31 Dec 2012
What a thrill! Billboard Magazine Artist Page 2008-2012.
Lindsey Boullt – artist page & ‘Composition’ album page.
Even more thrilling – also listed on Led Zeppelin Billboard Mag Page – Upper RH corner of the page, View the similar artists…AND, listed on the Mahavishnu Orchestra page, as well.
THERE I AM – the bald guy holding the guitar (the ‘similar artists’ MahavishnuOrchestra list also included…, Return To Forever, Weather Report, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin, Tribal Tech, Al Di Meola!
After 4 years, Billboard changed their website. Rock n Roll!
“Notable Alumni” – University of Texas/Arlington Magazine 2012.
Poignant memory: By the time I made it to university, my life to date was very difficult most of the time (recap: I was 21 yo, and never studied or played any instrument prior). And then I went to music school. Times turned bleak. There was no money. None. I worked 2 jobs to pay for, and attend class full-time, additionally practicing the instrument 4 to 6 hours a day – everyday. Money ran out every other Wednesday. Paid again on Fridays. Every other Wednesday, I would buy enough gasoline to make the 30 mile commute through to Friday classes, and, I would buy a pack of cigarettes (I am not a cigarette smoker). Smoking the cigarettes curbed my appetite, becoming my meals from Wednesday’s lunch until I could get paid on Friday at 7p. This lasted for several months. Those were tough days.
I never missed one class at school during those years, not one. The human spirit trying to advance, I guess. It was incredibly overwhelming to walk into a university level composition, theory, counterpoint, ear training, orchestration, etc…course and compete after only one year of playing the instrument. Endless hours transcribing musical works/theory. No money. No food. Just a desire to achieve. Eventually things got better.
During the years 1981-1991, I averaged 4 hours of sleep a night…for the entire decade. Working two jobs or full-time jobs, raising a family – practicing or playing at least 4 hours a night/every f-ing night and never missing my family obligations, as well. A family tragedy occurred in 1991 that halted the trajectory for about a year. During which, it dawned on me to add up the hours of sleep lost vs. the hours of sleep a person averaging 7-8 hours a night of sleep. The result was, that I had been ‘awake’ for a year and a half (1 & 1/2 years) longer than the average persons’ sleeping during that decade. A non-stop whirlwind that would only see to dramatically increase…
After enduring my wife’s life threatening illness in 1991 the artistic onslaught resumed. A stronger sense that ‘life may be very short” now, so, ‘full speed ahead’.
The hectic pace increased dramatically in San Francisco from 1998, for 20 years.
The University acknowledging my work is a huge feeling of accomplishment for me, as one can imagine. I am very grateful to the University, the UTA Music Department, and Jazz Director Bill Snodgrass for giving me a chance. I was honored with a visit from UTA president, James Spaniolo, here in SF 2009. That was a fun day.
Friday, August 3, 2012
FLASHBANGBOOM! – music/art performance/technology/underground
SLIM’S SF – Buy your tickets now! 5-hours of non-stop stage & floor acts!
Lindsey Boullt’s Musician Showcase
w/Ginger Murray’s Beesknees Production Co.
Showcases SF/Bay rising artists in music/art performance/technology/underground.
Televised on JazzCult TV, SF Bay area