We had a great weekend in Michigan! Two great nights of SoulBlast 2010 with Hawk Nelson, John Reuben, and Seventh Day Slumber. Scott and I both have family in south Michigan, and we got to spend a good bit of time with them, so that was nice. Made a lot of new friends as well.
Today we took a trip to visit our friends at GHS Strings / Rocktron, who are located in Battle Creek MI. They gave us a tour of their string factory, which was awesome – got to see the whole process from start to finish of how they make and package their strings. Followed that up with a cool interview with GHS rep Bob Waller, who hooked us up with some goodies to add to our arsenal. FYI, Philmont plays GHS strings exclusively, because they are awesome. And Rocktron sells a great collection of pedals and amps, the former of which I have started using [I am using the Mega Booster, Guitar Silencer, and Reaction Octaver], and they are awesome as well. Check out their stuff here: GHS Rocktron
There is no band like Mew. Period.
We are writing lots of cool new songs! Can’t wait for you all to hear them. They are hot jams. We are especially focusing on writing this month coming up (April), as our touring schedule is rather sparse. But no worries, there are plenty of ways to be productive outside of the road.
We went to see Alice in Wonderland yesterday. I think I was probably the least impressed out of our group. I think part of that was because I was under the impression that this supposed to be the same story as the original animated Disney movie from back in the day (which I love). *SPOILER* It was not that. I realized that at the end, when they show Alice’s “flashbacks” of a younger Alice doing all the things from the original story. So this movie started out cool and bizarre, but it eventually turned into more of a heroic epic tale…slaying dragons and such…not very Alice-like if you ask me. Anyway I was super tired, and I will admit I nodded off a couple times during the first half of the film. So maybe I need to re-watch it in full alertness and with the correct pretense in mind. But the playing card foot soldiers looked SWEET. Bottom line: more interesting than Avatar, but less interesting than Shutter Island. Just my thoughts.
Alright well we are rolling up to our hotel for the night in Petersburg, Indiana. Hopefully it’s not too late to hit up the hot tub! If it is, there’s always P90X. Or something. Later folks!
Three Songs to Buy on iTunes This Week:
1. “Online Songs” by Blink-182
2. “Doris Day” by Jack’s Mannequin
3. “Homemade Valentine” by Children 18:3