As you may be able to tell, this blog here is slowly becoming our new NEWS page. All of our updates and musings will be posted here as often as humanly possible. We’re a little behind at the moment due to the intensity of our Work. HuDost has played about 9+ regional performances in the past two weeks and will now start preparing for a 2+ month tour which will lead us again to the NC, TN, Florida, Texas, New Mexico (yes, it’s been over two years folks and we’re PSYCHED!) and even Cali!
Our recent duo shows have been magnificient! Highlights include a visit to the Beloved Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. The show was one of those ‘effortless’ magical evenings where the muse and music flowed through with perfection and ease with lots of room for experimentation and improvisation thrown in. We also returned to the always lovely and beautiful PSALM in Philadelphia. It’s really just an excuse to see Jamey… We also got to see a lot of old friends in the DC area and meet some new ones including performing with Wynne Paris, Stream and crew at Contradiction Dance Studio.
This past Thursday we had a last minute surprise gig put forth upon us for the City of Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursday concert series. We opened up for a Psychedelic Philly band called ‘Astroid #4’. I realized SOMETHING was up when I saw their Rickenbackers in the distance while playing my pink fake Tele. Again, this evening’s show seemed to be aligned perfectly with the synchronistic forces of coincidence control. As the first song of the night faded, a siren flew down the street trailing off in perfect key. Moksha mentioned to the audience that we paid extra to have the fire department perform that stunt. Little did we know that the fun was only just beginning.
Toward the end of ‘Cresnijica Je Obrodila’ where we head down the path into the unknown tension of war torn noise, a slew of race cars began revving their engines in time and tune to create a perfected sonic alchemy in the streets. We were guided by the magickal hand of our new soundman buddy Don Harris, who helped twist the knobs with just the right amount of delay, compression, as the sacred ground of the church we were playing on as well as the City of Pittsfield were treated to a finely tuned segue into a devastating ‘guitar tabla’ churchbell version of ‘Baboom’. The bells started precisely as ‘Creshijica’ faded away and continued to play on and disappear just as the last ‘BA-BOOM!’ reverberated the Earth and then it was “Goodnight Pittsfield We LOVE YOU!” Thank you all for participating and Being a part of it.
To top off the weirdness, I changed from my sweaty gigs clothes into my new gear packing shirt graced by images of our good friends from the band The Church. All of a sudden, we were in deep conversation with ‘Astroid#4’ about The Church and which were our favorite records and the fact that they did a cover of ‘To Be in Your Eyes’ on their own record. Why is it that The Church or it’s members are always involved in intense cosmic synchronicity events? Can someone explain this?
Anyway, who knew the City of Pittsfield was turning into such a groovy place? The night before we played the WordXWord Fest and made an appearance on ‘Good Morning Pittsfield ‘ on WTBR with James Campagna who was a ‘might nice bloke’.
In any case, we’ll be sharing more and more in the coming weeks as things develop. New songs are being written. New cover songs are being learned. We’re also working on a HuDost Songbook and a Documentary DVD on the ‘Making of Trapeze’.
One last plug for now….We are about to venture into a doing a monthly newsletter on top of all this new blogging that will be going on. These newsletters will often contain exclusive content including new demos of songs for feedback and review. Right now if you’re not already on our mailng list, please head on over to http://www.hudost.com and sign up for our ‘StreetTeam’ and we’ll send you an MP3 of a new piece we’re working on. Thank you for the LOVE!