News: Message from Myles!

Myles has just posted the following blog for all Alter Bridge fans:

Hello fellow myspacers.

I'm just dropping by to let you all know that I am alive and well. I hope you are enjoying the month of October thus far. I have to admit that this might be my favorite time of the year. If you live were the seasons change, the month of October can be breathtaking. Autumn has always been inspiring for me creatively. I don't know what it is about the Fall that tends to trigger a harvest (no pun intended) of ideas both musically and lyrically. Maybe it's the fact that cold forces me to stay inside more. Then again, I don't get outside much during the summer anyways which can be verified by the fact that my pale skin tends to blind most everyone.

My routine is pretty redundant at this point. Get up, let the dog out, eat my bowl of whatever and disappear into my Lair (studio) where I spend the rest of the day writing. It amazes me how the human mind loses track of time when a person is doing what he or she loves to do. That definitely is not the case every day. The days that aren't as fun for me are the ones I spend chasing a concept down until I've beaten it to a pulp and stripped it of the spark that made it special in the first place. Fortunately, I have learned to step back and gain perspective quicker than I used to.

Some of the ideas are definite contenders for the "Alter Bridge Filtration System." That is humbling process of taking tunes or parts to your band mates and having them exclaim with glee "that is great" or the opposite response, "…uhh, that kind of sucks." Either way, you come to appreciate a fresh perspective.

Some of the material is hard to describe. Some of it is moody and dark (for some reason this comes easiest to me). Some very singer/songwriter based (ala Watch Over You). Then there are the bluesy numbers, which a few of you have mentioned that you would enjoy hearing.

I have no idea what I plan to do with a lot the tunes that don't make it into AB world. I am going to do my best to find a home for them. All I know is that I am having a good time and have no intension of letting up until we return to the UK and Europe for the next tour.

On another note, the band and I are very honored that our friends at VH1 have decided to use "Watch Over You" in conjunction with Celebrity Rehab this season. I am so happy that this song is finally going to be put to good use.

Take care,

mk

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