How it’s going everybody, Chris here! I’ll be hanging out today for this week’s Member Chat Monday! I’ll be doing some Q&A on instagram as well as on our twitter (twitter.com/theghostinside), so ask away and be sure to include #TGIMCM so I don’t miss your questions! Let's talk music, recording, comic books, my cute ass kid or whatever is on your mind!
Today’s #TGIFridays is a continuation of Andrew’s #MemberChatMonday. For the first time he showed off the device his dad made to give him back the ability to play the kick drum. They call it THE HAMMER. Here is its action movie debut! “I wanted to give people a visual of how The Hammer works. I can tell you that BY FAR, this is more comfortable than using my prosthesis. There’s a lot to work on. I physically can’t produce as much power and control as I can with a trusty ol’ REAL leg/foot/ankle combo. Mostly other musicians will notice that during the part where I switch the groove to the open hats. Because I only have a very short limb, there is also a timing/latency issue when striking The Hammer with my limb to the kick head that I think is just going to get better with more practice and experience. It’s honestly like having to relearn how to play drums again. The muscle memory is there, but my body is drastically different. Going to experiment with triggers to see if that helps my situation. To be honest with you, I’m fine with having an excuse to use triggers. I’m a huge fan, they sound badass and I love death metal 😁. So here it is. The first official footage of THE HAMMER 🔨 🤙🏻”
Another Monday has arrived, I’m a member, and I love to chat. That makes it #TGIMCM right? I’ll be doing the usual twitter Q&A today (twitter.com/theghostinside) and I’ll be hopping on Instagram Live a few times to hangout as well. We can talk TGI, my new dog, the Golden Knights, books, or the geopolitical implications of populist movements spearheaded by autocrats. You decide!
Hey all! It’s Zach here for a little #MCM aka Member Chat Monday. I’ll be hanging and answering questions on our twitter in a little bit! twitter.com/theghostinside, use the hashtag #TGIMCM so I can do my best to respond to you. No “case of the mondays” here, let’s get a bit intimate, and maybe even a little weird 🤘🏼
This is The Ghost Inside 2018. We weren’t always sure we would make it here. All along we’ve said ‘let’s just get in a room with instruments and see what happens’. Andrew gave us 4 clicks and we sailed off into Between the Lines. Over the next few hours we hacked our way through a dozen or so songs, one at a time. Everything is different. Fingers and feet and throats that have played these songs a thousand times don’t operate on autopilot anymore. But there was something special, something beautiful, in doing the thing we love by sheer force of will. Spending a week together as bandmates answered the question that has been on all of our minds - yes there is a future for TGI. We still aren’t sure exactly what it looks like. It might be one show, it might be a few shows. It could be a new song or a whole new record. Our journey into that future is just beginning, and we will bring everyone that is interested along with us. Every Monday, one band member will take over all of our social media to give you insight and updates on their personal progress, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of what we are doing as The Ghost Inside as this new chapter unfolds. We know that this is a new normal but hey, the same old thing gets boring right? Thanks for proving that you are the Tried and True.
We had a blast celebrating the birthday of Fury and the Fallen Ones with you. We loaded the webstore with some new stuff to mark the occasion plus restocked some old favorites. There’s t-shirts, mosh shorts, a windbreaker, and a new logo patch. All the Fury stuff includes an album rocker patch with your order. Go unwrap yourself something nice! theghostinsidestore.com
The tragic news from the Humboldt Broncos hockey team today resonates deeply here in the TGI Family. We send our deepest condolences to the families that lost loved ones. To everyone that made it out: we are with you. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It seems far away. But we will be here shining it for you.
Next Sunday, April 15, is the 10th birthday of our first album Fury and the Fallen Ones. We thought the best way to celebrate was for the 5 of us to get together and throw a party, and to invite all of you to be a part of it. For the first time in 2 1/2 years, we are going to be together not just as guys recovering from our accident, but as The Ghost Inside, streaming on Facebook Live and taking your questions. We want to celebrate a decade of sharing music with all of you, and take the opportunity to open up about where we've been, where we're at....and where we're going. So bake a cake, frost it blue and gold, and meet us on Facebook Sunday, April 15 at 4pm EST / 1pm PST.
2017 has been a hard year for us. We have always been a band that works our butts off and being so far removed from the thing we love isn't always easy. Right now we are living in five different states and we've gone from being together 200+ days a year to being together once or twice. We also used to spend those 200+ days a year with all of YOU, sharing this music that we are so proud of and getting to know so many of you as fans and as friends. To say we miss each other, the music, and all of you is a huge understatement. 2017 has also been a year that we became rock uncles for the first time. Chris and his wife welcomed their son Parker into the world a couple of weeks ago. He is a little beacon of light for all of us. A reminder of how precious life is and how lucky we are to keep living, keep fighting, and keep swinging. The five of us here at TGI wish you and your families the happiest of holiday seasons. It's a time to cherish your loved ones and look forward to the limitless possibilities of the future. Be kind to each other. Vigil, Zach, Jim, Andrew, and Chris (and Parker!)
Hey guys! Check out a convo between Jim and our good friend David Clark for his We Are Superman Podcast. They talk music, running, and recovery. Give it a listen this weekend while you drive, workout, or clean the house. You can find it at this link on soundcloud or search "we are superman" wherever you find your podcasts! #KeepSwinging