We hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy and well. May was quite the month for random craziness. Just last week, some fellow musicians in our community were shot and killed at a local cafe/venue here in town. Though I didn't know the victims all that well, many of my friends did. The location of the shooting is an awesome local joint where many of my friends play music, eat, and drink together. I'm over there twice a week. I'm still processing much of it. It was so random.
There is so much change happening now, and some of it has been quite painful and confusing. I don't even want to pay attention anymore. But I suppose this is the nature of life. There are no guarantees. But once something has been completely destroyed, there is only creation ahead.
I felt that way when Josh left the band at the end of April. It seemed like destruction, but it hasn't taken us very long to recover and begin creating. In fact, we just found our new bass player. We hope you will welcome Brian Cruzan to The Januariez. We began rehearsals a few weeks ago, and he will be recording with us on the album in July! We are soooo excited!
We want to thank Tony Rivera for filling in for us while we auditioned people. We couldn't have done it without you! Tony will join us on bass for one last show tomorrow night June 4 at the High Dive. Take Warning Presents The Januariez, our friends In Cahoots, and the amazing Nico Vega! This will be our last show until after the recording!
We also want to thank JT Hooker and 12hr notice who handled visuals for us at the Hedwig show. He is supposed to join us again tomorrow night as well!
And finally, we want to thank all the people we met last month who joined our mailing list, bought shirts and CDs, sent their love and support, and made the shows! We wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for you! We're gonna post some video from the Hedwig show here in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open!
Until next time!