Time for a regular check in on the blog front. A lot has happened in the past few weeks so let's get to it.
Blueprint becomes Formula. After a solid run under the Blueprint banner doing nights at Habitat, Nathan and I decided to rename and rebrand as Formula - thanks to a dandy little cease and desist letter served up from a fine bunch working under the same name out of Vancouver. Apparently you can trademark a word like Blueprint!
We had our first event this past Friday featuring Toolroom's Prok & Fitch from the UK, taking over the upper floor at Belgo. The night was a success on many fronts thanks to the help of friends that made it work, especially considering a change of venue only a few days before. Formula will be doing more events over the coming months, many of which will be invite only, so please join the mailing list at http://www.formulapromotions.com to be the first to find out about what's happening.
Personally, doing Blueprint and now Formula has been a very important learning experience for me. After stepping away from doing regular events for awhile, I was quickly reminded of how much time, energy and resources it takes to properly promote and execute on events - things I simply don't have these days with everything else I'm involved in (burn out anyone?).
So with that realization in mind, I'll be taking less of an active role in doing events and promotion, and more of a behind the scenes position, taking care of the website and design work necessary, and maybe playing the odd one. Nathan of course will continue to head up the front of things, doing a fantastic job as always.
Moving from that to the gig front, I'm extremely excited to be a part of the Millie's "Like Minded People" event coming up on Saturday, May 11. This is a unique event and concept that she's pulling together and a lot of good energy has went into it already. She's put me on the 11:40-1am slot and has requested a proper set of progressive - which of course is right up my alley! Other than my radio show, I haven't thrown down a good progressive ripper in while so I'm really looking forward to this one.
And finally, my long awaited release on Glenn Morrison's label, the remix of Forty Gun Flagship's "Forever" will be out in mid April. Turns out Glenn is doing a remix of it as well, along with my remix and the original rock and acoustic versions. I can't thank Robyn Raymond enough for the beautiful vocals on this track and whenever she decides to put pen to paper again, we'll be doing more work together with her amazing voice. Look for more details on that one soon.
Thanks again for all the support, and we're doing a few tweaks on the Area709 site at the moment to bring things up to date, along with a ton of new content from the many other talents involved. Lots of good stuff up there so if you haven't checked it out in awhile, go to http://www.area709.com