I have a little catching up to do. Lots of cool goings on. First, I’d like to thank Carly Jo Geer for taking the time to record some stuff for the upcoming TFD record. She is one hilarious human being, and I’m happy to be able to immortalize her with our ridiculousness.
We recently played a show with some very talented people. Brainfood, Monkey Suit, and Nine Unknown (for which Tim and I play guitar and keys, respectively). It was a very fun, laid-back day and I can’t wait to do it again next year.
Coming up on Thursday, 9/29 with A Simple Complex at the Shaskeen on Elm Street in Manchester, NH. Check out the event page on Facebook and join us. Beer for Boobs! Why wouldn’t you come?!
I’ll be filling in on the bass guitar for The Fitted Shirt for a couple shows. First up is Ghostlight Theater’s Zombie Ball on Saturday, 10/22. Then on Sunday, 10/30 at The Jam Factory for Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s Halloween Party. The Fitted Shirt will be infusing their set with Halloween themed songs. (TFD will be playing the NYMMT Halloween show, keeping to our regular set. There are enough monsters in our songs as it stands!) Both shows are sure to be filled with weirdness you don’t want to miss.
I recently shot a music video for Win Your Love with director Allie Dodd. I hope I don’t look silly. I trust Allie. I’ll post the link as soon as it’s up. (More videos are on the way as we get closer to the album’s completion).
I feel like I’m forgetting something. I probably am. So it goes.
See you soon!
The initial plan was to remain in hiding until the album was complete, coming out with a barrage of shows and extracurricular activities. This is still the plan, for the most part, but all of us tend to get wrapped up in a plethora of projects. Therefore, there will be less hiding.
Tim and I, for instance, are recording with Nine Unknown, and he has an album with Force Driven that’s even closer to completion than the Tuna record! I’ve been busy working on soundtrack material for various film projects, some of which you can see at the upcoming SNOB Film Festival. Nat and Tom (besides exciting personal endeavors) have been working on new material with The Fitted Shirt, whom I’ll come back to shortly.
I wonder if I just used “whom” correctly…
Shows! Boy, are we playing some shows. Saturday, September 17, TFD will be kicking off a late afternoon/evening of rock the likes of which can only be seen once a year. The event also includes the best smelling port-o-potty I have ever had the pleasure of excreting in. (Too much? We all do it, why not get excited when it’s especially pleasant?) Bands include Nine Unknown, Brainfood, and Monkey Suit. If you’re wondering why I haven’t told you where this is, there is a reason. It’s a private-ish annual party/cookout/rock-fest in someone’s back yard (in Hooksett), and I don’t think publicizing such details (no matter how few people read this) is very appropriate. So, if this sounds like something you’re totally into, send me a message and I’ll hook you up. You’ll be fed well. You’ll drink (if you do that). You might even get a hug and a balloon animal. These are all things that happen.
Enough about that, it’s time to talk about boobs. On September 29th we’ll be performing at the Shaskeen in Manchester with A Simple Complex for the event, Beer For Boobs. This show is made possible by The Breast Friends of New Hampshire, and proceeds from the show go to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. According to the site, there will be raffles (including a 50/50), specialty drinks, and “more”.
More shows to come in October with news about the album, new videos, and “more”. See you soon!
p.s. I never came back to The Fitted Shirt. We’ll be doing some shows together in October. They will be posted soon.
We had a wonderful time performing at the rehearsal dinner wedding thingy for our good friends Kate and Lauren. Everyone was exceptionally nice, and went well beyond accommodating, and for that, we thank you. We saw horses, enjoyed some amazing food, inspired a small child to dance (not the first time that’s happened – see Pericles video), and most importantly of all, we made the brides smile. We were honored to be a part of such an exciting time in your lives. Congratulations!
This week, we’re playing a show at The Factory. A benefit show, in fact. For bunnies! As always, there is no cover charge, with a $5 suggested donation. 100% of the door sales goes to the House Rabbit Network (HRN).
Speaking of special guests, the talented Jamie Feinberg joined us on keyboards and vocals for the wedding rehearsal, and will be joining us again on Friday. She is the official unofficial fifth member of the band.
If this rhino was on a t-shirt, you’d buy it, right?
Here we go again! We’ve got a few shows coming up, two of which are with our good friends, The Fitted Shirt!
The Norman Adams Teen Center
56 Mont Vernon St, Milford, NH
Friday, Feb. 11, 7:30 PM
Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt,
And it’s FREE! (What a deal!)
The [Jam] Factory
1211 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101
Saturday, March 5
Doors open at 7 PM
Show start at 8 PM
Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt, Kick The Ladder
$5 Suggested Donation
McGann’s Irish Pub
197 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Friday, March 18
Details on this one to come. That’s all I got for now.
In the midst of all this live rock action, we are recording our first, proper LP. It’s rather exciting.
A world tour of New England is sure to follow.
So, um, see you all on Friday?
A lot of fun stuff is happening in TunaLand. We’ve been having a ball, playing shows with a bunch of cool bands such as A Simple Complex, The Evil Streaks, Chris Emery, and Drifting Son. Some of these shows were recorded, one of which is available over atwebhat. The show was recorded, engineered, etc. by Mitch Bosse and Christine Zombik, two very cool and talented people. If I did this right, the picture below should link you to the album. Nope, I don’t know what I’m doing. Just click the blue letters above the image.
And what an image, eh? All our faces right up in there! That’s the fine work of Dan McDermott, the guy behind Headhat Records. Both our names are in the credits, but he really does all the work. I’m just all like, that sounds awesome!
What else is going on? Oh, the time tour we went on was a lot of fun, though full of… chaos. There will be more on our time traveling misadventures in the near future in a documentary by Todd Lajoie. Time travel is weird. Todd filmed the movie, but he hasn’t started yet. It’s complicated, but there will be a live album to go along with that.
We’re prepping for the first studio record, which is going to be all sorts of awesome. Antics will ensue, records will be made.
After all that nonsense is out of the way, we’ll be back in da clubs, causing involuntary head bobs and such. Maybe we should do a record release party? How about at a zoo?! That would be awesome. Do you think a zoo would let us perform? I’ll have to look into that.
At any rate, 2011 is looking good, and we want you to be a part of it. Make sure you’ve liked us on the facebook, nobody cares about myspace, but we’re still there, and check out the Reverb Nation page.
Tuna Fish Discrepancy has more videos than albums. Crazy. Todd Lajoie directed videos for “Mortimer the Dentist” and “Pericles” while Jim Baclagon directed “Vampires”. We’re busy working on balancing out the audio/synchronization discrepancy – a live album is very close to completion, another live recording from October 9th is just about ready, and, of course, a full band studio release is on the horizon.
In the meantime you can check out Webhat where you can find the last pre-band TFD release Old Haunts. Most of the songs are rather old, and some of the songs will sound like they were recorded by a teenager. They were. Some songs are newer, such as the title track, there’s an insincere love song on there, and a reworking of “We Are All Filled With The Bloodjuice”, reflect a more mature approach to the recording process. Dan ADHESIVESLIPPER McDermott pieced the songs into a cohesive album, even fitting the low-fi ballad “Mortimer the Dentist” nicely into place.
Last up on the to-do list, I will be performing at The Jam Factory’s first step into experimental music, Pastiche with the LeVautour Ensemble and The Attic Bits. It is going to be a night to remember.
P.S. Here’s the “Vampires” video by Jim Baclagon. Thanks, Jim!
I think it’s safe to say that this was a great weekend. Saturday we shot the “Pericles” video and it couldn’t have gone better. Well, maybe if there were less injuries it would have been better, but one must sacrifice for one’s art. The shoot started at 8:30 am, the band, Todd, Ben, and Lauren all stumbling sleepily into my parents’ kitchen. As we went over the storyboards, Ben and Lauren began to realize what they had gotten themselves into.
The shoot went very smoothly, with everyone working together, contributing ideas, and really making this a memorable experience. I can’t tell you how happy and thankful for Ben and Lauren’s enthusiasm I am, both being talented actors and terrific people in general. It’s good to have great friends.
After the shoot, we all went our separate ways, the band collecting themselves for our show that night at Milly’s Tavern, Todd to work his magic on the footage, and Lauren and Ben to do whatever Laurens and Bens do, probably with a mixture of pride and shame for what they had done.
By the end of our show, Todd had finished editing. We met him in a gas station parking lot at 2am to watch the finished product. It was kind of amazing, standing there, watching the laptop sitting on the hood of Tim’s truck, wondering how a silly little song I wrote in high school turned into a professional recording (thanks to the talented engineer, Bryan Atterberry) and amazing music video. There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for.
Pass the banana,
Feels like I’ve been doing this a lot lately. At least this time it’s not just me! We’ve got a band! We’ve got actors! Pericles is going to have quite the visual accompaniment. I should be going straight to bed right now, as it’s going to be a long day tomorrow. But I have to eat my toast and hummus and type this first.
We’ll be shooting all day, and hopefully taking lots of pictures to plaster all over facebook while Todd masterfully edits this thing together the way only he can. This dude is going to be famous one day. Talent and passion sometimes do that to a career.
After the shoot, we’ll take a couple hours to collect ourselves, then take the stage at Milly’s Tavern with Chris Emery and The Juice. Overtired is probably the best way to play a show. Let’s get weird.
We are set to shoot the music video for “Pericles” this coming Saturday (Oct. 9), but our two leads have dropped out! Does anyone want to be in a music video? We need a man and a woman who aren’t shy about being… close to one another. 18+ please. Email email@example.com if you are interested and we’ll give you the scoop.
Thank you everyone!
P.S. You can listen to Pericles on the home page of this blog.
The video for “Mortimer The Dentist” is up! Todd and I had a great time putting this thing together, and he did an amazing job editing it into awesomerness. I can’t say enough how lucky I am to have such talented friends who also happen to appreciate and perpetuate my weirdness.
A word of warning: this video contains explicit language and lots of fake blood. I have to mention this because I teach a lot of kids and they like to find me on the internet to see what I am up to. Well, kids, this is it. If you’re going to watch this, make sure to talk to your parents first… or just don’t let them find out.
Well, that’s about it. Watch, laugh, enjoy.