sorry to all you's that I said I'd play xbox with and haven't. Basically I haven't been on it cos I've been busy finally finishing the record up. Yup, that's right, we are actually working again. I can't wait till it is all done dusted and out because then finally I can talk all about the process and how it all unfolded. Believe you me, No one is more disconcerted with how long it has taken than I, but you have to trust me when I say we are in a really good place both musically and as a unit.
Lot's of things have happened beyond our control that has hindered our progress which is the most frustrating bit, and people have really let us down, but as usual strength is born from wisdom and experience. And I believe that one can only and always go forwards and never back, so where we have arrived right now is the result of what has happened and not wasted time.
Maybe a dog has to chase it's tail for so long in order to realise the futility and let go.
As though we got out of our minds, and by getting completely out of our minds we could finally come to our senses....literally.
So, I sit in the studio, lee's in the other room tracking guitars, we've done drums which sound fricking tasty
...and although playing music (touring and recording) in a band is important it only constitutes a small portion of the time. Being able to interact and respect the other members in your band, and live harmoniously with them is the most important element. That is the foundation of our band. We grew up together, we have a deep understanding of each other and a mutual respect because we walked very similar paths and have the same blood running through our veins. And when times are tough we support each other and stand by each other. 'Family' is not a term used lightly with us, and considering I've spent more time in my life life to date living very closely with these guys than with some of my own family. Respect and understanding is the key in our survival and not simply talent or musical ability (though these are important they are secondary I believe)
*..........(I deleted and edited this part here cos someone told me that someone was pissed at me for writing about that someone on a public blog).............*
If ability was a key factor in this band then I certainly wouldn't be here. ha. sad but very true. I had maybe had 2 weeks experience of playing with turntables and samples before I was onstage for my first gig, talk about deep end. Although, for what its worth, when I joined, the band took off...hahaha, lucky charm I guess. There are a bizzilion people out there that can out perform me and play way better than I can, but since I'm still here, maybe my role is much more than just pushing keys and shouting loud. who knows. By the way, I'm not feeling sorry for myself, I'm being objective. Maybe I'm less 'bricks' and more 'mortar' when it comes to lostprophets.
Bri-"How did you get through your degree and out the other side without banging your head against a brick wall ? I swear, this week im losing my mind. There's just so much assorted junk to organise and integrate. Was there a moment that it all clicked for you ?"
I banged my head for 2 years, then I let go and started painting whatever I wanted to paint. Not much faith in education establishments I am afraid.
Frankie-"Hey Jamie, if you could have anything (realistically) for Christmas, what would it be? =) And what things would you give to your friends and family?"
I want some snow. I wanna go snowboarding for new year and right now the slopes by me are dry as a bone...booo. I would like to get my mom an xbox box game so I can play online with her. It's a good way of kinda hanging out with my family even though we are millions of miles apart, but I'm not sure she'd be into it. Can't tell you what I've gotten for the rest of my family because they might read this.
MsAnnieAnnie- "dont have an xbox and i'm extremely happy with that fact. don't you feel like you wasted one week of your life by playing that game 24/7?"
I do beat myself up now and again for wasting time playing games but in reality, you can't collect or save time, the only time there actually is, is now and allowing guilt to dominate my now and worrying about what I have or haven't or should have done is definitely not useful. so in response - I do and I don't, if that does or doesn't make sense. haha.
Sketch said...-"stay blond! you pwn"
Fricking Awesome! Suburb Drawing. Stu says it reminds him of a kinda drawing of me by me, only its not and its by you.
Love answering questions!
My marathon training is on hold, studio time is taking up training time plus running is hard and hurts. haha
And xbox is all about PES2009 right now.
see you soon. byeeee