Spaceship Days

Spaceship Days

Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year That Was...

  Most every fanboy and fangirl in the world is familiar with the Tale of the Band. While there are a few massive, scintillating exceptions, ususally the Tale goes something like this:

- Band gets together
- Band works hard
- Band almost 'Makes It' (or Breaks Big, depending on your era of fanboy-or-girlyness)
- 'Making It' falls through
- Band gives up The Dream and breaks up
- Band's surviving work leaves you with great memories and the dull ache of sadness that   comes from knowing their music should/could have been enjoyed by so many more people

  Spaceship Days has a Tale too, only ours is a little bit different. After the demise of grey, Matt, Greg and I only hit the pause button on our capital D dream; 2010 was the year we well and truly hit the play button again.

   For the band, the last 364 and 1/4 days has been like making the jump to light-speed in the Millennium Falcon. The world has flashed  by in a barely visible streak of CD colored light, leaving us perched precariously on the edge of another decade, wide eyed and wearing grins big enough to make our cheeks hurt.

 The continuation of our Tale goes something like this:

- Released The Halo Effect and Black Holes & Butterflies
- Made our first video, Shadow Walking  (Thanks Sean!)
- Had a cover version of Pain in Pretty Things performed in a school Talent Show
- Made a second video, Hanging From the Satellites (Thanks Pip!)
- Finally figured out how to use a webcam
- Did our first ever collaboration (Thanks Sarah!)  
- Did our first ever radio interview
- Were voted Band of the Year on Somojo Magazine & Radio
- Got nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award 
- On top of all that we did our first photo shoot, which was a lot of good giggling fun 

  The most important thing we did this year though, and the one we're most proud of, was forging all the new friendships we've made.  Many of them have come through an appreciation of music, but the hows and whys are aren't important when held up beside the bonds of respect and mutual admiration.

  It would take twenty seven blogs to send a message to everyone who has reached out and touched Spaceship Days in 2010, but we wanted to offer a word to a bunch of you. 

 To Mr. Summers, Ms. Peffers, Mr. Locke, Mr. Jackett, Mrs. Hohensee, Mrs.Wilkins!!, Ms. Pratt 2.0 (aka the High School model), Mr. Slater, The Admiral, Ms. Storm, Mr.White, Mr. Fingerz, Ms. Dirty Diamonds, Mr. Beckwith, Ms. Rhodes -Taylors, Mr. Saint, Mz. Behaving, Mr. Kirsch, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Johnno T., Mr. Noonan, Ms. Love, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Mory, Ms. Fuchsia, Mrs. Foltz, Mr. Brennan, Mr. Charles, Ms. Acuvi, Ms. Phoenix, Mr. Williams, Mr. Osborne, Ms. Kerr, Mr. Frost, Mr. Allindie, Mr. Saunders, Ms. Burns, and if you're still reading this, then you too:  Thank you all for being there for us this year with your support, encouragement, open eyes, opened minds, and listening ears. We love you.

Oh yeah, Mrs. Mocharnuk, Mrs. Cox, & Mrs. Torsone--we love you too.

So its on to 2011, but we'll always remember 2010 as the Year That Was...pretty damn good.


1 comment:

  1. Congrats on a great year guys.. wishing you more success in 2011!!! love from Tom and Linda