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Date: Fri 04 Oct, 2002 at 09:10
Headline: Temporary Decompression
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Greetings & Salutations!

It's been an exhausting few weeks here in SonsWorld, but even though I have only now just started to decompress from last week's FloydShow I am still very much looking forward to tonight's gig at Getty's. I love the challenge of the big shows and the great results that are achieved when everything comes together, but aside from the actual few hours of precious time I spend on stage with a bass guitar in my hands, they tend to be so much....work. Tonight will be a much more informal, low-maintenance gig, and I am looking forward to having a little more fun.

Not that tonight's show will be completely without ambitious trappings, of course. The fine folks at www.opticnurv.com are coming out to film several songs in order to put together a video demo for us, and we're also getting a high-quality audio recording which we may use as a live CD for public consumption. I was pleased to see (er...hear) how great our tunes sounded last night at rehearsal after so long on ths shelf. Even 'We', which we have never played in public before and have only had a few chances to practice, is sounding very powerful already. There has been some great feedback to the demo on our main page, and I am looking forward to everyone's reaction to hearing it live.

Speaking of last week�s FloydShow (which we really weren't, but that's Ok), I had the chance to watch the videotape recently, and was impressed. I feel that this show was a giant leap forward in quality for us, and I really cannot stress enough how proud I am of this band. Many kudos are often given out to the technical folks who put the icing on the cake for us (and it must be said that Webmaster Fozz really did an amazing job on the visual end, which I wasn't able to properly appreciate until watching it from the audience's point of view) but between all the different strains and stresses that come with putting this kind of show together, the band -- which puts in hours and hours and hours of work well before the day of the show -- can sometimes feel shortchanged or underappreciated.

So, to Tim, Eric, Jason, Juli, Matt & DC : if I have been at all stingy with the "attaboys" lately, I apologize. Thank you so much for the very hard work that you do for very little pay. It's been a privilege to see you in action lately and witness all of our efforts coming to fruition...and knowing that we will have the opportunity to do it again soon.

And thank you, true believers, for being there. Hope to see many of you tonight!

bye for now

your humble correspondent
Thom Bowers