Friday, September 24, 2010

meaning in miscarriage

I have spent the past 24 hours working on a video to introduce my song Forever Now that I just released on my new album, and it has been more difficult than I really imagined.  My wife and I went through a miscarriage last December, and we were at the doctors office for Stacy's three month check-up, and they discovered the baby didn't have a heartbeat. We were lost, terrified, and broken.

Then people began sharing their stories with us... stories of how they had lost children, sometimes several miscarriages in a row or in between other children.  I just imagined each of those wonderful people, their stories, our own story, and those days when it was even less "ok" to talk about this topic.

So this morning, after finally getting the video together, doing an introduction to it and getting it posted to youtube ... I found myself looking for others who may have shared that similar experience.  And I certainly found what I was looking for... there are so many videos out there to children who had passed with just as many scenarios.  Heartbreaking ... and it took me back to last December and the emotion of that entire experience.

There is one more part of the story though...

That Stacy and I are expecting ... in December, 2010.

lots of love to you today... wherever you are, whatever you are doing, and however life is.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

well... cd release show... friend... you are here

Seriously! Can it really, actually, really... actually.... be here!? 

Well I can tell you this much: a lot of people have worked so hard to make this show come together.  There have been a lot of challenges with the economy and sponsors for the show, finding the most amazing band EVER, putting together the show itself and all the little details... there is a lot that goes into an event like this.

But I have to also tell you, what a blessing this is.  My record is finally together, reviews are really going well, people are digging the record, and for the first time I get to play this record out live that I have literally worked 2 years on.  What a blessing...

There really are too many people to name... but thank you all.  This is a dream come true... and tomorrow night, Friday September 10th... we are going to rock the world of Naples, FL with a great concert that was put on not by one person... but by the "whole village".

God is good... friends are good... my amazing wife... so good... and family just arrived from KC at the airport here... so I am overjoyed.

Sleep well... maybe get a few zzz's for me too.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Preparation for the CD Release Show Merch

NB MERCH as of Sept 2010

Thank You for supporting independent music!!!

:) nb

Thursday, September 2, 2010

merch. it's not just any t-shirt

You have no idea how picky I am.  Well, maybe you do!

But the fine folks at T-Shirt Express in Naples sure do, because after spending copious amounts of time over phone and email we spent another 2 hours yesterday hammering out styles, colors, sizes, shapes... colors, did I mention COOLness, for the merch.

That means that what you are going to start seeing (and get a sneak peak at and click on big cartel) is the fruits of all the hard work not just with the cd and recording, but the overall design concepts with everything.  We went KILLER with the designs ( ... he will blow your mind!) and we went with the sport fit shirts with great feeling-gotta-have-it material for the guys, and of course the ladies not only have the amazing feeling shirts... but the bam-she-lookin-good in the fit, cut, and colors for the ladies.  Even down to the tanks (just wait... black, hot, awesomeness) ... that are the best we can get.

So I can't wait for you to see everything, but go check out the shopping cart, pick your chin up off the floor, be happy, pick which shirts and how many cd's you need for each aunt, uncle, and perhaps third cousin you are going to need... and get ready!

Right now I also have a special... awesome, comfy, and super hip Nathan Brooks logo shirt that I am selling for ONLY $10! Yes, you read that right... so get it right now... order it up, rock the shirt... and get ready for the rest of them coming.

Order your dark blue one... well, how about... NOW!

:) See you in your city, your house, your church, your venue... soon.  Make sure you email me where I should be playing, or if you want to have me play for you


Nathan Brooks Logo T-Dark Blue