My new band is officially up and running. I look forward to making a lot of noise in the Tampa Bay area with these boys. We have a hell of a lot of potential, and it looks like it’s going to be great fun in the company of gentlemen who already feel like family to me. That’s a sharp contrast with my last band, Systematic Chaos, in which even after almost a year of playing together, I felt like the other band members still kept me at a professional distance (no band cook-outs, in other words).
But it’s not just the instant camaraderie I feel with these guys that makes this such an interesting project. Unlike the last band, we’re all on the same page in Catdaddy Pirates. We all want the same thing. We all want to hit the Tampa Bay music scene and make some money. We all want to work on originals. And we all like our name. Getting things done in this band is not like pulling teeth. We agree on most things already. And if there’s a problem, we talk about it like adults. We don’t launch protracted campaigns of passive aggression to get what we want.
I’m looking forward to seeing where Catdaddy Pirates goes. I’ve already made friends with these guys, and I’m looking forward to kicking some ass. Not to mention that I feel like I’ve finally found a band that can play my original material the way I want it to be played. Honestly, with this band I feel like all the loose threads of my musical life have finally come together. I’m excited to see where this might lead.