In the OB I saw this absolutely fantastic photo from our beloved guys, in special Tim.
You can find an interesting article right here http://www.nme.com/news/keane/36527
Doesn't the green hoodie fit very well Tim? *dribble* and it seems he has been smoking...ok so do I *oops*
Monday 12th May 2008
Greeting friends (Note from Isa: I suppose he sends a special hug for me...lol). We're back from another fantastic two weeks in Berlin. Such a joyous, inspiring place to work.
It felt to me like we took all the songs we worked on out there -5 or 6 of them, I think - up another notch. There was a really fun, creative energy in the studio this time -lots of massed BVs, classroom-style (-quality?) percussion wig-outs, and synth parts that asked the question, "Is this tasteless nonsense or utter genius?"
Fran came down and played us the new Travis album, which sounds brilliant, and then joined us for a long night in the bar, where we ate banana splits, drank terrible beer, and argued about In Rainbows.
Our new policy for this session was to have old films projected onto the big screen in the control room, to inspire us as we worked. I brought in my collection of Marlene Dietrich classics and made everyone watch Blonde Venus on a loop for two days. By the end of that we'd decided that sparkling lapels and foot-long cigarette holders had to be the look for the next tour. It all worked wonderfully until we hit a wall of exhaustion on Saturday afternoon and found ourselves helplessly mesmerised by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness.
Work continues today. Are we entering the final stretch or just getting started? My head is spinning and I have no idea.
PS Has anyone heard Wild Mountain Nation by Blitzen Trapper? It's great. Oh, also check out John Roderick's predictably fabulous blog on the Seattle Weekly site.
Gotta look for all those films...need to watch them!*runs to the video store*