The perfect road to good Karma comes from balance, and is better expressed using 3X7 as a symbol and not just a name. The power is so deep, and so divine that everyday it reveals truer and newer meanings. The "3" is simplified from pi because it holds absolute value for the circle of life. The "7" is of course lucky and is significant in Karma's complex strategy. Holding everything together is an "X", which is the balancing point between Truth (3), and Good (7), making "X" mark the path. Choosing to follow the signs will lead you on your journey towards perfect Karma bringing you satisfaction, and happiness in life.
A PEEK INSIDE THE MIND:
With the idea of taking the best of music from a large array, and blending them together to make something completely new and unique but not unrecognizable, 3X7 has spent the last few years practicing, writing, playing live shows around the area, and recording. "The hardest thing about a new band is surviving, and that is something we have battled and won many times over." After reinventing themselves from only a cover band into a focused, original three piece, the band recorded this CD with a perspective toward complicated arrangements, powerful driving emotion, and unique, meaningful, uplifting lyrics. "We write songs to give the mind a puzzle, something worth figuring out, so in the end you feel smarter about knowing yourself and your surroundings. We are also big on change, and this CD will help you on your way to change yourself into a more experienced mind. Experience is knowledge, knowledge is intelligence, intelligence gives wisdom."
3X7 got started about 5 years ago in WaKeeney Kansas, and has evolved a lot since its birth. It started as just an idea in the heads of James Dean Hobbs and Greg Lang(currently lead singer of the Lawrence band Psilenus). The two started writing acoustic songs and recording them in J.D.'s basement and Paul Kaiser moved back home from Salina to learn to play bass. They then started jamming with a guitar player J.D. had met named Jim Billinger, and had a lot of fun but never played any shows. After a while, Greg decided to go back to college in Lawrence to fine tune his writing skills, and Jim started working on some Country projects. So J.D. and Paul convinced a high school friend named Bryan Jamison, to move back and sing, while J.D. played the drums and Paul played bass. They needed a guitar player. So they enlisted the talents of another high school friend named Phillip Galloway to play acoustic guitar on a song they wrote in a week and performed at the talent show for the county fair. 3X7 placed second in the talent show, but Phillip decided he needed college more than music. So he went out east as well. After that, Bryan, Paul and J.D. moved to Hays. J.D. started learning guitar and they began putting songs together. The next addition came in the form of a drummer in Dustin McKennan from Ness City. They became a "garage band" and soon hooked up with a lead guitar player named Rex Striggow, formerly of the classic rock cover band The Mad Cows. They began playing local shows and kept getting better and better. Dustin then left the band to pursue a more healthy mind, body, and soul. Meanwhile, 3X7 proceeded to scrounge for drummers but never really found anyone who could keep up and stay focused. Tensions arose and the band split. Bryan moved back to Kansas City, Rex moved to Norton and Paul and J.D. moved to Walker. Very little happened musically, for a while, until Paul and J.D. got back in touch with Dustin and found out that he was back to health and a better drummer than ever. They played as a three piece in the area and recorded some demos in less than a month and soon released them on a CD called Changing The Odds. One night, a high school kid named Kenny Zahn showed up to a practice and asked if he could play a little bit. He proceeded to blow the minds of all in attendance, and was made the second guitar from there to the present. Kenny's first gig was at a battle of the bands in Omaha Nebraska, where the band didn't win but played very well and Kenny got his first dose of the live stage. For almost a year now, 3X7 has been playing in that format and has been winning fans from the area at live shows and from all over the place through the internet. You can find 3X7 on cdbaby.com, myspace.com, garageband.com and at www.mostlymusicproductions.net. 3X7 recently earned a spot in the first round of Bodog.com's Battle To End All Battles. The story of 3X7 is long, and full of "Behind The Music" moments, after only 5 short years of existence. But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and this band is getting more massive every day.
WHATâ€™S CURRENTLY HAPPENING:
The band is currently in the process of booking gigs over the summer and fall, while writing new songs and getting ready to record. They will be playing in Denver Colorado in August to earn a spot into the next round of the battle of the bands, and the top prize of a million dollar record contract.
Changing the Odds was recorded in only about a month by the band in their own recording studio with the intention of it being the demo that gets everything off the ground floor. That means this CD is a raw, unpolished look at what comes out of 3X7 when left to their own creative intuitions, within a hurried period of recording time and with little knowledge of production or engineering. The CD is perfect for parties, chillin' and pretty much any other moment in your life that needs a soundtrack. Listen to it, enjoy it and spread the word about it. All the songs from the CD are available for download on most major downloading programs as well.
Music is beauty for the ears to gaze upon in awe. When a song paints every detail, you realize you're actually inside the picture, and not just staring at it.
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1. You Can Fly
4. Late April Afternoon
5. Danger of a Dream
6. Anything & Everything
7. Internal Visceri
8. Walk It Off
9. Empty Breathing