If you are reading this with anticipation of shocking breaking news about Iron Maiden, sorry to disappoint. This is my first post for Kick Acts Magazine, in fact, my first posted blog ever.
Chuck mentioned writing for Kick Acts to me, and it seemed completely foreign to consider. However, he had caught me in a moment of weakness (in the middle of a rushed show set up and sound check) and I stumbled and said sure!
I suppose we should cover the formality of me introducing myself in this first post. I am a 42 year old family man. Married to my wife for 20 years with 11 and 14 year old boys. Born and reared in Western Kentucky. Moved around a bit from 1993 to 2005, all work related. Settled back down in the Henderson area in 2005 and here ever since. Background in Sales Management, Operations Management, Live Audio, and Stage Lighting. Toured extensively from 1996 to 2001 as a Lighting Director and Production Manager coming off the road before our second child was born. Currently in an Operations Management role for a successful locally owned business as well as a Weekend Road Warrior in the role of Audio and Lighting Engineer for a regional cover band.
I will write based on my observations of the Tri State music scene, from the angle of the band and crew. Not going to be reviewing bands or critiquing clubs, not my thing. It will be me sharing funny, interesting, and if we are lucky, an occassional informative story of my experience from either working a show or seeing one. Intend on posting on Monday’s, we will see how that goes.
Until next week…