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Un Croque Monsieur and ummm Café au Lait ?

Merci..thanks !!

That “Un-graded” Result from my GCSE school French exam still haunts me to this day.. and besides Bonjour that’s about the limit of my French speaking..

My fellow Brothers of the Flight and Antenna club dropped me In Tours. we had a quick sleepy Mac’ers , They jumped back in the Van and I jumped on a train and am now sat in another train station waiting for another train.

I’m in France in Le mans waiting for a train to Life is Elsewhere

So to step back a few weeks I did the Archive Orchestral Tour which was splendid (Please see previous entry for Photo Blog from this tour). After that I popped home to Rehearse with BirdPen, Play a show in London , then get drunk ( I think ) ,get questioned by what we reckon was a fake policeman, See a close friend get hitched, observe my building site of a garden, embrace and spend time with loved ones then get up far to early and jump in the van and head to France to the sunny parts and blast out 4 fuzz filled gigs !! All apart from to many early starts and long drives (Oh Boo Hoo, Shut up moaning you wimp and get on with it) the French shows were a blast and we loved seeing new parts of France and meeting new people.. We salute you all for checking out what we do and being part of the BirdPen world..

So now I’m heading to work with a friend who I met last year.. His name is Robin Foster. We got together through mutual respect of each others work and Robin had some ideas for his new record and wondered if id be interested in writing some lyrics for them.. I heard some of the demos and from hearing his first record which I liked very much it was very organic to begin thinking of words to fit his cinematic sound-scape post rock influenced sound.. We spent some time going back and forth with ideas then when he started recording the album I jumped on an icy winged plane and spent a few days in the studio and recorded the ideas for his forthcoming 2 album.. As-well as recording a couple of brand new ideas which we came up with there and then..I’m not sure of the release date yet so announcements will be made as and when.. Also keep your eyes and ears peeled for some announcements about some intermit live performances through the summer months…

Right then, with that said I might go for mosey around this station and try to stay awake.

In the words of my brother “ My eyes are burning”


I am Dave Pen


6 responses

  1. Nina

    Don’t you ever stop and rest for a while? You’re incredible! I listened to “Concrete Skies”, a great song, which seems written just for your voice. Can’t wait for the rest of the album. Seems like we might have a sweet autumn, with this one and the BP n°2.

    Thank you again for the french tour, and please come back soon! A very good way to improve your french!

    May 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

  2. zlaire

    Great moment with Birdpen yesterday, I hope you will come in Nantes.
    I’m sure the Ferrailleur or others places will be glad to welcome you (I apologize for my english).
    You have a public here, waiting for Birdpen.
    Thanks anyway.

    May 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm

  3. Jeff ( Selway2)

    Had also a taste of your nice collaboration with Robin Foster …;))

    Waiting for you 4 soon in Belgium and ” mets quelques bieres au frigo pour le 26/05 ”

    Cheers !

    May 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

  4. If you want some help for your frensh, I need help for my english 😀 I wait for the archive orchestral tour and I wait for you this summer in the “Rock en seine” fest !

    ps: really good live saturday night, you are amazing !


    May 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  5. Jeff ( Selway2)

    My brain is very confused about June 19TH : fete de la musique in Brussels ( cancelled in south Belgium ?) or Polish festival with Archive ?

    Please help 😉

    May 12, 2011 at 7:53 am

  6. veridiana bolzan

    Dave i’ll be seeing you in brussels august 12, with archive.
    ’till then all the best.
    love Veridiana

    May 20, 2011 at 10:45 am

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