Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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
Sincerely,
Pete

39 Comments:

Blogger XO, bitch. said...

Pete!
I'm so glad the album is going well. I'm so ready to hear it, you don't even know how excited I am :-D
And, I heard Joe won't be your merch guy anymore :(
I hope he will still tour with you kids, I want to meet him... after I meet you guys ;)
Anyway, much loveee -Lindsay<3

2:26 PM

 
Blogger Jamie said...

Hey there, Pete! I was just wondering...

...What's the closest you've ever been to touching a monkey?

I'm out like whoa.

2:46 PM

 
Blogger xLaurenLizx said...

Hey Pete.

Glad to hear the album is going well. I cannot wait to hear the strings all you guys are going on about. You need Sean to post here and gives his point of view on the string parts.

And yes... I did love the guitar Ryan was playing. It was beautiful, haha. Had no clue it was yours though. Make sure to take time off and going surfing with the "surfer dude", aka Joe.

<3 always,
Lauren.

3:27 PM

 
Blogger d/c rawks said...

i thought u got "strings and things" from the cartoon "the weekenders"... i think i speak for everyone when i say i was really hoping you'd give the title of the album away

4:40 PM

 
Blogger andysbabe said...

thx for posting

6:07 PM

 
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6:07 PM

 
Blogger JiNa said...

oh dang I wish I was part of the orchestra..sounds like so much fun!! don't worry about your piano playing..you'll do awesome..I have faith in you Peter =] oh shite I ate McDonald's breakfast this morning..the steak bagel..I need to eat more healthier before I become a fat ass. I loved you guys performance at the awards..that was the only reason why I watched it..haha..that sexy thang was your guitar?!..now that's what I'm talkin bouts. B]

6:14 PM

 
Blogger Some Girl said...

Hey Pete!!! glad to hear that the record is going well- i cant wait to hear it! its gonna rock...alright..well
luv ya pete!!!
~Molly
p.s- ur my hero.

7:01 PM

 
Blogger NYGirl0611 said...

Peter Michael Mosely!!!
glad to see your back posting. Ur postings are the greatest, i really missed them.
yes that was one hot guitar out there.. lolz.
post more often!- they always put me in a good mood.
<333, jessica

7:09 PM

 
Blogger UgAcOuRtyc said...

yay! Pete's back! (Not that we didn't enjoy Ryan's post!)

Anyways, I'm happy that the album is going well and I can't wait to hear it!! I also can't wait for the underdogs to open back up ;)

All my love <3courtney

8:33 PM

 
Blogger Quattroporte said...

Right when I saw "Do You Really... I was excited for one second... Oh well. ^_^ Lots of people I kinda know were wondering about "that guitar." It's awesome dude! Happy Recording!

8:39 PM

 
Blogger Super_hot_mel said...

No "stoked" this post, i'm really disapointed, i was really getting used to seeing how many "stoked" pete would use.... I'll just have to tolerate the dude this time :-P

I have a question, and i don't care if a fan answers it, but is Gifts and Curses written about spiderman, or is it written about soemthing else? I've always wondered....

Later dudes

12:49 AM

 
Blogger Sarah Jayne said...

Hey Pete,
You rule!
Thanx for posting, it makes my job so much easier when i can just come on and see how my favouritest band in the world is doing. LOVED the MTV awards performance. I hope you do tour Australia especially Perth (the capital of Western Australia). AHHH I LOVE YOU GUYZ!
Cya Pete
<3 Sarah @-'-

4:19 AM

 
Blogger Sharra said...

What's up Pete!
Whoa sounds like you guys are having a good time recording ure songs. Dang i'm so freakin Excited to hear what ure next album would sound like.
To bad :( i didn't get to watch you guys perform on mtv (sadders!!) but that's okay well it's cool reading ure's and ryan's blog (by the way RYAN URE SO FREAKIN HOTT! LMAO). well peace out ~SARA~

11:21 AM

 
Blogger Chelsea said...

lol, you sound like if you are having so much fun. I can wait until the cd hits stores. Oh and I missed theaward thingy. I dont have cable. my old man thinks that cable is bad and stuff. by hey i have the computer to keep me updated

11:24 AM

 
Blogger jesse said...

wats up pete?
you guys rock, hopefully ur cd comes out soon! hey come to SYDNEY!!!! we luv yas here
cya
JEsse~1!

5:31 PM

 
Blogger Jules said...

PLEASE COME TO MULHOLLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL.I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE BUSY BUT, I'M NOT YOUR BIGGEST FAN BUT I KEEP TALKING ABOUT YOU. EVERY PROJECT IN SCHOOL I'VE DONE WAS ABOUT YELLOWCARD, BY THE WAY I GOT AN A! BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. I HAVE BEEN CRYING OVER YOUR SONGS, JUST WATCHING YOU ON T.V. MAKES ME CRY,PLEASE I'M CRYING RIGHT NOW. I JUST WISH I CAN MEET YOU GUYS, I'VE SEEN THIS GUY WITH A YELLOWCARD BAG, AND I WANTED TO ASK HIM WHERE HE GOT IT, BUT I HAD TO GO OUT OF THE BUS. I SAW A RYAN KEY LOOK ALIKE, I THOUGHT THEY WERE SIGNS THAT I WOULD FINALLY MEET YOU. I AM SO EXCITED, ONCE YOU GUYS START TOURING I WILL TOTALLY GO, BECAUSE THAT'S MY ONLY CHANCE OF MEETING YELLOWCARD. YOU ALL MAY THINK I'M A FAN THAT WANTS TO SEE YOU ALL IN PERSON AND GET AN AUTOGRAPH, BUT I'M NOT I WANT TO SEE THE BAND IN REAL LIFE SO I CAN SEE WHO IS RESPONISBLE FOR SUCH GREAT MUSIC. I HOPE I MEET ALL OF YOU BEFORE I DIE.

6:19 PM

 
Blogger maryvolent said...

how can you dare say we hate the performance? its nice.

truth is, i did'nt get to watch it since i was out of the country last weekend(i promise i will watch it tommorow when it airs again though!) but my friend so kindly recorded the song for me on her Mp3 and let me listen. it's real nice!

9:00 PM

 
Blogger Helen said...

Pete, i hope you get to catch some waves with joe. im so excited (or should i say STOKED!) about the new record. its going to awesome. well i hope so. keep rocking.oh bad ass guitar by the way.
-Helen

11:04 AM

 
Blogger Kerry said...

Awesome Pete! Can't wait for the album! I hope you guys are having fun doing the recordings too. I just know it's going to be awesome. Good luck with the rest of the recording!! Tell the rest of the guys hello for me. =)

Later,
-Kerry

11:17 AM

 
Blogger Kerry said...

Awesome Pete! Can't wait for the album! I hope you guys are having fun doing the recordings too. I just know it's going to be awesome. Good luck with the rest of the recording

11:17 AM

 
Blogger Ro said...

hey pete it's ro again....just wanted to say thanks for the update....i chuckled a bit on the pacific islander comment cos I'M considered a pacific islander....even though i don't live on an island or even close to the pacific ocean....hehe, anyway keep us updated....i love how you do that....keepin' it real and what not....take care....and i'm out....*snap*

1:15 PM

 
Blogger Sarah said...

Pete!!!!!
Just wanted to tell say that the MTV performance was amazing! All of ya'll looked good and sounded great! Can't wait to hear the new album. I know its gonna be AWESOME!
~Sarah
P.S. Loved the guitar!

5:42 PM

 
Blogger Tex said...

I'm a new fan. I found you through a friend of mine and now I can't get enough. FINALLY! A punk band with TALENT!!!!
Get on that new album, oh, and I'm sure you'll do fine with the piano... That's what studios are for, to fix when you screw up. Haha.

See ya-

6:41 AM

 
Blogger PinkMunchkin said...

Hey boys! Glad to see your
having fun while recording. Any
chance you saw Rachael from
Capital popping in to say hi?
She is an amazing rep!
Keep strumin, snarin, and pluckin
towards your fabulous new CD!

Christal aka PinkMunchkin

10:25 AM

 
Blogger xo_lostcause said...

I am so excited to hear the new stuff!
Keep rockin'!

11:16 AM

 
Blogger Juh_Brazil said...

Hey ya! I don't think you know that there are many maniac fans here in BRAZIL! And I am one! You just don't have ideia how much I love the band and how much I would like to see you performing here (Brazil), but I'm not gonna ask you to do this... I know is to hard, so I'm going to see you in your homecountry very soon I hope.

Is there a way to someone tell me the dates of shows?

So... I think that's it, now you have got some more conscience about your influence around the world!
By the way... I loved to see Ryan posting! Do it again, your fans around the world you'll be very glad...
A big kiss... Love you so much, I hope you see this!

Brazilian fan Juh

3:13 PM

 
Blogger Shane Sowden said...

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know I am a new fan up here in Canada and recently picked up the Ocean Avenue CD. Been playing it constantly! Looking forward to the new one.

Sowdy

10:21 AM

 
Blogger stargirl2 said...

Greetings from Zion, Pete,
It's your Lutenintary here(j/k).
So mondo koolio...how everythings going in the studio. excelllent performance by the way. and yes, i saw ryan play ur guitar. neoclassically kawiiee also.lol. So can't wait for the new album as it would be a definite knock out. peace and baby grease, over (static) and out(static),
--rimmel

11:12 AM

 
Blogger dixiepunk said...

Hey Pete!
I'm glad that the album is going so awesome and that there's going to be more strings :D
toodles *Sarah*

4:39 PM

 
Blogger Naat Kaat said...

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11:00 PM

 
Blogger Naat Kaat said...

Hey!

I just found out about this blog...and it´s really nice!

I don´t know if you guys read the comments but if you do I just want to say that your music is great! here in Brazil you just became famous, you´re on TOP 20(MTVBrazil) and it´s kinda cool see that your work it´s being known and people like it, cause I know and like the band for a while and now everybody talks about you guys!
I like it cause now I can afford(I don´t know how to spell it!) your cds, they´re are not imported anymore! haha
So, I hope to see you live one day! Cause I think that closest thing I´ll ever get is to see my friend´s band playing some covers of you guys! hahahaha

good luck with the new album...I can´t wait to listen to it!

take care

love :)

Nat
www.fotolog.net/natkat

11:05 PM

 
Blogger distorted_penguin said...

i catn wait for your new album to come out. i dont what else to say so...um...i cant wait for you to start touring cuz i wll definatly go.

12:49 PM

 
Blogger Shike7 said...

HEY PETE!!
The more i hear/read about the new albumm, the more exciting it gets, just waiting for this what i know will be awesome album to come out!i'm totally stoked:D It sounds like its going to be awesome:D

LOVe lots shike

2:22 AM

 
Blogger Raphael''.......... said...

hey...
We really expect the album to come out as soon as possible... but i guess we don't mind to wait a bit more so it can get as good as it can be. And as a Brazilian fan I should say we really hope that YC will stop by here and give us the great opportunity of watching the show.

later guys!
Raphael

12:16 PM

 
Blogger Devon 'bigD/bam bam' said...

Can you guys give us a date yet? I'm goin crazy! I gotta have a date to hold on to. I hope its in the next 4 weeks! Probably not..but I wish!

8:25 PM

 
Blogger sammy said...

hey pete!!
well i talk to ben online all the time!cant wait for the new album to be out!woohoo

sammy

10:47 PM

 
Blogger iheartyoumucho said...

omg i totally saw you guys at surffest this past year out at kualoa ranch.that show completly rocked my socks off! it was crazy with teh waterbottles being thrown though and ryan's guitar getting hit and all that. anywho, you guys either need to come back this year for that or make sure you get a spot in your tour for us poor kids out in hawaii cause nobody cool ever bothers to come out here cause its not the mainland. both my boyfriend and i are hugemongous fans of you and we really admire all the work you put into your music, so we'd be totally STOKED if you come back! i love you guys!!!<3

11:40 PM

 
Blogger Pixie Potters Adventures said...

No matter where you go i will find you. oi! Go to my blog it's at pixiepotter.blogspot.com
I'm cool and i'm much prettier than ya'll. um, bye!

P.s. Strong bad rocks!

10:49 PM

 

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