2 years ago today….


The view from Golden Ridge...
The view from Golden Ridge looking toward the town of Golden and the Flatirons in the distance…

It was 2 years ago today that Erin and I moved into the new house up on Golden Ridge, the current Casa NoV, so today we are celebrating that.

I blogged about the move and the house renovation at the time; you can find it here: http://wp.me/p1noGQ-Fm

Maxx, during the move (2012)...
Maxx, during the move (2012)…

Hardly seems like two years ago because it seems like we were always supposed to be here and it doesn’t feel like we’ve been there that long.

What I remember most about that day: keeping tabs on our cat Maxx, making sure he didn’t slip outside somewhere during all the chaos; the wind tunnel that was created by having the garage door, the door from the basement and the front door open at the same time while trying to move stuff in; that Erin and I had a rare fight that lasted all of about 15 seconds; getting 4 take-out dinners from New Peach Garden Chinese and scarfing them down with a bottle of champagne at the end of a long day.

I remember that I moved into the ‘mancave’ a little before the actual move because I was doing the final mixdown/pre-mastering work on “In 4 The Evening” and needed the time and expanded space. A lot has happened since then…

Now in the spring of 2014… one new orange kitteh added, a couple of albums later, getting engaged…

Cosmo, demonstrating the proper form for "kitty meat loaf"....
Cosmo, demonstrating the proper form for “kitty meat loaf”….

This past month has been kind of tough… Currently, both Erin and I are recovering from some sort of cold/respiratory virus thing which has been the most vexing ailment to get rid of these last 3 weeks, especially since we just don’t ever get sick… not used to it, but I think we’re on the other side of it now, finally (one would hope), and welcome, Spring!

Nights on Venus News:
At the beginning of March, I did an interview with the new Denver music blog Bluestribute.net and here is the link to that: http://bluestribute.net/night-venus-interview-craig-thomas/

Also have posted a new track – the mastered demo – from the forthcoming album online on SoundCloud:

(© 2014 Nights on Venus/Craig C. Thomas. All rights reserved.)

The new album is progressing fairly quickly right now; I’m currently recording a cover song from a well-known 70’s band which I hope to finish up and have permissions for by early next month for an end of May release as an advance track for the full album in late October/November, as yet untitled. Two gigs have been booked for summer festivals here in Colorado next year, in 2015…

santa-fe_5Another Day in Paradox,” the third album from Nights on Venus is available on CD and as digital download (MP3) as are the eponymously-titled first album (digital download only) and “In 4 the Evening” on CDBaby, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, eMusic, and other fine online retailers including the NoV website.

"Another Day in Paradox" - 2013
“Another Day in Paradox” – 2013

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Author: nightsonvenus

Musician and producer with the band Nights on Venus.

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