Tuesday, October 13, 2009

(500) days of summer

Just getting away from music for a second, I recently saw "(500) Days of summer" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Dreshanel.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt I was familiar with from a few years back when he started to get some serious indie cred for 'Brick' & 'Mysterious skin', neither of which particularly moved me, although he was watchable. Before that of course he was 'that kid from 3rd Rock'. Zooey Dreshenal I knew from that Jim Carrey movie 'Yes man' and some other roles that I don't remember, but she always seemed charming with her own kind of allure.

Gotta admit, I loved the movie. Both the leads were very watchable & I could definately identify with JG-L's character as he fell for the unreachable Summer (ZD). It was heartbreaking watching the car crash of their relationship unfold but at the same time real moments of sweetness as they fell for each other. Would definately recommend & I'm sure it'll end up in my movie collection once it hits the stores.

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's been a while..

Well, it's been a while since I last posted, I thought I should get onto it & start posting again. We played happy last night supporting the Rodrigous Brothers. Set was:

Secret Garden
It's all just a joke anyway
Deja Vu
Jimmy Jones
The old man & the sea
I'll wait for you
In the meantime

The things I took out of the gig were, 1. We need to practice before a gig, even if it's only once. The guys missed a lot of cues, I had to actually stop playing Control because they'd forgotten where they come in. Hope had a naff ending, & they came in too early on It's all just a joke. 2. Last night was the first time I used one of my electrics - it was awesome! Loved it & looking forward to using it again. 3. My voiced started cracking & breaking around Deja Vu. I need to learn to warm it up and look after it, especially if it's been a while.

Overall, it was a pretty unprofessional set by us, we're a lot better than that & it was slightly embarrassing to put on such a up & down performance. There were really good moments but also crinch worthy moments, ie losing my voice, stopping a song. Definately things to work on.

Coming up we've got a great gig beneath Tugboat on the bay on Nov 20th. It's our first time headlining a show and my first time using my own PA system & electric guitars, I want to get as prepared as possible cause this is our first proper, major gig. Exciting but a little apprehensive, we can't afford another night like last Friday if we're really gonna make a go of this. I know we have the songs to pull it off it's just a case of everything coming together on the night & being prepared.