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Sunday
Jan202008

Soulfound + Weaksauce = SoulSauce?

Sometimes we forget why we do what we do. Work is what we do because we have to do it. A hobby is what we do because we enjoy doing it. However, hobbies oftentimes become stale or are left incomplete. Last night I was reminded of why I still do what I do...

Ever since I met Soulfound, I knew they were onto something big. To my surprise, I was immediately embraced by them, which is very rare in this business, and of which I am truly greatful for. They have given me an opportunity to re-start my promotion company, FEN Entertainment, and get back into recording and production. At times, since joining forces, we have grown tired and complacent. It happens. We are only human... but last night, being completely sober once again, I had one of the most fun, exciting, and memorable evenings since my induction back into the promotions world.

Very early on, I was introduced to the bands that are included in Soulfound's circle of friends. Knowing Stu, Tailgunner Joe, Weaksauce (R.I.P.), and many others. Great people. Great times. But after so many shows... things start to get repetitive, and dare I say, boring. No offense to any of these bands, but I know even they can get discouraged sometimes. It's the nature of the music business. And when I went to Trax Music Hall last night, I was hit by an overwhelming sense of boredom. It had nothing to do with the bands that were playing (Anareta, Stalling Dawn, and Greymarket) in fact, if there was no live music before Soulfound performed, I probably would have left crazy early. I know I'm still getting used to not drinking when I go out, but that had little to do with how I was feeling.

 As it neared showtime, I started helping set up as usual, I noticed that the energy in the room had changed. I saw faces I had seen before, but never at Soulfound shows. They were Weaksauce fans! A slew of thoughts ran the gamut through my mind. I was experiencing what the band was sure to feel later on... a sense of new beginnings. A sense of "new-ness". It was refreshing. And even before Paul and Brad (formerly of Weaksauce) joined the stage for the special treat everyone had been waiting for, I was caught in a camera flash by a mutual fan, in a picture of myself with my eyes closed, donning a huge smile on my face. I realized at that moment, that I was enjoying Soulfound's music, like it was my first time seeing them all over again. I'm usually on the 'sidelines' watching the show until it ends. But the woman behind the camera smiled at me. I smiled back. Then I joined the rest of the crowd in front of the stage.

Forget about clichès and memorable quotes. This marriage of familiar Soulfound and familiar Weaksauce, created a wall of unfamiliar sound that made me feel like I was in another place. A place where I knew not of the performers on stage, nor the notes or lyrics to follow, but of a place in which big things are to come. It was most definitely a night for the books. Thanks to all of you that came out and supported. I hope you had as good a time as the rest of us. I'm sure we will have plenty more. Cheers!

Reader Comments (6)

Analysis,

Thank you for the awesome blog. That night was magical for us as well. It was like discovering a whole new side of yourself that was there all along, just buried under the debris of stagnation and repetition.

Being in Soulfound is the only thing I have ever been good at. Hear these commments from one friend is enough to keep me in the game. You keep on listening, we'll keep on rocking it.

Cheers,
Ivan
Soulfound

January 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan

YO! That was a very thoughtful blog my friend. Thank you for all of your support... it helps us more than you may realize. Just to have another soldier there to do the work, but then lose themselves in the moment even when you are not on stage... that is priceless.I hope that the musical exploration continues, and grows to a point where the message and the impact cannot be ignored.

January 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter1TakeDizzle

The night was definitely magically charged. It's amazing to see that kind of thing happen.

January 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShane

By far the best time I've ever had at a show. The air was CHARGED with elcetricity!!!!

January 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJ-rod

by the way, soulfound sounds like every other garbage garage band out there. sorry to be the one to tell you

February 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Thanks Brian! You are obviously a 12 year old keyboard warrior. Go jump off a bridge and do yourself a favor.

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter1takedizzle

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