Nashville Entries (Part 1)

Hey everyone!!

I know it’s not Thursday, but I figured I’d get my log up now for a couple of reasons.

1. On the way to and during my first day in Nashville, my WiFi selection really, really sucked. It’s hard to really work without having that as a resource so that way I can log in.

2. It was 3pm on Thursday by the time I got to my hotel, I drove for a total of 11 hours in a little over a day’s span, so I felt pretty winded anyway.

3. Nothing seriously eventful happened on Thursday, so if I did it then, it would have just been “Nashville Log: I Got There. The End”

ANYWAY……. I’ll share what has been going on the past few days!

Well, on the first day, I got myself situated and then I attended a Writer’s Night at a venue called the Commodore. The unfortunate part was that a lot of acts were scheduled to play that night, so by the time I got up there, I could only do one song and most of the people had left by the time I got up to perform. So, kind of a mixed bag, but I did enjoy the performer’s sets. They were versatile, catchy, and compelling at times!

The second day I treated as more of a sight-seeing and exploration day. I ended up getting a late start because of some songs I was writing, but by the time I got done, I decided to have brunch at Arnold’s Country Kitchen. Let me tell you, if you’re ever in Nashville, I’d definitely recommend trying this place! Even though there’s a line, it’s very efficient and orderly and their food tastes really good. They may be best known for their chicken, but I think their meatloaf was spot on!

After traversing through a nice record store, I decided to explore Broadway, because I heard a lot of positive things about that part of the city from some friends of mine. The nightlife has endless possibilities over there, you could go to various types of bars, hat stores, and I even saw some places that gave me familiar callbacks to Baltimore such as their own Tin Roof. After admiring the sites, I got wasted away in Margaritaville. I went there in Florida when I was 12 before I knew anything about Jimmy Buffett, but now that I’m a casual fan, I wanted to go down there again to drink, eat, and admire the scenery I glanced over before. What can I say? It’s a fun place!

Today is more of the same as yesterday, but with different food places. I’ll be meeting a friend of mine at a concert later tonight though so that will be a nice change of pace!

As for my writing sessions, my first one starts tomorrow, and then my schedule becomes more centered around the business aspects. I wanted to take the first couple of days to make it seem like I was on a vacation, and so far, it’s been a nice vacation! The work may begin tomorrow, but I can’t wait for it!

I need to head out now though, so have a great day, keep rocking out, and I’ll conclude this log next week!

NASHVILLE BOUND!!!

Hey everyone,

 

I’m going to make this post short today because I have too many commitments that I need to take care of.

So, if you didn’t see the last entry on my top five states that I’d like to visit, I gave a little breaking news bit at the beginning stating that I’ll be in Nashville very soon.

Well, I’m very sad to tell you all this sad news…..

 

Wait, it’s not sad. Just look at the title up there!

Yeah, up there! ^ NO, NOT THE LINE ABOVE ME, NOT THE STUPID LINE-

ANYWAY….

IT’S STILL HAPPENING!!

I’ll mostly be writing with some great songwriters while I’m there, but I’ll try to squeeze in a couple of performances as well. After all, the showman in me can never seem to be tamed for more than a day!

I’ll still make time to work on some more entries, but for the next two weeks, the main focus is going to be recapping everything that is going on so far. I’d feel terrible giving everyone absolutely no activity on here, so I feel like making a “musician diary” is a good way to make up for it.

Plus, “Good Times Never Fade” is on the radio circuit right now! Follow this post to see all of the stations that are playing it so far:
https://www.facebook.com/marshallstone.music/posts/10152749725189531

Have a great night everyone, and I’ll check back with you next week with some updates on Nashville!

 

News and Top Five Places I Would Like To Visit!

I’M ALIVE!!!!!!!!

(And don’t worry, the blog is going back to being up every Thursday)

So, if you haven’t heard it from me already, I’m going to be headed down to Nashville, Tennessee at the end of the month for a little bit. I’ll be doing everything from sight-seeing, performing, and working with some talented songwriters. I honestly thought that I would never get the chance to go down to Nashville, and now that I am, I’m feeling excited just thinking about it.

I figure that I should give a little bit of new content to celebrate this awesome occasion, so, here’s a new top five list! These are the TOP FIVE STATES OTHER THAN TENNESSEE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

 

5. California

Yeah, yeah, obvious choice, but I figure that I’d get those out of the way first.  Where exactly would I like to visit? Well, I have always had a growing fascination of wanting to travel anywhere, so any place in California is fair game. (Side note, in my personal bucket list, I actually want to be able to take a road trip and visit every state in the USA. I don’t know when I’d be able to do that, but if I’m able to, I would be really happy!) My biggest fascination is to be able to see all of the cities and experience the wonderful beaches down there.  Whether it would be Hollywood, San Francisco, San Diego, and others, I have a genuine interest in visiting everywhere that I can over in California.

4. Louisiana

Now this may not seem like an obvious choice, but you would be wrong. It is a very obvious choice for one reason alone: NEW. ORLEANS. The environment down there just stuns me to the point where my curiosity keeps peaking with every passing day! The people, the food, the nightlife, ohhhhh the nightlife!! Celebrations, festivals, just a night on the town, the amount of fun that could be had is endless! And I really want to be around for that kind of insanity!

3. Nevada

*See the explanation above except replace New Orleans with Las Vegas*

I’m just kidding!

Ok, so I compare Vegas to searching for the holy grail. You go through pleasant and rough stretches on your travels, but once you see the very thing you’re looking for, your mouth waters and your eyes light up with joy! With me, while the casinos sound nice, I’m more interested in the different performances that are around as well as being able to see the various nightlife spots! You never know what you can find when you travel, and I think that Las Vegas, Nevada is a perfect example of this.

2. Texas (I’m going to cheat a little on this one, but for a good reason)

While I have been to Texas, that was back when I was 8, and to be honest, I don’t really remember much of it. And while I hear so much about the music scene in Tennessee and in California, Texas is the scene that I’ve been most curious about, at least in terms of the live performances. I’d also want to see the various forms of nature and of course go to a couple of rodeos! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHAAA-Alright, that’s enough, my sticky keys are starting to turn on.

 

1. Illinois

Again, a choice with one city in mind, but  I’d love to be able to go down to Chicago to see all of the performing arts down there! Think about it, you have blues, soul, jazz, and gospel, plus I hear that they have a great theater scene as well! This is another one that is very mysterious in my head, and to me, the more mysterious, the better the adventure!

Now, if anyone reading this blog is from or has visited any of these places and could tell me if any of them are worth going to or not, let me know in the comments below! Until next time, have a wonderful night, and keep rocking!