We have been rehearsing again. Since Staffan joined the band we have really learned a lot.
The most important thing is perhaps that we focus on one song at a time. And we practice for instance only the verse, only the groove, or one stop, again and again. Today we´re all a bit tired, it´s the end of the semestre, and we have a lot of work and are a bit stressed. But still there were a good progress.
And the best part of this way of working is that, surprisingly, we don´t get fed up with the song. It is like discovering it again.
Now of course we are focusing on I´m running, which we hopefully and probably will be able to play at the GP scene final at the 11 of august. You who live in Gothenburg, please come, we need you there!!
Here is a photo of the band from a photo session with Raysan Ismail:
This is at Lindholmen, and we have a nice view of the harbour in the back. What do you think?
Now we are looking forward to a quite calm summer. But first me and Didi are going together to Spain, not to play music, but to join a two week course for spanish teachers in Fuengirola. That will be great, Diana will bring her viola just in case. Didi is playing a lot these days, she is also playing with Alpaca Sports, who is doing it really good, and she has several gigs with them this summer.
Another thing that´s happening is that I will make my very first radio interview! It is the radio from back home in Norway where I come from, who will have a chat with me about the band, and they will put I´m running on their playlists. I am really proud and happy because of that, and a bit nervous as well. Wednesday 6th of june at 15.15 I will go on air directly to NRK P1 Sogn og Fjordane. You can listen to it directly on web here (scroll down to where it says "Sogn og Fjordane"....But it will be in nynorsk (new norwegian, which really means old norwegian), so some might have some trouble understanding it ;)
Good bye for now. Thank you, everybody who has been voting for us! We are leading now and your support feels great. But everything can happen, there are more than two weeks left, so keep voting! :) And then we will do our very best preparing for the final. Have to buy a stage piano, that is one thing.... A lot of thing going on. It feels like the boll has started rolling, and I am so grateful for all opportunities, for the support and for my great band. I take that as a sign that I am on the right track, and an encouragement to keep on.
I wish you a great summer, on your own track;