Here are some great shots taken at the Superbowl by our pal David Bergman. Dave always makes us look like rock stars!
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Ok, so it wasn't really "Bring your dog to work day"...
I just got back from seeing Sloan at the Dakota. It was a benefit for War Child. I think they're the ones who make sure child soldiers get REALLY good guns?? Too Dark? Likely. I LOVED the show. They are such a great band. Great melodies, and inventive parts, mixed with the soap opera that is playing with the same group of dudes for 18 years! It was a night of obscure tracks, and stuff they don't often play. At one point Murphy introduced a song saying it was "from NO ONE'S favorite album", and then added "It's sort o
Spike Jonze took a masterpiece, and made it in to a masterpiece. I just took my kids to see the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers adaptation of the timeless Maurice Richard… Damn, I knew I was going to do that! Maurice SENDAK book, “Where the Wild Things Are”. It’s always a risk to take something that people have such strong attachments to, and change it in ANY way. This adaptation was obviously done with love, respect, admiration, and a genuine sense of fun,
Just finished a really fun show in Primm, NV. Thanks to all the fans who made the trek. The shows are starting to feel REALLY good. Who’da thunk that rehearsing would work??!!! We spent a day in L.A.
Dumbfounded. Grateful. Lucky. Insane. I don't even know how to describe how I feel about the day I had yesterday. I was fortunate enough to be invited to join The Snowbirds (The Canadian Forces Demonstration Team) for a ride in a CT-114 Tutor. The ride I was offered was their early morning "Media Ride". It's a chance for the local TV and radio folks to ride along, and get some great footage to promote the Toronto Air Show. It is a formation ride for about an hour around the city of Toronto.
Hooray!!! I received the final mastered copy of the record yesterday, and I couldn't be happier with it. The problem is... I want it to come out immediately. I want to start touring this material, and getting all the old stuff under our belts again. We've really been sort of winging (a BnL tradition) all the shows we've done so far. No real rehearsal other than daily sound checks to date. It's been fun, and challenging, but it's going to be so much better when we take the time to reinterpret the old, and figure out the new.
We now have 18 tracks mixed by Bob Clearmountain! We finished tracking last Friday, and Bob was hot on our heels with the mixes. He was already mixing tracks we'd finished earlier, while we forged ahead to finish the rest. He would have passed us for sure if we hadn't had some shipping delays getting him the raw materials. Bob really brought the songs to life. We knew he would. I am so frickin excited about these new songs... well, it's ridiculous. I can not wait to get them out to the world. In fact I may not. I may just post them all in a euphoric haze.
We're on a tour bus somewhere outside of Minneapolis, en route to Cadott, WI. We've been listening to possible single edits for "You Run Away", and "Graffiti Love". Jim, and I have been doing them in Garageband. It's a fierce competition. Jim destroyed me with his "You Run Away" edit, but I will best him in the "Graffiti Love" duel. It is an unspoken competition, but a competition nonetheless. DAMN YOU Creeggan!!!! You haven't seen the last of me!!!!