Friday, October 31, 2008

Funeral for Indie Rock

Tonight and tomorrow at ACT

(photo by Victoria II)

We are very sorry for your loss.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Stranger review of The "Awesome" Cycle

Review available HERE.

Tickets available HERE.

Puppies available HERE.

Rainbows available HERE.

President Elect McBama Obain available HERE.

A thing in a jar available HERE.

Mustache champions available HERE.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Official Letter of Bereavement

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

A roof raisin' good time

Thanks to all those who came out to see Chapter 1 of The "Awesome" Cycle: Seven Brides for Seven Band Members
Next week, Chapter 2: A Funeral for Indie Rock!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Well, Paul, I'll tell you: there's a fine line between awake and aware. Some would say it's the R. It's where dreams take root, ideas are crafted from paper, sweat, and other ideas. Only you have the power to unlock your dreams and force them into slavery. Enslave your dreams! Achieve success beyond your wildest reality for dreams have no place here!!!


JAMES used to be a loser. He used to worry about if he was harnessing the power of his dreams. Thanks to our program, he stripped the thought-bark from the trees of his mind. Now he drives a Buick Enclave! Dreams!

SANDY is an accountant who eats out at every meal and does not tip. Dreams!

JOSIAHAISOJ is a carpenter's apprentice, his name is a palindrome. Dreams!

X is a letter I've taken back from the alphabet. I don't need it anymore. Dreams!

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS A SHADOW FORCE and I am no longer under their tyranny! Dreams!


Filter II Release Party tonight

If you like books and poetry and stuff, come on down to the Hugo House tonight. Around 18 poets will do 4 minute poetry readings, and the Half Brothers will do 2 or 3 songs, and so will Jose Bold. And it's free. It's all to celebrate the release of Filter vol. II.
Here's what the Stranger has to say about Filter:

Each copy of Filter—a local literary occasional—should cost hundreds of dollars in labor and materials alone. [But the median cost is only $35.] Editor Jennifer Borges Foster makes each one by hand, sewing the binding, hand-tearing the paper, even hand-inking some of the pages. Inside the second edition of Filter: an essay on cancer and geology by Trisha Ready, literary readymades by Rebecca Brown, symbolist poems ("music cracking in the fingernail") by John Olson, short plays by John Osebold, and more. At the release party: 18 readings, two musical interludes by members of "Awesome," and wine. (Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. 7–9 pm, free.) -Brendan Kiley

You can also see pictures and order your own copy HERE.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

7 Brides for 7 Band Members

If you come to see The "Awesome" Cycle this weekend, you might see this:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Bee Gees Save Lives

Of course, there was no hard data to back that up. Until now.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dept. of corrections for mistakes we didn't make but feel need correcting anyway because we're considerate of our fans' time and attention PART II

Linens 'n Things is closing. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We [know] how you love linens. And things. Sorry, 'n things.

Dept. of corrections for mistakes we didn't make but feel need correcting anyway because we're considerate of our fans' time and attention.

We are not playing at Nectar tomorrow night, as CultureMob would have you believe. That's an errant re-listing of a show we played there last month, it appears.
Instead, there will be an electronica battle to determine who will rule the Kingdom of Drum and who will be Prince of Bassland.
If you don't believe me, ask Nectar.

To recap, you won't see us at Nectar tomorrow night, but you will see us at ACT theatre starting next week!

One Week Until White Bread

If you ever fall in love with a logger,
There is something you will have to understand
For as much as we may care you will always have to share
His love with his green mountain land.

BAM! Hear that, women? Don't get between the logger and his land.

Also, Bobby Sherman is a dope.

Also also, we got a new rehearsal space. It's going to be great.

Also also also, anyone want to play a New Year's Eve show with us? We need to pay rent on this mo-fo.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Special thanks to the 4th Graders at Meyerson Junior Dental Academy for making this coffin for us.

You need a coffin for a funeral. And the coffin will appear in Chapter II (Oct 31- Nov 1).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jump in the pool!

Ever wonder where to put all of those amazing or embarrassing shots you have of us that're just taking up space on your camera?
Stick them in our Flickr photo pool.
We'll keep an eye on them for you while you go take pictures of a better-looking band - IF YOU CAN FIND ONE.

It's easy!
See? Here's one left with us by the talented Flickr member, human? (I think she's from Denmark or something. It's pronounced "Jenny" in our language.):

Let's see, if memory serves this photo is from our Oct. 11 show at Chop Suey...

JohnO is talking about his aphorism theory, Rob is trying to get water out of his left ear and onto his "dry reed", Evan is pushing out more beard hair, Eric is getting ready to head east, David's legs got amputated by accident during Basil's arc-welding demonstration. Turned out to be a great bit, though. We're probably going keep it for our ACT show.
And JohnA is trying to ask the sound guy for more drummer vocals in his monitor. Or he's playing the mandolin, can't really tell in this picture.

Anyway, add your favorite "A" photos to our photo pool today!
Or tomorrow!
Or whenever!
Thanks Jenny!

Monday, October 13, 2008

We Got a Kitty!

Here's the band's new cat, Bandy!

He's actually very sweet. Also, my name is not Eric.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Playing the Banjo During Brain Surgery


In other news: thanks to all who came out to Chop Suey last night. A very fun night it was. It's too bad the Trucks are breaking up. They've got a good thing going.

It's now less than TWO WEEKS until THE "AWESOME" CYCLE opens. You can still get tickets HERE.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Special Guests for The "Awesome" Cycle

Weekend 1 = theater
Weekend 2 = music
Weekend 3 = dance
Weekend 4 = visual arts

Carp Stoner Rock

Today I met a man named Sandro, visiting from Italy to pursue his lifelong adoration of rock. We met in front of the Singles building and he told me about his great idea for a music genre: Carp Stoner Rock. Sandro, if you're reading this, I apologize for probably misspelling your name and most likely misinterpreting the title of your fantastic new genre...even though you may have inadvertently given birth to a much more important one.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bach Licked Jackson

I just thought you might want to listen.

I Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Yesterday on the way to work, KEXP just wasn't playing anything good, so I surfed the radio and ended up on some classic rock station that was playing Elvin Bishop's I Fooled Around And Fell In Love. Now it's been stuck in my head ever since. Even as I was trying to go to bed and when I woke up this morning. But in my half-asleep state, the words of the chorus kept changing to things like these:

My Shoes are Brown (I Stepped in Mud)
I Mooed a Cow with Bells and Hooves
I Glued You Down and Fed you Runts
I Screwed a Clown who Sells me Nuts
High Dudes are Bound to Miss the Bus
I Truly Found a Melting Stump
I Do Not Pound; I Belly-Rub.
My Studebaker Smells like Blood

Feel free to add you own in the comments.

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