April 4th, 2013

Reina Tanaka 'Hello Internet!'

So I've been in a band for the past several months...

Yes, it's been quite awhile since I posted in this LJ. I figured now, with a new chapter in my life about to unfold, this was the perfect opportunity.

For the past year, I've been busy, in the wake and subsequent aftermath of a major medical scare involving my mother (she's been fine since then, thank goodness), I've been busy with a lot of creative matters. First and foremost, the release of my first book, Resonant Blue, on my own book imprint. Second, a radio show, The Groove Music Life Radio Show, which debuted last August on ROK Out Radio and has been a consistently listened to program ever since. And thirdly, a band.

After a couple of false starts, I formed a band, ByPolar, with an old friend of mine, George Houseknecht. This happened not long after a band I had been briefly involved with imploded, and I had just started the radio show not long before, figuring that the show would be my main musical outlet while I caught up on writing and looked for the right band.

For several months, I had hoped that ByPolar would be that band. We would work steady, make a little money - maybe get to a point where we could just play music for a living and not have to worry about a day job, if we played our cards right.

Unfortunately, things turned into a very lame game of cards.

Last week, I decided to give my notice. I didn't want to play normal rock and roll covers anymore. I wanted to write and perform original material and maybe - a strong maybe since original material is going to be the priority for me now - maybe do some covers that are much closer to my heart and soul than flogging through most of the stuff ByPolar has been doing for the past few months.

With my LJ newly revived, I'll be detailing both what led to my decision to leave ByPolar, and what I'm going through as I finally move on to making the music I should have been making in the first place.

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