Friday, March 10, 2006

Not long now

The majority of the hard work has now been done, I didn't realize until this morning how fast our time off has gone.

We are really happy with the new sound and songs, things have gone really well in rehearsal and the feedback from the rough demos we put out on the forum has been incredible to say the least. I think the hardest thing was deciding what songs do we keep? I mean, don't get me wrong the songs we don't play in this new set haven't been thrown away, never to return but just 'rested'. We roughly know the set now, what's in, what's out etc.. I think we may raise a few eyebrows when we play at the Howard.

I have been reading a lot on the net this week, one of my favorite bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre had all their gear stolen in retribution to a comment their singer Anton made recently about the American government. Goodness me, people take music far too serious if you ask me, the thing is Anton is outspoken, he always has been and always will be, the man is a genius in my opinion. But the thing is, we as musicians are entertainers and nothing more. I think some people get the line blurred a little sometimes. One word Bono!

Checkout the Jonestown Massacre, they're great. There are nearly one hundred tracks available to download for free legally on the net if you search hard enough and that is always good isn't it.

We are planning to record the new songs as an ep very soon so keep checking the website and the forum.

what we are listening too recently: as I've said I am listening to BJM but am also listening to our mate jon's band Reverend and the Makers, I know Dan is right into maximo park at the minute along with 100 other band no-one has ever heard of too :), our kid will be listening to some bizarre 90's pop I should imagine with a bit of the killers and Elton thrown in to the equation, I know rob is still into the kings of Leon album and James sent me this magical polyphonic spree remix of Scorpio rising by death in Vegas yesterday featuring liam Gallagher, try and get it! it is great. I honestly dunno about Dave, the last time I asked he was listening to some 70's funk instrumental stuff. Is there any wonder our influences are so varied??

anyway, enough is enough.



Blogger Pete Cogle said...

You've done it now Ben!

I am now hooked on The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Don't know how I missed them before, but I have a huge back-cataloge to catch up on!

Nice One!


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