Tap Tempo 011 - Andrew Bayer

It's been a hectic week over here. Lots of travel.  I'm still catching up, but it was good.  New York is always such a special place to visit for me.  I did grow up there after all, and only get to return far too infrequently. Every time I visit I always end of thinking I should move back there, but then the reality of winter sets in and that little fantasy gets instantly nixed. I like my California sunshine all too much.  C'est la vie. Saw family, friends, filmed a video promo for Eventide, played at Output.  It was good.  That was followed by flying up to Montreal the next day, did a gig at Newspeak.  Nice club.  Thanks all who came out to both.  Was great to chat with some of you after the gigs.

This week I have Andrew Bayer on Tap Tempo.  I flew east a day early so that I could spend a day with him.  It had been far too long.  He's been one of my closest friends for nearly a decade and we usually only get to see each other about once a year these days.  We recorded this the next morning while we both we feeling pretty haggard, but it's a good talk and look into how he functions.  We talk a lot about his next album that he's been working on, writing music that is true to yourself, his role with Above & Beyond, and his newfound love of domestication.  Frankly, I'm very envious of that.  He's built a beautiful life for himself.

As always, you can listen here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tap-tempo-011-andrew-bayer/id1258104375?i=1000392200528&mt=2

On Friday I'm flying out to London, Ontario to play the Bud Light Block Party (Ha!), and on Saturday I'm back at Sound Bar in Chicago where I'm doing the whole set in Dolby Atmos Surround.  As an artist (and listener), Atmos is so exciting to work in and it feels like you're truly existing within the music itself, not just listening to it.  Last time I got to play in this format was in the UK last year at Ministry Of Sound.  Finally we have an Atmos system in the states thanks to Sound Bar.  If you're in the area it's absolutely worth checking out.

Until next week,
Matt


What I'm listening to: Deftones - White Pony
What I'm reading: Joseph Campbell - Pathways To Bliss