That clip is from a BBC documentary based on a Douglas Adams book called Last chance to see. Stephen Fry is in it, he is hilarious and awesome, and why hadn't I heard of him until now? Seems like he's everywhere over here, though - writing books, hosting quiz shows, looking after endangered species...
What else has been going on? We played a show on Saturday night, it was pretty good but the sound was terrible! It was really really loud onstage, and I think the audience suffered a bit, too. I wore earplugs, but the other guys were all deaf on Sunday morning...
Apart from that, the show was uneventful... Okay, not really. Ross convinced me that I should make a confession:
Midway through the set, Andy was flailing about as usual, but on Joe's and my side of the stage instead of his side.
Anyway, he was stomping backwards, and it looked like he was going to stomp all the way onto my saxophone.
So I did what any one of you would have done: I kicked him in the back of the legs. Unfortunately, being Andy, he dropped dramatically to the ground, but on the way down I belted him with the headstock of my bass - I didn't mean to, he ran into it!
He's okay now though. In my defence, it's not nearly as much damage as he's inflicted on himself over the years... Wow, that defence makes me sound even more like a monster. What kind of human kicks little Andy? Me, that's who.
Anyway, violence aside, what else? Heath, our Australian manager, was over this weekend, he came to the show and then we had a catch up dinner last night. It was really awesome to see him, he had heaps of funny rock'n'roll stories, as usual. He's over with his money-making band, Karnivool (we are his 'in it for love' band). They play prog metal, which is not my cup of tea, but they're really nice dudes and really really successful in Australia. I think they're doing pretty well over here too.
I had a day off today, because there were only two studios booked. I think the whole of this week looks to be pretty quiet, which will be nice. Today Ross and I spent the day hanging out and not doing much - we watched a video and I made onion soup. Exactly what I want from a day off...