Today I am announcing a big change for The Slide To Nowhere. As many of you know, it was originally my personal blog to vent about shit. No more. From now on, The Slide To Nowhere is the official internet home of The Flat. I'm moving all of my personal blogging type stuff over to my Tumblr (http://whoisnicksmith.tumblr.com/) to free up this space to be explicitly for the band. Hopefully this renewed effort will help to get stuff rolling, both in terms of getting the word out there, and inspiring me to write more stuff. So now, no longer personal Nick shit. Go to Tumblr for that. This is 100% The Flat now. Good. Glad we've go that settled.
I've got a lot of wacky life shit going on right now that will probably make it difficult to get a lot of focused work done. But I am painfully aware of how little I have managed to do since the creative burst last year that conceived, gestated and delivered Scale From One To Yes. My inner critic has been a total dick since then, and has really discouraged me from putting together new stuff. But I can feel a new wave coming soon. I feel ready. I don't have any specific plan yet, no dates, no titles, no nothing, but I will say that I do intend to put out a full-length album. Ideally I'd love to have it in your ears and brains before the year is out. I have no idea if that is realistic, so don't hold me to it, but it is a tenuous goal. I will be sure to keep you up to date with demos and videos here and on the Twitters and Facebooks and such. If I somehow get my shit together and start really gigging, I will be flinging that news this way, and right into your face via every electronic tool I have.
But first of all I must write. I was actually really productive with lyrics last summer. Many of which I remember being quite good. I have a hard time going back and looking at lyrics. Half of me wants to go back and try and turn them into songs. The other half of me feels that they aren't what I want to do right now thematically, and that the past should remain in the past. We'll see how it goes. Once I get my situation sorted out to some degree, I'll hopefully be able to put out a plan to start writing productively again. We'll see how it goes.
In the meantime please Please PLEASE follow the Twitter page we've set up for the band. And like us on Facebook. And listen to Scale From One To Yes. Links for all of that are on the right hand side of this page, as well as under the About tab.
OK. I feel like I've blathered to you enough for one night.
'Til next time, Nick
Frozen outside the lines