April 25, 2006

TomBlog - Tuesday

Tuesday, that most pointless of all days. The beige day. Neither here nor there. Apologies if you have some emotional attachment to the aforementioned day, but, as days go, it really isn't much of one.

Here we are, on the verge of our album coming out and I can feel the calm before the inevitable. I'm all aflutter with trepidation and mixed metaphors. It's always a funny one, this putting out an album palaver. It doesn't happen enough for you ever to remember what it felt like the last time, but you're soon reminded. The sleepless nights, the butterflies, the flurry of colourful expectations, good and bad. You feel like you should be able to do something, but, besides the interviews and occasional appearances, there's not much except for hit and hope. Watch your baby whistle through the air into an unforgiving outfield.

A call to arms might be in order. I suppose in a way that's what an album is. A moment where, as a band, we're forced to stop, regroup, focus and attack!!!! I'm now imagining us in loin cloths, covered in woad, running down a scottish glen, carrying long spears....no that's no good.... carrying guitars with bayonets attached. A whole army of gomites, the mezopotamians charging into battle.....but then, perhaps, let's wait til wednesday.

don't just gomez...stay mez

tommy x


Blogger Leocadia said...

Your poor little bunny, you are in a state! Have a cup of tea and write down ten things you love about what you've done, that cannot change, no matter what happens. (If I were you, I'd start with the line, "Her body makes an S, today they made a C." I like that one.) Then affix a bayonet to your guitar and run round the house in a teatowel, shouting.

PS Vegemite makes a good substitute for woad.
PPS Everything will be fine.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Viola D said...

F*ck yeah.

You have an army of Mezopotamians behind you, brandishing sharp percussive instruments, by the way.

Breathe deep. Albums are like children. Just tell it that it is loved, and everything will turn out fine. Trust me.

Hugs from Australia, x

10:16 AM  
Blogger ocean said...

Wow Tom it sounds like you all have gone Viking on us! Does that mean a cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song is gonna be in the setlist for this tour? Damn only EIGHT days until the Orange Peel! Can't wait.


10:19 AM  
Blogger jefe13 said...

Tommy! You kill me. I feel like smearing blood on my cheeks and changing my name to Gulapth, lord of 'Mezzouri.


Or something like that.

Three days 'til the listening party. One week 'til the CD release.



10:56 AM  
Blogger mezzy said...

Saw your first show in San Francisco at Slims.

Haven't missed one since.

And, yes, the silence is killing me, too.

Can't wait til you bring it on again at the Filmore.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Fret not my lovely man. The anticipation is always far worse than the reality. Befriend the butterflies for there just might be a gem of a ditty in there waiting to soar.

Hugs from Petaluma, Patty

12:27 PM  
Blogger daner said...

we all wish we had your talent and musical prose--i would challenge any critic to surpass you--the stuff i've heard is quite lovely. thanks again for the triple door show--road tripping to portland in a couple of weeks--plus i'll be cutting work to pick up my new cd--tuesday's are good for that much.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I'd hate to hear what you have to say about Thursdays.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Backfatty said...

Tuesday, May 16th, will be a grand day....

7:36 PM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

I got a new weekly tram ticket this morning, and it runs out on MAY 2. Made me smile : )

PS Now I'm listening to it and hearing 'scene' and not 'C'... Odd.

7:55 PM  
Blogger InLimb0 said...

Aw. Such kind words from such lovely people. And Tom, I absolutely adore your writing style. You should write a book. Something fictional. Something imaginative.

PS. Toronto.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

^ Weird, I was thinking he should write childrens books just a few hours ago. Something to do with how succinct and painfully articulate he is, without being irritatingly orotund. Though, I'd put money on him already having thought of doing that ; )

1:06 AM  
Blogger jacinta said...

u've got to be kidding tom! this album is gonna blow everyone away! u already did the hard part with the new record lable, this is the gravy.if ull indulge, its akin to the following; u've been cooking for hours, slaving over the stove to have every dish ready at the same time, dont burn, dont undercook, dont stew anyhting mushy, and at last all u have to do is sit down and enjoy the meal and leave the dishes for someone else to do on some other day, preferably a tuesday. relax now and take a nap. xJ

6:29 AM  
Blogger jefe13 said...

I've always thought it was "Her body makes an S, today they made her see."

I guess I'll have to read the jacket lyrics when I get the album.

12:11 PM  
Blogger La said...

Fuck, I love you guys, but everyone is totally sucking your ass! You guys have a guaranteed audience of people who are going to love this, whatever it sounds like. Fuck, I'm one of them! Even if you started mongolian throat chanting Aswad covers! I'd still annoy everyone I know by playing it constantly! Just out of interest, what happened to the UK? Why is America your place of choice now? Is is the shiteness of the UK press or the record companies or did you just not get enough ladies flashing their bits? Just for the record, don't pay any attention to what the press say. They can go salavate over James Cunt. Your album is going to be loved.

2:10 PM  
Blogger vanillagrrl said...

Tom, thanks for the dreams of flying pictures. I took some of my daughter "swimming" on the living room floor the other evening. Maybe this will cheer you up:

3:10 PM  
Blogger Phattmo said...

You feel on the eve of battle and you are you are but please lay down your bayonts my desperatly cute impossibly beautiful boy--let the music you make be your single weapon of choice --for you will find no opposition in the dawn. He that sheds his truth with you today-- and not his blood --shall be your brother. Be he ne'er so vile this day will gentle his condition and gentlemen in England still asleep shall hold their man hoods cheap whiles any speak of those who sang and danced upon this battle field to deflect hate and show us How We Operate.

This album has been the soundtrack of my days. It has marked a time in my life. In the moments when I wake before my eyes have even opened your voices are echoing through the chambers of my waking mind clearing out the dread inside my head and combing out the tangles of my neglected soul.You have made me new with this latest batch of melodies and observations. When it hits my ears I wick it up like a sponge that just can't get enough.

Today is my birthday and before I descend into the glistening city to celebrate I am spending my morning singing back up for Gomez in my living room. I am a sister who hears what your saying in an "ahmen brother" kind of way--I will back you up on that battlefield anyday and everyday. I am a decade ahead of you all but this music you make shaves it away and I feel no age. I am grateful to feel that way and to have this forum where I can so say.

Vanquish any fear from your heart and just anticipate!! You are all so beautiful and so brave.


3:21 PM  
Blogger stonew78 said...

Wow, don't know how to top that last one. We are all, obviously, ready and waiting (and, oddly enough, waiting for Tuesday...). The nice part of it is that I can come home from work and find it waiting for me via the post. Ah, Tuesday.

8:50 PM  
Blogger stonew78 said...

Wow, don't know how to top that last one. We are all, obviously, ready and waiting (and, oddly enough, waiting for Tuesday...). The nice part of it is that I can come home from work and find it waiting for me via the post. Ah, Tuesday.

8:50 PM  
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11:59 AM  
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12:01 PM  
Blogger Viola D said...

Thank you. I have it. I love it. I love you, all, for bestowing us with it.

Hamoa Beach may just change my life.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Lennie said...

I was born on a Tuesday and thus have some kind of emotional attachment... despite the indisputable blandness...

But today is Wednesday, your new album is out and is exceptional (as we all knew it would be), and the good word of the 'Mez continues to spread it's love around the globe...

... just one request... please please please please come back to Australia soon….. Please??

7:31 AM  
Blogger berta said...

Tom, we're day-of-the-week soul mates. Tuesday's have long been my least favorite (or, favourite) day of the week. Thursday's are where it's at. For instance, you guys are playing DC on a Thursday. Not on a Tuesday. Thursday's are where it's at. By the way, see you there.

And hey, suffice it to say that 7 albums in, and we're here to stay. You keep doing what you're doing, and we'll keep doing what we're doing (i.e. loving what you're doing).

2:35 AM  

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