I'm not jumping on them with this, or having a go.. but it's just something I have been thinking about for a while.
Where do PUTS stand (as of this moment)?
It's really hard to articulate this without coming off as negative, because I'm not trying to be.. but I'll try to get my thoughts out cohesively...
In a round about way, I am sort of referring to the touring situation.
So I saw PUTS in the UK 3 times.
The 1st time at Jazz Cafe in mayyybe 2003/4? It f***ing went off. Amazing. Saw them again just after Stepfather release in Nottingham and Manchester.
Now since then, its not like there hasn't been any activity.. man they have released 3 more albums, and been doing US shows.. but.. I dunno, is the lack of UK touring down to demand / getting booking requests (as mentioned by Thes) or really because, maybe.. they errrrr.... ...kinda ...don't want to??
Don't get me wrong, I'm not hating on them whatsoever, so long as they keep releasing dope music I'm happy, and I can completely understand as you get older, taking on responsibilities etc.. a tour to the other side of the world away from commitments and family probably isn't gonna at the top of the list.
So, I'm just thinking out loud, but is maybe that the main deal behind (specifically the uk where I like to think the P has a fairly solid fan base) the lack of tour comes from?
I dunno, feel free to shout me down if you want.
I think the main reason I'm bringing it up is because I always check in on this forum, now and again. I used to check in all the time. I don't think my tastes are changing, but is it my imagination or has there been a distinct lack of activity as of late?
When the newest post (in the PUTS forum) is 5 days old, it says to me that people maybe aren't visiting as frequently. I remember when Thes'd come on the forum say a few things, the place would go a bit crazy.. and this place was buzzing.
I'm not saying that 'not' touring the UK and 'not' posting on the forum's n sh!t is bad, or disrespectful or anything like that.. but maybe I'm just a bit worried that outside of the diehards, not many people are kinda hanging around here anymore, and I'm wondering how much the lack of interaction outside the US has to do with that..
I'm not sure really what point I'm trying to make, it does seem that the P are reluctant to tour UK, fair enough if thats the case.. I just wonder where they feel they are at now in their careers? Maybe the tour thing / keeping up with the forum is not so much in the game plan at this stage of their lives, or a priority..
Yeah.. don't let that tour thing fool you (obviously I'd love to see them), its more to do with activity on the forum, how it may relate to touring and how this relates to where they at.. and therefore overall exposure to existing and new fans..
understand? no? moving on haha