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The Scandinavian Cyber-Posten is my blog for the band. Ever since I started reading The Machine's Pump on the Brave Combo website I've wanted my own blog. After all, I'm a creative and intelligent person and I have thoughts on a lot of things. Here's a place where you can read what I think about a variety of topics. I hope you enjoy what you read. If you have any feedback on what I've written, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 3
Greetings, Scandinavian Fans!--------------------
August has rolled around to the Pacific Northwest. This has been a hot and dry summer so far. Some people enjoy that weather; I get tired of it after a little while. I wouldn't mind a few cool, rainy days thrown in periodically for variety. It has also been a dry spell for the band. We haven't had many gigs this summer. There were a few in June and then nothing until yesterday at the Swedish Club Pancake Breakfast. After that we're not playing again until September when Oktoberfest season starts. While the downside of not playing much is obvious, the upside is that we get to work on things that we wouldn't normally otherwise have time for.
One of the things which we haven't been working on is our long-stalled new album. We started working on it in January 2010. Numerous life challenged intervened between then and now. We stopped work on the album in March of that same year and never had the opportunity to recommence work on it. With a slow summer schedule we're taking advantage of the downtime and going back to work. Tentatively, we'll go back into the studio on August 10th to work on the tracks. First up will be recording the accordion parts. After that we'll go to work on the vocals, horn parts, and any other small musical details. Hopefully we'll be able to get it all finished up by early autumn and be ready for a release party later in the year.
At the same time, we're working on booking our usual slate of Oktoberfests. As we get those confirmed they will be posted here on our website and also on Facebook so keep your eyes peeled!
That's all for now. We hope to see you all out at our upcoming performances!