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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Terminator, Band Meetings and Regina Spektor...all good things.

Woke up late this morning after going to a late-night showing of the new Terminator movie with Dan and his gf, Maz. Holy shit that film was dark, bleak, violent and brilliant. It has none of the slight tongue-in-cheek, bank-handed humour that the second and third films had. There is no lull, no slow parts where the story lumbers along, it just beats you in the face with the oppressive post-apocalyptic violence of the Terminator world, and that's exactly what I wanted. I scarcely believed that my fully heterosexual man-crush on Christian Bale could get any bigger, but it's reaching new levels. I mean, I've loved the Terminator films and Batman since I was a kid (I watched T2 on a tiny little TV at my grandparents house very late at night when I should have been sleeping and remember being blown away with the liquid metal effects...yeah, I was a geek as a kid too, what a shock).

So yesterday we got back to band business with our first meeting for a while. Band meetings remind me of Flight Of The Conchords, but you gotta keep your shit together and you can't talk business too much at rehearsal/writing sessions as it gets in the way.

Anyway, if you don't know already, we are working on a project with Vodafone at the moment, they are coming in to talk to us about how our band works, how we use technology, how we record - just general stuff that bands do really. We are looking for some people to come and get involved with this project with us, and talk to Vodafone about being a fan of music. If you are interested in getting involved it's on Monday, 29th June 2009 near Ipswich (Vodafone/ODL will cover your travel expenses to get there, within reason) and all you gotta do is come and talk about the band, and they may well be filming you talk too.

Vodafone will also be filming at our show at The Royal Oak, Ipswich on Saturday 27th June - as well as filming the show, they will be interviewing people on camera afterwards, so if you want to get your face on camera, then get yourself down there.

In geeky studio news (I know you're all on the edge of your seats about that), I have just ordered some new microphones, stands, pop-shields and cables which makes me very happy. I started mixing properly in the new studio at the weekend and am fighting to find time to mix and write in there at the moment. If there's one thing I'm learning to do this year, it's manage my time better. I say no to a lot more things, and try and be a bit more realistic about how long things take. I seem to be doing ok at the moment, I am waiting for this to fall apart at any moment.

OK, time to go and do things. I know you only read this for the links to cool music videos, so here is Regina Spektors video for "Laughing With". Facebook/RSS readers can go to http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=58073111

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