~ Another solo concert was announced for Oslo on May 20 at Rockefeller. Very cool. The venue is not very large, it's a standing room kinda place apparently. And there are supposed to be some new a-ha tunes during the night too! I'm not sure I am ready for new a-ha music, right in the midst of the solo extravaganza of May, but I'll approach it with an open mind at RAH ;-)
~ Go watch this video to see Magne painting the tiles which were part of the Porsgrunn exhibit which opened a couple of weeks ago. I really enjoyed this clip, it's interesting to see the process he went through. I'm still a bit disappointed that the 'documentary' from the limited edition album was only 4:41, although I think the editing and audio are ace.
~ I've almost reached saturation point with the new songs, and need to put them on my second-tier iTunes playlist. "It's not you, it's me," I tell them. "I'm not ready for something so serious." Uncomplaining and dignified, the songs will recede quietly into digital memory, ready to be recalled when I need a fix before the shows in May.
~ In typical 'feast or famine' style, it's very quiet these days. It's actually kind of nice to have the intensity abate for a while, although I can't get out of the habit of checking forums several times a day because I don't want to miss that one thing that will break the silence from any of the band members. Oddly, we've heard more from Morten's camp than Magne or Paul's, and that's. just. weird. Please put the universe back the way it should be! ::shakes fist at the sky::
~ I've grown fond of my album cover, although to be honest if I'd had a choice I wouldn't have chosen it. There were really only about 20-30 standout covers, though, and there were plenty that I definitely didn't want! So I am content somewhere in the mid-range. Haven't decided yet if I will carefully store or proudly display it. Money is a factor because if I go with display then I will want a very specific custom frame, and it'll be a while before I can manage that.
That's all for now. It'll probably be quiet here for a bit until there is more substantial news ;-)