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An American Experience

Our 3rd entry

So, I'll give you a Revive update first. We've finished all the tracks and it is being mixed at the moment. This is a really intense time of the album - a mix can either make or break a song, so you have to sit there and listen to everything he does and make sure it is good. For example yesterday I spent 9 hours listen to 4 songs!

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You may have also heard that we ran into some trouble here with the name 'Revive'. You see, the Marriott hotel have a day spa and put out a relaxation CD called 'Revive' - the have trademarked the name in the music world. All lawyers and business people from Third Day told us to come up with a new name. Well, we prayed a lot and then Dave called the Marriott lawyers - and they've agreed to co-trademark the name with us!! The Third Day lawyers said that they have never seen anything like that before - it's a real miracle that the Marriott agreed as there is nothing in it for them!

We played a church the other day - in Alpharetta (Georgia). It went extremely well. We sold almost 300 CDs! In Australia we would sell (at a similar sized church) maybe 80? People are so generous - some were giving us donations of $500!!

In other news, I shot a gun at clay pigeons! My buddy Tom took me for an 'American' experience. Check it out...

Life, in the Robert's basement is going really well. We feel like we are settling in - and we are enjoying getting to know the family. We went to one of the daughter's (Jessica) school talent show:
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Jessica's performance was good, but their were some acts that made you feel like you were watching the bloopers from the American Idol auditions.

Nicky is settling well into her job. She has now almost mastered MYOB and is doing great work with the difficult job of tour organising. We start our tour next week with 4 shows at the different House of Blues in the West Coast (hollywood, Anaheim, San Diego, Las Vegas).

Here is a map of where our tour will take us starting March 1 - a lot of dates!!!

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That's it for now.

Rich and Nic

Posted by richandnic 13:29 Archived in USA

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