Well, it's official. Formerly So finally has a blog. Why, you might ask? I'm gonna say part of that reason is because you can only say so much in a Facebook or Twitter status without either getting cut off or having half your message blocked by the "See More" button. The other part would be that I'm bored and have nothing better to do.
But I guess that's not all true. A huge reason for having a blog is to let those who are interested in our music get to know the people behind the tunes. If only you could all sit in for five minutes of one of our practice sessions in the studio, because you'd get your daily dose of Simpsons, Family Guy, Will Ferrell, and Dave Chapelle all rolled into one. We have our laughs and our weird moments that have turned us from bandmates to best friends. Maybe through this blog you'll be able to experience that a little bit more...and maybe enjoy yourself that much more when you're standing front and center at one of our shows [hint, hint].
So, to start this blog out with a bang, I'm going to mention a show that we will be playing this May. We have been asked to be the entertainment at a motorcycle rally sponsored by the Huntsman Cancer Institute and R.C. Willey Home Furnishings. This will be a benefit rally to help Utah kids who suffer from cancer. The rally will start the morning of May 8th in the R.C. Willey parking lot in Orem (on University Parkway, up the hill from Utah Valley University). Complimentary breakfast will be served by Chick Fillet. The rally will end around noon in the same parking lot, where we will be set up outside, ready to perform. We will be playing a 90 minute set, while in the meantime lunch will be served (again complimentary) by Texas Roadhouse.
The cost to participate in the rally is $25, which of course goes to the kids with cancer. Besides the ride, the food, and the awesome entertainment (if we do say so ourselves), there will also be prizes -- including a TV that will be given away -- and each participant will receive a $25 gift card for R.C. Willey.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? So, we hope to see you there. And stay tuned to this blog to learn more about what we're doing as a band, what shows we will be playing, when our CD will be released (we're hoping for a March release date), and all of our crazy adventures.
Thanks for reading.
Jeff (bassist, Formerly So)