Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 recap and 2011 goals

Ok, so around this time last year the band had everyone gathered.

Well everyone except Jeff, he replaced Andrei when Andrei went back to Amsterdam. I had already met Sarah through a friend and we jammed, she told me about her boyfriend who could play piano (Ben), and I met Justin at a birthday.Andrei was the only one who had replied to my 'band wanted' poster in Derringers and emailed me. We all jammed at Rymil park and two teens sat down to watch us. They said we sounded good and were suprised when we told them it was our first time musicing together. Awesome.

At the 2009 merry xmas crawl (this is what people do in Adelaide. I swear we are only awake when the fringe is on) Sarah and Andrei were slurring about how weird theatre getting together was fate. I beleive this is what Amanda Palmer describes as 'rock love'. Also awesome.

By March 2010, we played our first gig, not counting a fundraiser for a play, at the exeter. Also our second gig. Our second gig was more crowded. Fortunatley it was on during the fringe so there were many people, unfortunatley it was the second day of the clipsal [cars racing around a circular track wasting precious resources]. There were many drunk men wereing car logos yelling "AC/DC".

the rest is kind of a crazy blur. We've had ali the painter and ali the canvas do a few shows with us. Ali [canvas] ended up looking like some villian from the mighty boosh-iverse. (look in albums :)

We were on radio Adelaide at the start of the year and we played an 45 minute set for 3D radio in september. Out of that show we got the recordings which are up on the space.
Oh we also came second in The Helpman academy's foundation front comp and won 500 pennies. The helpman academy basically help all of Adelaide's previous art students get some backup money, mentorships or grants. With the cash we are going to record our ep.

It will be grand! It will be magnificent and it will be within a budget. We are hoping to do it in January and the responsibility lays on me to contact sebastian, who also recorded the Them and the so-alones cd. We are playing various shows during the fringe and will know the dates later.

Personally I'd love to tour. In all the years i've been playing [six years] I've never done that.


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