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Friday, November 23, 2007

Brixton baby...

Hi, it's been a little while since I posted but I have been busy recently so i don't feel too bad about it. Have had to disappear back into my day-job a little more this week (this band thing doesn't pay too well at our level you know) so I am behind with all the band stuff which gets me down.

Other than work I had a good time this week. Dan's date couldn't make it to the Biffy Clyro show at Brixton Academy on Wednesday night, so he took me along instead. I'm sure I wasn't as much fun (we've been friends for so long that we ran out of small-talk and chit-chat around 1998) but I did appreciate the brilliance of Biffy and we are both so sad that we had a long chat about the logistics involved in touring with their frankly awesome lighting rig on the way home.

They had a four-piece string quartet playing live on some of the songs, along with a second guitarist - the sound was fantastic, and they played as tight as ever. Awesome.

Last night we had a show of our own at The Queen Charlotte in Norwich. We seem to end up on the same bill as metal bands on a fairly regular basis, I have no idea why..maybe they take the nihilistic view of our name and think that we are dark and depressed. Just so you know, the name will never be meant like that.

Anyway, we played first and thanks to a good sound guy we had a really good show. I find my enjoyment of a show is directly linked to how good our sound is on stage (and, or course, the size/mood of the crowd). I've talked about this before in my blog so I won't bore you too much, but what you guys hear out the front bears no relation to what the three of us (or any other band) hear. The main speakers are pointed away from us, so we basically can't hear them and we have really loud amps to contend with. A good sound guy is the key to all of this - it's his/her job to make sure that we can hear everything and that the crowd get a good mix of what we're playing. The guy from last night was nice to us, and the sound rocked so I enjoyed myself thoroughly.

If you wanna know more about the show, I will post up in the Lifers Tour Journal on our street-team, but only street-team members get to read that stuff so sign up at www.thelifers.co.uk

So what now? Well we have a photo-shoot coming up next week, and the result will be up on the website soon, so keep an eye out for them. There will also be some new stuff up on the site. I'll report back when it's up.

So until then, stay classy internet...

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