Strings 'n Things
So we are officially in week 5 of being in the studio for our upcoming album "Do You Really Think I'm Gonna Giveaway the Title of Our Next Album" Once again, as I have said over and over again, it's working out quite well. A couple of big shot dudes have stopped by in the last week (label dudes, lawyer dudes, and surfer dudes and manager dudes) to take a listen to the progress we have been making. We're probably gonna wrap this thing up earlier than expected, but that doesn't mean you'll get to hear it sooner...you may actually have to wait a little longer...depending on what the dudes say about it. Hopefully the surfer dudes will ask us to go down to the Diego and hit up the waves before we start this new endeavor. This surfer dude is of course our good friend Joe (YCmerchguy.com) Kids if you don't know this Joe I speak of...he may be the coolest guy I know. He reminded me about something I may have left out of last week's blog. When we were in Germany on my birthday, I had taken in quite a bit to drink before and while we were playing. Sean and Ryan announced that it was my birthday and everybody cheared...I soon followed up with a comment about it also being D-Day........silence. While D-Day is an important day for Europe and all of the world for that matter, it is a very important day for Germany, but they don't really celebrate it as many of their surrounding countries do. It's a bit out of shame but more out of reverence and melancholy. Anywho...it was a great display of American ignorance, and I'm not proud of it...but it mkes Joe laugh so what the hell.
Sean started laying down acoustic strings last week, he had been working on his electric, but it was time for the true beauty of our music. Our friends Rodney and Christine ( viola and celloist) came in to accompany Sean. I have been slowly falling in love all week with whoever happens to be in the room with me at the time while listening. I didn't know that our songs were gonna turn out to be so good until the pacific islander came in to touch it with his magical rosined bow. For now it's just a three piece, but we are gonna have a few or three songs with a full 15 piece orchestra. I get to play piano on one thing with them which I'm a little nervous about, cause I'm not trained and I have to play with 15 bad-asses. I'm prolly gonna screw it all up and turn the whole record to shite. I'll let you know how it works out.
So the title of this was "Strings and Things" I have to let you know it was inspired by an amazing breakfast restaurant called "Eggs 'n Things" There are only a few out here in California...but they are amazing!!! I almost had to the pleasure of eating at the OG one in Waikiki, Hawaii...but it was a 2 hour wait...you should never wait that long for the most important meal of the day...just don't resort to McDonalds because it's easier...you will regret within the hour. I just skipped it all together that day and went straight to the margaritas.
To put an end to all of this rambling, I'd like to say I hope all of you enjoyed the Movie Award performance and thanks for watching. For those of you who didn't like it, try playing in front of the most famous people in the world...and have it later aired to 10 million plus people...no...not up for it...sounds scary...did you guys like my guitar Ryan was playing? That's f@#%ing rock n' roll right there!
later dudes and dudettes...or as the Bush administration would say - Peace Out....Violence In