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mixing day 4 (belated) :

March 9, 2010

hey Chet,

sorry for the hold up getting more info to you. i dropped all my marbles down a sewer great and it really sucked up a lot of valuable blogging time. next time i won’t keep them all in one basket, y’know? anyways, we’re on Day #63 of  “Champ: When the Going Get’s Tough, the Tough Get Golden” and it’s all going very well, if not very very well. after finishing up End of a Spark last night i found myself transplanted to silverlake lounge and subsequently a california burrito found itself transplanted to my stomach. if you haven’t had one, it’s a burrito with french fries in it, part of the well established lax-mex food trend in california. so today i hit up the grocery store and have maintained a diet of fruits and bran which will hopefully earn me some good will from my body if i keep it up. so tomorrow i will still not be at the taco bell, nor the pizza hut, nor the combination taco bell and pizza hut.

right now we’re putting the seal on “Big Difference”. in the ever always changing shuffle of my favourite song on the record, the one is the current place holder, though it’s tied with the other 9 runners-up. this song kinda bridges the gap between our last records and this one. it has some elements that remind us of writing for our EP’s and out last LP, like that its 185 bpm and has no facial hair, but still seems to be an entirely CHAMP song because of the way all the parts are stitched together with the vocals. it’s at the most angular/berserk end of the record’s scope which makes it really important and really fun to play. we wrote bits of it in early ’09 but it really started to come together when Greg added a dash of the most raging drum beat ever. after that it was just a matter of learning how to play it while rotating in the air. it also includes: me and graham singing dreary 0o0o0o0o0ohs, 909 hand claps that whip like devo, Speak’n’Spell, a dry “well”, less big words and more “!”.

anyways, say hi to the fam for me. catch you next time.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. Wodewick of Woddingham permalink
    March 9, 2010 10:33 pm

    On a blowsy walking-out day
    hair flailing
    coat flapping
    keeping time with reckless urgency
    a cap spins aloft
    slapped on high by
    the playful howling wind
    Fare thee well
    distant bohemians

  2. Jennifer Christa permalink
    March 10, 2010 1:32 am

    I have about four different quotes from these recent blogs up in my favorite quotes of my facebook. I am as equally amused by this wordplay as I am completely intrigued and mesmerized.

    In short, I am more stoked than even you could possibly describe. See you all soon, hombres.

  3. Untitled permalink
    March 10, 2010 4:51 am


  4. Sal Panza permalink
    March 11, 2010 4:57 pm

    california burritos – best ever…fat kids like things like that

    big difference – best tokyo police club song in the history of the world

  5. mel permalink
    March 11, 2010 9:03 pm

    CHAMP just sounds more and more amazing everyday!
    and i hate to be a grammar nazi, but it’s grate not great.. unless the sewer was great?
    well anyways, if you like burritos with french fries you will love gyros with french fries. just a suggestion. and another one would be keep the updates coming! seriously, this blog is all i have in life. just kidding (sort of).

  6. mary permalink
    March 16, 2010 10:02 am


  7. eiln permalink
    March 28, 2010 5:05 pm

    burrito king: next (as in near, as in around, as in not all that ‘next’) to my house.

  8. Darcy permalink
    April 25, 2010 10:19 pm

    “Champ: When the Going Get’s Tough, the Tough Get Golden.”
    Please, this, pleaaaaaase.

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  10. January 14, 2011 2:02 pm

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