so how is the new record coming along?

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so how is the new record coming along?

Postby h4ck » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:54 pm

and when can i expect to hear something from it?
i want a metal song on there!

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Postby sour29 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:13 pm

John says he's playing his Rickenbacker every day -- so hopefully something good is coming from his noodling. But I think you can expect to wait another 18-24 months for another record. I'm sure John will be on KEXP playing some new tunes for you by this time next year, though. Remember when he first played Ultimatum and Fire Island, AK on KEXP? Gave me shivers.

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Postby Moni » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:02 am

sour29 wrote:But I think you can expect to wait another 18-24 months for another record. I'm sure John will be on KEXP playing some new tunes for you by this time next year, though.


I tried to put this more eloquently, but how about a good old "Huh?"
I mean, how do you wanna know that?

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Postby NatureBoy » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:06 pm

Moni wrote:I tried to put this more eloquently, but how about a good old "Huh?"
I mean, how do you wanna know that?


It's futile to guess these things and say it like you know it.

Hey Sour: wanna tell everyone when you think I'll be done with either one of the films?

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Postby icapants » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:13 pm

NatureBoy wrote:Hey Sour: wanna tell everyone when you think I'll be done with either one of the films?


Personally, I believe you've been done for MONTHS and are just trying to string us along as some sort of torture.

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Postby Liesbeth » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:29 am

hm, I took sour's remark to be an ironic take on the slightly long time between album 2 and 3. But he forgot to think up another ep, so that's deducted on his scorecard.

I'm all for a bet on when documentary is done. Best guess gets to say 'I told you so', and the rest get to throw things at him/her for being a smartypants. Adam should take part also, I for one would love to see if he can win this thing or not!

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:31 pm

I think Sour's estimate comes more from the average amount of time it takes a band to record a record and tour it, to come home and record another record.

I don't mean to say that with certainty, but with some subtle observations of my own record collection, most bands have an album out around the 2 year mark.

I think it was in the The Onion's AV Club last week (or the week before), where they spoke to John Vanderslice about his iPod contents, where he said he used to take 12-18 months for a record, but with touring in between now, it is more like 18-24.

So when do we get to see those films?

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Postby NatureBoy » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:45 pm

Live show has been edited and put onto a DVD as of this afternoon. I'm watching it now...

More news to come.

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Postby sour29 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:57 pm

Wow, I didn't mean to be so controversial!

I was going on the idea that it'll take some months to pen, practice, record, overdub, master, produce, market and distribute (oh, the work that goes into a single cd!). Considering, the last I heard, the band went on separate vacations while J.R. wrote the songs, I figured the process wouldn't be something you'd be seeing terribly soon. LSJ is exactly right -- the process between a band's tour to next album is almost uniformly 18-24 months. Unless you're a machine, like John Vanderslice. So it's a guesstamite I threw out there. Thus the "think" and "expect" as opposed to "know" and "count on". ;)

Congrats on the completion, Nature Boy. Wooooooooo! I can hardly wait. :)

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Postby h4ck » Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:24 am

holy shit did i start something i shouldn't have?
i was just curious..cause he said he was going home and starting the new record.

and he said that if we just put our requests on the internet (which he reads) then he'll read it and take it into consideration.

i want a long winters metal song.

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Postby Liesbeth » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:53 am

h4ck wrote:and he said that if we just put our requests on the internet (which he reads) then he'll read it and take it into consideration.

i want a long winters metal song.


ooh, i think he might want you to be a little more specific. I mean, this is the guy who will say he loves such-and-such metal band, only to go on that just the first one/two/three albums are in his good book.

having said that, I would swoon if the new album could have at least one double guitar solo (is that a correct phrase? I mean Thin Lizzy or Iron Maiden kinda double, you know, like, doublE!)

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Postby Burning Bride #7 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:55 am

Use a harmonica.

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Postby sour29 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:52 pm

Three words.

And the initials are TWL.

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Postby Flyn » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:54 pm

sour29 wrote:Three words.

And the initials are TWL.


Three Words Long?

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Postby junker347 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:28 pm

sour29 wrote:the process between a band's tour to next album is almost uniformly 18-24 months. Unless you're a machine, like John Vanderslice.


or Ryan Adams, heh.

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Postby Harvey Winters » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:01 pm

I'd like a TLW song that mentions pastrami sandwiches in NYC...

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Postby Moni » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:46 am

I keep telling myself John's not replying to this because he's crazy busy doing songwriter stuff.

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Postby John » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:02 pm

I'm cherry-picking this thread for ideas. Now back to writing that pastrami sandwiches song...

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Postby Patr!ck » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:55 am

Write a song about love. That'd be original.

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Postby John » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:40 am

Been there, done that. All future Long Winters songs will be about truck crashes and interest rates.


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