the stories of a los angeles violinist

don't tell mama

Added on by Jordan Martone.

one of the wonderful things about life in LA is that you get to meet the world's most interesting people. queue blake mciver. joe and blake met a couple years back through craigslist, of all places! blake was in need of a drummer for his upcoming show and joe ended up being the man for the job. since that first show, a new album has blossomed and joe has become the go-to drummer. 

who is blake mciver? remember waldo, the evil blonde kid from "the little rascals"? yep. well he's all grown up and fabulous now. blake has since pursued a singer-songwriter career and, let me tell you, his voice is in shape ! boy has some chords! so, when joe told me he was playing another blake gig, i knew i had to go. the show was at a piano bar in west hollywood called "don't tell mama!" and it was a hoot. 

 the life of a drummer: being stuck behind the band. this is the only decent picture i snagged of my handsome italian.

the life of a drummer: being stuck behind the band. this is the only decent picture i snagged of my handsome italian.

 blake and the band, including his wonderful backup singers. i have mad respect for backup singers. 

blake and the band, including his wonderful backup singers. i have mad respect for backup singers. 

i also got to share the day with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Laura. she is a highly intelligent, humorous, and pleasant person to be around. she's one of those friends that will somehow always be in my life. even though she currently attends berklee school of music in boston, we still find time to talk and catch up. i took her to balconi coffee (she asked to go there after reading this post and i squealed from excitement!) and then we met joe for the show, all while swapping stories of college and being music majors. i'm lucky to have been able to snag some time with her before she heads back to the east coast. 

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friends are wonderful, new and old. 

2014 is already coming together nicely.