and its also our slowest month. which is fine. we try and plan on that. it allows us the opportunity to slow down and look at what's going on with the company. and our lives. i just got back from 6 months of off and on touring and traveling. which feels crazy. we have five guys in and out of the shop most days. which feels crazy. we released four pedals over the last year and two months. which feels crazy. we need to release more and figure out what's going on with NAMM and how to be a real business and keep doing what we are doing without becoming a soulless JCrew version of a pedal company. which is crazy. because i guess JCrew-ish pedal companies make the big money. and have the most hoops to jump through. and operate at the whim of investors and owners who lost touch with their humanity long ago. that's all conjecture. subjective and pointless to put into print. but here it is. in print.
let's talk about the new guys a little bit. we've got brent hodge. he's a drummer and good friend of kilyn. so he's part of the team. he does some drilling, some building, some screenprinting and some drumming. and he's left handed. he's a good one.
we've got dan pecachek. pronounced "pa-yah-check". singer, guitar player, shortest hair in the obne team. he does some inventory stuff, some arts and craft stuff and generally helping us keep track of important things stuff. dan's the brightness to our darkness and malaise. he's a good one.
let's talk about seth for a minute. while i was gone running my butt into the ground, seth went to the Deli Stompbox Exhibit at Main Drag Music in New York City. like a big city man. and a little background: personally, not a fan of conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, etc. so when seth goes to one and kills it, im pretty stoked. so you can now get our pedals at Main Drag Music too. which is cool. David and the staff there are rad. so go check it out.
got some stuff in the works. a couple of new video series to release. "sweet spot" which is more of a run and gun looper performance series. trying not to put too much thought into the location and the song, but rather focus on a guerilla shooting and playing style. and "no master, go faster". an interview based series with people that we think have done awesome things and have possibly overcome a pile of situational and human turds to make it happen. first episode with our buddy jack should be up later this week. we will also be rounding out some here:hear episodes with the reflector as the primary. oh and the usual coffee & riffs. got some good coffee and players lined up for those. its video shooting season. so let's get to it.
as for a new pedal. got some ideas bouncing around. not sure what it should be next. is it time for a distortion? an overdrive? a tremolo? how do you make those things cool or unique at this point? big questions that we will be sitting around many tables late at night with multiple empty glasses asking each other.
i love candy corn. as much as i hate myself for loving it, i love it.