VISH Part 2
Hey so remember last week when I wrote out this thing about VISH. Well the next morning we went to have breakfast with him. Not at his house or anything close like that, we went to a place on Bay street called Yo Gabberdine. Because he does another show on CBC(3) where he takes bands out to eat breakfast and for half the show you talk about what you eat, which is actually a nice respite from talking about why you decided to write a rock-opera, which isn't even really what you did in the first place. Another thing you seem to always have to talk about when you are in a band is why you don't get along with Vish? Like one thing I can always count on getting asked is "Did you guys set out to form the most disfunctional band with Vish in it"? The answer is no, we just wanted to be a cool band. "I've read a lot in other interviews about how you guys don't really get along with Vish on tour?" I mean, it just isn't true, we all get along fine. This interview, and the way I'm looking at him in the picture up there, should be a testament to that. When we do another album big enough to warrant the kind of press that gets your breakfasts paid for, I'm hoping we can do it again.
Also - I haven't listened to this interview yet, so I hope it's not that embarrassing. You can download the interview right HERE.
ANOTHER THING THAT IS HAPPENING:
Well, you can read about it on the matablog right HERE. It mostly applies to people who live in England, but whatever. Have you ever heard of the band Belle And Sebastian? Well, we have, and that's mostly how we came up with the idea for this contest. You may know by now that we just released a record about LOVE and ROMANCE. Well, this is your chance to show us some LOVE and ROMANCE (if you live in England, because our label in the UNITED STATES was not interested in this bullshit) by doing what it says on the link I just put up - basically you can get some of those nice postcards we made of the 5 characters from DCTL (yes there are five, did you not pay attention to all the lyrics?) from participating record stores, and write out love letters or how you feel about someone else secretly, or some missed connection style nonsense or tell us about the crush you had on Ben when you were 12 from watching Goosebumps, or whatever. I mean, I'm sure you have some ideas already. You people (Shakespeare) invented the love letter. And I'll be honest - we're gonna be judging these things. I'm into earnestness, realness - I don't like to play games. If you just write some nonsense about how much you love records or Sandy, or something about how you loved our old records - that's not gonna do it for me. This isn't the comments section. There is a prize people, so I want to see real tear stains on these postcards.
Don't live in the UK? Well that's cool. Lucky for you, we're SELLING those postcards stateside from our webstore. Not for an arm and a leg, mind you, it's maybe $5 for a set of 5, which is not bad. And those you can do whatever you want with (let me guess: you are a male record collector and althought like 90% of your being is telling you to buy these postcards for your "collection" there is this sliver of radiant hope that you will actually get these in the mail and you will in turn write something sweet on them and send them to an actual real person - your girlfriend, you mom, a penpal in Kenya, whatever. The postcards show up and they sit next to your Fucked Up records taunting you until 4 or 5 years later you move and the [near]mint postcard set goes in the trash at which point a racoon finds them in your trash and tries to eat them) - you can even write suggestions and send them to me (it's not hard to find my personal address - I am famous), which I would find highly enjoyable, seeing how that would mean we'd figured out a way to sell something to someone and actually have them pay (postage) to send it back to us. You can get those postcards FRESH on our merch store right HEREEEEEEEEEE. Anyways the VISH sendspace is done uploading so I'm gonna stop writing now.
CHECK THESE THINGS OUT THIS WEEK:
Monday - "THE OTHER SHOE" VIDEO SHOOT IN HAMILTON ONTARIO
(maybe) Wednesday - "QUEEN OF HEARTS" VIDEO PREMIER
Thursday: TWO SHOWS IN TORONTO, ONE OF THEM FREE
(maybe) Thursday: Big article on LFG about LADY GAGA
(maybe) Friday(?): FU on Q radio program