For the first time in over three months, all four members of thinksobrain will be in the same place at the same time. Some of us haven’t even seen each other over the course of that time period, and I’m really looking forward to it. Plus, I finally get to use my new amp. I’m bringing my camera, so I’ll be able to take some pictures for the “gear” section, and maybe even - *gasp* - finish it! It’s the only section on the site that’s nowhere near finished, so that’ll be cool. Maybe even get some new pics for thinksobrain.com while I’m at it. I’m thinking of uploading a gallery of pictures from the early days, back when it was myself, Lucifer, Rob, and Dan - who apparently is still pissed off at me, but come on, he kept blowing off band practice and we had two huge shows coming up. What the fuck was I supposed to do?
I don’t know, in retrospect, maybe I should’ve put friendship before the band. On the other hand, I’m in a band that has serious potential, and having a guy who was playing with us for nearly a year who wasn’t showing any improvement was holding us back. I maintain that telling him he was out of thinksobrain was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I went up to him one day a month or so later and I apologized to him for the way everything happened. He didn’t want to accept my apology, and that’s fine with me - I was man enough to try to patch shit up, and if he wants to hold a grudge, which I’ve heard he still does to this day, then that’s fine.
Anyways, I always say that I’m never satisfied, and here’s some concept art proving it:
I’m not sure if/when/how I’ll be utilizing that. I read a great tutorial the other day on PSDfan.com about designing grungy website layouts. I didn’t really get too far into it because I ended up obsessing over how to get the sketch of myself to look pretty good. Anyways, we’ll see what happens. I’m actually pretty happy with the current look, but I think I might do something nifty like over on metallica.com where you can switch the page theme. As always, time will tell.
One more thing before I go, I just saw the Niagara Falls, NY based band klear the other night. They reunited with their original singer, Fred Shafer, and they sounded great. I’ll recommend it once more - if you don’t have their albums, find them and pick them up!
Thanks for reading my rant, guys. Time to go get ready for the reunion!