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7846  Tinyfish Wibble / Band Announcements / Re: Tinyfish in CRS Magazine on: April 07, 2008, 08:37:48 PM
He's saving up for it.
7847  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: The Big Red Spark on: April 06, 2008, 01:03:48 PM
ooh lovely! The shadows and the goatee look particularly Satanist in a fabulous way :-)
7848  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: Nine Months On Fire on: April 06, 2008, 12:59:10 PM
Hee hee!

yes - "buy the album or we'll get the words wrong - ON PURPOSE!"
7849  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: All Hands Lost on: April 06, 2008, 12:58:17 PM
but the old stuff is on the website as well, isnt it?

Certainly - just wondered if anyone wanted to discuss, is all...
7850  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: Nine Months On Fire on: April 06, 2008, 12:52:59 PM
Simon wanted to make sure that if he ever forgot the words again, you could all sing the *right* ones at him...
7851  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: All Hands Lost on: April 06, 2008, 12:25:55 PM
posted here because more people ask me about this one than any other - so now's your chance :-)
7852  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / All Hands Lost on: April 06, 2008, 12:25:19 PM
Baby - you don't have to
Baby - it's dark outside
Who knows - if there's life there
'mong the stars
In the night
Watching - as we break it
They said - all along
Living - as we fake it
Now it's gone
Now it's gone

Measure the length of time
With blood and microscopes
You know the price of fear
Is tiny shreds of hope

All hands lost
All hands lost
All hands lost
To make this day

Useless - left in storage
Fighting - much too hard
Talking - never walking
Just too late
Just too late

Chorus

Well met by moonlight now
It is the only way
If I could see the moon
Shine as bright as day
The things we've wasted now
Come back to have their say
Lie to me that our help
Is somehow on the way

The faces that we see
Drag us to the door
The bribes they're offering
Blind us more and more
Why is the obvious
Impossible to see?
Why does the face of fear
Stare right back at me?

And if those bastards came
back to us today
Would we see through them
Send them on their way?
Or is this chain of fools
The final thing to go?
The fool left following
Will be the last to know

Day to day
rain - light
Day to day
rain - light - day

We have no flood
We have no angels
We have no writing on the wall
Don't weep for us who cannot save us
from ourselves
from ourselves

The final words
will all be empty
The final tears will all be dry
The final books will not be written
on the sky
on the sky

And when the light shines
Down once more
Hope will then be just a word
A final slumber
On rocky shores
timeless lands no word describes

All hands lost
All hands lost
All hands lost
To make this day
7853  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Nine Months On Fire on: April 06, 2008, 12:23:40 PM
Stole letters from the Vatican bookcase
Made copies of the Torah in black
Turned Buddhist just to talk to the contact
Kept running all the way - I was nine months on fire

Each meeting is a piece of the puzzle
Each person is a turn of the key
Keep fitting pieces into the picture
And as - for me -
I was nine months on -

things we're not meant to know
each creature has its price
My life was wrapped 'to go'
no-one knows me,
no-one knows me by now

Still bleeding from the scars of the Circle
No lawyer ever worked me like this
Big secrets need a bigger reminder
Each meeting which was sealed -
I was nine months on fire

and since my father died
when snow fell all around
blood scalding both my eyes

That day I swore to Daddy
death would not take me too
Long journeys on a longer road

I wish I'd chosen sooner
where life might find a way
then he would still be here today

And then the books,
the endless words,
a million truthful lies
I journeyed to
their ancient home
an underground museum

Torn open on the rack
Thorns draw the dark designs
blood roaring black - in my eyes
something is coming now
drawn by the taste of soul
slips in beside - with a sigh

lover in the deepest way that I know
promises to me
"when two together lie
the two don't have to die
there is a third - feeding"

now you know the final truth
you cannot leave alive
you don't know me -
7854  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: please on: April 06, 2008, 10:57:35 AM
in the words of Jarvis Cocker: "I'll see what I can do."
7855  Tinyfish Wibble / Ask The Band / Re: please on: April 06, 2008, 06:53:19 AM
The Big Red Spark

Many wishes have been made
Many granted, many just mislaid
Only one wish joins us all
To greet the boatman and to think no more
So the paint on strange machines
Build a god to grant our wish

It’s the Big Red Spark
Safe in the knowledge of the Big Red Spark
You know it

Walls go up as trillions pray
Many worlds are linked in hope/despair
Diplomats have meetings planned
With the blueprints in their sweating hands
To gather all the dreams to die
Work that takes the countless years

It’s the Big Red Spark
Safe in the knowledge of the Big Red Spark
Soon we’re united in the Big Red Spark
Hear all the crying for the Big Red Spark
Hail to the coming of the Big Red Spark

Is this the thing we planned
Almost like drops of light
Transparent shards of will – reunite
Everywhere up and down
Built from our own design
We switched off the universe
We’re still here…
7856  Tinyfish Wibble / Band Wibble / Re: Where the hell is everyone? on: April 05, 2008, 06:02:59 PM
omg, what are all you people doing in my kitchen?

...what do you mean, line dancing?
7857  Tinyfish Wibble / Band Wibble / a few photos on: April 04, 2008, 08:00:06 PM
 
A few of my favs, anyway! See how scary Leon is!


7858  Tinyfish Wibble / Tinyfish Speaks! / Jimbo Techs For Steve Rothery on: April 04, 2008, 07:02:52 PM
Amidst the hazy wreathes of smoke that laced the air in the small European café, their eyes met. The man in black quietly stood and with a steely resolve, glided over to the table at the other side of the room to where the newcomer sat. A brief silence hung between the two men like a fly caught in amber until eventually the question they both knew has to be asked forced itself upon them.

"Hi Jim, could you change the strings on this guitar please?" said Steve Rothery
"No problems Steve." replied Jim Sanders.




Yes folks, our very own guitar genius Jim Sanders, is happily helping out the one and only Steve Rothery of Marillion as guitar backline technician for some UK shows over the next few months. Steve’s regular guitar tech, Colin Price, is currently touring with Iron Maiden so when Rothers asked who could fill in, Colin put forward Jim’s name.

As many of you may already know, Jim has had ties with Marillion for some time now. He designed a recent DVD cover for the band and has also helped out on merchandise for their most recent European Tour. Steve & Colin were impressed with Jim’s professionalism and also his talent for making toast and mayonnaise go with anything. It’s a gift few other techs in the business can boast.

In other news, the album is progressing well. I’m rehearsing the drum parts like mad as we are due up at John Mitchells ’Outhouse’ studios in mid April to record the main drum tracks and depending on how well I play, a long list of expletives. In my previous life as drummer, I had a habit of letting the sticks fly out of my hand while playing which meant any musician close by had to be ready to duck at a moment’s notice or risk being speared. That said, I got rather adept at stick chucking by the end of my tenure, so not all of them were (how shall I put this?) unintentional.

But I digress; once the drums are down, I hope to give you a few audio snippets of our work and maybe, even some video evidence of our efforts (please forgive me in advance for any swearing you might hear or even lapses into unconsciousness due to drink and/or exhaustion).

Personally, I find recording to be nowhere near as much fun as writing songs or performing the music in front of a crowd but thankfully the whole ’making a record’ bit is made enormously more fun by having Jim, Paul and Rob around. I’ve known these tossers for years and they are always there to add their own brand of brilliance to the process and to stop me throwing immature temper tantrums just because my computer won’t play ball with me.

I know it’s good to keep your ’inner child’ alive to help foster the muse but they did point out that banging your hands and feet on the floor while simultaneously wetting yourself, is probably not the best way to get the rhythm guitars recorded. This is a lesson every front man has to learn at some point in their lives.

As mentioned before, we hope to deliver the new album to Dave Robinson of F2 music around the end of July/start of August with the intention of making it available for the gigs we have planned for later in the year.

Our last gig for the early part of this year will therefore take place at the Riga club in Southend on Friday May the 9th with the magnificent Jump. Now, if you haven’t seen these guys yet, they are really worth a look see. For the past decade, Jump have produced some of the best words and music we can think of. They also have the advantage of having singer/wordsmith John Dexter Jones in their number, who is (in our opinion), one of the best front men this island has produced since Fish picked up a microphone.



I’ll post again about the gig, closer to the time but as ever, we’re really looking forward to the night and hope very much to see you all down there.

Oh and one final word, Rob is just putting the finishing touches to the new Tinyfish forum and I hope that it will be up and running sometime in April. When it is up and running, please try to refrain from posting pics of your pants as that’s my job.

Lots of love

Tinyfish
7859  Tinyfish Wibble / Tinyfish Speaks! / Leon, Forum and Album on: April 04, 2008, 06:54:42 PM
A little bit of happy news for you all. After receiving such a warm welcome from all the Tinyfishes that attended the gig at The Peel a while back and in part to a creeping stealth campaign via the net by some of you folks out there which, admittedly we in the band were willing members of; Leon Camfield has agreed to stay on with Tinyfish for the live shows. Naturally this makes us all feel immensely smug as not only do we get to keep (in our opinion) one of the best drummers in prog right now, you'll all be able to continue to yell abuse at him via our website and on stage.



Happy days.

In other news, we hear you loud and clear about the forum (thanks for all your responses) and as such, Rob Ramsay is hard at work developing it specifically for the Tinyfish homepage. If all goes well, we should have it up and running before the release of the new album. I'll continue to post blogs both here and also on the new forum for a while but eventually, I will just post to the forum as it will afford me more time to watch re-runs of The West Wing while sitting in my favourite self cleaning bean bag, clad in nothing but my socks and underpants, whilst drinking glass after glass of Dr Pepper. I worry sometimes that my Adonis like physique might slip slightly but I'm sure I'll be fine. That's the benefit of being both a hedonist and a solipsist. Live purely pleasure because I don't care and you don't exist.



I really should go into politics.

In other news, it looks as if John Mitchell (of Frost*/It Bites/Kino/Area fame) might be sitting in the engineers chair for the duration of our time in the studio. How did we convince him to bring his immense talents as both a musician and Reading's top stunt unicyclist you may ask? Well, it was a simple matter of the whole band tailing him home after the Peel show and then sitting in his garden for three days and nights crying until he finally agreed to do it.



So to start the ball rolling, In April, I'm plonking my drummer's hat back on once more and diving head first into the rhythm tracks, then the rest of the band will be hard at work throughout May and June tracking the other instruments, the intended aim is to have the album available at Summers End 2008. Even though Tinyfish will not be playing the festival, it's a great opportunity to promote the album and say hello to many old & new faces.



We're also talking about the possibility of a launch party somewhere in the UK to coincide with the release of the album. As is customary at such events, there will be party hats, balloons, ice cream and maybe even a quiz because naturally, to do anything else would simply just not be rock and roll. I'm sure you all agree.

Returning to the now, this Saturday (1st of March), Rob, Paul and myself will be up at (surprise, surprise) The Peel to see Credo and Jebo strut their stuff and the following day we'll all trek up to some benighted part of the world north of London, were our guitarist and professional graphic designer Jim Sanders has chosen to make his home. The idea is to drink all his tea and discuss what kind of album cover should adorn the new CD.  If you have any suggestion, please let us know and we will be glad to smile politely as you talk, before bundling you into a large sack and leaving you to die of exposure on some waste ground.

It's only fair after all.

Lots of Love,

Tinyfish
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