Things I Like Right Now
The list of things I am loving right now is topped by High School Musical 3 which I went to see at the weekend. Pop music is my one true passion and for a kid who likes high production values, uplifting chord changes and some mildly contrived lyrics, it was perfect.
Does anyone else watch Entourage? Nobody I speak to ever seems to have heard of it but I love that show - it's like a little boy's dream of money, women, fast cars, private jets, parties and well...women again. It's not exactly hard-hitting, but sometimes you just wanna watch something that requires no effort whatsoever.
In the same vein, I have also started watching How I Met Your Mother re-runs on Trouble. I hadn't heard of this show until recently when I caught an episode while channel-hopping. It's like a romantic-comedy wrapped up in a TV show format, totally frothy TV but I like it (and have the obligatory crush on both Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders). I also thought Neil Patrick Morris was cool in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog so he makes me laugh.
As usual I love the new series of Dexter - my personal favourite fictional serial killer. Dan and me both watch this pretty religiously right now and spend time when we should be doing something else guessing what's going to happen.
From the above statements, please do not assume that I am a geek who is always in front of the TV. I have one of the greatest inventions known to man: Sky+ (it's like Tivo if you're in the states). It records all the crap I like and then I can sit down when I get back from being super-cool somewhere, watch TV and skip all the adverts - perfect.
So, as you can probably tell from all of that, I haven't been out living it up recently - I have been working hard, getting new songs sorted out (we have 10 new songs pretty much finished for playing live, just gotta record them now...), getting schools tour dates organised, helping get the new tour van sorted etc.
We play our first show of the new set of dates in a couple of days, I can't wait to start it all up again. The new merch designs will be up on the online shop later today so go check them out and splash out if this credit crunch isn't killing you too much.
Goodbye for now and, of course, GO WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!