the stories of a los angeles violinist

the lyric

Added on by Jordan Martone.

in joe's words "i finally feel like a legit drummer". and boy, was he right. 

we were lucky enough to play for singer/songwriter/actor/etc. blake mcIver. yes, the same guy from this post. it was finally my turn to join this talented guy up on stage, this time on electric violin! (my first electric gig, and boy, was it fun!) 

warning: crummy nightclub-iphone pictures ahead.

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this was blake's album release show at the lyric room in west hollywood. this venue was awesome. it was designed by voila, who also designed the next door art museum and lounge. so before and after the show, there was a party going on next door. this place was so inspiring to me. not a typical grody nightclub. my kind of venue. 

 backstage with joe

backstage with joe

 the couches had mirrored light fixtures, begging for a photo op.

the couches had mirrored light fixtures, begging for a photo op.

 joe's sparkly, vintage drumset looked great in the lighting

joe's sparkly, vintage drumset looked great in the lighting

 the bath of america? on the bathtub: #whatever...

the bath of america? on the bathtub: #whatever...

 this couch mirror backstage said "this is not a photo opportunity". ha, yeah right...

this couch mirror backstage said "this is not a photo opportunity". ha, yeah right...

 this string bass case was intense

this string bass case was intense

blake's music can be described as his vision for where the future of music is headed, by nodding to the past. think lady gaga meets whitney houston. my favorite song was a take on andrew lloyd webber's "point of no return" from phantom of the opera. it was very creative and had a great beat. i played electric violin on his song called "mother" that required me to bring out my rocker-chick side, something i've hardly ever had to embrace. i'll admit. it was fun. 

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look at this thing! so tim burton-y. and it sounds great. shout out to my friend mary for letting me use this beauty. i think i need to go buy my own with all the money i don't have. 

it was terribly fun to play such a different kind of show alongside joe. i treasure the gigs that we get to play together. i've always had this dream, since i was a baby violinist, where i am playing violin in an orchestra on a huge scoring stage and i look over my shoulder to see my man playing along with me. i never knew joe would be that man. 

here's to feeling like rockstars.