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Friday, June 09, 2006

Long Overdue Update

Well we are back from . . . . . . . . it seems like everywhere, but most recently Denmark. The last couple of weeks went great. To those of you who purchased our CD the week it came out, thank you!! That first week is so important to a band. And for those of you who still don't have it . . . what are you waiting for???

We had a lot of fun on the west coast during release week. We rented an RV for a bunch of it and got to travel along the coastal highway between San Luis Obispo and Santa Clarita twice, which was beautiful. If you ever get the chance to drive out there do it. I can't wait to bring my family some day.

We have really been enjoying playing the new songs. It's great to add some freshness to our set. While on the west coast we visited and played at a bunch of different radio stations and stores ending up at Spirit West Coast - Del Mar. Del Mar is just outside of San Diego. So while we were there Marc, Dave and I got the opportunity to do some surfing. That was my second time and man is it fun . . . and tiring. Especially when the undertow is so strong.

Actually the day we surfed was the same day we played at a church in Carlsbad. The interesting thing about this church is that the father of two Switchfoot members pastors it. So while we were there they were of course advertising a Switchfoot show coming up. It would be pretty cool to be in the youth group at that church I bet! We had a great time there. We played the Saturday night service and two services on Sunday morning. Our host families were wonderful!!

Man, there's a lot to catch up on. Sorry we've been so long in posting here.

After that we took off to Alabama for a Student Life camp. This isn't the kind of 'camp' that you would normally think of. This one had over 1000 people there and the living conditions are pretty good for the week. We led worship all week, once in a while interjecting some of our songs. We love playing these camps and had fun getting to know the students while we were there.

From Alabama we drove to Atlanta then flew to Denmark. Those European crowds sure know how to rock. We need them to come here to give us some lessons. We played a two-hour show for between 2000 and 3000 people and had so much fun. The sun only goes down for a few hours at night this time of year there so the whole experience of being messed up for sleep, not knowing the language, and night never really coming really made it all feel pretty surreal.

So now we are home. A short break before a few more shows. We will soon be recording a music video for "The More". So we will try to keep you in the loop with that too.

Until next time . . .



Anonymous Laura said...

Yay!! Tahts soooo exciting!! i was thinking how you guys NEEDED to get a music video!! I'm so pumped!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Bradley B. Shea said...

Can't wait to see the video!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

finally a MUSIC VIDEO!!! *though I don't know where I'd see it? cuz there's only 1 Christian TV station in my region and I don't even know if they have any shows that are for people under 80?!*

But for the U.S., it'll be great. .

8:56 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Just wanted to say how much you guys rock! Christ shines through you and your music, He's performing an amazing work in you. I saw and heard you for the first time at AtlantaFest on the small stage and I was blown away. I have the CD, I can't let you guys live off bologna, and am pretty much listening to it everyday. I'm praying for you, your families, and your incredible ministry- how fun a calling to be in a rock band! Touring is hard I'm sure, especially when you don't heed the water warnings, yikes. Thanks, praise and glory be to God- Sara, Bluffton SC

PS your voices rock, truly you are blessed, but has anyone ever told Marc he sounds like Freddie Mercury...? I couldn't figure it out the whole 5 hr drive home and I suddenly blurted out, "Queen!"

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know I love the new CD! I like it a little more each time I listen to it. I can't wait to see the music video!

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Armchair Theologian said...

Glenn Lavender rocks so hard he melts faces.

Just saying.

Oh, and in other news I'm moving to Burbank, CA., not Santa Clarita. I have a house in Burbank now and I expect you gophers to come over for a trifle sometime! HA! (It's Lyndon...I almost forgot to give my name)

4:23 PM  

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