It’s nice to know that there are actually some people out there that enjoy hearing me sing and play guitar… very humbling really…

Ya know, over the years of my life I’ve always had other musicians acting like they’re experts and trying to be critics toward my music. Some would get into a debate that I have no talent, that I suck and there were even debates on whether or not “I’m a professional” musician. I’ve been called a hobbyist and all that nonsense.

That’s all fine and good but believe it or not, I actually do have true fans out there which means a lot and very humbling. When you’re a musician you can’t listen to the negativity and can’t pay any attention to the haters ’cause none of that is important. You just need to keep providing entertainment for the fans that you do have and that’s what I try to do. Whether I do covers or originals, there are people that actually like listening to me. I always get people asking me, when am I going to put out new covers or new originals? I’m trying. The small fanbase that I do have, it inspires me to keep working on music.

This is why I would like to release my first album for an internet only kind of release with new original music. Yeah, I do have fans… all the doubters, critics and haters will probably call me delusional and stuff like that but I know I do have fans.

Even though my politics lean more toward the right, I have other leftist people that just support me for my music and not my politics. That’s okay, I’m fine with that too and that too means a lot.

While I do a lot of covers, I plan to get back into songwriting again this year and I would like to write a lot of songs for a double album, hopefully. If I were to release an album, I’ll probably just throw it on bandcamp and release it for free.

Some of you may ask, why am I not getting myself out there in a big way when I should musically? How am I not out there playing many gigs? How come am I not trying to establish myself and get myself more well-known? How come am I not chasing fame and not trying to get myself signed to a record label whether indie or major?

Well here’s the thing… I never saw myself as a rock star. I’m not desperate to become a rock star ’cause I don’t give a shit about that to be honest. I don’t live in delusions of grandeur of being a rock star like many local musicians are living in these days.

I don’t take myself serious ’cause all I want to do is just play music and that’s it. I’m not a fame and not a popularity chaser. Sure, I like getting new listeners and enjoy it when people like my stuff but I don’t care whether or not I have a huge fan base. If I only have a few fans, I’m fine with that too. I would play music for like 1 or 2 people or no one at all ’cause I play music for myself really. It is always gratifying when people love my stuff.

I’m dying to put out an album for the fans that I do have out there ’cause I know I do have some.

I’m also interested in making a return to live performing too ’cause admittedly I do miss doing that and miss rockin’ the stage and I wanna get back into that. I haven’t played a live gig in a long time.

I just wanna play music like the rest of the musicians out there. I don’t care about the rock star dream. If that’s your thing that’s fine, just not for me.

Kev

A little preview of my David Bowie tribute…

A little preview of my upcoming David Bowie live show. I’ve been working on this song for a while.

I can get the most of the song vocally but there is this one part that it is kind of tricky but I’ll get it, though.

Enjoy! It’s one of my favorites of Bowie’s and I have to do this one.

Kev

Shutdown of America will have a huge negative affect on the movie and music industry… it’s already having an affect on both…

Should the American people feel sorry for musicians and movie industry people being out of work due to the shutdown of America? Many won’t but you should. This shutdown of the country will have a huge negative affect on both the movie and music industry whether you want to see it or not.

Pretty much all bands & artists were forced to either cancel or postpone their tours. Now many famous bands & artists are stuck at home instead of going out there rockin’ out for people like they were supposed to do. If you think this is a good thing, this shutdown is gonna make them lose a lot of money ’cause of it.

Now that bands & musicians are stuck at home, they have plenty of time to work on new music and many of them already have started work on their next records. Many bands & artists as you all know doing live streams at their homes either doing live performances or Q&A sessions with their fans. They’re just trying to keep themselves and their fans occupied during these tough times. Trying to find ways to entertain themselves and other people.

The shutdown of America will have a negative affect on the record label industry for sure, I’m sure bands & artists have plenty of finished recorded albums but record labels are probably closed and CD manufacturers are probably closed. Even if the album is ready to release, there will be no record stores open to sell them yet (Yes, there are still record stores in America that sells new records especially FYE). If you want to buy new music, your best option is online either through Itunes, Amazon or listen to streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify. I’m sure new records will continue to get released online through the month of April during this shut down… if you want to buy CD or vinyl at the store that will have to wait a while sadly. Record stores in America are gonna lose money ’cause of this as well.

As for the movie industry, it’s very much dead right now due to this shutdown. Many actors and actresses are stuck at their homes and even a lot of them are trying to provide entertainment for themselves and for their fans. That’s why you’re starting to see many celebrities and actors doing more Q&A’s ’cause even the actors are bored themselves and they want something to do while out of work.

I’m sure many movies that were being made currently are all on hold for now… including TV shows being made… everything on hold in the movie/TV industry. That means the film crew will be stuck at home too… like directors, producers, etc. I’m sure all the movie studios like Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney, etc. are all shut down as well. Movie theaters closed all across America so that’s gonna hurt the box office badly with April releases of films. It’s also gonna hurt the BluRays/DVD market with retail stores being closed everywhere. If you want to watch movies during this covid-19 pandemic, your best bet is to either rent/buy online or through online streaming services.

When all of this is all over, though, it’s going to be kind of difficult for both the music and movie industry to get back on track like they were before.

If the economy is gonna be destroyed over covid-19 then that also means the death of the music and movie industry so hopefully that doesn’t happen. If you like to listen to music and watch movies, people won’t admit that they create all this stuff for us. They should think before trashing the entertainment industry like they always do.

Kev

Will be doing a live-stream 10 song David Bowie tribute real soon…

Yeah, I’m planning a live stream show for the internets real soon myself but I thought it would be fun if I did a 10 song tribute show to David Bowie. Since he’s one of my favorite artists and singer/songwriters and since I know more Bowie cover tunes than other cover tunes, I thought I might as well do some kind of tribute show for him. I know about 6 Bowie songs that I sing and play guitar on but I’m going to learn a few more Bowie songs that I never played before. In the Bowie tribute show, I’m gonna be doing his biggest hits and his obscure songs. I just want to perform my favorite Bowie songs.

I’m going to try to find a way to make it live stream at FB, twitter, instagram and youtube all at the same time. I’m sure there’s a way to livestream at multiple social media outlets, I would probably need a special app for that and I’m looking into that.

Bowie is my favorite artist and I’ve always wanted to do a tribute show for him anyways as I think it would be fun.

What songs will I be doing by him? I’m not going to say but there will be some surprises.

This week I’m going to spend all week practicing these Bowie songs and work on the other ones I want to learn. Hopefully this show will happen in a week or two.

I’m probably gonna make the show happen in the afternoon since more people are stuck at home and out of work.

It’s gonna be fun and can’t wait to do this… and no I’m not gonna be doing a “donating” pay-pal kind of thing like some acoustic musicians have been doing nowadays. I don’t care about money when playing music ’cause that’s not what I do this for at all.

I’ll be doing more than one live-stream show… I’ll be doing the Bowie tribute first and the second live stream show will be various cover songs. Stay tuned.

Kev

How I’m doing in this time of the coronapacolypse… yes, it will be all over real fast…

Well NY State is in lockdown. It has been for a while now and will probably be on for a long while, hopefully not. I’m predicting this virus called the Corona Virus aka “covid-19” will disappear real quick and everything will get back to normal.

As for how I’m doing in this awful lockdown which is unnecessary and pointless, huge waste of time… I’m doing good but at the same time already getting sick of this boredom. I don’t believe in this “stay at home” campaign and not buying into this “social distancing” nonsense but since NY is in a lockdown may as well sit home and do nothing. A lot of businesses are closed out there in NY State and all gyms are closed. I can’t go shopping anywhere, can’t go to the movies, can’t go out to eat anywhere and can’t go to the gym. Fucking crazy and bullshit if you ask me. So here at home I stay, bored out of my mind.

I hear ya, though ’cause I’m sure everyone else is bored to death staying at home. That’s why internet traffic has skyrocketed lately. Everybody’s online now ’cause they’re bored. It’s why musicians are streaming live concerts at their homes and why celebrities are doing Q & A sessions with their fans via live streaming.

While everyone is stuck at home… we’re trying our best to find things to do to keep ourselves entertained and try our best to entertain others during these trying times. Even though this “covid19” virus is not serious at all, we’re getting massive drops everywhere in the world… yes, I’ll admit that times are tough but what you are all seeing is nothing but government control. Many people don’t think so but the government can control your lives easily… they can control every aspect of your life and they can keep you indoors whenever they wanted. This is what’s going on. If you don’t think they have that power, I wanna know what drugs you’re using? The government shutting down the country, shutting down the economy and shutting down our freedoms. It seems like we’re under house arrest by the government and that’s exactly what this is.

I try my best to tell everyone to calm down, chill and relax. I try my best to tell everyone that this virus is not that serious. There are more recoveries of covid19 than death. The death rates are so low and there are more recoveries. Look at all the stats for proof on that… but each time I show the stats and numbers, people refuse to believe them. They’ll never accept the truth that the death rate is so low everywhere.

They all want to believe that “covid19” is a death sentence when it isn’t. People have survived from it and recovering. Why aren’t the media talking about that? Instead they want to talk about the high number of cases instead of the recoveries and no mention of the low death numbers. They’re all getting brainwashed by Fake New Media like usual. They’re just doing whatever it takes to keep people in panic.

Whenever I show people the low death numbers, they get so mad. Why? Is it because they can’t take the truth that this virus isn’t that serious? They can’t take the truth that the media is lying to you?

Really this virus is not that serious at all… cases of covid19 is dropping massively in China and I think they stopped the tests so that’s a good sign to come. This thing will disappear real quickly and I predict things will get back to normal in the beginning of April… maybe a little later than that but hopefully not too late. This coronapacolypse won’t last throughout the summer that’s for sure.

I understand that people are scared but I’m not gonna live in fear of this. I’m gonna remain calm and strong but somehow that upsets people. When they see that I’m calm and strong, it seems they hate that so much. They would say whatever they can to get me all “panicky” and that’s what they try to do. Trying to get me take the virus more seriously. Well, I’m not going to ’cause living in fear is not good for the mind and soul. You’re just letting the media win by living in “panic” and I’m not going to let them manipulate me ’cause that’s what they’re paid to do.

There was no reason for this shut down of America. It wasn’t all because of the covid19 virus at all… I’m not buying the hype. It was all for political power and gain, nothing more. Just Democrats and Media using covid-19 as a way to bring down Trump and that’s all I see it as. They see it as another Trump take-down. Democrats also see it as a way to destroy the country’s economy.

And also, this is just the swamp going berserk because of all them powerful CEO’s stepping down. Why would all those CEO’s step down before all this started? Those CEO’s including Bill Gates stepping down? What are they hiding about the coronavirus? They are hiding something, that’s for sure.

This is scary stuff though and I’ve never seen anything like it. This is what Democrats destroying America looks like and if you don’t think they have the power to destroy America just like that, I wanna know what planet you’re on? Of course, all of this is political.

Sure, Trump maybe all for this “social distancing” and shutting down the country ’cause of covid-19 but that’s the president’s job. He have to take it seriously ’cause that’s what presidents do. Sooner or later, though, Trump will one day realize this virus isn’t that serious and soon he’ll start to request that America should get back open. Just watch, I know my prediction will be right. Once we get back to normal, our economy will be even stronger than ever before.

Hope you all are doing okay out there. I’m sure am. Yeah, times are tough right now, I’ll admit it but we’ll get back to normal real quick. I’m just doing whatever during these tough times to make the best of it. All I’ve been doing is playing my guitar, listening to podcasts, playing video games, read books and watch streaming services at night. That’s my way of trying to defeat boredom.

Anyhow, hope you enjoy my pic above. I’m trying out for a new look. Going for the mustache look and I’m digging it a lot so I’ll keep it. The mustache look reminds me of the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, lol. I’ll keep it I think ’cause the mustache look makes me look a lot older. I’m fine with that.

Hope you all are doing well for the most part. It’s all going to be okay.

Kev

Why live streaming with musicians is becoming a thing… I might do a live stream as well…

So a lot of bands & musicians whether local or national has been doing live streams like crazy on the internet. They’ve been doing live stream acoustic shows at their homes through FB, instagram, twitter, etc. Why has free live stream performances by bands and artists exploded all of a sudden?

Well for one, since a lot of tours and concerts have been cancelled, many musicians are stuck at home now. Yup, ’cause of covid-19 and being quarantined. Many taking part in social distancing and all that shit.

The thing is now that musicians are holed up at home, they got nothing to do and many of them are just bored to death and they want to keep making & playing music. Many bands & artists decided to start writing songs for their next record during this quarantine and many of them are doing their concerts live on the internet instead which is a good idea.

Another reason for the live streaming is that bands & music artists just want to play music for their fans as a way to help get them through covid-19. Music is a healer and they want to help get rid of “stress” through these difficult times we’re in. Since a lot of music fans are holed up at home and many of us are bored, bands & music artists just want to continue to entertain us via live on the internet.

I’m glad “live stream” is finally a thing, though and I’m gonna join the bandwagon real soon. I’d like to do a live stream show of me doing cover songs ’cause I don’t have a new batch of originals yet. So my live stream would be cover songs only. I’m planning on doing a live streaming for two nights, both shows being a 10 – 12 song set which would probably be about an hour or so.

I’ve written down a list of all the cover songs I wanna do and came up with some great ideas. I think it’s important that I should do a bunch of cover songs that people know well and love. I’m going to be doing everything from old stuff to new stuff. Mostly hit songs you hear on the radio and stuff. I’ll be doing everything from oldies to classic rock to metal. All of it on acoustic. I think it’ll be fun. People will be surprised of the cover songs I’m about to pick.

This could happen in a few weeks. I need time to rehearse songs and might learn a few more.

Kev

So gyms are closed… don’t worry about losing muscle and strength for a few weeks…

 

So a lot of gyms all across America are closing left & right and before you know it, all gyms will be closed. If your gym is closed, I’m sure you all are freakin’ out about it… you’re probably like, “Oh no, I’m going to lose all my muscle and strength. Lose all my hard work and gains!”.

Um, no you won’t. A lot of gyms out there are only going to be closed for a few weeks and you won’t lose muscle in a few weeks. If you’re not working out, yes, your muscle will start to atrophy but that’s not gonna happen right away.

Not too long ago when I took a month off to heal a leg injury, I came back from the gym and didn’t really lose any strength at all. I’ve noticed that. I didn’t lose my bench press, deadlift and squat numbers at all. I was still doing 40 lb. dumbbell arm curls too. So I would assume that it takes a few months for muscle to start to atrophy.

Years of hard work, you won’t lose even if you take a little break from it.

It’s funny, ya know. I took a little break from the gym not too long ago to heal a leg injury but looks like I’ve got to take a little break from working out again due to all the gym closures.

Anyhow, if you still feel the need to work out, you can do a bunch of body weight workouts at home like all the workouts Arnold just posted on his instagram for example. You just gotta be creative and think. Do bodyworkouts, do yoga and all kinds of stretching. Lots of possibilities. If you don’t have access to a gym, you can workout anywhere.

I’m not gonna lie that I’m pretty bummed about gym closings too but what are ya gonna do, ya know? It’s only for a few weeks, I hope. When gyms get back open, I’m gonna get back to training real hard all Summer long.

Also, think of as gyms closing down as an opportunity to rest and heal. Your body and cns probably needs a little break and if you have injuries, it’s a good opportunity to heal all injuries too ’cause I know you’re probably hiding a few minor injuries, lol.

You don’t always need a gym to workout in. If you need your cardio, forget all those cardio machines in the gym… you can go for a walk outside and ride your bike. Walking outside and riding bike is not cancelled so go for it.

Kev

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