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Monday 8th February 2010

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Hi folks: It’s been a while at the old .com, and for that we are truly apologetic. Fact is the last few months have been a bit topsy-turvy. For one, in September we parted ways with Robin over a disagreement over a particularly fraudulent drum fill. Now, 5 months later, we then cut loose Julien for his needlessly promiscuous soloing.

As keen observers of this space will note: we are joking. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong, but the sad fact of the matter is that the four of us, blessed as 3 of us are with some pretty spectacular talents, were unable to finish songs. We tried, and came tantalizingly close.

But alas. It’s damn hard work writing songs. It’s especially hard to try to impress yourself in the process. It stinks but given the mild stakes, it should not be surprising that we truly do all remain friends. And I count Robin and Julien as being some of my favourite musicians in the world. Incidentally, you can hear Robin’s latest work on Ben Gunning’s newest juggernaut of songwriting.

I went through a little mini crisis of feeling like I was done with the whole thing. But oddly enough, as Tusks is further away from playing and recording, things have started to make a bit more sense again. Myself and Shaw-han are jamming around with very special people (more on this soon!) and hope to have a Tusks (v3) ready for showing in the near future.

So do keep in touch.