As I write this, I'm on a 737 headed home from dirty 'ol LA to beautiful Seattle. No offense to those of you who reside there. It's just not my thing...and yeah, it's dirty. Are you really going to try and deny that?! I mean, it's way fun and I know there's worse, but...c'mon. Haha. Alright, nuff of that. I'm done being immature...for now.
I just spent the last 6 days staying in David's apartment - also a bit on the dirty side. Actually, that's harsh and inaccurate, let's call it messy. Promise me you won't tell David I said so! He was and is still on tour with his girlfriend's project, Katelyn Tarver. She just released an EP. Check it out, girl's got some pipes!
Despite David's absence, I wasn't alone. He's been living with his sister Brittany and buddy Scott. I had a great time hanging out with those two, staying up talking about life, love, and the universe. Even though I'm exhausted now, it was totally worth it. I made two new awesome friends and you can't complain about that!
So why the fuck was I in LA anyway? Well the real reason is, I was writing music for our next record with this awesome dude named Mike Daly (from Whiskeytown). It was a-mazing. Aside from accompanying him in his quest to purchase an old beat-up Rhodes and a brand new hammick, it was music, music, music, music, and uh...more music. 5 long days at the studio had me dumbfounded. There was one point where I turned to Mike, smiling from ear to ear and said, "You have to understand, I'm beyond excited. I can't believe WE wrote these songs!" It reminded me of the moment my 16 year sister found out she was getting her first cellphone. Haha!
All that to say, the jams are flowing, people. I know it's been taking waaaaay tooooo looooooong, and trust me, no one could possibly be more impatient than we currently are. But the time and care put into is will be made evident when we finally record and release the next record. We want to make something that stands out, something great, so that's where we're headed. This is our best work by a long shot and I've never been more excited for the future of This Prov. It's our time.
P.S. CAN NOT WAIT to get these songs stuck in your head!
photo by Sean Berry