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] 4 Wednesday, November 5, 1997 West Seattle Herald/White Center News Photo courtesy of Matt Messina Jack of many musical trades Matt Messina is releasing his second CD of piano compositions. By Eric Francis sometimes, but other times you click and you're HERALDNEWS all excited. That keeps me playing with the Ask anyone trying to balance a job and slart a band, too." career in music how tough finding spare time The first "Chasing the Tide" CD-release party can be. West Seattle musician Matt Messina is will be at Madison's CafB, wher6 Messina plays dedicating much of that spare time to a second Friday nights from 6-8 p.m. He began the Madi- musical undertaking, son's shows more than a year ago, in a some- Messina, the drummer for Painted Sun, is what unconventional way. releasing his second CD of piano compositions, "I went in there one day when I was hungry "Chasing the Tide," this month, and didn't have any money on me," he recalls. "Piano has always been a passion for me," "I said, TII play for your lunch hour for a bowl Messina says. "I could have the greatest day or of soup.' At first they passed me up on it, but the worst day in the world. I can play my emo- later on they took me up on it. I started playing tions so easily. There's nothing that will ever lunch hours on Wednesdays. That progressed to stop me from playing piano, playing weekend nights." After several appearances to promote his new album, he will be back in the studio for a month, MESSlNA COMPOSED most of the music this time with the other members of Painted for the new CD, but also included a slightly Sun, to record a new CD. bluesy version of"Amazing Grace." While playing the drums doesn't have the Three of the songs feature string accompani- same spiritual meaning, Messina says there are ment, a project that had a couple snags. other advantages. "I play all by ear. That's one of my down- "It's not the same with drums, but I like falls," Messina explains. "I can't read or write working with other people," he says. Playing in (music). I compose music all the time, but I the band is great because we're all so tight, don't read or write. To me, that's a bit of a hin- Everybody has their own voice, their own style, drance because I feel I'm almost illiterate in a but you melt the four together. You butt beads language that I'm capable of speaking. One of my goals, eventually, is t Messina directed whistling the He's also created sona MIDI synthesizer, laying( "I thought it was great, something out that was want to put tog( players to play them." He's also done work on the Vancouver Film studio projects with a At 25, he's realistic being able to make that isn't the main goal. , "I look at music in two |! not a bread winner I want to have way I could feed son, on what musicians huge, and the never want to on It takes all the The "Chasing the will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. Reservations are DENTURE PROBLEMS? Peas,na// d Cosmet/c Dentures F/t Every Budget >FINEST TEETH FOR THE MOST NATURAL LOOK >COMPLETE & PARTIAL DENTURE SERVICES >$OFrflOU) DENTURES FOR PROBLEM LOWEPS >RELINES & REPAIRS WHILE YOU WALT! Open Satur,~y 4501 - 44th Ave. SW West Seattle tan ON PRIEMI$1[$ Mo~ lmurance & Medical Coupons Acepled STATE CERTIFIED DENTURIST N Choose businesses their pad to keep our and Puget Sour Automotive A&M Auto Curt's Body Dim, Huddleso John's BP Service K&K Auto Poor Boy's Rocky's Star Mart, Seattle Transmission & The Muffler 20" Gas Chain Saw SALE REG. $429.95 *After $20 Mail-In Rebate 51cc Only 11.6 Ibs. Low vibration Easy to start 14" Top Handle Saw 35 cc. Only 7.5 Ibs. Low vibration Air injection Model 335 XPT *After $20 Hail-In Rebate 95 | 65 CC. I ,, " Only 13 Ibs 24 Gas Cham Saw . . | BB I Low vibration I I _ _ -Air injection I I SALE I REG, $619.95 II Sharp Shop I 128 S Lucile | II L.-~-- ~EG2-$5~-o6" ~ Seattle, Wa 98108 I (206) 762-6180 I Greenhouse/H; Alec's Rentals BeI-R Greenhouse'! McLendon Hard Manufacturers A&C Glass & sales Koch Machine, InC West Coast StainleSS steel Public SIoraoe Stor-More Self stor'o RestauJ Kang Chon Korean Len's Veggie corral Mary's Broiler Safeway, *CommunitY F~ad For more information on to obtain a complete call BUSINESSE S',~ d