Waking Ideas Publishing - Culture & Critics Corner
Written By Danny Nicolas
Kevin Cadogan and Arion Salazar are playing music together once again. They met by chance at the DMV last winter, forgave past grievances and started jamming.
any way just wanted to come by and say hi... it was very surreal to see kevin like that.. literally like a half an hour window at the dmv in which we couldve met; and there we were at the same time. we traded numbers and kevin invited me to jam. Lo and behold kevin's jamming space is about ten minutes away from my house. I couldn't say no.
so first we had an intense balls out talk session for a while. we didnt really take our balls out, i just mean there was no skirting around some intense issues. and there was no bullshitting. honesty bombs were dropping right and left. i would say it was like a dr phil show, except dr phil creeps me out - so im gonna go old school and say it was more like a donahue. in all seriousness it was good to talk to kevin.
ive been very lucky to play with some amazing musicians in my life, even luckier to be in bands with a small group of them -kevin being one. we shared a unique experience. when it comes to that band; there is a lot of stuff no one but us and a few others can understand, many highs and lows. But first among the highs was creating and playing music together. and when we were rocking nothing could touch that feeling, for me at least. nothing.
so then we had a brief jam and it was rad. very natural. i swear i havent plugged a bass into an amp bigger than a lunch box in 5 years, so that alone was amazing. but it was a beautiful thing to play, to remember the feeling of playing with a great musician. thanks kev. im looking forward to rockin some more with him. after all, hes basically right down the street.
TVCY reports about the XEB show in December, where Kevin Cadogan, Arion Salazar, and John Stephens (former lead singer of Neve) played a collection of songs from the self-titled and Blue Third Eye Blind albums.
XEB have released audio for three more track from their December debut show - "Wounded," "How's It Going To Be," "Thanks A Lot" and "Good For You." Until the live video is released, which Kevin is led to believe will happen this summer, the audio is accompanied by some pretty mean slideshow skills from Arion.
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