After the usual post-return-from-america waking up at 6.30 AM despite getting to bed at 2 AM, then tossing and turning in impatient denial of the fact that there is just no returning to sleep, I’ve given in to the facts and am having a surprisingly decent breakfast at the Orly airport hotel. We are at the very last stretch of our seemingly never-ending run of shows that have kept us on the road pretty much since October.
April 16, 2010
April 4, 2010
Holy shizzle, what happened to the weather?! Thank goodness we did the filming in the river yesterday. It’s so freaking freezing today there is no way any of us would’ve gotten in the water if it had been today. I know we said yesterday we were willing to suffer for our art, but this is ridiculous. it’s like the year’s gone through a mini time warp back to early January and maybe a bit of a geographical shift too to somewhere completely baltic. Can you tell we’re English(-ish), never happier than when discoursing at length on the weather?
Today is split between working in the studio and
April 3, 2010
Our planned early start to get to the Austin Green Belt in order to film our as-yet-untitled cinematic masterpiece is somewhat undermined by the fact that Justin rings up at the departure time of 10am saying he’s overslept. Clearly he’s in some part of the city other than La Quinta motel, and this delay gives everyone else the excuse to shamble off and get unscheduled breakfasts/whatever, meaning we rock up to the pretty backwater close on an hour late, a delay which will shunt through the day in a chain reaction of mild stress.
Director/visionary Brian Gonzalez’s idea is to have the band
March 22, 2010
As befits a band of our elevated station we are staying on some anonymous freeway cloverleaf somewhere far south of south-by. Here the culinary options are limited, so every morning we hop like good little bunnies to the IHOP next-door for the best our pds can buy. Here even the “healthy” options to come with coronary alerts, but nevertheless we fill up with egg substitute omelettes and dishwater coffee ahead of our date with MTVu at the disused power plant close by the river back in town.
The location is frankly stunning, some gutted industrial monolith that would make a great location for
March 22, 2010
Everyone is really excited about attending SXSW for the – get this – third time. Not only because it brings the promise of much-missed sun and standard fun that annually occurs for 5 days in downtown Austin, but also because we are delving into the world of film-making for the first time. We are working with an awesome New York-based video artist named Brian Gonzalez on a strange semi-fictional documentary about Fanfarlo, in which an idea we’ve been kicking around for ages of bringing the girls from the cover of ‘Reservoir’ to life, is finally being realised.
Brian is following us around