Ben here! So it has been.. a good year or so since we\'ve written a blog as a band. We are gonna change that and start giving you more info on what’s been going on with us on the road. Yaaaay! :)
Life has been crazy for us the last year! Definitely feel like we\'ve been along for the ride. We\'ve had a lot of amazing opportunities open up for us, from our music being played on the World Series to WWE to the NFL to Rock Band. I dont think I ever thought we\'d have opportunities like that. Honestly, it\'s very humbling to be a part of such a thing. Thanks for your support in getting our songs out there!
This past week we did an iTunes exclusive live Ep that will get released.... someday... haha i have no idea when but i\'m sure in the next 6 months or so. We got to record back at CRC studios in downtown Chicago which is where we tracked the Comatose record. Loooooots of memories from making that record. Got to visit our favorite places to get coffee, Thai food and places to explore. I love Chicago, so much life and busyness. The EP turned out pretty cool so far as well. We ended up tracking 8 songs.. Not sure how many will end up on the release though. But I think they should all be on there. Haha.
Podcasts! If you\'ve not already, go to iTunes or click here http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/skillets-podcast/id251611698 and subscribe to our podcast. We\'re trying to get a good handle on it so that we can give you a bit more consistent insight into the band. The plan is to give you a new video each month. We may throw a few extra ones in there as well. So yeah, go subscribe! Also, we just introduced a new segment to the podcast called, "Cool Stuff People Give Us!" If you want to be have your gift featured on it, bring us crazy stuff! We\'ll be picking the crazy stuff, so be creative! PS. (Jen likes Dove Caramels.... a lot!)
Festivals have been amazing so far! Thanks for all of you who have attended! Seriously.. these have been my favorite shows of our career. I think the rest of the band would agree. I think my top fave\'s would be.... Summerfest and Creation East... And Lifest.... and Sonshine.. haha. ok maybe I shouldnt pick fave\'s.. It’s like picking a favorite child... I don’t think your’e supposed to do that. haha
Ok well I\'m at Starbucks, My office while I\'m at home. I think people think I work there cuz I\'m there sooooo much. There and Target. Actually, I had a lady recently that was at the register checking me out and asking if I was working today..... I was like, "oh, i uh have a weird job..." not really understanding what she was saying... But then I realized she thought I worked there because I go in so much. haha.. I\'ve tried to cut down my visits to a couple times a week. :)
Thanks for reading! GO subscribe to our podcast and follow us on Twitter! Sometimes I give away free ice cream... Ok maybe I don’t but that would be rad! I\'ll look into it!