Its taken me a while to write anything regarding the band, for which I sort of apologise, but at the same time, it is what it is and I just haven’t been very focussed on much at all of late except finishing the album and sorting through my disastrous personal affairs. I’ve probably avoided writing any updates as a means of distancing myself having to reflect on where I’m at right now and I’d rather stay hidden in my man-cave where I can stare at the fire and replay the glories of yesteryear.
It’s been a hard couple of years and I never expected the album to take so long to complete but we are now coming to its final moments before it is thrust into the world for better or worse.
I’m going to Melbourne Tues 14 Dec to work with Forrester Savell who will be mixing the album. The songs are all ready to go, and based on some mixes we already had Forrester run up for us I believe this is the way to go.
As for me, I’ve finally given up trying to work and complete the album – it’s not quite so cut and dry as that but I got sick to death of the place I worked at after it was taken over by a pretty fucked firm and decided to leave. Whether I ever get back into engineering again I don’t know. Personally things have never been worse I think – split from my wife, selling the house, all the shit that goes with it. I’ll be glad when this year is over and I can concentrate fully on playing gigs and starting another band to keep me occupied as tmoc gets to tour so little. Anyway, the album’s almost done so I hope by the end of the week I can report the album s completed and all that is required is to get it released.
I sometimes hope that 2012 will be the end of the world (what a spiteful prat I am) – I think I’ve been getting ready for the end of the world all my life, reminds me I must get my NBC suit out of the boot and check no moths have damaged it. Hardy Har Har….dont take me to seriously, nobody else does.
You know, if I get another musical venture going (why can’t I just say band?) it will invariably have a tmoc feel to it – I can’t really help that, but it will also allow me to broaden things a bit as tmoc does tend to keep within a narrow focus. On that though, the new album definitely has some songs that push the limits of tmoc and even perhaps that means the limits of fans – I don’t know – what I do know is that when I listen to the new album it all sounds good to me and I’m usually my own worst critic. I guess we’ll all see won’t we?
Sorry if this update is a bit of a drag and sounds down etc, truth is I’m really looking forward to getting out of here and getting to Melbourne for a while where all the focus will be on the music.