Monday, June 1, 2009
I want my MTV
Leah and I watched the 2009 MTV movie awards last night, and I must say they were really entertaining. I thought Andy Samberg was a great host, mainly because the show seemed to be one Lonely Island skit after another. Eminem was amazing and I'm thinking I may need to get that new record, after all. I felt bad for him when Sasha Baron Cohen had his way with him, though. Poor thing just doesn't seem to have much of a sense of humor about a naked man's ass falling in his face.
Speaking of MTV... Up in the great north, MTV.CA has added our newest video "Its better to spend money..." to their website and one of the other Canadian music TV channels, Fuse, played the song as background music for a countdown last week. Thanks, Canada!
In other Quiet Company news, today Soundcheck Magazine is posting their 21st issue, which features a 4 page spread about us. I've read the article already and while its very well written, I must confess, I didn't expect him to talk about some of the stuff I said with such transparency. A couple things in the article made me a little uncomfortable, but maybe that's a good thing. Also, he got a few things wrong which I'll clarify here but they're not a big deal.
1. The article paints my childhood as more strict than it actually was. My parents were very wary of secular music but I wouldn't say that I was "forbidden" to listen to it. They actually bought me Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness, I didn't have to sneak it into my room.
2. The article makes it seem as if Leah and I were never Christians, particularly around the time of our wedding, but that's not true. While we may have not been the most devout of believers, we did very much consider ourselves to belong in that category.
3. When Derrick is talking about specific lyrics from the album that deal with religious imagery, he doesn't necessarily always translate the metaphors the way I meant them, but that's something that I like about songwriting.
All in all, I think its a really sweet, hopefully endearing, article. Its supposed to go online today around 3, so go check it out.
I had a doctors appointment the other day to try and finally get this god forsaken acne off my face. While I was there, they weighed me and I did not like the result. So yesterday, I went running. I'm going to try and run every night, or maybe alternate between running and bicycling. All that to say, I hurt all over today. Its really important to me to stay fit so that by the time Harper is old enough to retain memories, I still have enough energy to play with her.