It is with great mirth and yet a little melancholy that I proclaim HAPPY (freakin') NEW YEAR! I will explain the reasons for both in a bit, but first:
In case you didn't get the tweets (twitter.com/lifeguardnights if you're nasty), a belated, huge THANK YOU to all who came out to the Mercury Lounge last month for the annual Christmas Spectacular. It was the most fun I've ever had in my life, and I'm not just saying that to be cute like a subway masturbator. Thank you to my fellow Guards and Guardettes, Wormburner, Knockout Drops the Yule Dogs, and all of you for kicking ass. Can't wait to do it again next year!
GOOD NEWS: Lifeguard Headquarters has officially moved into a lovely chateau by the sea, and though we had some technical difficulties at the outset, we're settling in nicely. The recording equipment is all set up and I've already begun work on "The Last Summer" (the next and perhaps final Lifeguard Nights studio album) as well as "We're Having A Great Time" (the next SJSLCB album) and "Chapter 11" (the next Lifeguard Nights home recorded album) as well as about 2 billion other songs. As we get more settled in and accumulate more stuff and things, I can assure you we'll be cranking out the misses like never before. Or exactly like before, which was still at a pretty high rate.
SAD NEWS: I just learned this morning that the Bar 9 we all know and love is closing tonight. Bar 9 has been our home away from home for as long as we've been a band and it's hard for me to put into words how much that place, and the people there, have meant to us. We've celebrated birthdays, engagements, weddings, holidays and life there. We've held fundraisers for friends there, and we've made new friends there, great friends, with whom we've sang and danced and laughed until the wee hours of the morning. The support and encouragement that we received there can never be matched, and will never be forgotten. It was a special place and we will miss it dearly. Thank you Kieran, Will, Simon, Harold, Thor, Noelle, Annie, Mad Larry, and everyone else we played and partied with, for all the memories that we can remember, and the free drinks that killed the rest. I hope we can find a new place to call home soon enough.
If anyone wants to head over one last time, join me after work. Safe swimming,
Vincent & Lifeguard Nights