got and idea. Perfect day verses actual day...nah, that's not very Zen. um....
What it is yeah, since I said I'd write down some stuff in me last blog I am a little at a loss as to what should be said. My days have recently been the same process of :wake up, car or bike to studio an hour away. Grab some lunch on the way. plug in, switch on and tidy, edit, create until I'm hungry. Then have a beer, maybe discuss a few things, then Ian turns up and we argue, play and sometimes agree on melodies and lyrics, and rack all our brains to find the right bits for the right places and times, then I get back in the car/bike come home go to bed and repeat. Stu's life have been this x 3 for 6 weeks almost every day...proper trooper that boy! So today I am tired, and i don't really have much else to talk about that isn't constant replays in my head of choruses or parts...which i might add, has a tremendous ability not to tire itself out, much to my emotional stress. A good smack in the face or a bloody big wave crashing on my head might bring me back into reality.
I think I'll respond to some of the things some of you's were wondering about stuff.
Annie- "do you have a cat? and if so, could you show me a picture?"
I do have a cat, she's in the UK dossing at my parents house since I abandoned her and the rest of my family to move to the sunshine. I don't have a picture right now but the painting i recently had posted up her was of her..she was in the middle, a tabby cat. She's got the hump today so my dad tells me, she went out in the cold last night for a few hours and today shes in a bad mood. Maybe she's planning her revenge on me or something for making her move. The Black one in the painting was a cat we had years ago who got run over...and lived just long enough for me to sit helplessly watching her die and the rabbit exploded....yeah, literally exploded. not even the vet believed me until she exploded all over him. messy business.
andreajane- "Oh and please tell Ian to please get his hair cut"
Nah. that's just mean, who am i to judge or criticise what someone else is doing or wants to look like. even if I'm just the messager. Each to their own i say. That's like going up to someone and saying "hey fatty go do some exercise"...have some restraint people! tether your judgements for a second and think how it would feel the other way round. now go do your homework!
Thanks for all the Christmas wishes and new years greetings, always blows my mind that so many people All around the world have been touched by our band and technology allows me to thank them for that. Thanks. Makes me feel really humbled.
Snowboarding was a bit meh, because it was so busy, also I wasn't really letting go because there was a big group of us and beginners who I wanted to guide. So no big airs or anything this time around, although frustratingly my nearest mountain has had 10 inches of snow in the past two days and I am in the studio and unable to get some powder....booo, ah well, one enables the other... I must remember that.
It's raining here in Los Angeles today. it's quite warm and the sun is out but it's raining. Very reminiscent of Hawaiian tropical rain. Very rarely rains so when it does I really appreciate it. gotta go run 9 miles tonight which I'm not really super amped about. Marathon was postponed in LA so I'm having to change my prep training. Probably will not even be around when it happens but its always good to have a direction and something to motivate. In contrast to my puny marathon attempt, a friend of mine is climbing Africa's tallest mountain for red nose day charity in the UK. pretty awesome feat if you ask me. Always an inspiration and one of the nicest most genuine people I have ever met, if you fancy giving her a little support or wanna sponsor her, you can at this site.
I was thinking of trying to raise some money if it looks likely that I can do this marathon, was hoping to raise money for the Golden Hearts animal sanctuary or something like it. I have adored golden retrievers ever since I read Dean Koontz book the Watchers, and one day hope to open a sanctuary to rescue animals.
Soooooo hippy eh? thats ok, I don't mind being all hippy dippy.
Guess I should be writing more about trendy dark comic books and tattoos or getting wasted on sunset blvd, sex, drugs and rock and roll!! haha, sorry..you got Ian for all the partying and crazy shit....me, well I just love to play music and be happy and content. Way to go Mr. O, way to shatter the illusions.
You know what, I think it's more of a simplification rather than anything else. I'm just not that into rushing around chasing things that I thought I needed, and I just stop and look around more often at whats already here. I don't know if that's part of growing up or anything but I suppose the bubbling spring stream has to slow down when it meets the river and the flater ground. maybe it comes with the knowledge that there's only one place for that river can go, so why rush the be exhausted and wish today away in the race to grasp at tomorrow (which in reality doesn't even exist)...I am just letting go of the all the things that are really not that important and in doing that I can see through the mess at what is.
I'm gonna try and get the rest of the band into flares on the new record...haha, joke.
Mind you Felicity Kendal was supa hot in the Good Life...(one for all you oldies from the UK)
Anywhoo, I'm off, I better get dressed, been sitting around in my PJ's and slippers with my tea like a proper old fart playing xbox when i should be working...so back to the grind.
Speak to you later...