I guess to start at the beginning I (Steven Dolezal) started this band when I was in 2nd grade when I wrote this song called The Mockingbird. I won some little kid contest and I think that was when I decided I wanted to be a musician for real. That year I was thinking up band names with one of my best friends and we decided Blue Slush sounded like a legitimate name for a band. Meanwhile, some kid named Matt Muehling was somewhere out in the world trying to play the viola. He played the viola from 4th to 5th grade and then quit. He picked it up again and took some private lessons and then if rumor has it, there was divine intervention when some kid named Bryan taught him Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. Anyway, rewind a little bit and I'd been playing piano since I was about 5 and when I was 13, I decided I HATED the piano. My parents only gave me one option and that was to replace the piano with something different. So I, reluctantly as possible, picked up a guitar. Now keeping that in mind, in 6th grade I joined the school band and was a percussionist with some other kid named Travis Knapp, who beat me out for first chair quite regularly (as in ALL THE TIME). Well, Travis started loving the marimba and all that other percussion 'stuff' and turned himself into an All State percussionist. Travis and I had this brilliant idea to start a band in the year 2000 and we got a gig at some birthday party (oh the drama). We played a few shows and I met Matt Muehling through a girlfriend (sound familiar?). I jammed with Matt and his brother and then as soon as Matt played with Travis and I, the supertrio of superhuman musical abilities Blue Slush was formed. We all loved doing original music and we played some scattered shows here and there before we recorded our first album, Welcome To Existence in 2001. In the year that followed, we played some shows and found some people that liked listening to us and so we started putting together material for another album. When I started writing for the next album I wrote about 200 songs just for the album and then I had about 75 - 100 songs that I thought were album material. I got together with Travis and we cut that list down to about 30-40 songs before anything was seriously passed along to Matt. We rehearsed in a little tiny room about as big as your hand for around 8 hours a day for a week before we headed into the studio. The day before we went into the studio we played a huge show with our favorite band New Standard. We tried out most of our new songs and then headed into the studio to record the album. What came out, was (dare I say) close to as good as we possibly could have done up to that point in time (never putting limits on the future). The studio sessions were long and demanding and sometimes insane, but it wouldn't be aptly titled if the sessions were any differently. So, here you have it, 60 minutes of music with more mood swings and crazy things than I would have thought possible to cram into one album. Don't get too attached to the sound, because we sure aren't.
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