the ever illusive Rob here.
Just thought I'd stick my ha'pence worth in..
Since the beginning of the year I've been working with a couple of bands other than A Slow RIP (gasp!), one of them, a rockabilly trio(gasp!!) has gigs most weekends plus the odd weeknight... I also work 5 days a week and have 2 kids (gasp!!!) so, yep, time and energy is at a premium these days.
That said, Da RIP is a really important part of my creative musical life (let's face it, musically speaking rockabilly isn't rocket science, infact it's not rocket science any other way either, but it is paying the bills, partially).
And now ASR has a real bona fide CD release, thanks to Endgame Records and there are a couple of performances lined up, though I hadn't really considered ASR to be a live entity in the sense of a giggling band...
I'm looking forward to the shows but at this stage have only a vague idea of what we are going to do.
So while Phil and Ian have been practicing, I haven't so much as plugged in a guitar. As I'm a happy improviser I'm not too worried although my main concern is that of gear. I don't have any.
When we record I borrow stuff or use what's lying around. Sadly I don't have a raft of gear and effects.
As Phil says we are having some kind of rehearsal this Saturday so, as the Illawarra's Premier Avant Trio lumbers into bemused existence, we shall see what transpires.