Hi, everybody. Time for the second ever of Tom Goicoechea’s blog posts! I’m back in Portland and coalescing after the little tour with Izzy and the Catastrophics. It was a lot of fun, and the great news from it is that I gelled well with the group, so Izzy’s going to use me more in the future! What that means specifically in terms of the near future is that I’ll be playing with him in Germany at the end of May and in Italy for most of June. Pretty awesome news really.
In the meantime, I’ll be getting serious about composing the score for Montetre’s movie Holed Up. This is going to be a new and exciting endeavor for me. Right now, I’m sort of using Taxi Driver and Vertigo as muses, by way of Montetre’s suggestions, and certainly only as vague idea lenders.
Also, I’m looking forward to performing with Jenni Wren towards the end of April, at the Star Theatre. This is promising to be a great show, so check it out if you can. Finally, I’ll be returning to good old Elko Nevada to perform with my Alma Mater the Elko High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Walt Lovell. Mr. Lovell has been teaching and inspiring kids there for who knows how long, suffice it to say that not only was I a student of his, but so were both of my older sisters! It’s going to be a fun and nostalgic experience, and I’m very thankful that Mr. Lovell has asked me to come back and do it again eleven years later.
That’s it for now folks. Come back soon to learn more about my European dates.