it has been a long while since you’ve heard from us. We hope you’re doing extremely well!
OUR BELOVED starwisp, the USC voXager, has been en route to a stopover back on planet Earth, where our newest crewmembers came on board. Please welcome with us Melanie Atreidae and Niccolo Clemente!
VOXAGER’s bridge crew is now: Helge, the technological tyrant behind the knobs; Tim, the drumming demigod; Vahid, the persian guitar prince; Nicco, the italian batallion at both mic and bass, and finally, Mel the terminatrix of souls at the microphone.
SO WHAT have we been up to all this time? Well, it has not been easy to recruit a stable and reliable crew — many former crewmembers had a change of heart upon fully realizing the daunting task that lies ahead: Launching into the void of space, with “unknown unknowns” at every step and turn 😉 Every deboarding crewman (or crewgirl) left a gap that needed to be closed, and each new member threw things back a few weeks or even months.
BUT TODAY, we’re proud to announce that we’re finally ready to take off for good! We’ve been working in this constellation for a few months now, and everyhing seems to pan out nicely. About 70% of our on-board time is spent preparing and practicing the upcoming live shows. The rest of the time goes into recording and working on our new album, “The blue haired girl that lived to be a thousand” (short: TBHG).
It’s been a while. What’s voXager up to these days? Well, we’re still working on getting our performance on the big stage. We do make progress, albeit only with Sol 0.5 instead of Warp 9, mainly because of the search for redshirts… errm, I mean, a crew.
On another front, your captain’s head — that is, my head — is still spinning with ideas for a new studio album. But this is still some time off, so don’t hold your breath (except if you’re vacuum breathers anyway, then go right ahead).
I’m planning on putting voXager on stage sometime later this century. Actually, I’m planning on making it a real band, with frequent rehearsels, and gigs, a band coach, and lotsa-lotsa space alien groupies.
This will be a little difficult, because getting the original crew on stage on an ongoing basis is simply impossible. Unless, of course, we all would agree to start a post-apocalyptic spaceship sharing hippie community, which I’m afraid, is in nobody’s interest, except perhaps, mine 🙂
But all joking aside, I’m looking for a practice room right now, and of course, musicians from the Düsseldorf area here on Earth. Needed are
– 2 Guitars
One of bass/guitars needs to be able to do male rock vocals while simultaneously playing, and one needs to be a girl, doing the female vocals parts while playing.
Well, if you can see yourself with voXager on stage, hesitate not. Write an application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s nothin’ left to talk about, unless it’s horizontally
Let’s get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, let’s get into physical
Olivia Newton-John, Physical (1981)
Ahem, well, dear lovers of physicalities, although Olivia has a point there, this is not the kind of physical we’re talking about. Except, of course, the fact that discs are usually spun horizontally. Yes, and this leads us seamlessly to today’s breaking news: The voXager album will be released as double-feature CD in a very nice 8-page folded digipack with two disc trays, and a pretty booklet! When will this be? Well, the order to the duplication facility and the printshop will leave the voXager study before end of february. Give or take four weeks later, the shiny cellophane-wrapped goods will be delivered here, and then, on to Amazon (and possibly other shops to be announced once the dust has settled).
So much for that. And now, everybody get physical! Helge of voXager