I totally forgot about doing this blog. Actually, I haven't done anything that justifies writing home about, that's the reason I haven't written in a long while. Every time I came here to write something I thought to myself..."what a load of bollocks, nobody is gonna care about that". And so it went. But I'm here now and still have not alot to say.
Ok, so what is new?
I bought a corn pipe and smoked it while out camping a few weeks ago..that was interesting. Found out quickly that there's and art to smoking a pipe, and just as quickly I gave up. I got a whole new respect for Popeye...(the animated one not the shitty Robin Williams remake. William.....thats a very Norman form of an Old French personal name composed of the Germanic elements wil will, desire + helm helmet, protection,hmmmm I did just write 'desire helmet protection' in a sentance didn't I?).
Bought and watched Point Break with all the special features. Which I must add are amazing and moving at the same time. It's been over 20 years since it was made and wipes the floor with so many new movies. The actors have all aged and and it made me sad to see Patrick Swayze looking amazing in the movie and now being so ill. Very sad.
What else is new? Been snowboarding all winter in my own time. Just came back from my first time in Mammoth. I seem to have a thing for boardsports all over again. Either that or I'm having a midlife crisis a few years early. Its loads of fun. Even if everyone and their mums are doing it now. I guess Skiing is the new cool again. I'm not doing it to be trendy, I just haven't ever had the opportunity before, and since the slopes are only 2 hours away from me, I thought....why not.
Oh, yeah...been working on the record too. on and off. There's been some breaks in between while we redefine who we are and what we want to say. Swings and roundabouts as they say. Time can become an enemy when working on one thing for so long...something that you thought was amazing and fresh can for no reason turn stale and bland over time. So we have continuously kept writing more and more songs to compensate for this. It's difficult to keep track at times because songs have changed and then changed again and new songs have come and gone. The last time I counted we have easily 40 songs in the pipeline. That's not to say all of them were good...haha. We have such high expectations of ourselves and such a high standard for this record that it has really pushed us to the edge to get the greatest songs we can write. No cutting corners and no filler, which is why we are still working on it. It'll be out as soon as it is up and over our raised bar.
It's pretty lame of me and the other guys not to find a few minutes to write down what we are doing and what going on in our heads. But it's not through laziness or arrogance that we don't blog more often. I guess we just feel like we should or could be talking about this or that party we were at and what famous people that we've been hanging out with. Maybe, its just feels odd that anyone would or could give a shit about what I've been up to.
Nah, fuck it, we are just lazy bastards, too busy getting wasted and throwing tv's at old people and shagging sheep to write blogs!!
excuses excuses! tut.
Well, I'll keep it short, so that I have something to write in 2009 or whenever.
oops, shit I forgot to mention that I got married recently. yikes! t'wifes gonna kill me. yeah that too. And I been painting again, in what little spare time I've had. cool there's some posted up on my flickr site...link at bottom of this page.