Dehydration and Rock & Roll

Happy Monday…

What. A. Weekend!

My band played the Lifting Little Lives benefit this weekend, and what I remember of it was great!!

Lifting Little Lives is a local nonprofit organization based out of Milton Pennsylvania, that raises money for local children, with big needs!

My band, Audiobox, chose this group for many reasons.
• The money all stays local, So we see its effects in our community

• The people who run it, are some of the best people we’ve ever had the pleasure to         work with.

• The organization helps promote our struggling music scene. (This should be key         for any musician!!)

• All of us are fathers, and we understand that our children are the most important        thing in today’s society.

That being said, they throw one heck of a party! The security keeps it safe for everyone, and the connections I make with other musicians, are generally very long term friendships!

Also, there’s great food, beer for anyone staying there, and just so many great times to be had!

That’s why I named this blog, the way I did. I generally drink a ton of water, usually about a gallon or more a day… This weekend that water was replaced with beer & Jameson. Phew… My poor body is in recovery mode…

Not only did I play an awesome, all original set with Audiobox, I also was the emergency backup bassist for local heavyweights “Aftermath.” I was honored to tickle my 4 strings with them, and it was a fun set!  On top of all that, Audiobox also did an impromptu acoustic set, between two other acts (make things transition smoother.)

Anywho, it was a great time, and if you have a minute, check out Lifting Little Lives, and let them know that what they do, is very important to the world.

Are there any local charities in your area, that you think go above and beyond the call of duty? Let me know! At the very least, I can give their Facebook pages a like!

As always, thank you for your time, sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I’m lucky I could even move!

-Joe

 

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Precipice (daily blog thinger)

So, I went to the daily blog suggestion page thing.. and the word Precipice is staring me in the face.

There’s a place in my beautiful state of Pennsylvania that some, from my generation, call ‘Band Rock.’  It’s a beautiful cliff-side overlook of Ralston PA, and the surrounding western Ralston region.

I’ve spent many hours on that cliff side, in many different parts of my life, for many different reasons…

Back in the day, this beautiful overlook was a cool place to hang out (outdoors?! who would have thought!). They would sit up there and talk, or hike around the area, even camping… but the most interesting thing that would take place up there would be the times when people would set up and have concerts up there… That’s where Band Rock got it’s name from. Regardless of style, or genre people would just go up to hang out and listen to music. It truly was a magical place!  Unfortunately, things like that grow in popularity and eventually draw a crowd to ruin it. As the littering got worse, and the destruction of the areas natural beauty, the laws became more strict. Now, all that’s left are the stories, and the memory of how this fascinating little nook of the world used to be a happening place!

Here’s a picture of my old Jeep (which I miss dearly) sitting on band rock. 397901_10150636087850792_1821292281_n

Hmm, I’m glad I looked into the writing prompts today… Thanks for listening to me ramble, as I enjoyed the memories of this perfect precipice.
Thanks for reading!

Precipice