Monday, January 24, 2011

A new year, a new city and a

Hey everyone, and welcome to my new blog!

I will try to use this as a place to post videos and pictures from the road, share music I record at home for fun, as well as the usual blabbing that is inevitable on a blog..  I feel very lucky to be able to do what I do for a living with the people I do it with, and this will be a little window that I'll call 'A Day In A Life'.  Sometimes, I'll blog weekly.  Sometimes, monthly...hell, I might blog daily once in a while, though I doubt it.

So, as they say, Welcome to Cresty's Place.

You might ask, "Who the hell is 'Cresty'?"
For those who don't know,  in our band we all have nicknames.  It's rare for someone in the band to address a band mate by their real name.  So the name "Cresty" comes from:
Falco-->Falcon-->Falcon Crest (80's TV show)-->Crest-->Cresty.  Now you know.

I move around a lot.  I travel for work.  I live in Nashville (for another few days anyway).   I'm moving to Charlottesville VA, but my family is up in New York where I'm from so I spend a lot of off time up there.   I take pictures and videos with my cell phone when I see things I think are cool.

We had six weeks off for the holiday season, and so to be able to spend a good chunk of time with my family in NY and still be productive, I brought my project studio and all of my instruments up to NY and recorded a bunch of music.

Here's a video collage of some things I had in my phone from late fall '10 through January '11.   Some family images, and some from the road.  Both songs are ones I did while on break in NY, the first during a huge blizzard.  This vid started as just a little project for fun while bored in the van, but then I thought it might be worthy of a blog post.   Originally, the second song selection for the vid was a great song by Danny O'Keefe ('The Road') that I was turned on to recently by my good friend Mark Lotito.  The video was actually edited to go with that song,  but with no license to use his song I had to replace it for publishing publicly..So it is what it is now.    I don't claim to be a film maker by any means, but thought it would be a nice way to present a snippet of my life over the last few months.  Hope you enjoy, and please come visit me here at Cresty's Place for more if you like.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Andy -
    I go back to your Waterstreet days - still love that album - living between the Bronx, Long Island and the Adirondacks - have a 24 track analog studio up there - if you ever pass up that way, we have a great bunch of guys who would love to jam with you. I remember you opening for James Cotton and you had that Bloomfield Telecaster down so perfectly - glad to see your success!