Hello again. Another day of band practice, or “rehearsal”. We got in the habit of calling it rehearsal a few years ago when we started actually rehearsing a set, instead of just goofing off and playing songs. It sounds a little more professional, and we need all the help we can get in that respect.
Recently, it’s back to “band practice”. Actually, we’ve been working on new material, and maybe a few new covers, since we’ll be home for a month or so. Why? Well for one, we’re working on a plan for a second single, and a second game plan, so to speak, for 2003. And of course, when i say “we”, i mean us and our managers, MCA, et cetera. Also, when the music industry began celebrating Hanukah and Christmas and what not, everybody completely stopped booking shows for us. And here we are, having band practice…er…rehearsal. Believe me, we want to get out and play at least as much as you guys want to see us. We’re working on it.
I tried to reorganize the main page of the site a little bit last night, in order to let you see at a glance what has changed, and what has not, since your most recent visit.
Someone told me in an e-mail recently , “I love your guys site and how you have the journal on there everyday. Most other musicians don’t even take the time to look at their damn page”. The website is almost as important to me as writing songs (although maybe you wouldn’t guess it, from the lack of news updates and music updates recently…i’ll get to that in a moment). I think the music industry as a whole has underestimated and under-used the power of the internet. It is by far the most convenient way of keeping in touch with friends and fans, and sharing music. The internet is the future of music. I know for a fact that there are people reading this journal who haven’t even bought the album! Until a few years ago, i think digging up music and info on a band via the internet was something you did only if you bought the CD and really loved it. Now, it’s practically the opposite. If that’s not an indicator of the state of things, and the direction technology and music are headed, i don’t know what is. If i’ve rambled about this in a journal before, i apologize. With all that said, i am going to try and make an effort to keep things a little more fresh around here. If i had the time, i would completely redesign the site every few months. I don’t, unfortunately. For now, we’re just going to try and keep putting up new stuff: photos, possibly some video clips, more songs (acoustic versions, live stuff), and of course, more journal entries, assuming there’s stuff to talk about. I’m also thinking of doing a few “audio updates”, like we did back in the day. And if you get bored here, or just want to read/know more, remember to check out a really great fan site, www.NormalLife.org. Thanks to Mike for working so hard to make it a cool place for JFK fans to hang out and contribute. As always, we’re doing our best to keep up with e-mail; if we haven’t written you back, we will (except maybe T, who has never really been a big fan of communicating electronically).