We're definately going to hell..
Damn, Frank was really really good. Always. Jonah Mantangle was pretty good too, way better live than I expected after listening to the songs on his myspace, he was in Far and Gratitude.
Started calling schools, attempting to book the new school tour dates, its boring becasuse its lots of leaving messages, but it the same way its pretty exciting, as I'm looking forward to being back at school tour. Its the best fun ever, talking to people who are into our band.
Got the new Motion City Soundtrack album the other day, its really good, carries on pretty much where the last two left of, no new direction or experimenting, just good pop-punk songs as always, I already like it alot.
She calls me Daniel
So, my shopping trip went well. I didn't buy much though, I'm terrible at shopping. Norwich is good for overpriced girlie clothes, but just the same as everywhere else for clothes I like. "I don't like it". Purchased a t-shirt, a grey pair of trousers and a pair of bright blue skinny jeans, which Max and Kev laughed at for about a hour. (I like 'em even if you don't).
Last Saturday I went to a little place called Thorpness (excellent first-date setting) with a new ladyfriend, the sun was shining, I was in my new skinny blue jeans a Top Man shirt and flip-flops(stylish). In Thorpness you can go to this big lake an hire a row boat for an hour, we opted for one called Jill. The idea of first-date rowing is: Girl picks boat. Boy rows boat. Girl looks suitably impressed. What actually happeded was something along the lines of: Ruth picks boat. Dan can't row, flaps round like an idiot for 10 minutes. Ruth rows. Dan looks suitably impressed. Sweet.
Took a short trip to Aldeburgh after and had chips and a Jumbo. There is a great book shop in Aldeburgh (The Aldeburgh Bookshop) and I randomly bought two books. Ruth looks suitably impressed...ha ha. I already had one in the post from Green Metropolis anyway, so now I've got 3 to read. Brett Easton Ellis - American Psycho, Irvine Welsh - Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs and Irwin Allen Sealy - Red. I've started the Irvine Welsh one already.
Other stuff below:
Drove for ages in the wrong direction to Tamworth yesterday afternoon because of a crash...made it to the gig in time to find the other bands hadn't turned up and wern't going to. Great start. We loaded in, rocked out, loaded out. It was fun. We got invited back to play there on a busier night, plus the promoter(Emma) promotes/know people who promote other nights nearby, so was well worth it. Some shows we end up playing to not many people but end up with some great contacts. Late drive home, work 8.30am, I was a little bit late, whoops.
Got Frank Turner's Real Damage EP yesterday too, its good, 4 more excellent Frank Turner songs. I can't find a song by him I don't like. Some of us are going to see him on Thursday (yes, thats tomorrow!!!, I'm excited) in London, I'm definately going to be picking up a copy of his DVD.
I'm going shopping tomorrow...whoop. I'll be wondering around Norwich with my freind Jessica picking up some new clothes.
Just had a bitch of a weekend at work, my foot hurts (still), but tonight just about made up for it.
We played a blinder last night, well i did anyway, that's like my opinion man...Lots of people singing and dancing, I always like that.
Me and Max went to a local indie night after and met up with our new ladies, sweet. My foot hurt so no dancing for me (my toe went green after the show, long and gory story I won't bore you with), max is just a looser so no dancing for him.
Spent some time yesterday afternoon pondering over the quality of the podcasts and came to the conclusion the first 3 are pretty bad, so we decided to attempt to make future ones a bit more structured/professional (if that's possible) with proper segments and jingles and cooler stuff. Keep an ear open.
In reference to the title of this post, today was my last Saturday at work. whooo! I'm now a total 2 day a week part-timer. Go me.
I am so not a morning person, it's 9.43 and i've already bee up and about for 2 hours. I went flyering this morning for the show on Friday.
Finally, we're up and running and everything is sorted.
New website, new myspace, album out, gigs to play. Sweet. Band-related-stuf-a-go-go.
Dan's life is all change. Jane stayed in Britsol and that means I'm single, but I guess I'm happy. I'm still in Ipswich with the boys, still working 2 days a week to pay the bills, I'm a Shift-Leader now so it makes me cool/responsible which is cool/bad.
Winamp playlist top 5 - (no order)
Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me... (give it about 10 listens, it helps)
Paramore - Riot!
Frank Turner - Sleep is for the Week
Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (post Reading Festival eye opener)
New music - Frank Turner www.frank-turner.com he is wicked. Ex Million Dead singer, now doing folk/punk/accoustic stuff. Sounds odd but its great, I promise.
Since my last update I've been totally converted to facebook. (I hated it for ages, but like most things I came around eventually) If you know me, add me, I want to look popular.