Tuesday, February 19, 2008

NEWS: New Website Up!

I will now be hosting my blogs at www.beaubristow.com.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I’m afraid it has happened again...there is another video circulating around this thing called the “internet” that includes a few crazy guys, a big pink Care Bear, and me.

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

CHECK THIS OUT: That Dumb Tourist...Beau in NY

Yesterday I had the day off and was between a show in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire so I took my friend Kelli Myer (in New Jersey) up on her offer to show me around New York City the next time I had the chance. Kelli is the one responsible for all of these great photos. Thanks Kelli!

I met up with Kelli after she got out of class around noon and we took a train into the city and started off with lunch in the “Little Italy” district.

We snapped this shot on the walk from the subway to where we ate. The “Beau Label Corp” must be awesome...though I’m still not really sure what it is they do.

After lunch and another ride on the subway, we walked through central park and then down 5th Avenue.

And that’s when I saw it.....the Apple Store.....


We only had a few minutes in Heaven before they made us leave...I’m still not sure why...

Oh and by the way, those Macbook Air’s are really portable.


As we exited the Apple store we found ourselves outside of FAO Schwartz.

I had a brief encounter with a Lego Darth Vader....


And then I lived a bit of a childhood dream....this is ridiculous....

Tonight I am into New Hampshire and tomorrow it is Boston (humming “More Than a Feeling”).

Hope you guys are liking the new tunes!


Friday, February 01, 2008

CHECK THIS OUT: New Songs Posted / Tour Update!

Hey everyone. I just wanted to let you know that I just posted 4 of the songs from my new album “Standing. Still.” here on MySpace. You can now buy the album (CD or Digital) from the “Nimbit” store listed on my MySpace Page. Let me know what you think!

Also, I have been on tour for the last 8 days. Seven shows in 8 days! It’s been pretty exhausting honestly and I am glad I had the day off today to catch my breath. You can see some of the photos from the shows on my Facebook page.

Funniest moment: Me putting chapstick on my nipple in the men’s locker room at the YMCA and looking up to a funny and confused expression from an older gentlemen just entering the room. Hey, it was cold and chapstick was all I could think of at the moment.

I have more shows in the upcoming days so I hope to see some of you soon.

Be on the lookout this coming week for the new Beau Bristow website....I’ll blog about it and let you know.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, January 27, 2008

CHECK THIS OUT: Why I’ve Been Out

It seems like forever since I have blogged last...at that point I was asking for album titles. Special thanks to Michael Davis (www.myspace.com/michaeldavisband) for his idea which led to the album title “Standing. Still.”

I will post a couple of tracks later this week and will blog an update on how you can get the album.

Now, the reason I have been out of touch for a few weeks is that I have been remodeling my house! This was a major project: four solid weeks! I hired my roommate Dave to help me the first week but had to finish it on my own. One night I began laying hardwood flooring at 6:00 PM and didn’t stop until 1:00 PM the next day....19 hours straight.

I stripped out the old paneling, put up drywall, added lighting, installed new windows, put in hardwood floors, and did some pretty extensive trim and painting. I remodeled 3 rooms and have photos here of 2 of them.

This is the dining room before:


This is after I stripped the paneling and leveled the concrete floor:


This is after I put up and finished the drywall:


This is the finished dining room (minus a chandelier that I put up a few days after the photo):


This is a shot of the corner of the living room that meets the dining room before I started:


This is a shot of the same area when I finished:


This is a shot after we put in some furniture:


That being said, I am out on the road again! I am writing this from Anderson, IN. I will be in OH all of this coming week.

Be sure to watch out for tracks from the new album here on myspace later this week!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

YOU TELL ME: Help! Album Title Time....

I can’t believe it! It’s that time....

We are mastering the album Tuesday and I need to have the ALBUM TITLE finalized. I have been wrestling with this and here is what I have thought of and why. My final options are below (in no particular order). Please tell me which one(s) you like and why you like them!

-From the last 2 lines of "Stand" which will close out the album.

"Let yourself go in the songs you sing;
Let 'em move you to love, or stop you to think."

-From the chorus of “Stand.” I like this one because it implies action and intentionality; a unique phrase that taps into the meaning of the song it came from.

-Is the title of the closing and deepest track of the album. Because of the song it titles, this word has a lot of weight and multiple existential implications. Still it is simply the title of a track and might be a cliche or trite album title.

-This is not in the album anywhere, but it has a richness of meaning for me. This release marks the overcoming/enduring of a lot of questions and obstacles in the past year. This title also draws from some of the depth of the song "Stand." It reflects my conscious decision to live, to persevere, and to continue writing the story that these songs tell.

-This is from the song "I can walk through the rain." It reflects a confidence that what is done and/or endured in this moment will in some way contribute to some good thing.

The chorus of the song says,

"I can walk through the rain, because somewhere there's a seed...."

and the bridge is,

"somewhere, there's a seed in need of streams that fall and drench us all,
and make us wish for sunny skies and streets more dry;
and someday there will be a tree,
and I'd like to think that I might need, a little bit of shade...."


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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

CHECK THIS OUT: Album Update and Show Photos

In October I played a show at a very cool new venue here in Nashville. It’s on the rooftop of a building downtown and it is called “The Loft.” Check out the MySpace page here!

Here are a couple of shots taken by Steve from Kohl Photography. Check out Steve’s site at www.kohlphoto.com. Great shots Steve!

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As for the album, Brian Roland, former roommate and current friend, played a sweet horn part yesterday (there’s also a shot of me doing a bit of arranging for a part that we ended up scrapping). It was our final overdub! Now Stephen is mixing like crazy because we are scheduled for mastering a week from today! Then it is off to be pressed and will be released in January....


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