Hey, how's things? Just thought I'd just drop you a line to let you know I'm still alive and kicking and making my own little corner of the world turn as fast as I can.
Things with the band are good - writing and recording a lot at the moment which I love, the new songs are great pop songs, and the recordings are sounding IMMENSE, seriously. I can't wait for you to hear them. I think my favourite of the new songs is one that is temporarily called "Too Hard To Hold Us Down" (most of our songs get temporary title before the lyrics are written - they range from lyrics like that one, to things like 'bouncy middle-8 song' or 'staccato song'). I can't wait to record it, just so I can have a copy!!
Plans change. We had said that once the album was released, we would dedicate ourselves to playing live shows as much as possible...but with the current climate for live music being aimed at an older audience than us, we are struggling to find the right shows that will actually cover our costs and promote the show properly. This is not us being picky - we will play anywhere and everywhere. Rather than just giving up on that plan (we pretty much never give up on anything, we are just dumb rather than stubborn I think) we have handed it over to our manager and started working with the guys at www.lemonlyte.com who will hopefully be sorting out some live show for us - no idea how that will pan out, but you gotta try this stuff.
So with that in mind, we will be turning our attention to writing
...and that's it. So expect to see a lot more stuff from us coming out, more things to get involved with and us asking for more help from you guys than ever before. Most of it will be online, so you don't have to get out of your chair...but if you could click the right buttons when we ask you to, we will love you for it.
I don't really have much of an update outside of that stuff as I've been in the studio so much recently (spent the weekend with Kev recording drums and then all of yesterday with Dan doing guitar and bass parts). So instead of a real, actual life here are some things I've been listening to/watching over the past week or so...
Been listening to the new Girls Aloud
a lot after finally picking up a copy. Did anyone see Cheryl Tweedy on 'The Passions Of...Girls Aloud'? she looked so good I almost cried :o) Always listening to the Russell Brand Podcast's
which are hilarious - I've like him for a while and those shows are getting funnier all the time. I absolutely love the song "Livin' Th' Dream" by "You, Me and Everyone We Know"
- I am pretty much addicted to that song. Still watching re-runs of Dexter
(they are new in the UK, but I have already watched them online like the geek I am). Also picked up a few new Alphabeat
songs which sound great, pure pop music.
That's about it - if you take nothing else from this post it should be that your life is not as boring as mine, but frankly I love my life so I count myself incredibly lucky to bore you about it ;o)
Catch you later,