Victoria and I have both been wondering ways for us to move forward. Obviously, Windhaven is not currently doing anything. We haven’t for some time. It’s questionable whether we ever will again. At least as Windhaven. The name “Windhaven” has a special meaning to us, but if you do a Google search, the first listing is for an insurance company. Yeah. The word is that over-used. There’s Windhaven Insurance. Windhaven Investment Management. Windhaven Pediatrics. Windhaven Church. Windhaven Publishing. Not to mention any number of housing developments. Windhaven Meadows Park. Windhaven Place. Windhaven Park Trail…
Hopefully you see the point. However unique the name Windhaven might have been in the early 1980’s when I first wanted to use it as a band name, it ain’t unique anymore. Hell, the reason we wound up with a .us URL instead of a .com was because the latter was already taken. We should have taken the hint then.
Anyway, it might be obvious by now that we’re thinking of changing the band name. That makes sense. Somehow, both Victoria and I feel like Windhaven is done. It never really had its fair shake. That much is true. But we find ourselves wandering into uncharted territory here, and we feel like it might make some kind of karmic sense to just make a clean break.
No, we don’t have any ideas yet. We jokingly thought about calling ourselves “Apologies to Percy”. If not for the worry that we might come across as a novelty act, why the hell not? The thing is, we are in the early stages of writing an ambitious new collection of music which simply doesn’t fit with what we’ve done previously in Windhaven. It’s completely different. In sound. In scope. In ambition. We expect to spend the next two years or so working on it. It’s that big. This is something new, and it feels wrong, somehow, to bolt the “Windhaven” label onto it when that label doesn’t fit. Windhaven was, or wanted to be, more intimate and lower key. This new thing is… over the top.
This is not an announcement. We don’t have a resolution yet. We’re just pondering some things. But I thought I would beat the dust off of the web site for the first time in months, if for no other reason than to declare to the disinterested that, “We are still here.”
Tomorrow is another day. That’s what it feels like for us. We feel like moving forward. And Windhaven doesn’t seem like it should go with us.