Show Hangovers.

It’s hard to walk off the stage when you feel like you haven’t done the best you can. For example. Last night, I forgot a few words to some songs. Tonight, we couldn’t get the loop station to work properly. Some nights nothing works out. When Murphy’s Law becomes your norm at shows, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate what you’re doing and try to fix it.

I feel like I’ve been going through so much emotionally, physically, and even spiritually. During the course of making this album, I’ve meet friends, and lost some, Fell in and out of love, and been sicker than I can remember. Even know, I’ve been fighting a throat thing for over a week. ::Sigh::

I know that everything is going to be okay. I know that life is going to sort itself out. I know that I get down after the adrenaline rush that goes on during a show, and that for the day after the show, I’m usually in a haze/funk, but how do I break this cycle? How do I put it all on stage and leave it there?

Well, I don’t know that I can answer these questions tonight. Or even if any of this makes sense. But I do know a few things. I love making music. I love performing. I love being inspired by people. I just need to find a cure for the show hangovers.

Here’s something that may cheer me up. Have you seen this video Rob, B Willing James, and I did the other day? It’s called, “I’mma Be Alrite”. I don’t care that it’s all misspelled. It’s just fun. I hope you like it, and spread it around!

Playing a show in LA on Monday at Room 5. Hope you can make it out!

-j

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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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One Response to Show Hangovers.

  1. Chris says:

    This is officially my pick-me-up song

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