Monday, September 22, 2008

Venue Art and Wine show...

This past weekend, Becky and I were asked to hit up a grand opening show and head to Washington, IL for Venue Art and Wine. This place is great. Check it out here:

Some good friends of ours, Jeff and Julia Woods ( photographers that took all of our pics...) started this idea, then handed it over to 2 very fine ladies, Steph and Tiff to complete. (i think=) In any case, we dug the space tons. Now, no offense to Washington, IL, but it's not exactly what you'd think of when you think of hip, fun, trendy, cool...yet Venue is just that. The evening featured scultor artist Bob Emser, acoustic music compliments of yours truly, and a wine and beer menu that was something to boast about!

Hopefully some of the folk from Washington, IL will remember us and we can hit up the small town sometime in the future full-band...we'd love to.

Peace, love, and all good things.
Beckon Q

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

down time

the is what happens when Beckon Q isn't playing music.
we pretend to play music.
Nate and I can beat Becky any day of the week.
Jury's still out with Scotty and Chris...

see my bro dan back there on the kit. he's nice.
(Chris couldn't make this gig...)


Monday, September 15, 2008

Magic show

That might be what our new gig will be, a magic show. It just might be fitting after the session we had on Thursday. Nothing short of magical...

I think everyone is in for a real treat, it's a re-birth, if you will, of the Beckon Q sound. Funny how it just hits and you know it. We were all really really clicking on Thursday and you could just tell, this is it.

I can't even begin to talk about what happened to Overboard, Stay Here and Reason Why, and I certainly don't want to spoil anything...=)

For now, just know that Becky, Nate, Scotty, Chris and I, well...we're looking forward to the coming journey and hope you enjoy the ride...

Peace, love, and all good things, always and forever...
Beckon Q

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember how sometimes you just mess up?

Well, maybe you don't, but I do. Often.
Like there was one time, when I was a kid and I had a pet rabbit (named Petey) when I left his cage door open overnight. ....Petey wasn't there in the morning anymore, but I could have sworn I saw him in the woods by our house a couple of months later!

Then there are other times that I mess up too...

Like with my friends. on this blog. because I do things too fast without thinking. (am I the only one!?)

Well I messed up big time because I was writing to you all here on a previous blog, looking forward to our practice time that was up and coming...and I completely forgot to mention our famed guitar player SCOTT DALHEIM!!! What was I thinking????

Yeah, go ahead Luke and leave out the person with the MOST experience in the entire group, the person who knows more people in the music world than the rest of us combined. The one with the most style points by far (thx: TOMS, trues, VOX, fender, etc, etc). The one who gives up his own time for no money to come make Beckon Q better than Beckon Q would be. Wow.

Who would forget this?


Scotty, I'm calling it out for all the world to see because I know you wouldn't even say or think anything about it, but man, I'm bummed it happened.

So, for the rest of you, isn't it nice to see this blog-hug that I'm givin Scott? Give him one too. Shoot a comment out and keep it rollin.

Can't wait to jam tonight. The duet (Becky and I) are going to spend some acoustic time together while the real fire jams (Scott, Nate, Chris) and then we'll wrap it all up with some together time at the end...should be fun!

Talk to you later.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

practice makes perfect...

should we record our rehearsals? probably. they're hilarious! not to mention, SO much great stuff comes from them...

we're actually rehearsing Thursday night and I can't wait. I'll let you know in a couple of days what money moves come out of Chris on the kit, what groovy licks Nate throws down on bass, and what monster harms B and I shout out as well...

stay tuned...