On a lighter note, I ran a red light today right past a motorcycle cop and even though I flew by well past the yellow, he didn’t pull me over.
Don't taze me, bro
Lately, I’ve had frequent conversations about the encroaching police state. It’s back in the popular conversation again now thanks to the Cambridge police arresting a Harvard professor for breaking into his own home. It’s unfortunate that such a frivolous incident should dominate the national debate for so long, only to devolve into a fluff story about which beer Obama, Gates...
The boy weaves through the crevasses in the crowd. All the odd-looking kids—their tattoos and home-made dye jobs, their piercings swollen red and their studded belts outside the loops—these misfits shuffle past the wedding band upstairs, past the mortified stares of the guests in their white dresses and black ties, and come down the basement steps. The boy feels at ease among them,...
So I got this obnoxious chain letter this morning with one of those folksy anecdotes that’s supposed to demonstrate that Obama’s policies are leading us down the road of socialism. This email wouldn’t bother me as much if I didn’t receive a similar note yesterday warning of a “conspiracy” by those holding capital to trick the working man to take on massive...
D E S E R T S O N
I am very excited to announce that we will be shooting a music video next month with the divinely talented Brandon Nicholas. He is a great friend of ours who happens to be one of the best directors I know. With a strong attention to detail and a flare for production design, he has done a slew of music videos & films that all share his characteristic style. I really can’t praise him...
Jim arrived at Thom Flower’s spot in Austin, TX this afternoon to start mixing. We are anxiously awaiting to hear their wizardry. Apparently, the first mix of “Sand” should make its way to our inboxes later tonight, so we’ve been obsessively checking our email. Hopefully we should get the rest in the next couple days. Ideally, we shouldn’t have too many notes, but...
Hey guys, check out our interview on AbsolutePunk!
Paralyzed, I’m fixed on the couch, my nerves seeping into its fabric like roots through soil. Through the leaves of the lemon tree, eyeless mouths and fingers laugh knowingly. The leaves, a chorus, shout, “He’s here! He’s here!” in their microscopic language high-pitched. He is the size of a man, but he is no man. Half-insect, half-elf, this alien creature...
So production is complete. Shane added his harmonies on Wednesday and Jim spent a few days editing all the takes into a CD for us to chew on over the weekend. Yesterday, Shane and I had a final meeting with Jim to share our thoughts before mixing. Today I’ll be shipping the hard drive over to Thom Flowers’ place in Austin, TX where Jim will meet him next week for mixing. We...
The Piano Didn't Stand a Chance
So our good friend Katelyn Benton just got interviewed in Baton Rouge’s 225 magazine. She’s a singer-songwriter & an amazing pianist. She’s bouncing around the country doing gigs so check her out if you get a chance.
Shane & Jim tracking bass in the studio for “85 Bears.”
Happy 4th from White Lights! When I was younger, I used to be extremely anti-patriotic. It wasn’t just that I bristled at all the slavery, genocide and imperialist war that riddles our country’s history. Ideologically speaking, I’ve always felt that humanity is on a course both technologically & culturally toward the obsolescence of nation-states. As the internet...
The good news is that tomorrow we’ll be getting the first cut of the EP to listen to over the weekend. The bad news is that it probably won’t be available for public consumption until August. But don’t worry, the extra wait will be worth it. I haven’t been in the studio the past few days because I caught a bad case of food poisoning on Tuesday, so I’m especially...
White Lights play “People Talk” during some downtime in the studio.
Hey check out our good friend Kristen Kurtis at 92.9 KZZU. You can hear her live on the air Monday through Friday from 3 to 7pm up in Spokane, WA. She’s awesome and you can also listen online, so no excuses.
So we’re back at Thud after a fun weekend. Thursday and Friday were vocal days that went from bad to good. After straining my voice on Thursday, I almost canceled the next session out of anxiety, but thanks to everyone’s encouragement and Jim’s direction I delivered performances I’m happy with so far. We haven’t heard the final comps yet, but for all intents and...
Existence itself may be considered an abyss possessed of no meaning. I do not...– Hakim Bey
Guns versus the greatness of God, armed forces versus mobile phones, batons...– Mir Hossein Mousavi, today on Facebook.