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Friday, February 23, 2007

bits and bytes.

If you haven't noticed (and they are so old I'm surprised anyone looks at it anyway, but according to the stats they do) - I am taking the website down bit by bit. No more store, photo gallery etc and the front page is a little bare.

This is due to the fact that I will be starting on the new site over the next few weeks and will be upgrading/replacing/working on most of these things that have either gotten out of date or no longer work properly. The new site will be a complete overhaul and will hopefully be well worth having a look around.

All videos have been taken down and will be re-uploaded to YouTube (if they haven't already).

This is gonna be a big job, so it's deep breaths and trying to plan ahead that's gonna get us to the end, although in comparison to making the album, this is walk in the park.

Max x

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy valentines day.

How many of these things do you read? Journals, diaries, blogs, whatever you wanna call them? I can't get enough of them. Mine is the most boring of all. One day, maybe my life will be adrenaline packed with adventures in all sorts of exotic locations, but for now my life is day-in and day-out. But I am happy, and that's something that not a lot of people can say.

Are there things that I'm not happy with in my life? Sure, but I am working to change every single one of them. If you're one of those people who complain about their lot in life but never get off your ass to make anything better then you're just getting what you deserve. It's all about the fighters baby, and you know it.

So, on the day when love is supposed to be in the air (although it's never really been anything I've fully understood or looked into, what the hell is the deal with this valentine guy anyway?) I got thinking about times when I've been happiest - they are pretty varied, and not all of them involve love or romance (in the top 5 is totally Disneyland when I was 9 - still best holiday ever, perfect age to go). Events flash through your mind like photographs in an album that doesn't get opened too often - I'm not one for looking back - my first kiss, first time i fell in love, sitting on the beach with friends watching the sun go down, seeing some of my favourite music being played by my heroes while we jumped around like idiots, parties when i was a teenager when we had nothing in the world to worry us, seeing my nephews and niece grow up to be the coolest people I know, pretty much every summer evening bbq ever, early gigs when we sucked, shows on tour where hundreds of kids jumped because we made them, nervous nights sleeping in our van, walking through the little town where we live at 3am when the roads are dead and chatting about life, those dates where the conversation never stops and it's just easy.

In short, I am lucky and I know it. I've been born and raised into a cool family in a nice part of the world, but I'm trying every day not to take it for granted.

Make sure you take some time today to think when you were happy, and promise yourself that you're gonna do whatever it takes to make new memories that are even better sometime soon.

Good luck - although I hope you don't need it,

Max x

Monday, February 12, 2007

You can sell any dream to me.

Just finished work for the night and now I have to go and finish the final sets of lyrics for the album. Yes, you heard me right...the FINAL ones. There are only a few verses missing from the whole thing so I am going along filling in blanks with words...which is way harder than writing from scratch as you gotta fit in with the theme, rhyming patterns and point-of-view (i, we, us, they etc) that's already been done (although I have been mixing POV's all the way through by choice and accident..it's all just a happy jumble of words that fell from my head).

Anywaaaaaayyyy.....on to the actual point of this post, which is that you should buy/download/steal/obtain via whatever medium you feel appropriate a copy of Jessie by Joshua Kadison. It is an incredibly cheesy song, but one that has fond memories for me - and that I've always liked. I finally remembered to download it today and have proudly loaded it onto my iPod for many hours of sing-along delight.

People were talking about guilty-secret songs the other day, songs that you like but are too scared to admit to anyone, for fear of being laughed at. I do not have these songs, I am proud of every song I like - no matter how cheesy. You gotta believe in your own choices, otherwise what's the point?

Max x

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Better things to do.

I am totally procrastinating from work right now.

Not much update on the life front, things are still studio, sleep and work. Hung out with some friends that were back in town for a little while last night, everyone was pretty exhausted though so it was early nights and tired eyes all round. The video camera is back and we've been shooting footage for both a DVD (a long way off but you gotta think about this stuff in advance) and some quick YouTube stuff that I'll get round to adding in the next few weeks.

This is pretty cool, I am a huge Futurama fan so I'm really glad it's coming back. I also can't wait for The Simpsons movie.

Ok, I gotta do some work, really not in the mood,


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