Before i start covering the usual bases of LA Living from my perspective, i want to quickly divulge on to quite a serious subject for me.
If you haven't heard by now then i' ll let you know, the Blink 182 summer UK tour that was taking place this July has been moved to July 2012. Now, in another life time we'd also be able to commit to a tour 14 months down the line, but unfortunately we cannot. We already have our own UK headline tours in place and potential huge festival slots for us, which prevent us from doing it. On a personal note, the word gutted doesn't seem to truly cover the way i feel about not being able to tour with Blink, especially after we were so close to doing so, but one thing it has made me realise is this, our band over the past 5 years has seen and done so much. The fact we're half way around the world recording our third album with a complete legend of a producer is a testament not only to us, but how far our fans have taken us and allowed us to grow. I say it a lot, and i don't want it to end up sounding redundant, but time after time i am made to realise that without our fans, our sixers, our FRIENDS, thats right, YOU GUYS, we are sweet FA. Even just through twitter you guys have been so supportive over this Blink situation when you could have easily been pissed at us and the situation, instead it seems you're main concern is how disappointed we must be not being able to live out this life long dream of ours. So in my own little way this is me saying thank you. All i hope is that our band continues to grow and is here in years to come and you're all still there with us.
With that out of that way......
IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, THE NEW SHIRTS ARE ON SALE NOW GET EM' WHILE THEY'RE HOT!!
I've lost track of the days, i can only recall poignant things that stand out, so let's begin.
On Friday the 15th of April we finished tracking the bulk of the music on our album.
It's not just a matter of all the extra guitar lines, beefing up the sound a little bit, hand claps, snaps, gang vocals, miscellaneous guitars and all of Dans additional percussion's.
On Thursday the 14th we went to Warner brothers studios and did a tour. Some of us have girlfriends out at the moment, so it was definitely a fun day out!! We decided to give Dan the nick name 'the 7th wheel', any ladies out there wanna change his fate?
We had the funniest little tour guide who showed us a bunch of pretty eye opening shit! Do you guys wanna hear an interesting story? That, of course was a rhetorical question...
When they were filming the first ever episode of Friends, one of the producers called out and said 'Does anyone know how to work this expresso machine?' Only one man in that room did, turned out to be Gunther who raised his hand, and because of that he ended up having a part in a 10 series US hit TV show and probably made an absolute mint!!!
MONDAY 18TH of APRIL
I went on a little trip into Hollywood with my girlfriend, we walked a long the chinese theatre ( see pictures below ) and then went to ' The Wax House' which was so much fun and then crossed the street to 'The Guiness World Museum' which was a real insight to the madness that is our world.
TUESDAY 19TH of APRIL
A bunch of people came down from our label UK & USA to hear some of our new songs, and then in the evening a few of us went to the El Rey theatre to see Plan B. It was a pretty mind blowing show, the guy's got a serious talent. For his encore he did a few mo-town covers with his beat boxing pal dropping some dubstep beats over the top, take my word for it, AMAZING.
Until next time....stay classy.