades, I've penned over 400 songs, played for audiences big and small (mostly small) in at least a hundred bars and eaten more grand-slam breakfasts at 3 in the morning than I care to admit.
While playing gigs with high school garage bands, a cover band, "Modern Talk", and "The Bob Geiger Band" on the Jersey Shore in the 1980's and early 90's, I saw bands that, often, had far superior talent to those getting air time on the radio or had videos on MTV. It rarely made sense or seemed fair. I've always maintained that some of the greatest bands ever are sweating it out in clubs every night and will likely never receive the recognition they truly deserve. The music business is not for the faint of heart. There are some fantastic musicians out there.
The BGB forged ahead for 5 years. During that time, we worked incredibly hard and our dreams lit a path that out-shined the difficulties we faced. Plus, we were having a complete blast!! Disbanding the BGB is one of the toughest decisions I've ever made. "Quitting" just wasn't in my DNA and everyone had invested so much. It was a very difficult conversation. For me, it was simply time to move on. (read: get a "real" job so we wouldn't have to eat hot dogs and ramen noodles forever.)
After 1991, I would play an occasional acoustic show while living in Albany, GA from 1996 - 2004. I've even connected with Pete Wagula in Jersey, a time or two, to perform some of our old tunes and his own originals. Otherwise, I've enjoyed a career in media sales and marketing and, with my wife Tammy, raising 2 sons, Brandon and Brian.
I've spent a good deal of time hiking the great plains of my own gray matter; reviewing the good, the bad and the ugly of my musical experiences. It has felt like a perpetual daydream. Now it's time to reel it all in and take inventory.
"Rewind to now"...........well, it makes sense to me.
Next up: "Early Years".....