Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A New Thought


More to come...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tomorrow is the day

Hi everybody!

Tomorrow is the big day for us. Boiling Point is opening for Decemberadio, Sevenglory, and the Cause. It should be a great show and we are excited to show everybody what we can do. It should be a great night filled with great music in a great atmosphere.

We hope to see you all there!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

In anticipation of May 15th

Hey everybody!

In anticipation of May 15th, we will be putting up one of our new songs on facebook and myspace. The song "Try" will hit the site May 1st, so be sure to come back and check it out.

If you haven't heard, we have our first national opening at Club 3 Degrees on May 15th. We will be opening up for Decemberadio and Sevenglory and we would love to share this with the people have made it possible - you.

Hope all is well in your world. Take care until next time.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Bitter and the Sweet

Hi everybody!

Since I last blogged several things have happened.

First, [boiling point] played in Round 3 of the Club 3 Degrees band tournament in Burnsville, MN at Destiny Christian Center. Unfortunately, we fell just a point or two from reaching at least the "wild card" round -- this is the bitter.

We aren't totally put out, however, because we feel as though we have really grown as a band this year and much of that is owed to the tournament for pushing us to be more creative in both our music and how we put together a show.

On the sweeter side -- [boiling point] has been offered by Club 3 Degrees our first opportunity to open for a national act. That's right, on May 15th, [boiling point] will open for two national bands -- Decemberadio ( & Sevenglory ( We are really excited for this oppertunity and we are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible as we start doing some bigger shows.

Tickets are $11 and we will be pre-selling about 50 ourselves. If you would like to come out to Club 3 Degrees to see us take the next step, please feel free to contact me (Eric) at:

On a side note (but not a side thought), we would like to thank all of you who came out to support us as we played the tournement. Much of our success was made possible by your support and willingness to come out to Club 3 Degrees in Minneapolis, Living Word in Brooklyn Park, and Destiny Christian Center in Burnsville. I don't think we can possibly say this enough, but "Thank you."

All our best to you and yours.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Studio Work

Hi everybody!

It has been a great week and it was an even better weekend. I realize I am late in writing this, but what the heck.

Boiling Point was in the studio working on some new material this past Saturday and we are really excited to give you all a listen to see what you think. The song we recorded is called "try." If you have been to a show recently, then you will recognize the tune. We will try to post it on facebook, myspace, and all of our other pages just as soon as we get something back. Until then, we hope to see you at an upcoming show.

Speaking of upcoming shows, we have a show Sunday at 5:30pm. It is round 3 of the band tourney and the location is Destiny Christian Center. The church is in Burnsville just off of Highway 13. Directions can be found at:

Hope to see you all at the show!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Minneapolis... or Lindstrom?

Often times, when the band is asked where it is from, we answer Minneapolis. For those of you who are truely in the know, however, you realize that most of us actually hail from the small town of Lindstrom, MN.

Lindstrom is a quiet town situated on several lakes. Many, like myself, would like to say that it is a suberb of Minneapolis, but if we were being honest, it's hardly that at all. Instead, one could more easily say that it is a suberb of Forest Lake (I know, where?).

There are two simple reasons why we tell people we are from Minneapolis.

First, people actually know where Minneapolis is. Interestingly, the farther out to the coasts you go, you're better off saying you are from Chicago because people honestly don't always know where Minneapolis is either.

Secondly, if people ask us where we are from, they either say: a) "I have no idea where that is." or b) "Is that the town with the water tower that looks like a teapot?" Normally this second option is followed up with a quick "yep" and several moments of awkward silence. Hopefully, the conversation recovers...

So where are we from? Lindstrom, MN. However for those who have never heard of us -- Minneapolis will do just fine.

So next time you drive up Highway 8 running East off of Interstate 35 North toward Taylor Falls, be sure to stop by our little town and say hello to our tea pot water tower, run in to the Lindstrom bakery and grab a Swedish donut, or visit our very own stature of liberty -- I kid you not.

Hope to see you all soon.


Friday, February 27, 2009


I have a piano and I am often amazed when the guy with the tuning forks starts tightening or loosening the piano strings based on how well the string resonates with the desired tuning fork. If you have ever witnessed this, it often takes a few passes, but eventually the string is perfectly in tune -- where it is supposed to be and ready to stand by itself as a true tone.

There have been times in life when I have felt out of tune with the purpose of my life. Most often this has happened with jobs, relationships, and other things that are meant to be meaningful. I have found that when we are not living in that which we are supposed to do, these things become draining and instead suck the life out of you.

On the other hand, when you are walking in and being that which you are supposed to be, you find life, and those things that once felt cumbersome and burdensome, now become easier because you find that they resonate within your soul and sense of purpose. Not only do the tones match, but they reaffirm and make the signal stronger.

For me, I have always felt this resonation within my soul when I have been doing music -- in many ways boiling point is a result of this. I'm sure you have probably felt this too. For some this happens when they write well, run well, or whatever -- you fill in the blank.

Life is far too short to be doing things that you don't want to do. Doing what you want to do may not always bring great wealth, notoriety, or convenience. However, doing and walking in that which you feel called will always, always, always, result in feeling of freedom to give back to others and a sense of fulfillment in your life. This may be measured in ways that surprise you, but I am sure that regardless of the outcome, you will feel rewarded.

In some ways, I think this is all that we can ask...

Friday, February 20, 2009

From frugality to mass spending

It was an eventful day today in the Boiling Point world of finance.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some in-ear monitors for my brother (drummer Scott) so he could hear better. Normally, and more so recently, I am generally pretty frugal. So imagine my surprise when I got a call from American Express questioning a recent purchase. Apparently, I had just bought a computer valued at over a thousand dollars. I am quite certain that the company that I bought the in-ears probably used the number on my credit card for the shady purchase. While I am not happy about this I'm hoping things won't get any worse (ie - someone getting another credit card in my name and buying a lot of crazy stuff with it).

Anyway, a very special thank you to American Express for catching the bad people and not making me pay over a thousand dollars for something I never wanted or bought.Here's to you American Express -- beacon of goodness and catcher of fraudulent spending...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Valentine's Day Card - Just For You

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at boiling point.

~Eric, Chris, Jeremy, Scott~

Spaces Between Us

It is often said that "distance makes the heart grow fonder." While this phrase has become cliche, there will always be truth that resounds from this simple statement.

For those of you who do not know, I have spent an average of 2 nights a week on a bus this winter -- this will continue until summer. Normally, I spend 4 days in Minnesota working and 3 days in Chicago spending time with my wife. While the time has been difficult and sleep has become less regular, I wouldn't trade the time I have with her for anything.

Distance, for the past few years, has been a common theme in my life and the life of the band. Most of my relationship with my wife was spent at a distance. Most of last year for the band was spent trying to make rehearsals and gigs work while I would run in and out of town. While I think the distance was mostly good (and by mostly good I mean it made our hearts grow fonder) for my personal relationship with my wife, Boiling Point probably suffered because there was not a consistent time for rehearsal, gigs, and hanging out. However, it has become obvious that we have people who are willing to make things work no matter what the circumstances are.

Thankfully, distance, for Boiling Point, has become less of an issue with the current arrangement, but it will be a breath of fresh air when the people I care about the most are all in the same location. I keep telling myself, "not long now, not long now, only 4 months to go..."

If you are reading this and have to suffer some kind of distance, my thoughts are with you. I hope that through this, for you, faith will grow stronger, hearts will grow fonder, and bonds stronger than you would have ever known without these spaces between.

Take care.