Monday, June 11, 2007

And they say I choose a dream...

Ah, Summer is here. Pushing 100 degrees here today. Feels nice when you step out of the over-air-conditioned workplaces, shops, restaurants, etc.

I can't believe I haven't updated my blog in nearly a week. I guess it's because I've been so busy lately. I've actually had a somewhat full social calendar believe it or not. I'll go weeks with absolutely nothing on my agenda and then lo and behold I'll have stuff with friends three or four nights in a week. I can't complain - it's nice to be out and about for a change.

So what is new with Snowfaller? Nothing - ha!

How is that for a waste of time blog? I promise the next one will have some substance!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Holy crap!

SK says he is working on his new solo album and in today's blog he mentioned it will have Mellotron and radiotronics...

Are you fucking kidding me?

I can't tell you how big of a fan I am of the Mellotron. I would kill to have one! Well - not actually kill since I'm the nonviolent type, but I really would love to have one.

I know they started making newer ones but they are still so damn expensive there's no way I would ever really get one...

Well - all I can say is I can't wait to hear this album.

I'm a big fan of SK's solo work. I know it's hit and miss for some. I always get a kick out of seeing other people comment (on SKs' blog, on Seance, or on Hotel Womb) about how they love something I really don't like as much or how they hate something I love. I guess it just goes to show how diverse The Church loving crowd is.

Of course, when it comes to The Church (and solo work) the degrees of love and hate are certainly skewed. Other than a few tracks here and there, the worst Church and solo output is still better than just about anything. There are still very very few songs on any of their releases I even infrequently skip.

Dabble is a good example. Lots of people say it's weaker than his other stuff, but I absolutely love it. Maybe it's the live drums but I think those songs are fantastic! I really love that album!

(In my panic of talking to SK at Logan I never even thought about telling him how much I enjoyed Dabble) :-)

Oh well. I'm sure on Church time SK's solo album will probably come out next spring or summer... but I'll still be loading up my Karmic Hit shopping cart whenever it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

How time flies...

Wow - can't believe I haven't done this since May 16. Of course - nobody is reading so it really doesn't matter, right?

Let's see. Saw Ben Gibbard solo acoustic. Fantastic. Definitely one of the best American songwriters out there right now.

Saw Interpol Thursday night. Same old schtick but you have to admit they are damn good at what they do. I have to admit I absolutely love them...

I get a kick out of SK's blogs that list fans. I know I'll never be in the list. I'm one of those quite anonymous fans. Even though I own three of his paintings, buy every release from KH, and buy at least 3 copies of all Church releases (including solo efforts) Steve wouldn't know me from Adam.

Oh well, I can't say that I blame him. I've only met him once and it was one of the most terrifying and rewarding moments of my life.

I've met MWP twice and to tell you the truth he was a prick both times. Once again, I don't hold it against him. How would you feel if everywhere you went stupid drunkish idiots were always telling you how much they love you!!!

I've met PK once and he is the nicest most gentlemanly person on the face of this earth. Peter is fucking awesome.

Briefly met Tim and he was quite nice as well.

I travelled to Boston for the end of the After Everything tour and had a ticket to the meet and greet after the show. No way I would have even approached SK there. Man - you could tell he wasn't there.

Then, the next morning, while returning my rental car at Logan before my flight home...

Guess who was right behind me in their van - Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles.

I just had to approach the man. As shy and introverted as I am - I knew this was one time I absolutely had to do something or I would regret it the rest of my life.

I went up to him and said I just wanted to tell him I really enjoyed the show last night.

Then, much to my surprise, he engaged me in a really brief but nice and memorable conversation. He really is a wonderful man. I know he fights demons (like we all do) and I would probably get sick of fans if I had thousands of them all over the world bombarding me all the time so I can't blame him.

Anyway, that's my story of my one meeting with SK. One of the highlights of my life!

I hear there are rumors of a SK art exhibition in Atlanta (allegedly after the U.S. fall tour).

Believe me - I'll be there if it really happens...