22 January 2009
the wind was whistling all its charms
"when i saw you driving under the window with your head held high, with that terrible stiff necked pride of the defeated which i know so well; i knew that your comeback had been a failure like mine. and i felt in my heart for you. that's a miracle. that's the wonderful thing that happened to me. i felt something for someone besides myself. that means my heart's still alive, at least some part of it is, not all of my heart is dead yet."
- tennessee williams
we filmed the video for our new single yesterday. well, actually we filmed the second video for our new single, because it's a double a side so it has to have two videos. we've already made the video for 'a balloon on a broken string' which is on one side and then yesterday we were making a video for 'every goliath has its david' which is on the other side, and which johnny and andy from razorlight gave an unexpected world exclusive of when they played it for the first time anywhere on the radio on tuesday night when they were standing in for zane lowe. which was very nice of them.
i think the filming of the video went well anyway. you never really know how it went til afterwards when you watch all the footage back, and then you realise you looked like a complete idiot but it's too late by then. it wasn't until afterwards when i was watching back everything we'd filmed for the 'a balloon on a broken string' video that i realised i didn't have a beard in it. i don't remember not having one. i usually have a beard but i must have shaved it off. so now we have two new videos. one which i don't have a beard in and one which i do. in as much as my beard can be considered a beard. pitchfork did once refer to me as a "mustachioed lead singer" not a bearded one, and that made me wonder if perhaps i'm delusional and consider my beard to be more substantial than it actually is.
apart from worrying about facial hair, we've been rehearsing for the concerts we've got coming up. most of them aren't until march so we wouldn't usually bother rehearsing so far in advance, but then we're playing a little warm up show in a couple of weeks in london so we had to start a bit earlier than we usually would. if anyone wants to come to the warm up show then there should still be some tickets for it. we're onstage quite early, at about half past eight, so you'll even have time to go to the pub afterwards. which is nice.
these are the tour dates
thursday 5th february - london's soho revue bar warm up show
monday 16th march – leeds, the cockpit
tuesday 17th march – manchester, night and day cafe
wednesday 18th march – glasgow, king tuts
thursday 19th march – newcastle, the cluny
friday 20th march – nottingham, the bodega social club
monday 23rd march – brighton, audio
tuesday 24th march – bristol, louisiana
wednesday 25th march – southampton, the joiners
thursday 26th march – london, cargo