Re-Connecting 2021

The journey has been long and full of rich experiences. The journey, my journey, extends to far away places, new friends, new bands, wonderful musical experiences… It has been way too long! It is time for me to re-connect on this blog and bring all of these wonderful moments here to the site.

So hang in there while I re-trace my steps of the past four (five?) years, update all of the website software and webby gizmos. And then start uploading content… (gigs!) as much as I can find and gather from across several gigabytes (maybe terabytes!) and do my best to present it in chronological order… I don’t know if I can pull that off but I can certainly try!

This might take a while..

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Summer Jams and Learning New Music

Rene at DUMBO studio 14July2016

It’s been over eight months and I am still finding my way to getting a band, recording, performing back on track. I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. I have been playing with two bands that are doing completely different music. I have learned a lot about playing covers, when NOT to play covers and generally how to balance out volume and sound and tone between so many different types of musical styles. While all of THAT is happening, I am still exploring musical ideas and recording all of those little bit and pieces that may ultimately end up being an actual complete piece of music for my own project. I’m not there just yet… But I know that I am close. My main goal is to find what it is I want to perform and what I intend to say through that performance. This is not about technique or soloing or showing off. It’s about finding my way to a musical expression that will be both enjoyable for me (and my band members) to play and should resonate with my audience. I mean, let’s be real, it’s a show and it’s about doing this in front of an audience. Right? I’ll get there. And when I do, we will have a great time. See you soon.

P.S.

Yes. That’s my newest toy. It’s a 1994 Les Paul Standard. I cannot properly describe how beautiful it sounds and plays. It’s a rare gem with a TONE that made a lot of people look up in appreciation. 🙂

RF

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Had a blast at the Williamsburg Waterfront

Thursday, August 19th – I performed with Sora An and her Love Brigade. Mostly for the parents and little kids that were there for the Lion King movie on the giant inflatable screen. It was adorable when we started setting up and all these babies started inching closer to the equipment. And then Sergio started warming up on the drums, oh wow. All the little boys would stand and stare at the drum kit. And then, there were a few kids walking over to Susan and wanting to touch the bass. It was precious. We had an amazing afternoon with a sunset that would knock your socks off and then to sit for a while to watch the beginning of the movie. Cuteness and fun all around. We wrapped it up with the most spectacular dinner in Brooklyn celebrating not just the performance but also Sora and Sergio’s birthdays. I must say, it doesn’t get any better than this.

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See you at the next show.

RF

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Shows for August

Friday, August 6, 2010 – Awww yeahh!! We got gigs booked!

THURSDAY, AUG 12th

Red Moon plays an early gig at The Ace of Clubs @8PM

The Ace of Clubs
9 Great Jones Street (B’way and West 3rd)
http://www.aceofclubsnyc.com

http://www.aceofclubsnyc.com/location.html

THURSDAY AUG 19TH

With Sora An and her LOVE bRiGaDe – @6:30PM

The Williamsburg Waterfront
East River State Park **FREE**
N8th street and Kent
Brooklyn, NY

SUNDAY AUG 29TH

With Sora An – @9PM

Anyway Cafe, 32 E 2nd St (at 2nd Ave)
Neighborhood: East Village
www.anywaycafe.com

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