Photos by Mozzchopz Music Photography
The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind of hard work and hard rock for my band and I. A few weeks ago our guitar player Rob had to step down from his position in the band and we had to try to find someone quickly to replace him. Well I guess we didn't HAVE to try quickly, we wanted to since we had shows lined up and we didn't want to have to cancel them. Cancelling shows is awkward.
We found a good replacement in Brian Jackson whom we wrote about on facebook.
We've been working him in and he's doing an amazing job so far. We have been practicing more than usual and actually utilizing the beautiful rehearsal studio.
Saturday was Rob's final show with us. We played with Hemlock again but this time they were celebrating their 20 year anniversary. The show was awesome and the club was packed. A perfect farewell for Rob.
Rob was guitar player number six for .bipolar. and honestly I'm getting tired of the two year curse we seem to have.
Being the front-woman/manager it's frustrating when a member has to walk away due to life priorities, chooses to dump us with a dear Brian and Charlie letter that we find in our studio along with the absence of their gear, or just flat out disappears with no note or inkling as to why.We lose unrecorded songs, quality band photos, and sometimes a good friend/brother. Sometimes it feels like all my hard work, blood, sweat and tears are in three other people's hands. Being the independent person I am having my fate in someone else's hands is not easy for me to cope with.
Rob did some great things with us and his departure is bittersweet. We wish him the best and hope he's able to return to music in his own capacity soon.
In the meanwhile we're excited for the new things on the horizon.