HAPPY NE….oh forget it….

Is it too late to wish you all a happy new year..?? It is isn’t it?

 

Well – time flies when you’re opening an Icelandic inspired kaffibar (as you do…) – that’s the main reason there’s been no news here for some time (it’s over at www.101reykjavik.co.uk if you’re interested but there’ll be no more plugging of that here! I promise.)

 

The other reason is (and I’ve touched upon this in the past) I feel that – as a band/artist/clown/whatever – social media and the like has fully and completely jumped the shark. Yes, yes, yes it’s ‘a good way of letting people know what you’re up to, what you’re having for dinner, what’s happening in Eastenders….(is Lucy Beale really dead???) etc etc…blah blah blah’ BUT do you know a better way….? 

 

PLAYING GIGS AND BEING GOOD. 

 

Our Facebook updates get viewed by about 2 people these days due to a complex algorithm directly attached to ol’ Zuckerburg’s schlong so unless you’re willing to pay THE MAN (he’s evil don’cha know)…well….that’s that down the pan. I’m also beyond fed up with all these shitty ‘How to Be a Success in Music’ type things saying you have to ENGAGE ON LINE and EXPLOIT YOUR CONTENT to be a band dun good nowadays. 

 

Do we fuck. 

 

I’ll tell you what I have to do as a songwriter. Write songs. THAT’S IT. So – there will be the very occasional tweet or update if we have something going on (for all 2 of you) but in the future….to paraphrase Dizzee Rascal….we’re going OLD SCHOOL BLUD. I’ll send up smoke signals or something.

 

Anyway. Enough of all that (Ed) Balls. Some good news. We’re very happy to say that we’re playing Blissfields this year after winning the Road to Blissfields thang a couple weeks back – it was a funny feeling as we haven’t entered a ‘Battle of the Bands’ type affair for a long, long time as generally I don’t really agree with them. But we did and we won. That’s that. I don’t feel too bad as the acts we played with were all ace too – Sabre and Popobawa deffo ones to watch. Some great bands from round our way on the Blissfields line up already n’all so have a gander at these guys: The Boy I Used to Be, BellyEyeSmile, Matt Jarvis & New Desert Blues to name a few…

 

OK…enough rambling and ranting – I’ll sign off now having brightened your day immensely. We have 5 new songs in the can. Another 5 to get down pat and then we’ll record ’em. The opposite of last time. Not dragging it out for over a year. In the studio for a week. Bosh. Release. We’re also sorting a few other gigs n bits and bobs. More of which soon. My bullshit tolerance level has hit 0% this year and I’m fucked if I’m playing the game anymore. I remember why I formed a band with my best mate David Rhodes around the age of 13. To play music. That’s all. We’re still playing together. Whether there’s ten of you listening or ten thousand. (It’s nearer to ten.)

 

Did I mention I’ve opened an Icleandic Cafe?

 

🙂

 

Wit

xxx

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