08 February 2011
"life is like topography, hobbes. there are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure."
- calvin to hobbes
i was supposed to be going into the studio and singing today. i was really looking forward to it. but then i got ill. nothing serious i don't think. i just had a cough and then i couldn't really breathe and it made it kind of difficult to sing. so in the end i didn't go anywhere. i just sat around watching ally mcbeal and listening to the new jad fair compilation. i guess the world will have to wait another week for me to sing. i'm sure it can do that. we've started recording the next album i think. we're doing it one song at a time. maybe we'll stop at two and it'll only be a single, but hopefully not. hopefully it'll be a whole album. we're dreaming big.
i haven't written anything here for a month because i've been writing words for the new songs. and also because i got distracted by fruit ninja for most of january. i was quite good at it i think. but everyone else is probably much better than me. when i was playing fruit ninja i kept being reminded of what it was like being in the boy least likely to when we put out our first album. it turns out it was a bit like when you're playing fruit ninja. in particular when you're playing fruit ninja and you go past your previous high score. all that time that you spend playing the game after that. it was like that. you feel so free when you're playing past your previous high score. you can fail and it doesn't matter. you can suddenly slice into a bomb and the game can be over and it doesn't matter because you've got the new top score. it was like that in the beginning. it was like we'd already gone past our previous high scores. we could have stopped at any moment and we still would have done more than we'd ever done before. and more than we ever thought we would do. i love that feeling. the feeling that whatever you're doing you've never done anything or achieved anything as good as that before. it was nice to experience it again. even if it was with an iphone app that simulates slicing fruit.