Thursday, July 19, 2007

Notes of interest...

8/9/07: Scott Seitz strikes again. Here is the link to the review of Chris' new CD.



8/5/07: Yesterday was the last rehearsal before the show. We played the whole set top to bottom and everyone was very pleased with the results. There may be a few last minute adjustments during sound check but for the most part what we did yesterday will be what we do this Saturday in Monroeville. We're ready.


8/2/07: Major thanks again to Scott Seitz of the Norwalk Reflector for giving us another nice write-up. I'll add a link as soon as it's up on The Reflector's website. Yes Scott I will be sending those directions to you. If you make the show maybe we can discuss the difference between "secret" and private ;) It's hardly a secret if everyone knows about it. Seriously though, thanks again for all the print you've given us.

7/31/07: A few words from Chris...

hey,

This is Chris. i think HOTROX is a band that won't end. it was a literal life-saver for all of us when we were in high school. we learned that music is medicine. while it may have appeared chaotic and
wild from the outside, the fact of the matter is that the band was hard, focused work, cooperation, patience, and creativity.

As Greg and I worked to re-learn the dual guitar solo in Rock, rock, rock, we were struck by how complex and fun it was to play, something we had forgotten. we also got some satisfaction with realizing that we were 17 years old when we wrote that solo together.

at the last practice, as the sun set, a golden light filled the room. we were playing the new song, Alive and Well. Green commented on how beautiful the scene was. soon after, a lightning bug was flashing through the darkened space and landed on Greg's arm as he played. Randy had been so moved by his solo that he mentioned that he thought that was the best he had ever heard it.

this is a long missive to say that over all the years, we have all continued to grow and that in its current form, HOTROX is as good as it has ever been.

chris


This is another HOTROX reunion of sorts. It's Chris appearing on the TV show "28:30" which is produced by Greg.



A big thanks goes out to Scott Seitz and The Norwalk Reflector for giving us some press. 


We had our first full rehearsal of the HR 30 show last weekend. It went really well and really long. The show is shaping up to be about 3 hours. We're adding a lot of new songs and we're dusting off some songs we haven't played since 1978. 
It's going to be a good one. We hope to see you there.

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