A New Jersey success story...
"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult."
- EB White
I saw that quote this morning and liked it. It's funny how other people's sentences are sometimes do better at describing things you feel than anything you could come up with yourself. I regularly quote other people in conversation, from famous people to things I've overheard in conversation...most of these are probably only half-correct due to my bad memory, but like Cary Grant said "I improve on misquotation."
I've been locked away for a few days updating our online shop. I am now of the belief that it is one of the best online shop's that a band has ever had...I just gotta sort out all the product information and photography. There will be a sale starting soon to sell the last of our old merch.
I have just seen a sketch of the new design and it's awesome. We are lucky enough to have one of my favourite artists doing it for us - his name is Matt Taylor so go check him out at www.matttaylor.co.uk
After my last post with the Alphabeat video in it, I have become mildly obsessed with that song - I found an mp3 copy somewhere and it has been rising up my iTunes 'most-played' list by the hour...although it'll have to work hard to knock "Livin' Th' Dream" by You, Me And Everyone We Know off the top spot.
I have also been listening to loads of stuff I've never really listened to before, like Kimya Dawson (yeah, yeah, I liked Juno so I checked her out, I'm a music whore at the end of the day), The Postal Service (I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I am in love with 'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight' along with the rest of the world apparently), Death Cab For Cutie (a natural progression from the previous choice), The Hold Steady (once again, I am late to pick up on this, but I really like the new album and they have a brand new one out soon which I will definitely check out- 'Stuck Between Stations' is a great song).
I also picked up the new Jimmy Eat World album - not as great as some of their previous albums, but still better than most stuff around, they are an amazing band. I wish they'd bring the Jimmy Eat World/Paramore tour over to the UK.
I was awake at 2.10am last night and received two phone calls. Neither person seemed surprised that I was awake - this tells you something about the way that I live my life. I don't really have a routine, a well-defined sleep pattern or a real job. None of those things concern me.
Right, back to work - go check out some of those bands...it might make your day a little better, you never know...