I’m not going to lie: I’m still getting over the monsoon that the last few months have been for Rosie & the Riveters. October’15 was a crazy month for all of us: we enjoyed the success of sold-out album release shows, touring with a 4-month old baby, giving interviews, making appearances on t.v., radio…and hearing our music on the radio doesn’t really get old. It’s all so Riveting! And sometimes it’s too much to handle alone.
There is an emotional release (and fatigue!) that inevitably follows a return from tour. Normally, I can remedy this release after a day or two of watching a good series on Netflix with a side of popped corn and the occasional glass of red wine (okay, I admit, I’ll also order pizza!). Recently, it’s been different. I’m still not over it. I’m still not landed and haven’t been able to get back to my daily grind. And another tour is just around the bend! It can be overwhelming.
I’m so thankful that the Riveters are such great gals, business partners, bandmates and most of all, such wonderful friends. I feel so very fortunate to be in this band: we have great communication, we are respectful of each others’ needs, personalities and give each other the time and space needed to be ourselves. And when the going gets tough, we understand and support each other.
We often joke saying that being in a band is like being in a relationship. Laughs aside, there is a lot of truth to that statement: ours is a partnership that goes beyond friendship, trust and cooperation. I can’t ask for better business partners and friends!
Farideh is my model of encouragement, understanding and warm heartedness.
Melissa is my model of practicality, creativity and thinking outside of the box.
Allyson is my model of spontaneity, whimsy and compassion.
...and I love them all :)