10 September 2010

“New” things! (Originally posted on MySpace - 15 July 2010)

Hey everyone! Well, it’s been over a month since my last blog entry. FOR SHAME!!! Sorry about that. Just been incredibly busy lately. So the soccer world cup is finally over and all is somewhat back to normal. We played 4 shows at the Cape Town fan parks and they were all amazing. Thank you to all who braved the cold and the swarms of tourists to support us. You are all incredible people and all deserve hugs, high-fives and other acts of appreciation!

So what exactly have I been up to in the past month? To sum it up, I’ve been doing “new” things. I got new cymbals, which sound amazing. I got Istanbul Mehmet crashes and hi-hats. Next mission - new ride, splash and china! Thanks to Paul Bothner Music for ordering them in for me. Best…sponsors…ever!! I also spent a weekend in Franschhoek on a farm, surrounded by horses, which was something new to me, and I attended my first international soccer game. Went to check out Italy vs Paraguay at Cape Town Stadium. Awesome!

The band also recorded a new song at a studio that we haven’t worked at before. The song is called “Hearts on Fire” and we recorded it at Digital Forest Studios.  I believe that the mastering has just been done, so I’m really looking forward to hearing the finished product. We’re also taking a bit of time to write some new songs for our new album!

We have a lot of shows planned for the next month and a bit and I’m really excited to play. Playing some places that we’ve never played before with bands we’ve never played with before. More new things! The shows include a tour to Namibia, and a tour to Bloemfontein, Pretoria and Johannesburg. The details will be online soon. Tell all your friends!

That’s about all the news I can think of right now, so once again I leave with my playlist of new music that I’m listening to! (Well, some of it’s not new, but it’s new to my playlist  )


New songs added to my playlist for this week:

“Wrap Me Up” - Terrible Things
“Sink into Me” - Taking Back Sunday
“Get out” - Circa Survive
“Say this Sooner” - The Almost
“The Silence” – Mayday Parade
“Anthem of our Dying Day” – Story of the Year

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