Some delays in re-opening JabunAudio, fun times away seeing Alice Cooper (and more), a Newgrounds podcast with Cyberdevil + some more small updates!
Hi everyone and hope you've had a great few weeks since the last post! It'll just be a quick one this time as due to problems with postage and not receiving materials, I've not been able to get much more done with regards setting up the studio since last time, so JabunAudio will not be reopening for likely another few weeks. Balancing out the good and the bad though, there have been some exciting things developing this week, so with any luck there'll be some cool things to share soon once things are set in stone.
Onto what I've been up to since the last post, one amazing highlight of my time away was going to see Alice Cooper at the Brighton center again (just like in the BTTB song "Brighton") which was spectacular as usual! It'll have been over 10 years since I last saw him and it's always a fun show. Amazing to see Nita Strauss in the new guitar line-up too (phenomenal player) and the support acts were MC50 and The Stranglers both of which were fantastic too! Overall some good time away, as I'd probably have been just getting frustrated in a half set-up studio over here! Always good to just play some guitar and experiment though while things aren't so busy. Anyways, there's a few cool pieces of news to share this time (hopefully even more to come soon) so let's get onto that!
Firstly this week, check this out! My buddy Cyberdevil (who was featured on Head Above Water from Better Than The Book's Two Years On album) was a guest on the Newgrounds podcast "A Couple Of Crickets" and made a lovely shout-out to our collaborations and Better Than The Book's Meteor Shower too (at 56:55)!
If you've yet to hear Meteor Shower, Head Above Water, Hopes and Dreams and/or the rest of the BTTB discography you can check it out in all the usual places as well as on Bandcamp too:
The episode also earned a Front Page Award on Newgrounds! Neat! Give it a listen to hear more about Cyberdevil, his Newgrounds history and more via the link above and check out CD's awesome Inktober project, a new rap acapella for each day of October as well as his usual Inktober drawings! You can find all those and more on his Newgrounds profile below: Thanks CD!
Lastly for this week, Better Than The Books new album is still very much getting lots of love around the world including on Tonic Ska Radio in London. Thanks Tonic Ska for playing the music and feel free to read more via their Facebook posts below:
That's it for today's news roundup! It's looking to be busier times ahead this coming week and with any luck I should hopefully be further along setting up the studio again by the next blog post too. Until then, I hope you enjoy the podcast and as always thanks for supporting JabunAudio and my various music projects however you can! Hope to have more good news and music to share soon, and take care!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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