Getting Better All The Time
long week. Thanks to everyone who sent along their best wishes for my recovery from food poisoning. I'm still creaky, but there has been a lot going on. The world keeps on spinning.
Well, I finally got our ntsc (North American video) master of "A Talent For Loving" made. The original was in the pal format, so it had to be converted before it could be distributed here. As a result of several snafu's, I've upgraded my dvd drive. And thanks to KS1 Security's continuing sponsorship of the band, we have a new color photo printer! That means we can make super-pretty press kits to send out to the record labels and industry players. It's taken a long summer to get to this point.
We've had several people of decent magnitude utterly flake out on us. I ain't gonna name names, but you know who you are. As a result, the band is forging ahead on its own (manufacturing our own dvd's is just the tip of the iceberg). We aim to get our music heard. We simply want to entertain everyone, it's just an expensive endeavor when you gotta D.I.Y. on the level we are going to reach. I know this will come as a disappointment to many, especially our fans in the UK, but we will probably not return to Britain until Spring 2007. No bridges have been burned, so we are already making our plans to come back. But beyond the family illness, as mentioned, we've had a key player in our plans vanish. Don't fret. As I always say: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
We do have champions working behind the scenes who believe in Rush Hour Soul. We know you believe and we damn sure believe in ourselves. So, if it takes a few extra months, fine. Better than to ride with philistines who are only in it 'cause they think they taste the flavor of the week. But, as mentioned in my previous blog, my hair continues to grow out into the universe, creating its own gravity.
To answer the most frequent question I've been getting: Yes, there will be one more show scheduled in the U.S. for 2006. Probably early November. We are working out options with a number of venues. Most likely we'll repeat our Christmas ornament give-away (a major success & fan favorite last year).
Tomorrow, do not attempt to call me between the hours of 1 pm and 4 pm, pst. The BROWNS are on TV again. Miracles never cease! Taking on the even worse Oakland Raiders. Whooootie hoo! I'll be wearing Bernie Kosar today if you see me around town.
Love, Power, Peace