First item today, via LOBH, a fan picture reports that Switchfoot's "Hello Hurricane" has been delayed yet again, this time to October 2009.
Well then... I guess it's going to take a little longer. Should be great though.
Here's a video of the full-band performance of "Vice Verses" at the Switchfoot Bro-Am auction. Hilarious story at the beginning.
Relevant Magazine posted a blog/review of the Switchfoot Bro-Am:
Switchfoot guitarist Drew Shirley divided his time between giving guitar lessons to kids in StandUp and serving as MC for the all-day concert. In his few minutes of downtime, with his toddler daughter clinging to his leg, Shirley talked about an experience that touched him.
“Last year one of the kids here tried to commit suicide, right before Bro-Am,” he said. Although he didn’t know the full story then, Shirley invited the teen to throw T-shirts into the crowd. The gesture from the band had immense impact on the teen, who started making more positive choices, including drug rehab. This year he returned to Bro-Am with StandUp and shared his story with Shirley.
“That connection with an actual person…that’s why we do what we do. It’s all worth it if there’s one guy who’s taken off those tracks,” he said.
Read the rest HERE
And today, Switchfoot is rehearsed new songs today:
Twitter (June 30, 2009):
- Still recovering from bro-am awesomeness. So fun. Going for quick surf with jon, then rehearsing new songs today. -tim
- Just left rehearsals, ears are ringing. Practiced a new tune called "the sound." Can't wait to play this one live, WOW! -tim