I'm still alive. No excuse for not posting sorry. Just been absorbing the comments on the last blog. Thought I'd have a bit of time to figure out what to use this blog for. I was hoping some of the other guys in the band would take up writing and contributing to this so I could place myself in line with what they are saying but unfortunately not. So I guess I'll still keep just being me.
Wish I had some really cool things to write about but nowt has been happening. I feel as though my life is in stasis until we can finish up this record. Unfortunately we are on other peoples schedules and it is all out of our control. hopefully the next couple of weeks will be action stations, but until then I'll just return to Albion and live my alternative life as LionHeart in Fable2. Which by the way is all i have done 24/7 for the past week and a bit. For a guy as grounded as I thought I was, how easily I got swept into a fantasy world as a Hero????
Here's a weird one...One of my favorite bands in the world doesn't sound anything like the band I am in. I've always stood by the fact that Nada surf are my most favorite band even though at times I thought it was just stubborn pride. But in hind site, I hadn't given the albums enough time. I tried an experiment recently to see if having all this access too music has diminished my love for bands and albums and strangely it proved to be the case. Here's the details:
My Ipod holds 80gb of songs and albums and most I have listened to only once. back when I was growing up, I would have five tapes or so with an album on each side and I would listen to them continuously. I would love (and I mean LOVE) these bands and albums so much so I could remember the length of time between songs and the exact tempo of the next song.
So I decided to get a shuffle and only put Nada surf 5 albums on it. Now bear in mind I am training to run a marathon so I've listened to Nada surf at least for an hour everyday if not for 3+hours on longer runs for the past month or so.
....and as if by magic, I love every song and album. And have faith in music again. I relate to the lyrics and I hear new things every time I listen that I didn't hear before, it's like a kind of meditation. Up until now I felt that all music was shit and that everything new was bland, but the problem was me!! I wasn't allowing the music to grow because of my greedy desire to own everything.
So throw away your ipods and get tape player Sony Walkman! it's all the rage! bum bags are in too.
Just thought I'd share that with you.
you should try it.
See you online in FABLE2 if you want. Comment me your gamercard. by the way I suck shit when it comes to COD4 I'm not playing that unless your crap too.