First and Foremost
“Friday, Friday, gotta get down to Zula on Friday the 15th February 2013” – Rebecca Black
Truly a quote to live by from one of the finest performers of our generation. Lolwut. But seriously, we’re so excited about this Friday we’d go even if Miss Black was going too. (We’ve confirmed that she won’t be attending though, so don’t worry)
For those of you who haven’t been checking up on our Facebook/Twitter/Blog that you’re currently reading, or have been otherwise unable to decipher our elated hysterics, we are proud to announce that we will be launching First and Foremost, our EP, this coming Friday at Zula. You read that right. No more of this “omg guise we’re totally making a cd, you’ve got to believe us” – we’re bringing you the goodies.
Things are very busy at Forefront Head Offices – flyers and posters have been printed, cd’s are being duplicated, line-ups have been organised and venues acquired. It’s all coming together. On the odd chance that you don’t lay your eyes upon a flyer/poster/event-page, here’s the plot synopsis for the event: (more…)
In Other News
Hi there. So, a week and a half in at UCT (for us UCT people) and not too much has changed. A few things have. My new maths lecturer is incomprehensibly foreign, which has led to regular class attendance by only ten of his students. He does, however, make humorous reference to “Texas Rangers” quite often, so I’m counting it as a good change.
We had a great deal of fun guest performing at the CBHS Battle of the Dance Crews. We did two of our own and a cover of “Let’s Get Retarded” by the Black Eyed Peas, which went down quite well. I also took some pointers from some of the crews, so you might have to update the mental image of the orang-utan at some stage in the future, but I’ll keep you posted.
Work on the musical (like, the musical) has begun heating up. Things are coming together and taking shape nicely. After taking a stand, my sight reading and page turning has improved dramatically. We’re putting a lot into this, because that’s how we do.
But enough about that. The bestest news of the moment is that we have received the fruits from our photo-shoot tree, lovingly harvested by Robin Taylor himself. Our new Facebook cover photo is an example of the delicious goodness that has been bestowed upon us. We’ll have more for you to see at strategic times in the near future, or more likely when we can’t resist showing people anymore. A big thank you again to Mr Taylor, and a Happy Birthday for yesterday. Keep a peeled eye on our Facebook for more tasty tasties.
In other news, I have been given permission to use our Twitter more freely. After some debate, we’ve concluded that this is actually good news, despite the quality of my humour. We’ll judge your opinion by the amount of death threats I receive of the next few weeks, and cater accordingly.
I end of today with a reminder that we are indeed human, and that you are more than welcome to holla if you have any questions or requests to hear more about anything in particular. We don’t bite. But that shouldn’t really be a concern if you use Twitter, Facebook or the comments section, because we can’t bite you through the internet. It just isn’t possible. At all. It has to do with the cables and stuff, apparently.
So keeping with drummer stereotypes, I am late with my blog today… And apparently also can’t keep time. It seems Forefront have become quite delayed over the past week. Even those of us not returning to a demanding timetable at Varsity seem to be missing deadlines. So my apologies for the lack of blog posts this Monday. Nick is working on it, and his post should hopefully be ready for his next blog post a Monday or two from now.
On the Forefront… front, we have been jamming in some practice jams this week (a whole one practice) for the Camps Bay High School Battle of the Dance Crews. We are going to be hitting up some hip hop to open the show, which I am quite excited about. Despite what looks like a minimal practice schedule I can assure you we will be ready. It has never failed us before at least.
We have also heard word from our mad photo skilled friend, Robin Taylor, about the new photos that are almost ready for collection. We have seen some of the new photos, and advised him to perhaps take up photography as his photo skills are as good as Rous’ hair is ginger.
(Photo) Shooting Blanks
Okcoolsobasically – it’s Monday. This means that it’s time for my blog again, unluckily for you. However, there is a bright side! We have actually been doing some cool crap for a little while, and I’m about to share this crap. With you.
Alrighty, the first biggie (at least in MY opinion) is my new acoustic guitar. It’s flipping gorgeous. I sifted through around 15 guitars before this baby landed on my lap and scored a comfortable pozzie in my heart. It’s a Tanglewood, I’ll give you that much. I will be playing live shows with it, and it’s featured in the new photos Robin Taylor is finishing up for us. Keep an eye out, and you can definitely expect some acoustic tracks in the near future.
Obviously the serious biggies at the moment are the new tracks going on the First And Foremost EP. Rous is going in today to put some finishing touches on the bass, and we’ll start layering guitars this week. We have some mad plans for guitars. Very. Very. Excited.