Sunday, 25 July 2010

Holidays are evil

It's a shame how dispersed practices are at the moment, if it wasn't for holidays I feel like this would be such a productive time for the band. I'm currently torn in feeling like I need a holiday and feeling contentment towards them for the way they keep taking my band members away from me, who knows how that story will unfold.
For now I'm taking encouragement from how well the one practice we have managed to sneak in recently went. It's not like it was just good or fun, it was more, it was like something was really beginning to take shape. We were working on new stuff, mainly a song initiated by Lucas and we were beginning to create such a dynamic writing style. It was evident how well we'd all grown both together and individually, I can't wait to see where that takes us.
Please come back from Wales soon Lucas, I wanna crack out some more tunes.
Peace friends.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The Undiscovered Country

Hi all,

This is officially Mike Addis' first ever attempt at blogging, so for all those with experience please be gentle with me, I'm sure I'll pick it up in time!

I guess the inspiration for the blog is the lack of the band really doing anything at the moment, due to various commitments and holidays I think we've only practiced once, maybe twice, in a month, which has started to frustrate me greatly, not that this is anybody's fault, I just feel the band has so much cool stuff to be getting on with for me to be sitting around blogging!

The cool stuff include finishing recording on the EP, which hopefully will be with us in the next month or so, so get your CD racks ready in the 'E' section, it's about to get a new entrant! And also we're starting to crack out some new songs. Lucas has started us off on what looks like a brilliant song, and even I've chipped in, and from the comments I've received from the rest of the band it also looks set to be a decent effort. [Thanks to the guys for all their encouragement, it has definately helped.] I think Josh also has some new stuff in the pipeline, and going on his past form with song writing I know they're going to be brilliant.

But as per usual with new songs in E to the V they're a completely new genre/direction to everything that precedes them, which is both exciting and infuriating. We struggled to define our genre when asked before, how the hecky-thump are we suupposed to manage now?! But some problems aren't really problems, I love our diversity, and the ideas bubbling around in my grey matter I'm sure we'll write more diverse songs in the future.

***SPOILER ALERT*** Both Josh and I have commented that we want more pacy, rocky songs in our repetóir, so be on the look out for them in the coming weeks and months!

Anyway, Thomas the Tank Engine season 4 has finished, and I need to get ready to go hang out with Early to the Vineyard's official number one fan, so I'll bid the blogsphere 'Adieu' . I've enjoyed rambling at whoever ends up reading this, so I may well blog again when I have enough to talk about.

Take care & God bless.


Sunday, 11 July 2010


I am listening to Plan B, strange hey?

I have no doubt that people other than me will post on this blog soon, I just wanted to throw out another post before I advertised it, give those I tell about it a little something more to read, besides there was things I wanted to write about.

Unrelated stuff over.

I believe life is a journey. I love road trips, the chance to travel with friends, see what might catch your eye along the way, what adventures might unfold. Why hold the fun until the destination is reached when the journey itself can be enjoyed? I want to apply that attitude to life. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in reaching a destination I forgot to enjoy the road I'm walking along. The band too is a journey and one I want to enjoy each step of.
I was just reading an interview with As Cities Burn who are no longer a band, but were once a very very good band. In the interview Cody talks about the journey they went on and how he wished he'd enjoyed it more rather than looking ahead all the time, how he wished he'd made the most of each tour instead of hoping for bigger tours. Wether it's hanging with my buddies writing tunes or recording a song, wether it's playing in a small room to a small group of friends or on a large stage to a big crowd I wanna make the most of each step and enjoy each moment. If this is as good as it gets, this is good enough. I love this band and I love the friends I've made through it. I used to long to be in a band, that day came. Then I hoped for the chance to write my own songs with a band that too happened. The next wish was to be able to play these songs too others and sure enough that became a reality. I sometimes look at songs far better than I can write or shows far bigger than I could play and feel so far off the dream, yet if you'd asked me a few years ago what I'm doing write now would have been a dream. If I can't
enjoy this right now I don't think I'll ever be satisfied, but there is so much to enjoy right now. I said it in my previous post but I'm so excited about the stuff we're writing write now, I can't wait for you to hear it, I can't wait to hear it myself.
When Luke gets back off holiday I'm sure we'll have much more to talk about, for now, shalom.
"Love people, eat stones"

Monday, 5 July 2010


If you've taken time out of your potentially busy day to pop over and express interest in any words we may have to say, then thank you.

If you don't know, which if you're here I presume you do, then Early to the Vineyard is our band and this blog is a space for us to talk about it. How we feel, what's happening, maybe some lyrics, anything that relates really.

At the moment we're writing some new stuff and we're pretty excited about it, I will probably drop a post talking about that soon. For now I fancy watching a film.