Archive for January, 2010

New Pedal!
January 23, 2010

Last week the band drove around 2 hours north to get to the little town of Gnosjö. We had a sweet little show. A nice organizer and enthusiastic new fans! We decided to stay the weekend up there since Simon’s folks live just an hour from where we played. It was a nice get away weekend from our regular monday to friday jobs!

Ok, so as usual the impulsive side of me took over. For starters, Graz and I have been talking about upgrading our rig [musician’s equipment] for a while now. We want easier ways to make travelling lighter… i.e.. the reason why we’ve  been discussing having pedals instead of all our effects in the guitar top, which is so bulky and heavy. So to cut a long  story short.. I went to a store and checked out a pedal board I’ve had my eyes on for a while. I read a bunch of reviews  before and checked some sounds online, but had never tried it. Within 30 mins, I purchased the long awaited pedal I’ve been wanting. And now I’m super excited to see the results for our live shows!

To get the real sound out of the pedal it should be plugged into a huge guitar cabinet [amplifier], but since we were at Simon’s folks, I made do with what I found.. or might I say.. GRAZ made do with what she found!

Check the linked video to know exactly what I’m talking about. 😛 Enjoy!


Gnosjö here we come!
January 14, 2010

After not playing live for like several weeks we are dying to get up there again! First gig this decade is in a tiny town called Gnosjö, known in Sweden for its entrepreneurial spirit. We havent been there before and its always cool to put another town on the list of were we’ve been!

Entreprunumial what? anyhow.. YAY!!!!! Gig tomorrow finally.. I bought a new outfit just for the occasion 😀

Competition in February!
January 3, 2010

2 years ago we took part in local music contest, a battle-of-the-bands type event called Popkorn. This year we decided to give it another shot! Or rather, we thought it would be an interesting opportunity to play in our hometown, not so much caring that its actually a competition…

Competing in music is always a bit dodgy in my opinion. Beauty is so much in the eye of the beholder that it is hard to compare bands to each other in that way.. Especially when its a mix of styles!

I’m a very competitive person, but when it comes to these competitions the regular sweat and blood is swapped with having a good time and meeting new people. I’m not fully pro to the system of this competition. One band goes through the next round via the audience and another band via the jury. I understand the concept behind it, but I don’t fully agree with it. The reasoning behind the audience vote is to obviously to attract people to come
to the show, but it’s not fair on the bands competing. Basically the band with the most friends or fans will go through via the audience vote, and since the jury picks “the best band” of the night, that leaves “the second best” band in third place, since the majority of the audience doesn’t “really” pick who they think is best, rather who they’ve come to support regardless if they suck or rock.

I’m really not into this competition.. I’m more into the place! The tivoli has a kick sound and the lights are brill! Plus new people will be there and get to hear us live which is really what we’re all about! Playing live and having a
good time. If I take this competition too seriously  then it becomes a stressful and uncomfortable gig.. because I’ll be focusing too much on my performance, it destroys the fun. No.. this gig will be fun.. whatever happens happens.. I’ve set my attitude for it and I’m really looking forward to playing live again!