When you spend a large amount of time with a small group of people, you inevitably develop some sort of relationship with them. Being in a band is no exception.
This past week, I realized this is why I love Chasing the Sky. Not because I think we’re the best musicians in the world (don’t take that to mean I think we’re not badass – please), and not because I’m banking on making millions of dollars off it some day (but that’d be really, really nice – I could finally buy my parents that beach house in the Bahamas).
I love Chasing the Sky because over the past two years, we’ve become family.
I live in a house/studio with Brenden Stark (vocals). We’re two people from two opposite walks of life, and we fight like brothers. We bicker over miniscule things like whose turn it is to do the dishes, or what song to work on during our weekly writing sessions. Sometimes we hate each other.
I realized this when I came home one night last week, feeling down after a rather awkward evening with a girl. After lecturing me about waiting too long to wash my dishes, Brenden handed me one of his coveted beers in the fridge and said “Help yourself. Up to five.” Little things like that keep us together.
I then drank that beer while having a Skype conversation with our keyboardist Cassidy Warner (who in all probability, is actually my twin sister, separated at birth and accidentally sent to a different set of parents). We talked, laughed, and shared stories until I was too tired to stay awake. And that’s all it takes to make me happy.
Chasing the Sky has given us the opportunity to have crazy adventures together -Interviews with radio and television stations, beers with the Detroit Lions Pride Cheerleaders, drinking cheap wine in the parking lot of a venue before a show and laughing at corny jokes. But even if we had none of that, I’d still be happy because these people are my family.
Pictures of the Year 2012-2013
6:30 pm | Broadway Theatre - Anything Goes
7:30 am | GVSU Downtown Toastmasters
11:00 am | GVSU Track & Field at NCAA Championships
5:30 pm | MBA Information Meeting: Holland
7:00 pm | Failure Lab
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