It says a lot that we haven’t posted anything here since April of 2016. Wow. How is that even possible? It speaks volumes, though, as to where the band Windhaven is at this point in time. It’s gone, in all but name.
So… why are we here?
We definitely haven’t stopped making music. Well, we took a pause. Largely by accident. Life, really. It happened. Between both of us, Victoria and I (Wicasta), working full time jobs, and me going to college, there was just no time in 2017 to do anything related to Windhaven. It’s all been work and study.
But there’s been planning, as well. There’ll be changes made to our modus operandi in 2018. We’re getting the our oars back into the water in a big way, and we have projects lined up which will keep us busy for the next couple of years.
The only thing is… we won’t be doing these projects as Windhaven. From here on out, we’re borrowing from artists like Santana and Van Halen, and we’re calling ourselves “Wicasta”. That’s a little odd for me, because I never wanted to call the band that. It was only after over a year of brainstorming and coming up with nothing that both of us could agree on that I finally just tossed out the suggestion that we use my name. To my surprise, Victoria thought it a good idea.
I guess it makes sense. “Wicasta” is definitely a name that’s not widely used. Our problem with “Windhaven” came from the fact that when you searched for the name, you found a lot of instance of it being used, from insurance companies, to housing developments, to clinics. We couldn’t use our last names, either. While it would be cool to call a band “Lovelace”, Lovelace.com is a corporate health system web site, and it spirals from there. We also wouldn’t want to have to constantly field ridiculous questions about our band being named after a dead porn star.
We came up with a lot of other cools names. Some I wished we had used. Some we might use in other projects or in different ways. But none seemed to be “the name” that we wanted to be known by.
So, for better or worse, we are now a band called Wicasta.
If you’re at all interested, you can find us at Wicasta.com. This is my personal web site at the moment, but it will be re-purposed as our band web site. We’ll relaunch it as such on January 1st, 2018, and just go from there.
As for this web site, it’s largely dead. The domain expires next February, so we’ll leave the web site in place until then. After that, it makes no sense to keep the web site up. So we’ll likely light a candle in honor of abandoned projects, and propose a toast to new adventures.
Anyway, that’s where we’re at. If you’re at all interested in what we’ve done before, we invite you to join us as we strike out for new adventures. We finally know where we’re headed, and we’re eager to get on with it. The road is long, but the journey is the thing…
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
~ Robert Frost