Begin the Halloween countdown, ladies and gentlemen!
I've been thinking of going as the MacKeeper guy (note - please, please, please don't download MacKeeper), but it's hard to say if that would have a big enough audience to 'get' the costume. You really have to walk a fine line between an easy joke and obscurity. Not that there's anything wrong with obscure costumes - I applaud anyone who's willing to stand up and be counted as weird.
There will be a Christopher Ford show on Saturday October 13th at the Princeton Pub in Vancouver. Joining me will be my friends Jess Martin (Jess, if you're out there, send me links to your stuff so that I can tell everyone about your music!) and Dylan Murphy (a Galway lad who's relatively new to Vancouver). If you need more details, let me know - the venue's mapped to Google on the Tour page. Big news indeed as this is the first headlining show I've put on since moving to Vancouver! Please all come out and, y'know, take pictures and stuff! Here's the Facebook event if you want to RSVP - http://www.facebook.com/events/287313134717109. That's right, this will be the 287,313,134,717,109th Facebook event. What a special night!
Also, a show is shaping up in November at the Raw Canvas downtown. No firm date yet but it's bouncing back and forth between a couple of weeks; I'll keep you posted when we finally nail down the slot.
Mad props this week go to my beautiful wife for successfully getting older! All the best, babe!
And of course, no CFord bloggery is complete without an unrelated music video. This week's UMV? Not Gagnam Style (which I'll admit was a tempting choice), but a stuffed boiled-goose's worth of The Lonely Island:
Stock tip - buy stocks in fingerless gloves. Thanks everyone, see you in a week!
Here's a collection of cat sweaters.
I got iced last night. That's right, iced (the bizzare frat trend from a couple years ago). But it was still a great night - many thanks to everyone who came out to the show. Unfortunately, it seems there was some confusion between exactly *which* Trees Organic I was playing at; if you're one of the poor souls who got duped and trickled in at the end of the set, then my thoughts and sincere concerns go out to you.
Third, an update on what I'm working on at the moment. I will be heading into the studio again very soon - and for the first time in, well, ever, that studio will not be mine. I admit that the thought of not being the sole creative presence in the recording process scares me. To my hardcore fans I realize that this news may come as a bit of a surprise, considering I just released my second self-pressed album this summer. However, there was a lot left off of that collection, which was really sort of a 'best of' collection of work I had done since 2009 and "Secrets for the Sleeping Giants." There's actually quite a bit that I've been holding a little closer to my chest - a great example is the song I took on tour this summer - and I'm planning on taking a few of those to what I hope will be a higher level than what I've been able to produce on my own. I don't have hard dates as to when I'll have a product for you guys, but I am optimistic that I'll deliver you something before Christmas. It won't be an album. It might not even be an EP. Let's just call it a surprise.
The Community episode where the Dean and Jeff sing "Kiss from a Rose" is playing in the background as I'm typing this. In the spirit of 'misery loves company,' please watch the official video by Seal (below) and join me in having this song stuck in your head for what I would estimate is going to be a heck of a week:
You're welcome, y'all. Cheers for now and I'll check in with you guys again soon.
I'm waiting for the opportune moment to make some eggs. Cath is talking to a girlfriend and it's impossible to predict when she'll be done, but she asked me to start making eggs 'halfway through' the conversation. To be fair, the concept of breakfast is something that appeals to me as well, but let's face it - the risk of 'jumping the gun' and having her eggs being disappointingly cold when she gets off the phone is pretty high. I think instead I'm going to update you all on my movings and shakings over the past week.
We had two good shows on Tuesday and Thursday at the Cellar and the Princeton. Tuesday Night Music Club at the Cellar was tons of fun, with great bands and a huge crowd. I'd definitely recommend it to any artist or fan, and the crew that organize it are a hardworking bunch. I myself experienced some technical difficulties, but the MC laid some schtick down atop my troubles and the crowd didn't notice a thing. Mad respect!
Thursday at the Princeton was also a great time - the venue has, erm, lots of character, and the crowd was attentive if not overflowing. I had a great time getting to know the other performers on Thursday - Dan Hudson was especially amazing, but everyone we saw was talented and soulful. I met a decidedly interesting and unabashedly friendly Tom Petty impersonator named Dan Mathieson. I was told I look like a man named Feargal Sharkey of the Irish 80s punk/new wave band The Undertones:
We also managed to get a good video of Nothing on Me - it's over here at the videos section. I'm working on getting that and a couple of other songs recorded and deployed to my loyal fans; stay tuned for more info...
That's all for me right now - don't forget to check out my next show at Trees Organic (Water Street) on September 15th!
Peace, my friends.