As I sit down with my Great Lakes Christmas Ale (that's right, I had to slip away from the beautiful Chicago to visit my hometown of Cleveland for a minute...but I'll be back tomorrow--don't worry!) I am thinking about how much information we've hit you with in the last few months.
Between our personal endeavors, careers, and BPP's many nutty Sunday and Monday night extravaganzas, we can't believe you're still following this shit.
The New Year is a great time to reflect on what we have done and what we hope for the future. Ian and I would like to do the same. Since you're here already...err....
First off, we want to thank you, our supporters, listeners, artist friends and present and future patrons. We can't do it without you.
Here's what we've done in the last year:
-decided to randomly write a song cycle [grossing nearly $5K and launching the company]
-applied for a grant
-won that grant application
-booked concerts in 5 new venues
-produced a concert series [that manages to cover its musicians' bar tabs]
-started working on a libretto for a new work
-dreamt up a crazy experimental work for voice [TBD 2017]
Who knows what we'll do next? We have so much coming up, along with the balancing of finishing our masters' degrees and working in the industry. We're just happy to contribute artistically, culturally and alcoholically to whatever we can.
We look forward to goofing off and making more art in 2017. Stay posted for Adult Fairy Tales and Musicians Who Brunch III, as well as our Michigan Premiere of Dried Tobacco Project on January 11th and our Hard Premiere of DT at Roosevelt University on February 8th!
Brunch on, friends. Have one on us...er...figuratively speaking. Unless you see us, in which case we'll probably have a drink with you.
All the best, and happy New Year,