Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A sad announcement from The Birds......

C-Bird and X-Bird:

After two years, we have decided to call it a day with The Birds. We've experienced some great moments with this band but feel the time is right to concentrate on other passions. We want to thank everyone who has supported us these past two years and those of you who have taken the time to listen to our music, read our blog and meet us at our shows! We've met some great people along the way and have some fantastic memories! It's time to move forward positively into the future and launch ourselves head first into whatever is in store for us. The past two years have been an exhilarating whirlwind and we will continue to live our lives without regret and full of creative thought and positivity!!! A big thank you for all of your support!!!

After almost 2 years together, we lay to rest one of the most exciting, exhilarating and exhausting projects I have ever been involved in. It all started off from an impromptu jam, an impromptu band formed and within such a short time, the impromptu band went full time, touring the world, recording with the likes of Steve Albini and meeting people I could only ever dream we'd meet.

Rather than dwelling on the reasons for ending I think it's important to look back and reflect on a proud achievement. We had FUN, I adored instrument swapping and more than anything, I loved being on stage. The time has now come to move on and focus on my new band Blue On Blue as well as my club Decasia Club, to thank those we've met along the way, enjoy new projects and take all that we have learned into a new direction. It has been one hell of a ride!! Thank you all for the support!

Over and out....

Monday, 11 January 2010

Girl Chewing Gum

from John Smith..

I remember watching this years ago when I was studying film...recently a video artist friend of mine shared this video link on her page. It's been a while since I've seen 'Girl Chewing Gum' but watching it again has reminded me of how great this video is. The simplicity of the video highlights for me the magical illusionary aspect behind the craft of film and video making. It's such a genius yet simple idea. Everyday life is a film set and you're the director!