Jonathan in the studio, setting up for Jonathan’s wedding, and Geoff talking in the crowd at Acquire the Fire Cleveland. Good times!!!
Ladies and gents, it’s been quite a ride for us the last couple weeks! It’s been busy-busy-busy. More importantly, there have been a lot of really awesome things going on! Ok, so here’s a breakdown of the most recent notable events…
1. Jonathan got married! Yup, our lovable drummer got married! The wedding was held in Kansas City, MO and folks, it was a seriously great time. Along with a couple other good friends, all of the band guys were groomsmen in the wedding. We all had a crazy good time hanging out with friends and seeing our good buddy get married. I can’t communicate enough how happy we are for Jonathan. Yay!!! Of course, what is a trip to Kansas City without getting amazing KC BBQ while we’re there? I’m sure I gained weight while I was there, since we seemingly ate BBQ every chance we got! Mmm-mmm good.
2. Well, it’s official, we’ve started recording the next record. Last week we had the opportunity to go into the studio and lay down what will be two songs on the record. It went really smoothly and we’re super duper excited about how it’s sounding already. We can’t wait to share it with all of you. It’s going to be a long process getting all the songs recorded, mixed and mastered, but we’re confident that it’ll go really well.
3. We also recently played our last Acquire the Fire (ATF) event for 2013, and it was awesome fun! Really, it was so much fun, as they all have been. We’ve been so, so blessed to be a part of these events. The ATF folks are so rad, we seriously love working with them. Keep a look at the ATF calendar for the spring, as we’re surely going to be playing more events in 2014!!!
Thanks again for all your support. We so, so appreciate it. Please keep us in your prayers as we’re finishing out the year by recording this record. Just as I know it’ll be really fun to make, and we’re excited about the songs, I also know that it’ll be a stressful time. We would appreciate your prayers during the process.
We love all of you!
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Top photo: Sonfest headliner Thousand Foot Crutch rocking faces off.
Bottom Photo: Us getting ready for sound check at Acquire the Fire in Amherst, MA. Fun day! ATF rocks!
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Hey, hey, hey,
I just wanted to let you all know that we’re going to be recording very soon for the new record!!! I know, I know, I’ve been saying for a while now that this is going to be coming soon, but it’s nearly upon us at this point. We’ve been having a great time getting all the songs together and picked for what will be the record. I know we’re all pumped with the new material and for the opportunity to put another record. We really are blessed.
Last week we were blessed to be able to play for our new record label family at Dream & Capitol Records. It was an intimate setting, but they let us rock out, and it was a blast! It was great to meet all the wonderful people that are going to be working alongside us as the next record is getting released, and beyond. We truly believe that we have an amazing team working with us right now…from management, to booking, to our new label. It really is an exciting time for us.
As usual, we’ve been staying really busy playing concerts and leading worship. Our newest adventure is leading worship Oct. 21 at Belmont University for the SALT Visual Worship Conference. We’re leading the first day (out of 3) and it’s going to be really really fun. The conference sounds like it’s going to be really amazing, so we are excited to be a part of it! If you’re in Nashville, come check out the conference, it’s going to be worth it!!!
Thanks for tuning in! Until next time…
I hope everyone is doing well this fine day! We’re doing great, no complaints here. We are currently on an east coast run of shows, which finds us in Baltimore today. So far the trip has been really amazing. Everyone we’ve worked with has been rockin’ awesome and we’ve met so many rad people. A big thanks goes out to everyone in Annandale, VA and in Baltimore, MD. You are now truly great friends of S&S!!! You treated us so, so well!
We did get some amazing free time in Washington, DC. We had an afternoon to walk around and check out sights, and let me tell you, wow…it’s impressive. All those buildings and monuments are huge, I mean, huge. So much so, that everything looks like it’s pretty close, but 15 minutes into walking towards said monument or building, you’re left thinking, “I don’t feel like we’ve gotten any closer. How in the world are we still so far away?!” Due to the size of the buildings, it just makes everything look like a short walk away! Count that as a lesson learned, it is not a short walk, even if it looks like it!
Well, guys, you should know that we are compiling the songs that we’ve demo’d for the next record. Things are rounding into shape! We’re really excited to share these songs with you guys. It’ll be a little while yet before the record is done, but it’s gonna’ be fun!
As always, keep in touch via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!
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Now, I’m sure that you already know this, but it’s not a particularly good idea to let your cell phone take a swim. I know, I know exactly what you’re going to say, “Why not Big Dave?! Why can’t I let my phone take a nice relaxing swim at the local pool. My phone works hard all day and a dunk in the pool is well deserved.”
As much as I’d like to believe that your phone can swim like Michael Phelps, I just don’t think I can muster up enough faith in your phone to fully believe it. See, this is my experience. My cell phone decided to take a swim recently. I’m sure my phone was thinking that it was a good idea at the time, but what he found out is that, in fact, it wasn’t a good idea at all.
Unfortunately for him, that little swim in the pool resulted in all his electronics failing. And try and try as he might, he wasn’t able to get all those little gizmos that construct his inner workings to properly run as they are supposed to. Which resulted in this guy (me), having to take him to the store to be inspected. Of course the nice repair man said, “While I understand your phone’s desire to take a swim, you really should have told him it would be a really bad idea.”
I tried to justify it, “Well, sometimes my phone just does what it wants to. In this case, he wanted to swim and I just couldn’t stop the little guy before he got in over his head.”
With a concerned look, the repair guy sighed, “Dave, next time you need to be more convincing. Obviously he didn’t think anything would happen to him as he did a triple back flip into the pool.”
How could I argue with that?! Of course the nice man at the store was correct. So my phone got shipped off to some far off land to be fixed or recycled or whatever it is that they do with phones when they end up waterlogged. It was a sad day.
The upside is I now have a new phone. This phone has had a very thorough talk already discussing the dangers of swimming or bathing (they sometimes try to justify things by saying, “yeah, but if I’m just bathing is it okay?”….”umm, you’re a phone, so no”). I truly hope that the new phone and I will have a happy ever after.
There you have it.
In other news…keep watching our Facebook for updates and new concert dates!!! It’s going to be an exciting next 6 months, so you best be keeping up to date with what we’re doing!
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Mechanical Shark! (not the one used at the event, but very similar…thank you google)
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Yes, you read that title correctly. To be honest, if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, I’m not sure I would believe it exists. I’m sure you’re well aware of a wonderful thing called a “mechanical bull”. To those who don’t know, people get on the mechanical bull and it bucks like a bull would during a rodeo. The goal is to be able to ride it for 8 seconds, just as you would need to in a rodeo event. The bull is placed in the middle of either some sort of inflatable device, or it’s surrounded by a lot of padding, haha. See, most people don’t know the first thing about riding a bull, so they go flying off pretty quickly, and you could seriously hurt yourself if all that padding weren’t there.
Ok, so you’re probably wondering what this has to do with a mechanical shark. Welp, we’re here in Houston at a youth event, and given that it’s shark week, last night they had a mechanical shark on site for the kids to ride. If you know us at all, you know that we couldn’t let the kids have all the fun. At least one of us had to ride it. The easy choice was Little Dave since he’s the youngest and he was really excited to ride it. Of course, the rest of us were saying things like, “I’d probably break an arm on that thing…” or “does my insurance cover this?”…you know, the usual old man things to say.
In the end, Little Dave did admirably. He managed to stay on for few seconds before he went flying. It was pretty hilarious. We were definitely thankful that he survived the ordeal. If nothing else, it looked absolutely hilarious! You can see a bit of it here http://instagram.com/satsandsirens
Anyway, we’re having a great trip in Texas at the moment. We’ve had an amazing time with so many people! Big thanks to everyone in Del Rio, Canyon Lake, San Angelo, Georgetown, Alvin, and Bellaire. You’re all awesome!
Until next time….Have a great week!
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