Nashville Diary: Week 5

It’s been a busy couple of week’s off of blogging every day, and a lot has happened, and not much at all. Here’s the highlights: 

 

• After attempting to work a little less hard this week, I feel a little less exhausted, but not fully recovered. I believe the only long-term remedy for my burn out will be a substantial vacation. Working on that, but it’s not easy to find time before my winter touring kicks off in November to get away. I’ll keep you posted.

 

• I got to visit my first Tennessee state park with Sarah, Rock Island State Park, and Sarah and I spent a wonderful afternoon hiking through the wilderness across waterfalls, streams, and some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen. I see why Daniel Boone loved this area so much. 

 

•I’m currently writing this from the cathedral ceiling of Union Station, St. Louis as I do a music video shoot with the talented former NewSong leadman Steve Reischl, for a christmas album that I played on that will be released this December. It’s great to be back in front of the camera again. 

 

•I’ve got a lot of stuff lining up for the next couple of weeks, but because I didn’t bust my tail this week, I don’t have a lot of stuff lined up in Nashville for this past week. Hopefully, that will change soon. 

 

What I’ve learned: 

 

• Work is important, but burn out kills.

 

• I love my wife. I love it even more when we get time together to hike. 

 

• There’s nothing like the woods to relax and rejuvenate.

Two of my favorite pieces of gear, Novation's 61SL mkii controller and Native Instrument's Monark soft synth. During my week off, I was able to finally afford to get Native Instrument's Komplete 10. That's been keeping me very entertained over the past week off from blogging.

Two of my favorite pieces of gear, Novation's 61SL mkii controller and Native Instrument's Monark soft synth. During my week off, I was able to finally afford to get Native Instrument's Komplete 10. That's been keeping me very entertained over the past week off from blogging.