Split Universes

Here I am sitting at home again after a few whirlwind weeks. It’s so wild to go from being a musician on stage in front of lots of people one day, to doing dishes and laundry the next. Quite the dichotomy going on in my life. Honestly though, I really enjoy the split Kyle universes. At times I am able to be home and spend time with the family, but I also get the release of playing music. And for me it’s not necessarily just the playing of my instrument, but it’s the addiction of performing on stage. I find sometimes I miss the energy I get from being in front of people. Yeah I know, kind of weird, but it’s like I was wired to be an entertainer.

Even from a young age I was a clown. From performing as a magician at the family dinners, to doing local musicals and TV shows. I always wanted to get up into the lights. And at age nine I decided that I wanted to be a “rock star.” I would practice singing in front of the mirror with the brush and even pretend to answer questions from Rolling Stone. But at some point I realized I needed to actually play an instrument to be a rock star and since I was already taking piano lessons at that time, that made the most sense. Certainly not as cool as guitar, and definitely not as rocking, but I enjoyed it. And I got attention…ahh, I guess that’s what it was all about.

So I dig this strange life. And I am able to balance “dad” with “stage guy” pretty well now. Although sometimes I still find myself singing in the mirror with a brush, but at least this time I am doing it with my daughter.

I am heading out to my favorite coast again with my band, KHB. We are hitting Bellingham, Seattle, Portland and Lake Tahoe, this Thursday through Sunday. It’ll be nice to get on the road again and play some club dates (and drink great beer!). See ya in the Northwest this week!

Also, I have included a link to a tune, “Rosie,” that was played for the first time at the SCI Winter Carnival shows. I did a bit of a remix to it and added some new elements as well. Check it out, I hope you enjoy.

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7 responses to “Split Universes

  1. Glad you still get some time to relax tho, kyle. And p.s. I fucking loved rosie at the carnival. Such an upbeat and fun dance song!@!!!! thanks for posting it here too so i could re-live that night! And Also Bomb-ass beer at the tasting out there. HOOPLA!! Woot!

  2. nice blog and GREAT tune!!! missed those winter carnivasl shows listening to the recordings tho great stuff fellas

  3. Kyle–thanks for the (re)mix of Rosie, you are always looking out for us, and sharing the goods! Also, thanks for touring Washington, looking forward to hearing you, as always. Keep on singing to that hairbrush!

  4. Winter Carnival was amazing, so much energy in that room. Great new songs too! Yesssss!!

  5. Hell ya Kyle you will always be my favorite rockstar. Keep that balance goin, and REALLY hope to see some colorado dates soon!!!

  6. glad you are making it to bellingham, we couldn’t be more excited. ready to boogie been craving some kyle since Hornings last year.

    Safe Travels

  7. Yeah man, you really keep it together nicely…the marriage/Family/Career thing gets tricky, but we are multi-faceted beings…making it work, and work well is the fun challenge. I like your style.

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