Right then me old Chumley Warner’s, this is my first and most probably my last blog on here as I don’t really seem to do incredibly well with computermibobs! You will find that this blog will mainly be how a conversation with me would go, ie; I will quite often be talking about one thing and thinking of 3 others, so I WILL drift in and out of things as confusingly as I normally do and will have no real structure, so please bear with me.
First and foremost, all of what these ass hole so’ bitchiz said derogatory about my good person is bullshit! Now that’s cleared up I can persist in doing what I do best……………. That’s correct, everything ha-ha..
Well, what’s it like being the front-man of the best inventive, ballsy and most kickass band of our generation yet to be noticed then? It’s quite cool actually! It’s a rollercoaster at times, I’m always worried about my delivery though to be honest, be it in the recording studio or live at gigs, and I hate being off key, especially in the studio.
As it is I don’t really worry too much about live performances, for some reason I always seem to get a boost from somewhere, even if I’m flu’d up to the arsehole I manage to pull through un noticed. In recording on the other hand I find it very hard to get the same pulse, I don’t know why really, cuz when we’re writing the song I get to the point where the song is all I want to hear and all I want to play (there is also a point where I end up hating it too). Also, I feed off people at gigs you see, be there 1 person or 100 people, I feel its my personal mission to make them feel like they’ve seen a great show, and rightly so, they’ve just paid to come and see a night of music and they fucking deserve it, I cant stand seeing a band who stand there looking at their shoes with their dicks in their hand looking like a bunch of spare pricks at a wedding, I AM BORED NOW!!! I get that sort of thing while recording, I try my damn hardest to get into gig mode, I’ll try anything to get that Zen, like I’ll do some push-ups, jog round the block, drink hot water with lemon and sugar with countless energy drinks, wind people up, slap my own face and shout at myself to name just a few, because, I hear every little snag and glick so it really knocks me confidence when I’m hearing that absolute bullshit that comes out of my mouth cuz at that point I’m thinking I’m one of those dick-in-hand geezers, but fuck that, time to man up (see told ya I’d ramble a bit).
During the recording of our first EP it was in an old Tudorian house and I spent the night there, woke up, had breakfast, drank hot lemon and honey, and feel I really pulled the proverbial shit-storm out of the proverbial global-shit-bag because we were on a schedule and there was someone new to perform to I guess, but with Radiostasis I was alone with Watson and I felt nude. I was aware of all my mistakes, but together I think he brought out the best in me by reassuring me I was doing well. But after singing El Nibre for the 367th time I was getting restless so we downed tools and it was left for another day. I was dreading it for fear of ruining what was already sounding like a great album-to-be and there I was fucking up everybody’s hard work, but that little siesta was all I needed after having worked stupid hours over Christmas and generally feeling run down I came back like a new man after a welcomed rest, to finish off a song that never made it to the EP, hahahaha, ironic really.
Different subject while I’m thinking about it, during practice, I have a terrible case of the giggles which is usually due to someone flinging the odd BUM note in the mix be it vocally or musically, usually its Thomson, all I have to do is look at him and I fucking crack up, I really don’t know why but he proper slays me, maybe it’s the fact (to me anyway, and he’ll hate me for saying this so sorry dude) that he has a wonderful voice, I mean very well spoken, so when he curses, (to me anyway) it sounds hilarious it proper tickles me, so for a while I find myself laughing out loud, “lol” as it is most commonly known nowadays “lol”. Each one of us is a completely different person to the other, which is most probably the reason we all work so well together. I also know that I can be a reet pain in the arse most of the time but that’s just the way I am, so there.
If I’m honest with you all, there is one person who hardly ever gets mentioned as part of Captain Horizon but our Pete is an absolute hero he is the 5th member of CH as far as I’m concerned, I owe a lot to him. Like Mez (obviously) I’ve known Pete for a good 10 years and Mez is my brother, we’ve played together in all our main bands from thence.
Pete, has been a huge part of my progression as a front-man, in-fact he’s been like a guardian to me, I mean if I fall 50 feet away from Pete he’ll be there to stop me from hitting the ground hard, and shit like climbing onto the bar, I’ve got Pete to thank for that and pretty much all of my stage antics. For instance way back in Final Redemption we entered the “Ultimate Live Battle Of The Bands” competition at the “Robin 2” venue in Bilston and cuz Mez is a lefty drummer, sound guys shit themselves like their life has just folded into the depths of Satan’s gusset, so we either had to open or play first, basically if you had a lefty you had to open the show, so me being young and fiery it pissed me off, I mean its no fucking hardship to switch the kit the other way its just fucking lazyness if you ask me but that’s a different story (as I do have a lot of respect for sound guys, as long as they take pride in what they do and not just going through the motions). So Pete, to calm me down and in all competitive form said “go out there and make them follow that!” what I heard was “go out there and shit in their faces and tell them to follow that” that’s what I heard, so good as gold I went up there all full of youthful spunk and smashed it then at the end of our set I proceeded with the line “FOLLOW THAT” at the top of my lungs and I immediately saw all the other bands completely shit down their legs, the Robin 2 stunk lol. I look back now and think ‘what an arrogant little shit I was’ but I feel like if you’ve got it, flaunt it lol. Basically, Pete is mostly to thank for what I do on and off stage, he’s the one who’s always at the front giving me a bollocking for not making a show of it.
Pete has taught me a lot in this game so, Pete this part of my blog writing future I dedicate to you thank you me old mucka I love you man x
I’ve enjoyed this blog shit to be honest so I think I’ll be back soon,
Thanks for reading hope it’s not been too confusing
Peace, Love & Bananas!!!